asheville

WFAEats
12:17 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Remembering Max and Rosie's

Lexington Avenue, Asheville
Credit David Spadden / Flickr

I lived in Asheville in the early 2000s, about the same time Rolling Stone named it the “New Freak Capital of the U.S.” There were a lot of freaks back then, with train-hoppers and burnouts sleeping in Pritchard Park and the highest population of dreadlocked didgeridoo players east of Sydney. There were also tourists, especially in fall when hoards of leaf peepers arrived, but most of the year you were more likely to see panhandling gutter punks than Pomeranians in handbags. Not anymore. Even though Asheville’s reputation as weird persists, it’s not really where Dead Heads go to die these days; it’s where yuppies go to eat.

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Sunday Headlines
9:40 am
Sun February 23, 2014

CIAA tourney returns for 9th year - is it the last?

Get ready for a week of college basketball in Charlotte: The city is hosting the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association men’s and women’s tournaments for the ninth year. Games begin Tuesday at Time Warner Cable Arena. Livingstone and Bowie State have the top seeds in the men’s tournament, while Fayetteville State and Virginia State top the women’s side. Charlotte’s Johnson C. Smith University’s men’s and women’s teams both have Number 5 seeds. The tournament annually brings thousands of fans and players to town for a week of games and parties.

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Local News
11:21 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Asheville Police Evidence Room Audit Sparks Public Records Debate

1/25 Stryker Brigade Combat Team/Flickr

The Police Evidence Room in Asheville is the subject of an intense public records battle. More than a year ago, a partial audit revealed guns, drugs, and cash were missing. The police chief resigned.

Another, more thorough audit has been completed. But the district attorney won’t release its findings. He says it’s part of an ongoing SBI investigation.

A coalition of media groups sued for the audit’s release, and last week, a judge sided with the DA.

Jon Elliston is covering the dispute for the investigative website Carolina Public Press, which is a plaintiff in the lawsuit. He spoke to Duncan McFadyen

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