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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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Burly Beers and Barleywines Festival on March 28th

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015

Together with the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company has invited more than 50 breweries to its new location in Mills River for a festival celebrating the country’s burliest beers.

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WLOS LiveWell Expo on March 28th

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015

Join News 13 for the second annual LiveWell Expo on Saturday, March 28th in the Davis Event Center of the WNC Ag Center!

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Carolina Sketchfest 3: Asheville’s Biggest Night of Sketch Comedy

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015

The first two years of Carolina Sketchfest sold out 370+ seats in advance! The 2015 edition brings three of the hottest sketch comedy groups in the country to the Asheville Community Theatre Mainstage to perform best-of sets on March 28th.

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Give Your Input on Greenway Additions

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015

It’s not too late to give your input on the potential options for the possible addition of a greenway in the vicinity of I-26, Brevard Road and Long Shoals Road in Buncombe County.

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National Girls & Women in Sports Day on April 18

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015

Come out to UNC Asheville on April 18 for the National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Girls and women (ages 6 and up), here is your chance to check out all those sports and fitness classes you have been meaning to try.

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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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The Apache Relay at the Grey Eagle on March 28th

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Apache Relay will perform with Folk Soul Revival on March 28th at the Grey Eagle. Tickets to the event cost $10 in advance and $12 on the day of the show.

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The Long and Short of Short Term Rentals in Asheville

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Short-term rentals are a hot topic in Asheville right now. The rise of online services allowing homeowners to advertise their residences as vacation rentals has become a conversation in communities across the country, and Asheville is no exception.

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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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Household Spring Cleaning Tips

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It’s a good time of the year to beat the dirt, dust and disorder that has accumulated in your house over the winter months.

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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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Cool Season Grass Tips

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cool-season grasses are those grasses that grow primarily during the spring and fall of the year. These grasses become dormant during the hottest portion of the summer and during the coldest part of the winter.

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Second Annual Arts Fest is April 8 – 11

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2015

UNC Asheville’s second annual Arts Fest, including musical and theatrical performances, exhibits, creative workshops and more, will be held April 8 – 11 across campus with free and ticketed events.

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Tips for Managing Spring Allergies

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring has officially arrived, bringing with it Spring allergies that cause misery for millions of Americans. But there are ways folks can get relief, a medical expert says.

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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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ASAP Announces Cost Share & Promotional Support for Area Farmers

Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2015

ASAP announces the launch of a farmer cost share program and the renewal of its popular wax produce box initiative, both designed to maximize economic opportunities for local farmers and identify “certified local food” in the marketplace in Western North Carolina.

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Financial Spring Cleaning Tips

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

By law, you’re entitled to order one free credit report yearly from each of the three major credit bureaus.

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Sgt. Jeff Hewitt Memorial 5K Run & Walk

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, the second annual Sgt. Jeff Hewitt Memorial 5K Run and Memorial Walk will be held at The Cliff’s Walnut Cove.

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A Silicon Valley Venture

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

For 10 UNC Asheville management and engineering students, spring break was an eye-opener – a university-organized encounter with high-tech firms and new start-up businesses in California – bringing new ideas and new connections.

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Professional Cycling Returns to Upstate SC

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Upstate South Carolina will once again play host to USA Cycling Professional Championship races. On April 18 and 19, 2015, the USA Cycling Professional Criterium and Team Time Trial National Championships will be held in Greenville.

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First Annual Jet Jolt 5K

Posted on Monday, March 16, 2015

The first annual Jet Jolt 5K race is on April 25th, with proceeds going to Sand Hill Venable Elementary School.

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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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Air-Source Heat Pumps

Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015

An air-source heat pump can provide efficient heating and cooling for your home.

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Energy Star Dryers

Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Shopping for a new dryer? At least 45 models of clothes dryers have now earned the Energy Star label.

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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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Finding Tax Help You Can Trust

Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tax time can be stressful, especially if the person you turn to for help with your taxes doesn’t do the job you expected.

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IRS Warns Tax Preparers to Watch out for New Phishing Scam

Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service warns return preparers and other tax professionals to be on guard against bogus emails making the rounds seeking updated personal or professional information that in reality are phishing schemes.

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Sara Gruen at Malaprop’s on March 31st

Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015

A longtime staff favorite and the author of the bestselling novel Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen returns with a new novel set in WWII-era Scotland.

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Tax Assistance at the Libraries

Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in cooperation with the IRS, N.C. Dept. of Revenue, Council on Aging and Buncombe County Public Libraries is offering free tax preparations for taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

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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.