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Air quality forecast for Saturday, Dec. 6: Moderate (Yellow)

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville and surrounding area. This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. For the ridge tops, it is a code GREEN air quality forecast day. No health impacts are expected when air quality is in […]

Air quality forecast for Wednesday, Dec. 3: Moderate (Yellow)

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville and surrounding area. This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. For the ridge tops, it is a code GREEN air quality forecast day. No health impacts are expected when air quality is in […]

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Asheville’s Bruisin’ Ales launches unique beer-only webstore

Never one to let well enough alone, Asheville’s beer-queen and Bruisin’ Ales owner, Julie Atallah, has announced the store’s successful launch of what she’s calling “North Carolina’s first beer-only webstore” at http://www.bruisin-ales.com/shop.php. Atallah says, “Real-time inventory is available online and searchable by country, state, manufacturer and search tags. As an added bonus, we now also […]

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Air quality forecast for Wednesday, Nov. 12: Medium (yellow)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville and surrounding area. This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. For the ridge tops, it is a code GREEN air quality forecast day. No health impacts are expected when air quality is in […]

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Air quality forecast for Tuesday, Nov. 11: Moderate (Yellow)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville and surrounding area. This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. For the ridge tops, it is a code GREEN air quality forecast day. No health impacts are expected when air quality is in […]

Air quality forecast for Wednesday, Nov. 5: Medium (yellow)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville and surrounding area. This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. For the ridge tops, it is a code GREEN air quality forecast day. No health impacts are expected when air quality is in […]

UNC Asheville Well-A-Bration 2014 set for Monday, Oct. 20

UNCA announces: UNC Asheville will host its fourth annual Well-A-Bration, celebrating healthful living and wellness, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20. The day-long celebration will feature cooking and exercise programs, health lab open houses, and the fifth annual student-run health fair. Well-a-Bration highlights that are free and open to the public include: […]

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Knoxville alt-weekly Metro Pulse ceases publication

According to WBIR TV, “Knoxville’s Metro Pulse alternative weekly newspaper is ceasing operations as of Wednesday afternoon, staff members told 10News.” The paper’s owner, the Knoxville News Sentinel, announced it is laying off 23 employees, according to WBIR. According to the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, “Based in Knoxville, Tenn., Metro Pulse began publishing in 1991 […]

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Echoview Farm, Riverbend Malt House, Fonta Flora create 1st ASAP-Certified Craft Beer

Echoview Fiber Mill announces: Estate Ale, a 100% Echoview Farm-grown beer brewed by Fonta Flora in collaboration with Riverbend Malt House is the first Appalachian-grown craft beer certified by the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project, to be released on November 8th.   The local beer movement in Asheville, “Beer City USA,” North Carolina just got more […]

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Wicked Weed, Pisgah, Fonta Flora win gold at Great American Beer Fest

This year’s Great American Beer Festival awarded gold medals to three WNC breweries: Black Mountain’s Pisgah Brewing in the chocolate beer category, Asheville’s Wicked Weed Brewing Funkatorium in specialty honey beer, and Morganton’s Fonta Flora in the classic Irish-style dry stout category, according to the U.S. Brewers Association website. Pisgah won with its Chocolatized; Wicked […]