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Rhetorical Factory hosts customer appreciation party Sept. 30 with new 828isgreat collection

West Asheville’s Rhetorical Factory is hosting a customer appreciation party on Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 4-9 p.m. More from a press release from 828isgreat: Celebrating four years of Rhetorical Factory in Asheville, and four months open at the new store, located at 444 Haywood Rd., they want to welcome customers and supporters to come enjoy […]

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AC-T: Asheville officials to hear about busking policy

Asheville Citizen-Times By Romando Dixson: ASHEVILLE – Complaints from business owners, visitors and residents caused city staff to examine policies involving panhandling, peddling and busking, city officials said Friday. City staff will present information on those issues to the city’s Public Safety Committee at 3:30 p.m. Monday on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, […]

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Asheville Community Theatre hosts ‘New Umbrella’ tonight, Sept. 20

Saturday, September 20 * 7:30 pm Tonight, be a part of something really special. Story For Life is a new initiative in storytelling created by New Umbrella that brings the amazing stories of our elders to the stage. With the help of Asheville’s professional writers and our area’s most talented actors, these stories spring to […]

Friends of the Smokies hosts hike along Pretty Hollow Gap and elk viewing, Oct. 14

Press Release From Friends of the Smokies: WAYNESVILLE, NC – Join Friends of the Smokies for a full day of hiking on a Classic Hike deep in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park along Pretty Hollow Gap Trail in Cataloochee Valley, followed by elk viewing. Hiking guide and author Danny Bernstein will lead this Friends […]

Randall Barnett appointed to city of Asheville Affordable Housing Advisory Committee

From a press release: Asheville, NC (September 17, 2014) – Local REALTOR®, Randall Barnett, gets appointed to city of Asheville’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee by the city council. Currently serving as the chairperson for Asheville Board of REALTORS® Affordable Housing Committee, Randall has been a key ambassador for affordable housing fairs since 2011 in the […]

Rhetorical Factory holds a customer appreciation party, Sept. 30

From a press release: Rhetorical Factory holds a customer appreciation party, Sept. 30 Rhetorical Factory is hosting a Customer Appreciation Party on September 30th from 4-9 at their Flagship Store at 444 Haywood Rd in West Asheville. Celebrating four years of Rhetorical Factory in Asheville, and four months open at the new store, they want […]

Asheville Art Museum participates in Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live, Sept. 27

From a press release: Asheville Art Museum participates in Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live, Sept. 27 The Asheville Art Museum will provide visitors who have a Museum Day Live ticket with free admission on September 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th annual Museum Day Live. The nationwide event represents Smithsonian’s commitment […]

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Gove Scrivenor performs at Magnolia Acoustic Concert Series, Oct. 12

From a press release: Gove Scrivenor performs at Magnolia Acoustic Concert Series, Oct. 12 Morris Broadband presents Gove Scrivenor in the 8th concert of the Magnolia Acoustic Concert Series at Flat Rock Cinema, located at 2700 Greenville Highway in Flat Rock, NC. The live concert, produced by Howard Molton and Tom Fisch, will be at […]

High School students to explore health careers at MAHEC Conference

Press release from UNC Asheville: High School Students to Explore Health Careers at MAHEC Conference on October 7 More than 450 high school students from across the region will explore career opportunities in health careers and college preparation, when MAHEC presents its 15th annual Health Careers Education Awareness Conference on Oct. 7 at UNC Asheville’s […]

Sens. Hagan & Coons introduce bill to give students a head start at a college degree

From a press release: Fast Track to College Act supports state and local efforts to establish early college high schools and other dual or concurrent enrollment programs Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Kay Hagan (NC) and Chris Coons (DE) introduced legislation to help more low-income students access and complete a college education. The Fast Track […]

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West Asheville’s Rhetorical Factory hosts customer appreciation night Sept. 30

Press Release From 828 is Great: Rhetorical Factory is hosting a Customer Appreciation Party on September 30th from 4-9 at their Flagship Store at 444 Haywood Rd in West Asheville. Celebrating four years of Rhetorical Factory in Asheville, and four months open at the new store, they want to welcome customers and supporters to come enjoy some […]

Master Gardeners and Rose Society to host plant sale Oct. 4

Press Release Buncombe County Master Gardeners For the 4th consecutive year, the Buncombe County Extension Master Gardener volunteers (EMGs) will hold their popular fall plant sale. The Blue Ridge Rose Society will also participate in the sale. The date is Saturday, October 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine. The NEW location […]

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Asheville Greenworks hosts Root Ball tonight on French Broad River

From Asheville Greenworks: Join Asheville Greenworks as we host the second annual “Root Ball”, a fundraising event to allow us to continue working for a “clean & green” environment. The party will be held Thursday September 18th, 2014, from 6:30-9:30pm at the “Boathouse” by the French Broad River at 318 Riverside Drive. All you care to eat, […]

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Hellbilly Hootenanny to be held Saturday, Sept. 27

Who: BOOTLEGGERS CAR CLUB, PABST BLUE RIBBON & A BROKEN SPOKE CUSTOM MOTORCYCLE REPAIR ….proudly present…. What: The 6th Annual Hellbilly Hootenanny! When: (10a.m. SHOW CARS & BIKES ONLY!!!) SPECTATORS 12p.m. – 10p.m. September 27th, 2014 Where: A BROKEN SPOKE 874 RIVERSIDE DRIVE, ASHEVILLE, NC 28804 This event will be a full day of entertainment including – A […]

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Smiling Hara Tempeh launches HEMPEH kickstarter, schedules tempeh barbecue for Oct. 26

From a press release: Smiling Hara Tempeh will launch a 30-day Kickstarter in October to bring HEMPEH to the marketplace—a brand new line of soy-free tempeh fortified with hemp seeds and beans from Growing Warriors, a healing farm for military veterans in Kentucky. The initial funding goal is $20,000. Smiling Hara Tempeh, makers of organic […]

RiverLink hosts talk with Bill Jones of Carolina Native Nursery

Info via the RiverLink email newsletter: RiverLink hosts talk with Bill Jones of Carolina Native Nursery about Fall planting season (with corrected signup link) RiverLink is pleased to announce another Friday afternoon salon talk featuring Bill Jones, founder and President of Carolina Native Nursery, L.L.C. Bill will share his expertise from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. […]

Civitas to file complaint against anti-fracking groups

Press release from Civitas, a conservative policy institute: Civitas President Francis De Luca today will file a complaint with the North Carolina State Board of Elections (SBOE) against radical, out-of-state groups that have violated state law and federal regulations. He will also speak at a press conference immediately after filing the complaints. In March and […]

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Festivals will bring dance, music, art and food to Mars Hill

From press release: Mars Hill – On Saturday, October 4, 2014, the town of Mars Hill, NC, will be transformed into a celebration of traditional music, dance, locally made arts and crafts, and of course delicious food. Two of the finest festivals in the Southern Appalachian region – the twenty-year-old Mars Hill Heritage Festival  and the forty-seven year […]