Matt PeikenArts & Culture Producer
Esther Manheimer was elected to her third term as the mayor of Asheville Tuesday night, according to unofficial election results. First elected mayor in 2013, Manheimer defeated Kim Roney, a progressive independent serving her first term on the Asheville City Council.
The couple spent much of the pandemic collaborating on a new guidebook titled “Discovering the Appalachian Trail.”
As COVID numbers drop and protocols loosen, theater and concert venue policies are all over the map. Some require vaccinations and masks. Others require neither. Some are strict enforcers of whatever policies they put in place, others not so much.