Well, as y’all know, it snowed last night. Snowed pretty good at our little house – perhaps the biggest snow of the year, seein’ as how we’ve got a couple of inches of fluffy white snow in the yard. Snow on April 7. Cool.
All you WLOSers are probably gonna tell us that Mike “Cuevro” Cuevas and company called this, but we don’t think so. Missed again. Of course, it was also ironic that as we walked out to get our newspaper, the big headline was “Experts: WNC faces climate change risk.” Then the little headline: “Possible effects: Less snow?”
So snow will be a big WLOSer story on the Saturday night news. Let’s look at what was on last night:
Big egg hunt in Canton
Pinnacle Church, a new church in Canton, is trying to get its name out by hosting a huge egg hunt in the Pisgah High School football stadium. There’s going to be something like 2,000 plastic eggs for the kiddies, including one with a certificate for a free XBox 360. John “Punnyman” Le did the story and talked about “egg drop soup” and “walking on egg shells.” Whatever.
Wheelchair stolen, then found
Cherub Charu led off the news a story about a West Ashvegas woman with MS whose motorized wheelchair was stolen. But as they started the news, Diva Darcel said police just said they found who did it and arrested them – two juveniles.
The video was off on Charu’s story – the camera stayed on her reading from her notebook, instead of showing us some of the video. Then some of the quiet video ran.
Some died in a car wreck last month
Pat “Simple” Simon” told us that somebody died in a car wreck at the entrance to Broadpointe Industrial Park, which is a bad intersection on Hwy. 280. The news was that Simon got a Fletcher official to say the DOT needed to put a stoplight up at the intersection.
Mumpower buys a Panic ticket
WLOSers followed Ashvegas City Councilman Carl Mumpower over to the Civic Center, where they filmed him buying a ticket to next weekend’s Widespread Panic show. Mumpower said he’ll be watching the concert-goers and looking for any illicit drug use.
Mumpower made headlines a couple of weeks ago by calling out illegal drug use he saw at the Rat Dog concert. He said the Civic Center smelled like “an Amsterdam hash bar.” Friday, Mumpower said “Asheville’s not Amsterdam. It’s not OK to bring drugs in here.”
We’re starting to smell some T-shirt action here. Anybody got ideas? Something like: “Ashvegas: Amsterdam of the South.” Or maybe a shirt that lists the top 10 smells of Asheville. “Asheville: Smells like – 1.) Teen spirit 2.)Bohemian manfunk 3.)Patchouli rose 4.)….”
In other news…
People cleaned up litter downtown… It’s going to be cold Saturday and Sunday night… Friday was Good Friday and marked by people walking around carrying giant wooden crosses. There was also a bloody dummy nailed to a cross downtown that was making some people angry… A state lawmaker has introduced a bill in the Legislature to shield whitewater outfitters from lawsuits if somebody dies and they didn’t have anything to do with it… Short-timer Bob Caldwell went outside… And hatchery-supported trout fishing season starts Saturday.
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