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The Head of School search committee is pleased to announce that Carolina Day School’s Board of Trustees has unanimously selected Stephanie B. Whitney as the school’s next Head of School, effective July 1, 2020.

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The U.S. Cellular Center Asheville is welcoming back Sesame Street Live! next year — bringing performance of the brand-new sensory adventure live on stage. The Make Your Magic show will be held on Wednesday, March 18, at 10:30 a.m. and there will also be a 6 p.m. evening show.

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Basketball season begins this week in the Swannanoa Valley as both the Asheville Christian Academy boys and girls teams start up their new campaigns. The ACA girls return their top three leading scorers off a team that won the conference championship a season ago. Senior Caroline Sikkink led…

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If you’re in a work situation where you have a strong, positive relationship with that supervisor or boss above you, congratulations. While it definitely does happen, this is not always the case for many of us in our jobs.

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UNCA’s Africa Studies program recently celebrated 400 years of African American resilience, commemorating 400 years since enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas.

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UNC Asheville will celebrate Cherokee Cultural Week with special events Nov. 13-15 and a keynote address by Principal Chief Richard G. Sneed of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI). All Cherokee Cultural Week activities are free and open to everyone. 

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On the morning of Thursday, Nov. 14, Ashevillians and Southerners of all stripes will grab their lawn chairs and secure a place in line at Highland Brewing Company for the release of the “Cold Mountain Holiday Pack” — a mixed case of beer that includes the maximum allotment of Cold Mountain …

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A creative menu, attractively renovated space and Southern flavored name have been a recipe for success at All Day Darling, a restaurant on Montford Avenue that opened the first of the year.

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Healthcare leaders Janice Brumit and Lakesha McDay recently gave a presentation about Dogwood Health Trust at Leadership Asheville Forum. It is the private, non-profit foundation set up following the sale of Mission Health Systems to the Hospital Corporation of America.

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The small-town charm of Hendersonville will make you feel that you are, Home for the Holidays! Experience the joy of the holidays, sprinkled with excitement for the entire family. Let Hendersonville become your Hometown this holiday season.

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The Kiwanis Club of Black Mountain-Swannanoa recently presented the World Citizenship Awards for 2019 – 2020. The awards were based on a personal statement regarding the student’s understanding of, and involvement in, World Citizenship.

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Emily Holbert, of Hendersonville was crowned the 71st Miss Asheville and Lily Goff, also of Hendersonville, was crowned the 14th Miss Blue Ridge Valley in Canton’s Colonial Theatre.

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The Carpatho-Rusyn Society will honor veterans on Saturday, Nov. 16 with a showing of the film “Our Flag Still Waves.” The film will be shown at the Montreat College School of Adult and Graduate Studies 29 Turtle Creek Drive, Asheville, from 1:30 — 3:30 p.m.

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Many who know Asheville are familiar with the city’s reputation as a dog-friendly place. For years, residents and tourists alike have enjoyed the freedom of taking their dogs just about anywhere – a luxury not available in other cities.

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At Points of Light Crystal & Mineral Gallery on Merrimon Avenue, dazzling displays of amethyst geodes and quartz clusters catch the eye of customers walking through the door. From large specimens nearly 5 feet tall to small tumbler-sized crystals and minerals, the shop has something for …

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On Thursday, Nov. 7, the Sierra Club will host Brad Rouse, executive director of Asheville’s Energy Savers Network to give an overview of the Climate Reality Project, an organization founded by Al Gore with the mission to build a mass movement of concerned climate activists.

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Congratulations to the Carolina Day School girls cross country team for dominating the 2019 North Carolina Independent Schools State Championships in Charlotte this weekend!

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The Asheville Christian Academy cross country teams traveled to Charlotte last week to compete in the NCISAA state meet. The Lions girls team ended a strong season with an impressive runner-up finish in the 3A race. The Lions were paced by Holly Lanter who finished in fifth overall with a ti…

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Candis Cox, a lecturer and LGBTQ advocate, will present a free public talk, This is Me: Musings about Co-starring with Cate Blanchett, RuPaul’s Drag Race and Being a Black Transgender Woman in the South, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, in UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. This lecture is p…

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Three local organizations, Eliada Farms, Asheville Hemp Project, and Clover CBD, are all working with CBD from hemp to help those in need. These business owners all have charitable spirit, and each is working to support the poor and disadvantaged among us.

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Grade 6 students from Carolina Day School recently took a field trip to Joara where they worked with archeologists to excavate and discover Native American pottery at an active archaeological site known as the Berry Site.

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The Asheville Christian Academy volleyball team managed to secure a first-round victory in the NCISAA state tournament against Hickory Grove Christian School but eventually lost in quarterfinal round action against the number one seed, Arendell Parrott Academy.

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“I was in the market and I was looking around, and that made me a little bit hungry,” said fourth-grader JT. “So I was just looking around to see if I could find something. And I actually said out loud, ‘Do you have any cucumbers in this market?’”

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Twisp, an all-natural line of southern hard seltzers inspired by popular cocktails, is entering the market on Oct. 19. Asheville will be one of only four markets to get a first taste of its launch flavors: The Mule, The Paloma and The Spritzer. Manufactured by the parent company of local bre…

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Rangi Matamua, professor and associate dean at The University of Waikato in New Zealand, will present a free public lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at UNC Asheville in the Highsmith Student Union Blue Ridge Room. He also will deliver a second lecture as part of a UNC Asheville humanit…

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The annual African Americans in Western North Carolina and Southern Appalachia Conference, now in its sixth year, will be held at UNC Asheville and the YMI Cultural Center Oct. 17-19, bringing local and regional leaders together for scholarly talks, panel discussions, concerts and awards.

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The Asheville Christian Academy boys soccer team outplayed the Asheville Trailblazers last week controlling both time of possession and outshooting the Trailblazers three to one. But deep into the second half the Lions found themselves playing from behind. After finally tying the score at 3-…