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The lack of affordable housing in Buncombe County is no secret, but one need is often overshadowed by the demand for new units. Far too many of our neighbors- homeowners often 62+ years old, whose families have lived here for generations- are having to live in unsafe and unhealthy conditions…

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For the first time in school history, the girls basketball program at Asheville Christian Academy brought home the NCISAA 3A State tournament title with a 35-32 win over Concord First Assemblies. The Lions lost the finals two years ago, but a dominating defensive performance in this year’s g…

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UNC Asheville will host Junior Preview Day on Saturday, Feb. 29, welcoming high school juniors and their families to get a head start on their college search. Junior Preview Day is a free, open house experience designed for juniors, featuring the University’s academics, student life programs…

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UNC Asheville Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Britt Lundgren has been named a 2020 Cottrell Scholar, an honor that comes with a $100,000 prize from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) in support of her research on how galaxies evolve over cosmic timescales.

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The axe-throwing craze has taken the nation by storm — and it’s thriving in Asheville. Why do people throw axes at a target? It’s cathartic, fun, and anyone can learn to hit the target, with the proper coaching.

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Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders (CRC for ED) hosts a full week of events bringing eating disorders awareness to WNC. The National Eating Disorders Association’s National Eating Disorders Awareness (#NEDAwareness) Week is the largest and best-known eating disorder outreach effor…

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Carolina Day Upper School students in the Society of Literature, Art, Music, and Media (SLAMM), have been honored with a REALM First Class distinction—the highest distinction possible—for their 2018-19 Literary & Arts Magazine, Interrobang. The award program is overseen by the National C…

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Show your child’s favorite stuffed animal some love. Critter Check Up is a chance for your child to get a clean bill of health for their stuffed animal friend from a veterinarian at the WNC Nature Center in Asheville.

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Building on generations of affiliation with and leadership and support of Asheville Country Day School (ACDS) and Carolina Day School (CDS), George H. V. Cecil has established a scholarship in honor and remembrance of his wife, Nancy Owen Cecil, that will provide students in western North Ca…

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Yelp’s Jan. 25 announcement of the top five foodie destinations in the U.S. had Ashevillians, area food lovers and French Broad Chocolates staff jumping for joy. The announcement was made on Good Morning America by Tara Lewis, Yelp’s trend expert.

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In May 2016, when the Fort Collins-based brewery opened its doors along the French Broad riverside in Asheville, the new location became an essential destination for locals and tourists alike, eventually earning its place as a centerpiece in the city-wide beer scene.

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The 27th Annual Spring Conference—for farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, and sustainability seekers—is hosted by Organic Growers School (OGS), an Asheville-based non-profit organization. The conference takes place Friday–Sunday, March 6–8, 2020. The weekend event takes place at Mars Hill Univ…

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The Asheville Christian Academy Lions enacted a little revenge last week as they knocked off their conference rival Rabun Gap 84-62. ACA fell to the Eagles in the first meeting, but after the first few minutes of the second tilt, the contest was never in doubt. The Lions and Eagles traded se…

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Asheville has received accolades for just about everything from food and festivals to the health and eco-conscious community. It is arguably best known for being one of the top outdoor cities in the Southeast. Thousands of trail miles crisscross the surrounding mountains, and a vast network …

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Spring, for many, marks the beginning of a long and exciting outdoor season. The Outdoor Gear Builders of WNC — a local alliance of over 50 gear builders and makers — are excited to announce their Sixth Annual Get In Gear (GIG) Fest on March 21.

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The Asheville Christian Academy girls basketball team traveled to Cherokee High School last week to take on the Braves in a non-conference matchup. Cherokee jumped out to a ten-point lead in the first quarter holding the Lions to just two points in the opening frame.

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I’ve highlighted the Trombatore Trail near Bearwallow Mountain in Fairview before, but the traces of Winter that have graced WNC infrequently this year make it the perfect day hike for the area.

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Registration is open for UNC Asheville’s 2020 Pi(e) Run, an annual fun run that celebrates all things Pi(e). This year’s event will be held on Pi Day, Saturday, March 14, at Pi time, 3:14 p.m.

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Don’t miss the 2020 Glitter Ball, an amazing, fun and lively evening to benefit the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra. The ball will take place on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 6-11 p.m. at Blue Ridge Community College, located at 180 W Campus Drive in Flat Rock.

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On Thursday, Feb. 6, the Sierra Club of Western North Carolina (WENOCA) presents Scott Varn’s Preserving A Picturesque America (P.A.P.A.). If you love history, art, and adventure, join us to see how an organization is combining all of them to help preserve beautiful natural treasures.

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The Asheville Christian Academy girls basketball team knocked off the visitors from High Point Christian last week and, in so doing, supplanted themselves as the favorites to win the 3A private school state title. The Lions jumped out to a 14-5 lead at the end of the first quarter and steadi…

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The Odyssey Project: The Journey Home – a series of three community dialogues that will use Homer’s Odyssey as the context for exploring current societal challenges – will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center, in the Ingles Mountain View Room. The dialogue …

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In the decades from 1750 to 1850, families from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and the other countries comprising the Seven Celtic Nations settled in the Western North Carolina mountains.

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Enka High School athlete Tyler Moore placed first in the state in the 300 meter distance run at the Polk County Reindeer Games on Jan. 8 with a time of 35.74 seconds.

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Asheville’s favorite January running event is back. Isaac Dickson School will be the location for the 2020 Asheville Hot Chocolate Races, taking place on Saturday, Jan. 25. There will be several race events held for adults and their young ones, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

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The Asheville Christian Academy girls basketball team traveled to Rabun Gap High School in northern Georgia last week to take on the Eagles in a crucial conference matchup. Rabun Gap jumped out to an early 11-2 lead knocking in three three-pointers in the opening minutes. However, from that …

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iDaph has busy and eventful year ahead of us as we gear up for our 2020 Sport Events! iDaph Events & Timing offers cycling, running and multi-sport events throughout the year that are fun, unique and challenging. Our events are for all levels of athletes and are often kid-friendly.

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A quick and easy way to get comfort food on your dinner table is this recipe for Cheesy Baked Mushroom Chicken. Add some green beans and mashed cauliflower for a well-rounded meal for your family.

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The Blue Ridge Agility Club of Western North Carolina will host an American Kennel Club (AKC) agility trial Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 24 – 26. The event will be held at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center McGough Arena in Fletcher from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Friday-Saturd…