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Asheville Housing Fair to be Held September 19th

Posted on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The City of Asheville and Land of the Sky Association of REALTORS® announce the 2015 Asheville Housing Fair to take place from 10 am to 2 pm on September 19th at the Stephens Lee Center.

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Biltmore’s Archival Team: Current Projects

Posted on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Biltmore’s archival team works to catalog, manage and preserve Biltmore Estate’s historical records, including drawings, photographs, books, manuscripts and oral histories.

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Back to School Checklist: Fruits and Veggies

Posted on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fruits and vegetables are at the top of USDA’s back to school list, and just in time for the new school year, the Pilot Project for Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables is making great strides.

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City of Asheville Earns AAA Bond Rating

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2015

The City of Asheville will be able to borrow money at a better rate than most other cities, due largely to a stable financial outlook and a growing, well-diversified economy coupled with strong financial management and reserves.

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The Grey Eagle Presents of Montreal

Posted on Friday, August 28, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for of Montreal’s upcoming show at The Grey Eagle on September 20th. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 on the day of the show.

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Livingston Street Complete Streets Project to Kick off with Open House

Posted on Friday, August 28, 2015

The City of Asheville is planning to improve Livingston Street and a portion of Depot Street with an approach called Complete Streets Improvements. The goal of the project is to make the street safe and comfortable for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users.

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Pilot Program for Designated Street Performance Areas

Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Asheville’s downtown throngs with many activities that collectively create a unique and vibrant sense of place. Balancing its many uses is an ongoing process in an ever-changing downtown.

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2015 NC Apple Festival Set for September 4-7

Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 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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Caring For a Fragile Part of Biltmore History

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015

If you have a set of fine china or crystal handed down in your family, you can imagine the care it takes to clean and preserve all the place settings and glasses in the Biltmore collection!

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Tips for Smart Back-to-School Shopping

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015

Shop wisely for back-to-school needs, Attorney General Roy Cooper encourages North Carolina families as the traditional calendar school year begins once more.

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Farmers Should Have Corn Tested for Aflatoxin

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Dry weather means that farmers are harvesting their corn a little earlier this year. North Carolina is encouraging farmers to have their corn tested for aflatoxin to prevent contamination of feeds and food.

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Get Involved: Serve on a City Board or Commission

Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Looking for a way to get involved in local government and play a part in shaping the future of Asheville? Serving on an Asheville City Council board or commission is a great place to start.

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Advance Tickets Available for 2015 NC Mountain State Fair

Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Folks longing for cool nights filled with giant-pumpkin displays, racing pigs, thrilling rides and deep-fried delicacies won’t have to wait much longer, as the NC Mountain State Fair is just over a month away.

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Public Input Series on Shiloh Recreation Center Begins

Posted on Monday, August 3, 2015

The City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department will host a series of public meetings and participation opportunities to gain public feedback in the development of the Linwood Crump Shiloh Center Master Plan, located at 121 Shiloh Road.

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National Trauma Intervention Program Coming to WNC

Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Trauma Intervention Programs Inc. (TIP), a national nonprofit organization, is working with local public safety officials in Buncombe County and the city of Hendersonville to establish a TIP Chapter in Western North Carolina.

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Buncombe County Whistleblower Hotline

Posted on Monday, July 13, 2015

Buncombe County Government’s whistleblower hotline is set up to encourage citizens to report any incidents of possible fraud, theft, illegal or unethical behavior by County staff.

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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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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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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.