Website Header - photo of panelistsExplore Asheville’s President & CEO Vic Isley was among those invited to participate in a WLOS-TV News 13 special on March 25, 2021, on the one-year anniversary of the pandemic, along with Jane Anderson of AIR (Asheville Independent Restaurant Association) and Kevin Westmoreland, co-owner of Chestnut and The Corner Kitchen and a member of AIR.

With anchors Holly Headrick and Ty Russell, the half-hour program began with interviews with Dr. William Hathaway, Chief Medical Officer of HCA/Mission Health; Fletch Tove, Buncombe County Government Emergency Preparedness Director; and Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human Services, with the last segment devoted to the impacts of the pandemic and outlook for tourism and hospitality.

View the news program here>>