Coming Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024: The Watchdog Talks About HCA-Mission Hospital

Mark your calendar. Details to come. You won’t want to miss this one.

Past Events:

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023: The Watchdog Talks Selling Asheville: The Tourism Machine

Asheville Watchdog, in partnership with the Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club, hosted an open public forum in follow-up to its four-part investigative series Selling Asheville, an exploration into the growth and impact of the city’s $3 billion tourism machine.

Watchdog Managing Editor Keith Campbell moderated a discussion with reporter Sally Kestin and reporter and columnist John Boyle. The panelists took questions from the audience, too.

More than 150 supporters showed up to ask Watchdogs John Boyle, Keith Campbell, and Sally Kestin about the Selling Asheville series.
Asheville Watchdog panelists (L-R) John Boyle, Keith Campbell, and Sally Kestin. Watchdog photos by Starr Sariego.

This event was livestreamed on Asheville Watchdog’s Facebook page.

Past Events

Tuesday, August 15, 2023: Summer Buzz Breakfast Series

Working Together for a Safe and Vibrant Downtown: Building Bridges” — A Leadership Asheville Event

8:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., at the Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville, Expo Center, 1 Resort Drive, Asheville, NC 28806.

Asheville Watchdog reporter and columnist John Boyle moderates Leadership Asheville’s final installment of its 2023 summer series on downtown Asheville: “Building Bridges: What is Already Being Done and How Can You Help?


  • Debra Campbell, City Manager, City of Asheville
  • Sheriff Quentin Miller, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office
  • Honor Moor, Chair, Asheville Coalition for Public Safety
  • Micheal Woods, Executive Director, WC Rescue Mission 
  • Chief David Zack, Asheville Police Department

For more information or to talk about any of these events, please email or call 828-255-710

Our February event attended by almost 300 people, Boyle and Beer brought the community together with Watchdog reporters for an evening of conversation and libations at Hi-Wire Brewing.