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6th Annual Walk a Mile on May 2nd

Posted on Friday, April 24, 2015

Our VOICE, Buncombe County’s incorporated rape crisis center, is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Walk a Mile event, to be held Saturday, May 2nd at Roger McGuire Green (City/County Plaza).

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Help Firefighters by Repainting Fire Hydrants

Posted on Friday, April 24, 2015

Most people only give fire hydrants a passing glance, but to firefighters, each hydrant has color-coded info to give them quick and critical information, minimizing response time in emergencies.

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RiverMusic 2015 Kicks Off With The Movement

Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2015

RiverLink’s RiverMusic – five Friday nights of freelive concerts by the French Broad River in the River Arts District of Asheville – launches on Friday, May 1 with headliners The Movement.

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Spring Art Sale at UNC Asheville

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

UNC Asheville’s Department of Art and Art History will hold its annual Spring Art Sale on April 24th and 25th in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery.

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Register Now for the Mad Mountain Mud Run

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The fourth annual Mad Mountain Mud Run, the muddy obstacle course adventure race held in Hendersonville, is just a few weeks away.

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Greenhouses Extend Growing Seasons for N.C. Farmers

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

For many, summer is not complete without the taste of a field-ripened tomato, sliced and placed between two pieces of bread, with a dash of salt and pepper and a helping of mayonnaise.

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Back, Back, Back It Up

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

You’ve heard it a million times: don’t click on links in an email unless you know who sent it and what it is.

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Beer Week at Tupelo Honey

Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

This is the first of many Beer Weeks at Tupelo and it’s their way of saying thank you to craft beer fans.

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UNC Asheville Hosts Big South Tennis Championships

Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015

The top tennis players in the Big South Conference are gathered in Asheville through April 21 as both women’s and men’s teams compete for the conference championships, hosted by UNC Asheville.

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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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2015 Montford Music and Arts Festival

Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

The Montford Music and Arts Festival is the largest free, one day music and arts festival in Western North Carolina and will be in its 12th year of continuous operation in 2015.

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National Park Week

Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015

Each spring, the National Park Foundation and National Park Service invite everyone to celebrate National Park Week. This April 18-26, we invite you to Find Your Park.

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An Introduction to Some Musical Friends of John Heliker

Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2015

One of Asheville’s premier interpreters of contemporary music, Dr. John Cobb, will present an informal concert in the Appleby Memorial Foundation Gallery at the Asheville Art Museum on April 18th at 3:30 pm.

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Drug Take Back Event on April 25th

Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Dispose of any unneeded medications safely at The Take Back event on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at all six Walgreens locations in Buncombe County.

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WTZQ’s Barq In The Parq

Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Everyone’s howling about the Second Annual Barq in the Parq event for Dog Lovers! Support local animal non profits, Saturday, May 16th on the green at Mountain Lodge and Conference center.

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Reusable Bags – Get Yours Free!

Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Americans bring home about 312 plastic shopping bags per person each year and very few of them end up getting recycled.

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Springtime Tips for the Environment

Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A beautiful and healthy lawn is good for our environment. It can resist damage from weeds, disease, and insect pests.

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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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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of health-related injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer.

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Girls on the Run WNC 5K Scheduled for May 15

Posted on Monday, April 6, 2015

Lace up your shoes and enjoy the fun on Saturday, May 16, 2015! Anyone who has been to a Girls on the Run 5K knows that it is unlike any other running event.

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North Carolina Tap Takeover at All Thirsty Monk Locations

Posted on Friday, April 3, 2015

With more breweries than any other Southern state, North Carolina’s ‘Beer Renaissance’ is in full swing, with Asheville among those leading the way in creativity, innovation and number of breweries per capita.

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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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Growing Cities Earth Day Film & Panel Discussion

Posted on Thursday, April 2, 2015

Organic Growers School will host the film, Growing Cities, a documentary about urban farming in America, on April 22, 2015 (Earth Day) at Lenoir Rhyne University of Graduates Studies, at 36 Montford Ave, in Asheville, NC.

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Garden Chores for April

Posted on Thursday, April 2, 2015

Consider aerating the lawn with a core aerator as early as possible. This will allow spring rains to soak into the ground more readily.

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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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Biltmore Blooms 2015

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015

You haven’t seen Biltmore until you’ve seen it in the spring. Biltmore’s gardens – designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted – come to life with wave after wave of gorgeous blooms.

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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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Bird Watching at Beaver Lake

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Join Tom Tribble of the Audobon Society on April 25th for a guided tour of the Elisha Mitchell Bird Sanctuary at Beaver Lake in Asheville.

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Riverfront to Get $50 Million Makeover

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that public spending on greenways, road rerouting and other infrastructure upgrades in and around what has become known as the city’s River Arts District will reach $50 million in the next six years.

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Music Video Asheville Tickets on Sale Now

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Music Video Asheville (MVA), the annual showcase highlighting the pairing of Asheville musicians and filmmakers, is returning in 2015 to the Diana Wortham Theatre.

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2015 MAHEC/WCU Summer Camp for WNC Middle School Students

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and Western Carolina University (WCU) will host its 20th Annual Health Careers Residential Summer Camp at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC the week of June 21 – 27, 2015.

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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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PSABC Partners with Pack Library on Archive

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2015

PSABC and the Buncombe County Public Library will team up to offer local residents a free opportunity to turn old architectural drawings into digital images.

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2015 YWCA Stand Against Racism

Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015

Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA, designed to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities.

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Vance Monument Restoration Begins in April

Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015

Asheville’s most iconic landmark is about to get a monumental makeover. The Vance Monument, located at the crossroads of Biltmore and Patton Avenues in the heart of downtown, will undergo a top to bottom restoration beginning in April.

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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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The Orange Peel Presents Marc Maron on May 14th

Posted on Thursday, February 5, 2015

For over twenty years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy for print, stage, radio, online and television.

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2015 Winter Farmers Markets

Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015

Visit these farmers markets to find Appalachian Grown™ produce and more, all winter long!

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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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Brevard Music Center Opens 2015 Season

Posted on Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Brevard Music Center will open its 2015 season on Saturday, June 20, with superstar pianist André Watts and Principal Guest Conductor JoAnn Falletta in an all-Beethoven program.

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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.