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Asheville Local News

Local news for Asheville, North Carolina and the surrounding Western North Carolina communities. Includes coverage on the Biltmore, Asheville Tourists, local beer, and local food.

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Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Asheville and Western North Carolina have so much to offer in the way of outings. The mountains, rivers, lakes, and forests are perfect for exploring. Area farmers tailgate markets are a great excursion, too.

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North Carolina Attorney General Addresses Opioid Conference

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein will present the keynote address at a daylong conference in Asheville on July 19th on the ethical issues healthcare professionals face when treating patients who are struggling with opioid use disorders (OUDs) and substance misuse.

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Help Local Students Backpack to the Future

Nationally, over 1.36 million school-aged children have been identified as homeless. Buncombe County Public Schools and Asheville City Schools combined have identified 800 homeless students during the 2017-2018 school year.

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Five Strategies for Winning at Working Solo

Eighty percent of all U.S. small businesses have no employees. The number of non-employee businesses is expected to grow in coming years, due in part to the expansion of the gig economy and favorable economic conditions.

Army Rangers and civilians compete in a Spartan Race in Fort Mitchell, Ala., April 16, 2016, held in conjunction with the 33rd annual Best Ranger Competition.

Asheville Hosts Spartan Races August 4-5

Grit and endurance collide during the Asheville Spartan race weekend, August 4-5. The races are expected to bring thousands of athletes from across the region to Grove Stone & Sand Company.