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Asheville to Operate Partial Bus Service on July 4th

Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

ART bus service routes and facilities will operate on a partial holiday schedule on July 4th. The Independence Day holiday is one of six holidays throughout the calendar year that ART offers service.

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Lake Lure Fireworks Celebration on July 3rd

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Join in this magical Independence Day celebration as fireworks are cast over beautiful Lake Lure on July 3rd. Fireworks are scheduled to begin around 9:00 pm.

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MANNA Receives Morgan Stanley Award

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

MANNA FoodBank recently received a $25,000 grant from Morgan Stanley to help fund the MANNA Pack Program, a child hunger initiative that helps to ensure students receive nutritious food during school breaks.

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Ingles Independence Day Celebration

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015

The Asheville Downtown Association will host the Ingles Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 4th from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm at Pack Square Park.

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“Hungry for History” Attendees Learn About Rafael Guastavino

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015

Local Asheville residents are hungry for history. Eighty-three people gathered in the Lord Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library to hear new research about the life and family of Rafael Guastavino (1842-1908), the renowned Spanish architect known for his vaults and domes.

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Travel Scholarship Supports Asheville Artist’s Trip to Russia

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center recently announced that Design Apprentice and Museum Intern Carley Brandau will travel to Moscow this summer to take part in an exhibition at the A.A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum.

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The Good, The Bad, The Reheated: Cooking and Handling Leftovers

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015

While leftovers can make quick and tasty meals, it’s important to remember to refrigerate them promptly and reheat properly.  You can help keep your family safe from food poisoning at home by following basic guidelines from the USDA.

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Building a Playground, Building Community

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

More than 200 volunteers, including a large contingent from UNC Asheville’s Athletics Department, recently came together to build a new playground for Oakley Elementary School in Asheville.

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Tips for Increasing Physical Activity

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Choose activities that you enjoy and can do regularly. Fitting activity into a daily routine can be easy — such as taking a brisk 10 minute walk to and from the parking lot, bus stop, or subway station.

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No Fishing License Needed to Fish on July 4th

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

July 4th is free fishing day in North Carolina. From 12:01 am until 11:59 pm, everyone in North Carolina can fish in any public body of water without purchasing a fishing license or additional trout fishing license.

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Asheville Recreation Advisory Board Recruits New Members

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2015

The City of Asheville is accepting applications for the Recreation Advisory Board, a citizen advisory board to city staff and City Council on matters pertaining to the operation of park facilities and recreation programs within the City of Asheville.

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Green Ribbon Native Plants

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2015

Administered by the staff at Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens in Devon, Pennsylvania, this program focuses on singling out some of our region’s best native plants for home landscapes.

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Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2015

Now is the time to prepare for the high temperatures that kill hundreds of people every year. Extreme heat caused 7,415 heat-related deaths in the United States from 1999 to 2010.

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Keep Down Garden Weeds

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2015

It is important to control weeds in your garden because they compete with your vegetables for water and nutrients. Also weeds often harbor insects and diseases.

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Fuel Economy in Hot Weather

Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hot weather can actually increase your fuel economy. Your engine warms up to an efficient temperature faster; summer grades of gasoline can have slightly more energy; and warm air causes less aerodynamic drag than cold air.

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LEAF Downtown AVL Announces Performer Lineup

Posted on Friday, June 5, 2015

LEAF is thrilled to announce the stellar lineup of performing artists for the inaugural LEAF Downtown AVL, taking place August 1st and 2nd in the heart of Downtown Asheville at Pack Square Park.

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Pritchard Park Summer Series in Full Swing

Posted on Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Asheville Downtown Association’s Pritchard Park Summer Series gets into full swing this week with four nights of programming in downtown’s Pritchard Park.

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City of Asheville Announces New Police Chief

Posted on Tuesday, June 2, 2015

After an extensive national search, the city of Asheville recently announced that Tammy Hooper will become the city’s next police chief, effective July 20, 2015.

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2015 NC Apple Festival Set for September 4-7

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The North Carolina Apple Festival is held annually over Labor Day weekend in Hendersonville, North Carolina. It has been Western North Carolina’s premier family festival for over 60 years.

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Jonas Gerard Reveals New Works at The Asheville Loft

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

An exhibit of new paintings by Jonas Gerard will open at The Asheville Loft on June 28th and will run through July 27th, with an opening reception on July 3rd from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

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Register Now for Swimming Lessons

Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015

Swimming is one of life’s great pleasures. It offers many health and fitness benefits, cools you off in the summer, and provides a great opportunity to socialize with family and friends.

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2015 Sky High Growth Awards

Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015

The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce presented the 2015 Sky High Growth Award to 46 businesses that have experienced outstanding growth in sales and/or employment over the last several years.

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ASAP’s 2015 Local Food Guide is Here

Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2015

The growing season has arrived in WNC and the Southern Appalachians! Look for signs of spring with seasonal specialties found at tailgate farmers markets, featured at restaurants, and purchased at roadside stands.

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Introducing Sunday Music in the Park

Posted on Friday, April 3, 2015

The City of Asheville is excited to bring a new music series to Pack Square Park this summer, Sunday Music in the Park.

