Asheville Tourists Begin Playoff Run on September 3rd

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With the division crown in hand, Asheville Tourists set their sights towards the Savannah Sand Gnats for a best-of-three playoff series beginning Wednesday, September 3. Continue reading

Labor Day: What it Means

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Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. Continue reading

Great Grilling Tips

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Warm weather (and even cold weather, for some hardy souls) inspires us to cook on the grill. Grilling adds a unique, smoky flavor to foods, and it’s a super-quick cooking method. Continue reading

The Interactive Beatles Experience on September 19th

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Immerse yourself in the “Revolution,” in the sights and sounds of the 1960s and the most important music of a generation as the British invasion returns. Continue reading

Military Care Package Drive on September 11th

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There will be a care package drive for military personnel at Land-of-Sky Regional Council on September 11th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Continue reading

13th Organicfest on September 7th

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Asheville’s annual Organicfest celebration will bring thousands to Pack Square Park to celebrate everything organic, green and healthy! Continue reading

1st Annual Harvest Conference

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Organic Growers School is offering the 1st annual Harvest Conference for backyard and urban growers & homesteaders on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at AB Tech, Main Campus in Asheville, NC. Continue reading

NC Big Sweep on September 6th

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On Sept. 6, RiverLink will be working with a host of partners on Big Sweep, the region’s largest river, stream and roadside cleanup! Continue reading

Walk & Bike to School Safely

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Children need a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Continue reading

Here’s Hope 2014, a Fashion Show and Garden Party Benefit

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The Hope Chest for Women is hosting its second annual fashion show and fall garden party called, Here’s Hope 2014, at the Omni Grove Park Inn on September 13th, 2014. Continue reading

Blues Singer Patrick Dodd to Perform Free Concert

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Blues Singer Patrick Dodd, a one-time Beale Street Entertainer of the Year and long-time performer at BB King’s Blues Club in Memphis, Tenn., will perform at 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Continue reading

Sit Among the Stars in the GeoDome

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On loan from NOAA, the GeoDome is a three dimensional immersive visualization environment, where 21st Century immersive 3D GeoDome logo visualization can be projected inside of an inflatable dome. Continue reading

Fish is Known as a Brain Food & It Just Got Even Smarter

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The consequences of a stroke could be fatal if not handled appropriately. Continue reading

1st Annual Harvest Conference on September 5 – 6

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Organic Growers School brings you the 1st annual Harvest Conference, September 5-6, 2014. It is a two-day event geared towards backyard & urban growers as well as homesteaders of all stripes. Continue reading

Advance Tickets Now Available for N.C. Mountain State Fair

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The N.C. Mountain State Fair will return to the Western N.C. Agricultural Center for another run of family fun Sept. 5-14, and advance tickets are now available. Continue reading

Asheville Greek Festival 2014

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This year’s festival will take place September 27th through 29th at 227 Cumberland Ave. Continue reading

County Offices to Close for Labor Day

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All Buncombe County Government Offices, including Buncombe County Public Libraries, will be closed on Monday, September 1 for Labor Day. Continue reading

School Has Started – Watch for Buses

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Asheville City and Buncombe County school buses are back on the road, so be especially careful during your morning and afternoon commute. Continue reading

Oktoberfest Tickets On Sale

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Dust off your lederhosen, dirndls and chicken-dancing shoes, Oktoberfest is back Saturday, October 11 from 1-6pm on Coxe Avenue. Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Anthony Lord on August 28th

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Pack Memorial Library will present “Let’s Talk About Anthony Lord” on Thursday, August 28 at 6 p.m. Continue reading

APD Chief Anderson Speaks to Community Concerns Arising from Ferguson

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Events in Ferguson, Missouri, have sparked a national conversation about police procedures, equipment and response to citizens demonstrating in the face of tragedy. Continue reading

Farm to Table Dinner Benefits Local Organic Farmers

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A dream team of local food organizations are partnering to announce the September 29th benefit to fund a project bringing bulk organic animal feed to WNC. Continue reading

