Reality Check: School Safety Inspections
Reality Check: Tax Form Confusion
Holiday Light Energy Calculator
Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 10:22 PM EDTA West Asheville business owner says a neighboring bar's marquee is offensive. The sign outside The Odditorium listed the names of several "queer" bands, according to a statement from the business owners. Those names include profanities that some have found inappropriate for the family friendly neighborhood.The co-owner of Nona Mia Italian Kitchen says "there are children that walk up and down this street" all the time and there are other ways to promote bands, such as blogs, facebook and email without putting it out there for everyone. Yolie Affatato says it's not just offensive for children. She says she has adult workers, some of whom are queer, that also find it offensive. The city says the sign is protected by free speech since it's a marquee. The Odditorium owners agreed to make slight changes to the sign out of respect for their neighbors. The show is Tuesday night.By Frank Fraboni Offensive Sign
Terms & Conditions
Contact WLOS News13
Sinclair Digital Solutions
FCC Public File
EEO Public File Report
c 2014, WLOS ABC 13 | Portions are Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.
WLOS News 13 provides local news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for Asheville, NC and nearby towns and communities in Western North Carolina and the Upstate of South Carolina, including the counties of Buncombe, Henderson, Rutherford, Haywood, Polk, Transylvania, McDowell, Mitchell, Madison, Yancey, Jackson, Swain, Macon, Graham, Spartanburg, Greenville, Anderson, Union, Pickens, Oconee, Laurens, Greenwood, Abbeville and also Biltmore Forest, Woodfin, Leicester, Black Mountain, Montreat, Arden, Weaverville, Hendersonville, Etowah, Flat Rock, Mills River, Waynesville, Maggie Valley, Canton, Clyde, Franklin, Cullowhee, Sylva, Cherokee, Marion, Old Fort, Forest City, Lake Lure, Bat Cave, Spindale, Spruce Pine, Bakersville, Burnsville, Tryon, Columbus, Marshall, Mars Hill, Brevard, Bryson City, Cashiers, Greer, Landrum, Clemson, Gaffney, and Easley.