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A table full of Thanksgiving desserts.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and local turkeys are on the minds of head chefs of the home kitchen. Unfortunately, there is a very limited availability of local turkeys this year.

A Waterloo resident prunes trees in October, west Waterloo, Nova Scotia.

Buncombe County Offers Christmas Trees for Sale

Locally grown, fresh-cut #1 Fraser firs are available through the Buncombe County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Annual Christmas Tree Sale. All proceeds support environmental education.

The official White House Christmas tree in the Blue Room.

White House Christmas Tree to Be Harvested in Avery County

Larry Smith of Mountain Top Fraser Fir in Newland will harvest the White House Christmas Tree at 10:00 am on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The tree will be displayed in the Blue Room, one of the three state parlors on the first floor in the White House.

A close-up view of a waving American flag.

The History of Veterans Day

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France.

The exterior of an ALDI store.

ALDI to Open New Asheville Store on Nov. 15

ALDI will open a new Asheville location, offering a smarter, faster, and easier grocery shopping experience. The new store will be located at 480 Swannanoa River Road and will replace the current store located at 470 Swannanoa River Road.

A wood stove cooking tea and bread.

Woodstove Changeout Program Available for WNC Homeowners

The cooler temperatures have North Carolina homeowners thinking about home heating. Replacing an older wood burning stove with a newer stove or heating appliance is a great way to improve energy efficiency and air quality.

A woman pondering about health care insurance.

NC Navigators Available to Help With ACA Open Enrollment

NC navigators are here to help North Carolinians enroll in affordable, comprehensive health insurance plans on during the Affordable Care Act’s sixth open-enrollment period, which runs through Dec. 15, 2018.

The exterior of Porter and Prince.

Porter & Prince Named State’s Most Beautiful Independent Store

Within central Historic Biltmore Village, a few blocks from Asheville’s Vanderbilt Estate known as Biltmore, resides Porter & Prince — Asheville’s premier destination for French antiques, luxury linens, dreamy sleepwear, fine gifts, and unique home decor.

The interior of Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe.

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe Celebrates Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24

All across the U.S., Small Business Saturday brings together authors and readers in support of independent bookstores. At Malaprop’s, your favorite Western North Carolina-based authors volunteer as “booksellers for the day,” offering expert advice to readers and gift-givers.