Leaf-peeping and Wine Go Together at Biltmore this Fall

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A mix of colorful outdoor beauty, wine appreciation and sumptuous culinary offerings populate Biltmore’s fall calendar, starting in September. Continue reading

Sunday Bus Service Among Big Changes Coming to the ART

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Beginning January 1, 2015, Asheville Redefines Transit will begin offering service on Sundays and improved service to the Emma and Oakley sections of Asheville. Continue reading

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents the Mystery of Irma Vep

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Flat Rock Playhouse presents the zany and hysterical play, The Mystery of Irma Vep, through September 14th at Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown. Continue reading

Headwaters Outfitters to Offer Tour Along the French Broad River

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On select Fridays in September, Headwaters Outfitters will offer their most popular guided canoe trip, “Discovery at Dusk.” Continue reading

UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program Announces Fall 2014 Workshops

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Local writers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP) workshops in poetry and prose. Continue reading

ASAP’s Farm Tour on September 20 – 21

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Just what is the Farm Tour? On September 20-21, 2014, the gates and barns of WNC farms open to the public—even those farms that don’t normally allow visitors. Continue reading

NC Big Sweep 2014

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Join the region’s largest river, stream and roadside cleanup on Saturday, September 6th! Continue reading

Recycling Bras

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Back in the day, undergarments were often called “unmentionables” in polite company. Continue reading

State Sets Fracking Hearing in WNC for September 12

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After requests from individuals, organizations and businesses in Western North Carolina, the Mining and Energy Commission has voted unanimously to hold a public hearing on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) rules in this part of the state. Continue reading

Recyclers: We Need Your Help!

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We know that you are enthusiastic recyclers and we appreciate that! But every now and then, we all need a few reminders. Continue reading

Asheville to Host 2015 South Atlantic League All-star Game

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Asheville Tourists president Brian DeWine, in conjunction with South Atlantic League president Eric Krupa, recently announced that Asheville’s McCormick Field will serve as the site of the 2015 South Atlantic League All-Star Game, slated to be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Continue reading

Child Labor in NC Photography Exhibit

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Peering from across a century, many children look older than their years in photographs captured by Lewis Hines in the mill villages of Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Rowan and other North Carolina counties. Continue reading

Craven Street Improvement Project Begins

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Work has begun on the Craven Street improvement project in west Asheville, a long-term enhancement that will include multi-modal roadway improvements including pedestrian and bike facilities, low impact parking and greenway construction and water line improvements. Continue reading

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents Miss Saigon through August 24th

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From the creators of last summer’s hit musical Les Misérables comes another epic production about love and revolution. Continue reading

Celebrity Chef Tour Announces Chef Line-Up for Asheville Dinner

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The James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner will feature 5 extraordinary chefs, including 3 of Asheville’s very own. The tour will arrive in Asheville Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the Market Place Restaurant. Continue reading

RiverLink Hosts Free Talks for Artists Interested in Contract Work with the City of Asheville

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Join RiverLink and Brenda Mills to find out how as an artist you can become a contractor for the city. Continue reading

Asheville Celebrity Chef Tour

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The James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour will be making a stop in Asheville, NC Wednesday, September 10, 2013. The tour celebrates the nations top culinary talent. Continue reading

Asheville Art Museum Presents a Cooking Class Series Held in Conjunction with Farm to Table: American Silver

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The Asheville Art Museum is thrilled to be offering three cooking classes this summer, held in conjunction with the exhibition Farm to Table: American Silver on view May 31- October 5. Continue reading

34th Annual Goombay Festival on September 12 – 14

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Steeped in the tradition of Afro-Caribben culture, Goombay is a family friendly event, featuring an interactive kids area, vendors from near and far, and an eclectic mix of music. Continue reading

What Is Smart911?