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City Market South Now Open

Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Join City Market South for their annual outdoor farmer’s market along the esplanade in Biltmore Park Town Square every Wednesday (April through the end of October) between 12 pm and 4 pm.

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RiverLink’s RiverMusic Returns in 2015

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015

RiverLink’s RiverMusic will return for a fourth year in 2015 for five Friday nights of free live concerts by the French Broad River in the River Arts District of Asheville.

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Preparation for Warmer Temperatures

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015

We’ve all been begging for winter’s bite to cease, and we might have finally caught a break with spring.

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2015 Downtown After 5 Lineup Announced

Posted on Friday, March 20, 2015

The Asheville Downtown Association has announced the lineup for the 27th season of Downtown After 5, presented by Prestige Subaru.

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19th Annual Brewgrass Festival on September 19th

Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2015

Brewgrass Festival, Asheville’s original beer festival, is proud to announce the lineup for its 19th annual event happening on Saturday, September 19th, 2015.

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What Is Smart911?

Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015

Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens across the U.S. to create a Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 to have in the event of an emergency.

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Asheville Featured in Forbes Magazine

Posted on Friday, January 9, 2015

Asheville was recently featured in Forbes magazine’s series “An Unexpected Source of Innovation,” which spotlights some of America’s lesser-known hubs of technological creativity.

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Credit or Debit?

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

When it comes to what’s in your wallet, consumers have choices. Here are some tips and information to help you understand the differences between credit and debit cards.

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Keep Safety First When Cleaning Up Storm Debris

Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Recent winter storms felled trees and branches across North Carolina. The N.C. Forest Service encourages homeowners and others who prune trees or burn yard debris to use caution and follow some basic steps.

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How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

Posted on Friday, July 5, 2013

Is your medicine cabinet filled with expired drugs or medications you no longer use? How should you dispose of them?

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Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

If you think you are having a heart attack, please all 911 immediately. Timely treatment is necessary for the best outcome after an attack.

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Money Saving Tips for Your Vacation or Staycation

Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2013

During these difficult financial times a lot of families are trying to decide if they should vacation out of town or stay home and experience their local area. The money you save by avoiding hotels and eating out will leave a lot of …

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Recycle Your Plastic Bags

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Plastic bags are recycled into many different products. Most plastic bags are recycled into composite lumber, but they can also be reprocessed into small pellets or post consumer resin, which can become feed stock for a variety of products such as new bags, …

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Driving and Commuting

Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Do you need a new vehicle to take the kids to school? Fuel economy ratings for new model-year cars are available.

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Gift Cards Galore!

Posted on Monday, January 7, 2013

Gift cards are big business. In fact, by most estimates, gift card sales for 2011 will top out at around $91 billion in the US.

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Numbers You Need During Bad Weather!

Posted on Monday, January 7, 2013

Here are some numbers to keep on your refrigerator that will be useful in an emergency. Included are numbers for power companies, gas, phone service, cable, internet, roads, water, and emergency shelter.

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Southern Gateway to Yellow Mountain State Natural Area Protected

Posted on Monday, January 7, 2013

In mid-November, SAHC purchased 89 acres at the southern end of the designated Yellow Mountain State Natural Area in Avery County, NC. This new land protection project in the stunning Highlands of Roan adjoins and nearly adjoins other, larger tracts of the Yellow …

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Beech Mtn Resort Celebrates 45 Years of Skiing This Winter

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

This winter marks a milestone ski season at Beech Mountain Resort. The resort celebrates 45 years since its christening in 1967, when it became Eastern America’s highest ski area at 5,506 feet in elevation.

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3 Steps for Being Prepared for Emergencies

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The possibility of public health emergencies arising in the United States concerns many people in the wake of recent hurricanes, tsunamis, acts of terrorism, and the threat of pandemic influenza.

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Energy Myth Busters to Help You Save Green

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Turn your computer off if it won’t be used in the next hour. Don’t turn your computer off and on frequently in one day as this uses more power.

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Chimney Rock Park Offers Four Seasons of Outdoor Fun

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

For those looking for a invigorating, outdoors spot to spend the better part of a day away from their own particular brand of hustle and bustle, Chimney Rock Park might just be the place.

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Mountain Waterfalls a Beautiful Draw for the Mountains

Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012

One of a number of natural beauties for outdoor adventurers and families alike, is to head to one of many area waterfalls. Hiking to the sites is a terrific way to get a little exercise, breathe some fresh mountain air, and spend some …

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Legends and Geologic Facts Equally Intriguing at The Blowing Rock

Posted on Friday, December 28, 2012

Legend has it that after a Chickasaw maiden’s warrior love had leapt from the Blowing Rock, she prayed daily to the Great Spirit to return her warrior beloved to her and was granted her wish when the brave was blown back up by …

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Enjoy a Walk through Asheville History on Urban Trail

Posted on Friday, December 28, 2012

Asheville’s Urban Trail, an entertaining, informative, and artistic walk through Asheville history, is 1.7-miles of architecture and memories from earlier times in this engaging mountain city.

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The Brew-Hoppers Guide to Western North Carolina

Posted on Friday, December 28, 2012

Most people aren’t aware that Western North Carolina is the brewing capital of the Southeast. In fact, on just about any day of the year, one can select from about 50 locally brewed craft beers.