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An Asheville audience went “batty” over a Defenders of Wildlife presentation sponsored by the Asheville Museum of Science. Just in time for Halloween, Bat Week is officially observed from Oct. 24–31.

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Halloween is a favorite day for many children — and even a number of adults. Halloween offers revelers the opportunity to dress up in costume, play tricks on unsuspecting individuals and cap off the day with treasure troves of candy.

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Market research is the primary tool you use to find potential customers for your business, Tom Mock told participants in a seminar at the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Small Business Center in Candler Saturday morning. 

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Every year since 2010, Carolina Day Upper School students in the Society of Literature, Art, Music, and Media (SLAMM), have been honored with awards and recognition from the NC Literary and Historical Association for their student magazine.

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Mysteries and the macabre take center stage come Halloween. Many people feel that lingering spirits may cling to hotel rooms, hospitals and old buildings. The following are some sites, courtesy of Conde Nast, Reader’s Digest and National Geographic, that may prove pleasing to those who like …

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“Every business needs to have a sign,” says Arlene Sullivan, co-owner of Signarama with her husband, Ed Sullivan.

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Transforming pumpkins into cleverly carved creations is a Halloween tradition. Each October, glowing pumpkins take up residence near doorsteps and porches, adding to the magical ambiance of the season.

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Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide can be prevented. Volunteers from Buncombe, Haywood, and Henderson counties are joining the quarter of a million people who are walking in towns across the United States to draw attention to the fight for suicide pr…

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Sitting together at a table in the dining area of Rezaz, Brian and Laura Smith talk about their lives as owners of a popular restaurant in Biltmore Village.

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Forty of Asheville’s top professionals were the star of the show on Thursday, Sept. 27 when the The Biltmore Beacon hosted the seventh annual 40 Under Forty event.

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Sometimes losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight takes thinking outside of the box and moving out of our comfort zone into new food territory. It might seem weird or crazy at first, but giving even one of the following food swaps a try could make a significant difference in your healt…

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Carolina Day School (CDS) invites the community to participate in this year’s annual Golf Tournament, which brings alumni, current families, teachers, and friends from the community together for a fun fall outing.

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Annabelle Schultz, a junior at Carolina Day School, has verbally committed to play college basketball for the Terriers of Wofford College. Schultz, a standout multi-sport athlete at Carolina Day, was an NCISAA All-State performer and was a Citizen-Times All-Western North Carolina first-team …

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Join American Rivers, Mountain True, American Whitewater and New Belgium Brewing Company to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act from 5 – 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 at New Belgium Asheville. New Belgium will have swag giveaways and opportunities take action on beha…

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Do your kids like to run? Would you like them to be more active? Healthy Kids Running Series (HKRS) was created to provide kids with a positive, educational and fun experience.

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The first day of Fall is Saturday, Sept. 22, and it's the perfect excuse to get outdoors and explore the beautiful mountain trails that are only a hop, skip and a jump away. 

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One of the largest sporting events in the world of equestrian sports is currently in North Carolina - in the nearby community of Tryon, just 45 minutes southeast of Asheville - bringing with it an economic boom that is sure to be unmatched.

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It’s the spookiest time of the year again at Tweetsie Railroad. The Ghost Train will return on Friday and Saturday nights from Sept. 21 to Oct. 27, transforming North Carolina’s first theme park into a delightfully frightful destination.

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The state of the city and the county was the theme in the opening session of Leadership Asheville Forums 2018/2019 critical issues luncheons. Invited to speak were Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer and chair of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, Brownie Newman. 

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Trained high school and college students serve as peer instructors at Zaniac, an academic enrichment program that focuses on science, technology, engineering, design arts and math for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade youngsters.

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School is not always easy, and some students struggle as they transition from grade to grade. As students get older, some who may have experienced smooth sailing as youngsters may find they need some extra help grasping the material as coursework becomes more complicated.

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This fall season the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of North Carolina Asheville is offering senior adults a wealth of programs and events in addition to its popular College for Seniors, which is getting under way next week.

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For those who resolve to garden organically in 2018, Brandon Greenstein with Organic Growers School offers sustainability consultations designed for everywhere from homes to farms. Chris Charnitski recently won a free home consultation from the school’s Get Growing survey drawing.  

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If you’re wondering what to do with company — or want to explore amazing experiences in Asheville and the surrounding mountains — check out what’s new at Leap Frog Tours. The transportation company is expanding (literally) by leaps and bounds, with interesting and unusual experiential outings. 

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By 2020 there will be 1.4 million jobs available in computer science, but U.S. universities are only on track to produce qualified graduates to fill less than a third of those jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Looking for an outdoor family getaway but pressed for time? School may have started, but summer isn’t over yet. Join Buncombe County Recreation Services for a quick nature escape and celebrate the Great American Campout, end of summer edition.

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Flame azaleas growing wild on mountain hillsides along with other native plants that make Western North Carolina incredibly beautiful are also hardy, environmentally-friendly choices for gardeners, says Bill Jones of Carolina Native Nursery. 

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Seeds and Sprouts Kids will be hosting its bi-annual kid's consignment sale, providing quality, low-cost items to families, support for Western North Carolina’s growing foster care needs, and Abba’s House from Oct. 6-7.

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Mornings can test the patience and stamina of busy families as adults and children hurry to get out the door on time. Starting off the morning already stressed can lead to feeling tense throughout the rest of the day. There is no magic formula to make mornings less hectic, but the following …