BY JUSTIN HINTON WLOS CHANNEL 13 NEWS A policy change is coming to a number of Joe’s Crab Shack restaurants across the country as the seafood chain tests a no-tipping policy that also includes paying serves more.“I’m all for it,” said the general manager and owner of Blue Dream Curry House Chris Cunningham. He said he […]Read more "Joe’s Crab Shack Not Alone in No Tipping Policy"
BY ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES JOEL BURGESS An Asheville minister at the forefront of the same-sex marriage fight is running for a seat on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. The Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara of the First Congregational United Church of Christ played a pivotal role in the national legalization of same-sex marriage. She is executive director […]Read more "PRO-GAY MARRIAGE MINISTER NOW A CANDIDATE FOR BUNCOMBE COUNTY COMMISSIONER"
BY MOUNTAIN XPRESS GINA SMITH The drive out to the American Miso Co. on a clear autumn day is stunningly beautiful — and a bit of an adventure. It seems straightforward enough heading east out of Asheville on I-40, but once you leave behind the interstate near Marion, getting to the manufacturing facility in Rutherford […]Read more "CULTURAL ARTS: JAPANESE MISO IS ALIVE & THRIVING IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA"
BY MOUNTAIN XPRESS LEA MCLELLAN Comedian and one-time Ashevillean Joe Zimmerman has been building an impressive resume over the last two years. The sharp-witted, New York-based comic has appeared on “Conan,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and season 8 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” and he recorded a Comedy Centralhalf-hour special in 2014. […]Read more "COMEDIAN JOE ZIMMERMAN RETURNS TO ASHEVILLE"
BY ASHEVILLE CITIZEN TIMES EMILY PATRICK The Asheville Drum Circle, a fixture of downtown life during the warm months, is no longer seasonal. For the first time, it has a winter home. Since its typical location, Pritchard Park, becomes inhospitable when the temperature drops, the drum circle is moving to New Mountain music venue until the weather […]Read more "ASHEVILLE DRUM CIRCLE MOVES INDOORS FOR THE WINTER"
BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE MAGAZINE Where to Live and Play! Asheville’s outdoor enthusiasts come together for the festivals, markets, and bohemian art and music scenes in this Blue Ridge Mountains hot spot. PLAY Trek the Big Fork Ridge Loop in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The 9.3-mile (15-kilometer) circuit is notorious for its rough terrain […]Read more "NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE NAMES ASHEVILLE A BEST ADVENTURE TOWN"
BY MARKET WATCH In a recent poll about retirement destinations, Market Watch reported that Asheville was voted the top city in America to retire. Sarasota, Florida was second and Venice, Florida was third. Read the Article Here. The article states: “Because of its charming environment and mild weather, Asheville has long been a desirable retirement […]Read more "ASHEVILLE VOTED #1 PLACE TO RETIRE IN AMERICA"