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Calling everyone who loves craft beer, music and fun. Tour de Fat, “the greatest little show on earth,” returns to New Belgium Brewing Asheville, with bikes, brews and philanthropic fun — from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at NBB’s Craven Street campus.

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The Asheville Christian Academy volleyball team easily handled the visitors from the Rabun Gap School last week. The Lions were never tested winning three routine games (25-14, 25-16, 25-14). The Lions were led by Paige McDonald who finished with 15 kills and 13 digs. Katie Alexander produce…

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Sarah Downing, archivist for the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) at the western regional archives, gave a presentation with an overview about their collections for the Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society. The state archives were established in 1912, …

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The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter needs 100 volunteers to help in various functions at its annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Asheville. The Walk will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Pack Square Park, located at 80 Court Plaza in Asheville.

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Cyberbullying is a growing problem for today’s children and teenagers. A 2018 Pew Research Center survey found that 59 percent of American teenagers have been bullied or harassed online. As a parent, here’s what you can do to protect your kids from cyberbullying.

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On Thursday, Sept. 26, Asheville School will welcome Jonathan Haidt, one of the world’s leading experts on the psychology of morality. Haidt will address the school community and discuss themes in his 2018 New York Times Notable Book, “The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions a…

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Bullington Gardens, a horticultural education center and public gardens, invites the community to wander through its Dahlia Garden while in full bloom Monday, Sept. 16, through Thursday, Sept. 19, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The garden features dahlias in every form, size and color imaginable.

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Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps and author of five books, will give a free public talk at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. No tickets are required.

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Prepare to be immersed in Asheville’s vibrant culinary and beverage scene. A new festival named Chow Chow comes to Asheville Sept. 12 – 15, with fun, unique events to satisfy the taste buds — plus give event-goers up-close access to culinary experts and makers.

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At Splurge in the River Arts District, shoppers can find an eclectic array of custom designed light fixtures, antique furnishings and unique collectibles such as a Flipper kiddies ride.

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Bullington Gardens, a horticultural education center and public gardens, holds its annual fall plant sale on Friday, Sept. 6 and Saturday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, rain or shine.

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Karen Marcus was invited to the Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society to give a presentation titled Whispers in the Cemetery – The Stones Tell All. Gravestones carry messages portraying a person’s life or what they wanted others to remember. Epitaphs, symbols and art reflect religious aff…

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The Historic Biltmore Village Association announced that this year’s “Farm to Village – Dining Under the Stars” event will take place on Thursday, September 5th at 6pm on Boston Way in Asheville’s storied Biltmore Village, with tickets now available on Eventbrite.

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Sparks were flying during U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows’ visit to Rinehart Racing in Fletcher Aug. 14. However, fiery flashes were generated by welding activity in the production area, rather than remarks the Republican congressman made while touring the facility that manufactures motorcycle exhaus…

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Robert Beatty is ready for a change. This summer, the Asheville resident, tech entrepreneur and No. 1 New York Times best-selling author listed his 32-acre Cane Creek equestrian estate on the market, transitioning from his quiet, Fletcher-Fairview homestead to a historic home in the city lim…

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Nestled deep within the Leicester community is Franny’s Farm, a venue for lodging, weddings, cooking classes, camping, goat yoga classes and a research facility legally developing 12 different strains of hemp for smoking and the production of CBD oil.

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Wedge Brewing Company is proud to partner with MountainTrue’s French Broad Riverkeeper as its August Charity of the month. Additionally, Wedge is partnering with the Riverkeeper as part of the Beer Series River Clean-Up and hosting the first annual River Rager After Party on Aug. 24 at its F…

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Buncombe County Special Olympics and South Slope CrossFit have a goal of raising $10,000 for the gym’s Adaptive Athlete program, one of the only dedicated CrossFit workouts in the world for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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On Friday, Sept. 6, from 6-9 p.m., Asheville Investment Club (AIC) will host Big Scary Fish Tank, a fundraiser for local nonprofit, OnTrack WNC, as the capstone event of Asheville Entrepreneurship Week.

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Saturday, Aug. 17 marks Asheville School’s 120th Opening Day, and it promises to be a banner year for the school. In addition to celebrating record enrollment, this will be the first Opening Day for newly appointed Head of School Dr. Anthony Sgro, who is the ninth head in Asheville School’s …

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HUNTERSVILLE, North Carolina — Celebrating 26 Years of Cheers, the annual Carolina Renaissance Festival returns weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 5 through Nov. 24, on a 325 acre site minutes north of Charlotte, between Concord and Huntersville, at the junction of NC 73 and Poplar Tent Road.

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UNC Asheville is once again featured as one of The Princeton Review’s best colleges and is ranked in the top 20 nationally on several lists with accolades for the “Best Quality of Life,” and “The City Gets High Marks.”

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Merchants in Historic Biltmore Village announced last week that 30 businesses there have officially transitioned to a “no plastic bags” operation, making them the first merchant group in the city to embrace a sweeping voluntary plastic bag ban.

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Located just a 3-mile throw away from downtown Asheville, Axeville Throwing Club has opened its doors at the old Xscapades building location on New Leicester Highway.

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On Tuesday, Aug. 13, Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park will offer a guided hike in the heart of the Smokies. The Appalachian Trail, Sweat Heifer Trail, and Kephart Prong Trail will make a 7.4-mile hike featuring stunning mountain vistas and fascinating cultural history, includin…

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Construction will commence soon on a major Interstate 26 project to reduce traffic congestion and improve travel in Buncombe and Henderson counties.

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The Buncombe County Extension Master Gardeners Saturday Seminar presents:Planning a Fall Vegetable Garden, which takes place on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the NC Cooperative Extension Buncombe County Center, 49 Mount Carmel Road in Asheville.

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Last month, Westmoreland & Scully, an Asheville-based restaurant group with a focus on guest satisfaction, sustainability, and community involvement, announced their two Asheville restaurants—Corner Kitchen and Chestnut—have been named winners of Wine Spectator’s annual Awards of Excellence.

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Jennifer Cathey is an architectural historian and a restoration specialist with the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources western office. She was invited by the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County to give a presentation on the history of Oteen, somethi…