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Dennis Branch, M.D. of Newport, Tennessee was a small-town doctor of African American descent who lived in, and conducted his very successful practice in a predominantly white society — treating thousands of black and white patients throughout his career sometimes amid an atmosphere of extre…

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On a 12-acre farm in Henderson County, organic hemp plants ready for harvest soon will be converted to cannabidiol (CBD oil) and distributed to customers of Kingdom Harvest, a recently launched company in Asheville. 

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The Board of the Friends of the WNC Nature Center welcomes Karen Babcock as the new Executive Director. Babcock has a solid history of nonprofit leadership, serving at the director level at Folkmoot USA and Maryland’s Ladew Topiary Gardens. 

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UNC Asheville has once again garnered the No. 7 spot among public liberal arts universities in U.S. News and World Report’s new “2019 Best Colleges,” released online today.

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Tour de Fat, “the greatest little show on earth,” returns to New Belgium Brewing (NBB) Asheville — with bikes, brews and philanthropic fun — noon – 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at NBB’s Craven Street campus.

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Asheville Outlets will partner with Splurge – Custom Lighting, Antiques & Art to host a Community Yard Day on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The event will be held in the parking lot outside of the Gap Factory Outlet. The Community Yard Sale will feature various yard sale …

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RiverLink and the design team led by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects have solicited recommendations from the public about a master plan for the future Karen Cragnolin River Park off of Amboy Road.

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The Asheville Museum of Science invited Ben Prater, southeast program director for Defenders of Wildlife to The Collider to give a presentation titled Offshore Drilling and its Environmental Impact.

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For many years, the Friends of the Henderson County Public Library have held bi-annual book sales to raise money for the many programs and materials the Friends provide to the library and the community.

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Lake Julian Park Fall Kids Fishing Tournament will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2018. The semi-annual event is open to all children ages 15 and under and is sponsored by Buncombe County Recreation Services and West Ridge Auto Sales. 

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Carolina Day School is pleased to welcome two new international students this fall: Alex Soler from Spain (hosted by the Chris and Elizabeth Mailander family) and Mieke Klemann from Germany (hosted by the Jason Bergman and Connie Herbst family).

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Providing insight into the changing post-retirement landscape,  a new survey by Home Instead, Inc. revealed that more than half (53 percent) of workers approaching retirement in the next five years believe they will likely return to work.

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The Myths and Realities of U.S. Immigration Policy was the theme of the final meeting of Leadership Asheville Forum’s critical issues luncheon for the 2017-2018 sessions. UNC Asheville professor Dr. Mark Gibney was the featured guest speaker.

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For more than 30 years, Radney Foster has been converting the thoughts in his head into mesmerizing lyrics that express the human condition — and others have taken notice. Today, Foster is a celebrated Texas songwriter, known for his storied lyrics that he pens for both himself and others.

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Dr. Michael Ruiz, professor of physics at UNC Asheville, was invited by the Asheville Museum of Science in partnership with The Collider to give a presentation on the physics behind sound and music.

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Registration is open for the Fall 2018 Healthy Kids Running Series.  The Asheville series was named “Best Race for Kids,” by Competitor Groups’ Southeast Edition.

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Carolina Mountain Sales, A Wilkinson ERA company, announces the addition of The Shana Brookshire and Lisa Andres team, to their award-winning company as well as the addition of real estate broker Chris Andres. 

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The YWCA of Asheville is hosting their annual Community Health Fair on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The purpose of the event is to offer activities for all ages that focus on nutrition, alternative medicine, and fitness to promote a healthy community.

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The Asheville Christian Academy girls team has discovered the winning formula.  They continue their best start in over five years with another solid performance on the road against York Prep School in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

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This Saturday, Jan. 7, starting at 10 a.m., the Orange Peel and the Hop Ice Cream Cafe have partnered up to bring back the ever-popular all local kids’ dance party.

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The Women’s March on Asheville will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2017, organized in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington.

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City Bakery has started construction on a new production bakery in Fletcher, NC. In order to meet the needs and demands of its growing wholesale & retail business, City Bakery will move all of it’s bread production, presently baked in the 60 Biltmore Avenue location, to the new facility.…

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 Asheville Humane Society is launching the Paw it Forward Campaign presented by Dog Tag Art to benefit the homeless animals of Buncombe County. AHS’ first large-scale crowdfunding campaign will run from April 15 to June 15 with the goal of raising $60,000.

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On March 23, UNC Asheville and Bee Campus USA announced that UNC Asheville is the eighth educational institution in the nation to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal the strengths of educational campuses for the benefit of pollinators.

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The Asheville Living Treasures selection committee is happy to announce the selection of Bob Burgin, Sophie Dixon and Thomas Sanders for the Spring 2016 Class of Asheville Living Treasures. The Recognition Ceremony honoring them will be on Sunday May 22, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. in the Manheimer R…

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The Buncombe County Extension Master Gardener volunteers (EMGs) will again partner with the Asheville Blue Ridge Rose Society to host a plant sale on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale will be held in the parking lot of the American Red Cross, 100 Edgewood Road, off of Merrimo…

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Wick & Greene Jewelers has been a fixture in Asheville for 90 years, and they have now announced their plans to close the store as we know it. Customers started receiving letters  to let them know about the store closing sale over the next few weeks.

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By Vicki HyattA projected 39 percent of the jobs in Buncombe County could disappear because of the technological revolution, ranking it as the fourth highest in the state on a “future work disruption index.”

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is teaming up with local resource partners to offer a FREE one-day entrepreneurial training class to all veterans looking to start or grow a business in Asheville at the Pack Library on Monday, April 25. The workshop covers various topics includin…

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24 Carolina Day School students demonstrated their language skills in the Foreign Language Competition at Western Carolina University. Upper School students gave short presentations, recited poems, spoke extemporaneously, and competed in a cultural quiz bowl. All of these activities were don…

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. – While every season brings unique touches to a Biltmore visit, springtime 2016 is full of new estate offerings. Biltmore Blooms begins the first day of spring and this year’s celebration includes not only flowers coloring acres of gardens, but also a major new costume exhibi…

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 Asheville Outlets will soon be home to the region’s first RH (Restoration Hardware) Outlet. The new store from the luxury home furnishings leader will be located in the western wing of Asheville Outlets.“RH is an inspiring, highly admired brand and we know it will be an incredibly well- rec…