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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. Continue reading

Keep Safety First When Cleaning Up Storm Debris

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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. Continue reading

How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

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Is your medicine cabinet filled with expired drugs or medications you no longer use? How should you dispose of them? Continue reading

New Data Shows Over 104,000 Residents in Western North Carolina are at Risk of Hunger

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A new study finds that more than 104,000 people in MANNA FoodBank’s 16 county service area – including 38,000 children – do not always know where they will find their next meal. Continue reading

Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack

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If you think you are having a heart attack, please all 911 immediately. Timely treatment is necessary for the best outcome after an attack. Continue reading

What You Need to Know About Recycling

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Remove and discard caps and lids before you recycle plastic and glass containers! Continue reading

Money Saving Tips for Your Vacation or Staycation

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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 … Continue reading

Recycle Your Plastic Bags

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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, … Continue reading

Driving and Commuting

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Do you need a new vehicle to take the kids to school? Fuel economy ratings for new model-year cars are available. Continue reading

QuitPal Mobile App Helps You Quit Smoking

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Having trouble quitting smoking? Now there’s an “app for that”! Continue reading

Gift Cards Galore!

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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. Continue reading

Numbers You Need During Bad Weather!

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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. Continue reading

Enjoy Winter at the Botanical Gardens of Asheville

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Winter holds a special beauty which emphasizes the silhouettes of many of our fine specimen trees. It’s a good time to look for lesser known flowers. Continue reading

Southern Gateway to Yellow Mountain State Natural Area Protected

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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 … Continue reading

Linville Caverns a Great Addition to a Weekend Ski Trip

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It all started from a inquiring nature and a willingness to explore … how could there be fish swimming out of the mountain? Continue reading

Beech Mtn Resort Celebrates 45 Years of Skiing This Winter

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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. Continue reading

3 Steps for Being Prepared for Emergencies

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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. Continue reading

Experience a Unique Way of “Leaf Peeping” this fall by Visiting the Nantahala Outdoor Center

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Nantahala Outdoor Center, named “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure, will give “Leaf Peepers” a unique way to experience the fall season through seeing the leaves while whitewater rafting, hiking, taking train rides and zip line rides. Enjoy … Continue reading

New Belgium Brewing Chooses Asheville, North Carolina, For East Coast Brewery

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Gov. Bev Perdue announced that New Belgium Brewing, the third largest craft brewer in the country and the maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale, will build its East Coast brewery in Asheville, NC. Continue reading

Energy Myth Busters to Help You Save Green

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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. Continue reading

Botanical Gardens of Asheville a Natural Reflection of Southern Appalachian Mountains

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The Botanical Gardens of Asheville, located on a lovely ten-acre site next to the UNC-Asheville campus on Weaver Boulevard, is a haven of sorts for more than 700 plant species that are native to this diverse ecosystem we call home – the southern … Continue reading

Mountain Biking Trails Abound in Pisgah Ranger District in Pisgah National Forest

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The Pisgah Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest contains hundreds of miles of fabulous trails that seem almost specifically designed for a mountain bike, and this is the best time of the year to discover them. Continue reading

Protect Your Eyes From Long-Term Computer Exposure

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Working for long periods on a computer is a demanding visual task. Daily, millions of Americans use a computer for hours at a time, both at work and at play. Continue reading

Chimney Rock Park Offers Four Seasons of Outdoor Fun

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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. Continue reading

Mountain Waterfalls a Beautiful Draw for the Mountains

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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 … Continue reading

Legends and Geologic Facts Equally Intriguing at The Blowing Rock

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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 … Continue reading

Enjoy a Walk through Asheville History on Urban Trail

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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. Continue reading

Treasured Waterfalls, Mountain Scenery the Reward of Scenic Drive through Gorge

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As the days get longer and the temperatures rise, many visitors to Western North Carolina find themselves drawn to any number of the region’s pristine waterfalls for the visual entertainment and cooling respite that they offer from the day’s heat. Continue reading

The Brew-Hoppers Guide to Western North Carolina

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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. Continue reading

A Tour of the Winery is a Great Addition to Biltmore Estate Visit

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The most visited winery in the United States isn’t located in the Napa Valley. Perhaps a surprise to some, it is at the Biltmore Estate. Continue reading