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2015 Southern Conference (SoCon) Pairings Announced

Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015

The Southern Conference has announced the pairings for the 2015 Men’s Basketball Tournament, presented by General Shale. The games begin March 6th and continue through March 9th.

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The Marvelous Music Machine

Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015

Close your eyes, use your imagination, and in your mind, listen to your favorite artist play an acoustic guitar.

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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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‘Sundays With Brevard Music Center’ Concert on March 4th

Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015

The Brevard Music Center in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute presents a special installment of its concert series on March 4th at 3:00pm in the Reuter Center on the campus of UNC Asheville.

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The Black, White & Red Art Show

Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015

The Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League presents the Black, White & Red art exhibition at the Red House Studios & Gallery through March 31st.

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An Evening With Jorma Kaukonen on March 3rd

Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Grey Eagle presents an evening with Jorma Kaukonen on March 3rd at 8:00 pm. Tickets cost $27 in advance and $30 on the day of the show.

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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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GradNation Community Summit on March 12

Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

If a middle school student falls behind on their attendance, gets two or more behavioral referrals, or fails course completion in either Math or English, without intervention, their chances of graduating drops to 25%.

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CSAs, Home Delivery & Tailgate Markets

Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Join Asheville Green Drinks on March 11th at Green Sage Cafe Downtown as they dive into all the different options for purchasing local foods.

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2015 WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015

The Asheville Art Museum and the Asheville Area Section of the American Institute of Architects are the Western North Carolina Regional Affiliates of the Scholastic Art Awards.

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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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Healthy Parks, Healthy You 5K

Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The 6th Annual Healthy Parks, Healthy You 5K Fun Run/Walk is Saturday, March 7, 2015. The race starts at 10:30 a.m. and is open to adults and children of all ages.

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Frozen Pipe Prevention

Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

With the predicted extreme cold coming our way, here are some tips to help you keep your pipes from freezing and to help you know what to do if they do freeze.

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Dual Immersion Class Celebrates 100th Day

Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015

W.D. Williams Elementary School in the Owen District has a Spanish Dual Immersion Kindergarten class where the teacher speaks only Spanish in the classroom and the students are a mix of native Spanish speakers and English speakers. There are similar classes at Oakley …

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Warren Wilson College Farm Ranked #1 in Nation

Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Warren Wilson College Farm, established in 1894 when the Asheville Farm School was founded, has won numerous awards over the years in addition to producing a lot of delicious farm-to-table food.

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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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Free Tax Help Available Nationwide

Posted on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

More than 12,000 free tax preparation sites will be open nationwide this year as the Internal Revenue Service continues to expand its partnerships with nonprofit and community organizations.

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Tickets Released for ACSF Celebration of Champions

Posted on Monday, February 2, 2015

The Asheville City Schools Foundation will honor exceptional volunteer leaders of the Asheville City Schools district at the annual Celebration for Champions, to be held at The Venue on March 21st.

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IRS 2015 Tax Season; Free File and E-File Now Open

Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced a growing array of online services, including features that help taxpayers understand how the Affordable Care Act will affect them at tax time, along with the availability of the Free File program.

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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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UNC Asheville Provides Free Tax Preparation Assistance at Two Downtown Sites

Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Moderate income individuals and families can have their income tax returns prepared for free beginning in February when UNC Asheville volunteers who are part of the IRS VITA (Voluntary Income Tax Assistance) program begin staffing tax-help sites at two locations downtown.

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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.