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Carolina Day School has taken a significant step in reducing its carbon footprint and energy costs by installing a 112-kilowatt solar system. The system, leased by Eagle Solar and Light, will produce approximately 140,130-kilowatt hours annually, just under half of the Upper School building’…

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A short walk through a courtyard and down a flight of stairs just off Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville brings you to Crocodile Wine, a unique shop that offers natural wines made using time-honored methods.

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From traditional celebrations honoring the mountain heritage, to our more niche festivals such as the Asheville Yoga Festival, here are some of this summer’s festivals and events to count down the rest of the dog days ahead.

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It’s hot and your family is heading for a fun vacation destination, but there’s still that long car ride that has to happen first. And no, a car with unhappy, complaining children isn’t the best way to get that vacation off to a great start.

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The Ivy Building auditorium on the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College campus is the last remaining structure from St. Genevieve-of-the-Pines, a school for girls started in1908 by nuns from a French order known as “The Religious of Christian Education.”

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In conjunction with the publication of her new book, “Skyland and Its Founder,” Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society volunteer Sandy Samz gave a presentation about the history of this storied community just south of Asheville and how it came to be.

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In Western North Carolina, more than 100,000 people every year experience food insecurity. But with the help of the WNC craft beverage industry, during the month of July, you can help get food to our neighbors who don’t know where their next meal will come from.

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With the 50th anniversary of the first human steps on the moon just ahead, UNC Asheville and the Astronomy Club of Asheville will present a special commemoration, and weather permitting, a lunar viewing the evening of July 9.

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Yes, it’s ice cream weather — and French Broad Chocolate (FBC) has added to summer enjoyment with the opening of Cookies & Creamery at 21 Buxton Ave., in Asheville.

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For over 40 years, Our VOICE has provided services to thousands of individuals and their families who have been victimized by sexual crimes. Our VOICE provides direct client services, which include 24 hour crisis support, case management, and counseling.

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Situated in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park just over the North Carolina/ Tennessee border sits historic Cades Cove — a broad, verdant valley surrounded by mountains offering some of the best opportunities for wildlife viewing in the park with frequent sightings of white-tailed deer,…

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Following a multi-year effort initiated by UNC Asheville student leaders, the UNC Asheville Board of Trustees approved using Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria for a portion of its endowment that will be divested from fossil fuel investments.

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PIGEON FORGE – This summer Alcatraz East Crime Museum continues to roll out new things for visitors. There will be two special displays, both aimed at providing visitors with information about headline-grabbing cases from both history and current events. The special summer displays focus on …

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The Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) will present portions of the famous AIDS Memorial Quilt now through Saturday, June 22 at the Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St. in Asheville.

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The Asheville Museum of Science invited Bethany Stolevski, engineering manager at GF Linamar, to give her presentation on “Engineering & the Science of Die-Casting.”

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PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee – With summer break upon us, many parents will be scrambling for ideas of how to keep their families active over the next couple of months. Staying active, both physically and mentally, can help families avoid the dreaded summer brain drain, where kids tend to lose so…

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There’s a buzz going on in the mountains. And it’s about the importance of bees and pollinators in the ecosystem. Crops, foods and flowers rely upon bees and other pollinators, in order to reproduce and bear fruit.

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RiverLink, in partnership with Leap Frog Tours, is offering an informative three-hour tour of the French Broad River again this year, typically on the first Thursday of each month from now through November.

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Carolina Day School rising senior Ryan Philip raised nearly $50,000 to benefit children in the African village of Rwinkwavu in Rwanda. Ryan was inspired by a visit to the town last summer with family working with Partners in Health, a nonprofit based in Boston that supplies medical services …

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In its mission to engage children with the outdoors, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s Kids in Parks program is marking a powerful milestone; kids and families have completed one million adventures through the program’s TRACK Trails. This figure represents more than one million miles hiked…

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As the first Buncombe County school to field a lacrosse team, the T. C. Roberson Rams placed an impressive 3rd in their conference this spring. In addition to two wins over Watauga and splitting games with a veteran Hickory team, Roberson managed two victories over Asheville High School in t…

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A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that in 2018, 14.7 million park visitors spent an estimated $1.1 billion in local gateway regions while visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway. These expenditures supported 15.9 thousand jobs in the local region and had a cumulative benefit of $1.3 bil…

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A-B Tech’s Small Business Center and the Carolina Small Business Development Fund are partnering to present the fifth annual Western Women’s Business Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the A-B Tech Conference Center on the Asheville campus.