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Town and Mountain Realty to hold third annual Home for the Holidays FUNdraiser

From a press release: Town and Mountain Realty to hold third annual Home for the Holidays FUNdraiser Town and Mountain Realty believes everyone deserves a place to call home. The goal of this year’s 3rd Annual Home for the Holidays FUNdraiser continues to concentrate on the homeless population in Asheville. We are attempting to reach […]


Smart bets: BEAT LIFE

Despite its mountaincentric name, the Asheville Beat Tape Collective actually aims to unite far-flung electronic musicians in addition to fulfilling its local networking mission. Founded by DJ and producer Nigel One, the collaborative sphere churns out multiartist compilation CDs and hosts regular performances where local enthusiasts can “cross-pollinate” with performers from across the globe. One […]

Ingles hosts former NBA star, former congressman and NFL star for Eblen Charities Thanksgiving event

From a press release: Ingles Markets, Brad Daugherty and Heath Shuler brighten Thanksgiving holidays for thousands this Wednesday This Wednesday, Nov. 27, former collegiate and NBA star and broadcaster Brad Daugherty and former NFL star and former United States Congressman Heath Shuler will be joining Ingles Markets and members of the Eblen Charities Board of […]

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One-day jewelry takeover at Mora showcases local talent on Dec. 13

From a press release: Local jewelers “take over” Mora: One-day-only holiday event showcases Asheville talent Mora is turning over all of its display cases to jewelry made in Asheville on Saturday, December 13, 2014, from 10:00am until 7:00pm. For one day only, the downtown boutique will showcase the talents of contemporary jewelry artists living and […]

FARM-SPECIFIC: "Like a single estate wine, a farm-specific coffee allows the terroir of the region to show through," says Dynamite Roasting Co. co-owner Andy Gibbon. Photo courtesy of Dynamite and City Bakery

Single origin, double quality: Asheville gets Honduran coffee

Praline, caramel and buttery notes co-star in the latest small-batch brew available from City Bakery and Dynamite Roasting Co., and this is one buzz you won’t regret in the morning. Certified organic single-origin coffee from Honduras’ Finca La Esmeralda farm — expertly grown, carefully selected and recently transported — has made its way to Asheville, […]

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Ready for reunion: Carlos Nakai and Peter Kater plan concert series

After a decade of mastering their crafts independently, longtime collaborators Native American flutist Carlos Nakai and pianist and composer Peter Kater have joined forces once again. In celebration of their recent joint album, Ritual, the pair will treat audiences at the Diana Wortham Theatre to two nights of world music dynamism. Ritual‘s seven tracks fill […]

FOOD CREW: From left to right, producer Mike Berlin, blogger Lindsay Moore and chefs Gigi Stewart, Martin Mongiello, Stormy Mongiello and Derek St. Romain gather for Ingles' "Homecoming Holiday" filming. Photo courtesy of Bclip Productions

Chefs dish up $5,000 for charity at A-B Tech competition

The Ingles Table, an online content series which highlights recipes and rising culinary talent, filmed its “Holiday Homecoming” program at A-B Tech’s Asheville campus on Nov. 14, donating $5,000 to local nonprofit organizations at the event’s conclusion. The 30-minute episode followed four Ingles All Star chefs, each competing on behalf of a local charity, as […]

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EPA: Relocated residents near CTS of Asheville, Inc. Superfund site to return home

From a press release by the Environmental Protection Agengy: [On Nov. 17,] the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contacted the three families relocated due to elevated levels of trichloroethylene (TCE) at their residences near the CTS of Asheville, Inc. Superfund site in Asheville, N.C., to let them know they may return home, effective immediately. After […]

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Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Inc. announces 77 percent increase in revenue for 2014 third quarter

From a press release: BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Inc. (OTC:HOPS), announced 3nd Quarter revenue increased significantly and was up 38 % to $266,283 compared to 2nd Quarter 2014 at $192,450. Revenue increased by 77% to $266,283 for Q3 2014 versus $150,703 for Q3 2013. AMB’s gross margin improved during the 3rd Quarter to […]

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Forbes names Asheville among smartest cities in America

Asheville is one of the smartest small towns in the nation, according to Forbes’ latest research. The poll of “America’s Smartest Cities,” which considered 380 metropolitan areas in the country, ranked Asheville eighth in its “small smart set,” pointing to significant growth in the college-educated population. Methodology for conducting the research included consideration of three […]

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Smart bets: The Moon and You

Although The Moon and You collaborated with a professional artist and videographer to create an official music video, the team purposefully preserved the “playful, DIY aesthetic” that you’d expect from musicians listing “glitter and savory crepes” as interests on their Facebook page. A photo booth full of the band’s props will be available at the […]

Supporters of the film can vote for The Perfect Spot in the 2014 Four Points Film Project's audience choice award by liking the video before midnight on Sunday, Nov. 23. Film still courtesy of Gorilla with a Moustache

Ashevillean makes short film about perfect Wall Street parking spot

Asheville filmmaker Katie Damien took up directing, filming and production duties for her most recent short film project, entitled The Perfect Spot. The film follows three young men on a night out downtown, which unfolds outrageously successfully shortly after, and seemingly due to, their securing the perfect parking spot on Wall Street. The Perfect Spot, submitted […]

Sanford Herald: Citizens protest Duke Energy, voice coal ash concerns at Board of Commissioners meeting

Concerned citizens gathered both inside and outside the Lee County Government Center for the Monday, Nov. 17, Board of Commissioners meeting. At the meeting, Duke Energy presented plans to store millions of tons of coal ash in Lee County over the next five years, causing citizen protests. The plans, which were released to the public […]

Fairview Chiropractic Center schedules free informational sessions

From a press release: Dr. Ed Reilly of Fairview Chiropractic Center has scheduled several lectures for November and December. All sessions will be held at Fairview Chiropractic Center, 2 Fairview Hills Drive, Fairview, NC. Attendance is free, but reservations are required. Avoiding Back & Neck Surgery: Tuesday, Nov. 18, 5:15-6:00 p.m. Learn about several technologies […]