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CCCD to Exhibit Made in WNC During NYCxDesign

Posted on Friday, February 5, 2016

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is pleased to announce its participation in WantedDesign Brooklyn during NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official annual citywide celebration of design.

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5th Annual Moog Circuit Bending Challenge

Posted on Thursday, February 4, 2016

Moog Music was born when a young Bob Moog started tinkering with electronic circuitry. As a boy, Moog built small radios, amps, and Theremins in his basement workshop with his father and the rest is history.

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Hike All Seven Sisters in One Day on Feb. 13th

Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A familiar sight from Lake Tomahawk, the seven peaks of the Seven Sisters form a northwestern wall between the City of Asheville Watershed and the Swannanoa Valley.

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“Drawing Discourse” Exhibits Artists from Around the Globe

Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

UNC Asheville is hosting Drawing Discourse, the university’s seventh annual international exhibition of contemporary drawing. The juror of the exhibition, Edgar Jerins, selected 43 drawings from over 900 works, submitted by 307 artists from seven different countries.

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How Clean is Your Phone?

Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

There are plenty of ways to spread cold and flu viruses: door handles, not covering your mouth properly when you cough or sneeze, working with the public or groups of children, or even kissing your spouse before they show symptoms of illnesses.

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New Pilot Travel Center Brings 70 Jobs to Marion

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016

A new Pilot Flying J Travel Center recently opened in Marion. The travel center will provide full amenities to locals and travelers on Interstate 40, in addition to 70 jobs for residents of McDowell County.

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What to Expect for Refunds in 2016

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that it issues 90 percent of refunds in less than 21 days. The best way to check the status of a refund is online through the “Where’s My Refund?” tool at IRS.gov or via IRS2Go.

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Preparing for a New Exhibition at Biltmore

Posted on Friday, January 29, 2016

The Biltmore Legacy building in Antler Hill Village is closed through February 11th in order to prepare for a new exhibition that will be displayed throughout Biltmore House beginning February 12th.

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Flat Rock Playhouse Resumes Music on the Rock

Posted on Friday, January 29, 2016

Flat Rock Playhouse will launch its 2016 Music on the Rock concert series with “The Music of Barry Manilow” on February 11th at the Playhouse Downtown.

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Gift Cards Galore!

Posted on Friday, January 29, 2016

Gift cards are big business. In fact, by most estimates, gift card sales for 2016 will top out at around $125 billion in the US.

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Ceres: Keeping Well-Guarded Secrets for 215 Years

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016

New Year’s Day, 1801, the dawn of the 19th century, was a historic moment for astronomy, and for a space mission called Dawn more than 200 years later. That night, Giuseppe Piazzi pointed his telescope at the sky and observed a distant object …

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Lex 18 Supper Club Presents Mardi Gras Dinner Concert

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Laissez les bons temps rouler! Join the definitive Mardi Gras celebration at Lex 18, featuring an extraordinary bayou dinner concert with a musical tribute of the legendary Dr. John and other New Orleans greats.

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Asheville Police Department Update on Body Worn Camera Implementation

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Asheville Police Department is continuing with plans to implement a body worn camera program. The most recent step is the posting of a Law Enforcement Technology Specialist position which will be responsible for administering the program to the highest standards.

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New Tool Helps Child Care Operators Develop Emergency Plans

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A new web-based tool is now available to help North Carolina’s more than 7,000 child care facility operators develop and update emergency plans that provide protective actions for children in their care during a crisis situation.

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Hair Comes Trouble: Why Pets Need Regular Grooming

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Most people get haircuts to look better, feel better, or to simply get a fresh start in life. But for dogs and cats, proper hair hygiene is essential; failure to groom pets regularly can have serious health consequences.

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Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Winter farmers markets create opportunities for us to connect with local farmers and pick up produce such as potatoes, carrots, kale, salad greens, and other staples all year long.

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NCDA&CS Offers Hotline for Farmers Affected by Storm

Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently activated its toll-free weather emergency hotline to help farmers affected by the winter storm connect with resources.

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Learn to Cure Meats at Home at Living Web Farms on Feb. 13th

Posted on Monday, January 25, 2016

Take a look on the menu of just about any popular restaurant in Asheville, and you’re sure to find some cured meats. Sausages, terrines, rillettes, and confits are becoming wildly popular for their beauty and their bold flavors.

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Do You Know How Your Sheriff’s Office Works?

Posted on Monday, January 11, 2016

Join the Citizen’s Academy to get the inside scoop and learn about the daily operations of the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office. Each topic is presented by staff members.

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Oakley Elementary Brings the Harlem Wizards to Asheville

Posted on Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Harlem Wizards are coming to Asheville on February 5th at 7:00 pm. The evening promises to be a fun-filled event that is great for kids and adults and will guarantee to put a smile on your face!

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It’s Gonna Be a Fun Winter on Beech Mountain

Posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

It’s going to be a really fun winter on Beech Mountain. Our friends at Beech Mountain Resort have added a sweet snowtubing park in the resort village.

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Balsam Range Announces Winter Concert Series

Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Balsam Range, recently named Vocal Group of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association, has announced a truly great lineup for its 6th Annual Winter Concert Series.

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New Traffic Pattern Coming Around Asheville’s Grove Arcade

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The wrecking ball took down the old Kosta’s Menswear building on Page Avenue last week. Grading will follow demolition to make way for construction of a 12-story hotel on the northeast corner of Battery Park and Page Avenues.

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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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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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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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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.