Media: Local blog

  • Best of WNC Hall Of Fame!

    Viva Ashvegas! The blog has helped put Asheville on the map for so many years we’re about to quit counting. The man behind the Ashvegas curtain is Jason Sandford, a longtime local reporter now at the Asheville Citizen-Times. In a crowded field, he continues to connect by sticking to his “rumors as news” ethic while constantly innovating his methods. The website rolled out a major redesign last year, and Sandford made a cosmetic personal change, shearing his trademark golden locks — but he’s still the Samson of Asheville’s social-media scene. — J.E.