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The Asheville region’s housing market shows no sign of slowing down as summer sales marked another month of gains, with 1,296 homes sold across the 13-county area of the Western North Carolina mountains, representing a 24.4% year-over-year increase over sales in June 2020.

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Significant audiovisual upgrades to City Hall’s First Floor North Conference Room have been completed just in time to welcome meeting visitors, along with board and commission members, starting in August.

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The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) has launched a national advertising campaign focused on increasing awareness and choice of North Carolina as a place where diverse businesses and workforce talent can thrive.

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The Western North Carolina Historical Association will present a multi-generational discussion of Asheville’s historic Shiloh community with moderator Jefferson Ellison of Asheville’s Jawbreaking Creative on Thursday, Aug. 12, from 6:30-8 p.m.

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Smokey Bear is turning 77 and the Cradle of Forestry will be throwing him a birthday party on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festivities will take place along the Forest Festival Trail and amphitheater.

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Work has begun to replace the elevator inside the Rankin Avenue Parking Garage located at 12 Rankin Ave. The project started July 30 and is expected to take 100 days to complete. The elevator will be out of service during that time.

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Horizons at Carolina Day School fosters academic achievement by providing educational enrichment and cultural activities to help bridge the achievement gap in Asheville.

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As Western North Carolina joins much of the country in its current surge of COVID-19 cases, local health officials continue to advocate for testing for any symptomatic individuals, even if they are fully vaccinated.

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The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) has expanded the scope of the state’s international trade offices in order to help North Carolina exporters take advantage of emerging market opportunities.

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Imagining a new model for what a faith community can look like, the congregation of Biltmore United Methodist Church has voted to sell its property and devote its energy and resources toward responding to Asheville’s most pressing social needs.

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AdventHealth Hendersonville gave a big shout-out to nurse Hannah Bell last week as the hospital presented Bell, MSN, FNP, CNOR with the DAISY Award, an international recognition program that celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide patients every day.

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Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) returns in 2021 with 13 returning and nine new farms set to participate in the tour that’s scheduled for noon to 5 p.m., Sept. 18–19.

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The husband-and-wife duo of Ashley and Greg Garrison have turned their passion for ice cream into a tasty treasure in Asheville and Western North Carolina.

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North Carolina now has one of the most broad-based and competitive tax structures for business in the United States, according to a recent Location Matters survey and newly released white paper from the Tax Foundation and KPMG LLP.

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Ikebana International of Asheville will host an ikebana demonstration at the Folk Art Center, 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, on July 27 at 10:30 a.m. The program will focus on a freestyle arrangement using a container with two openings.

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TIP2APD, a mobile application and texting tool implemented by the Asheville Police Department, allows the public to share anonymous tips with police and lets officers respond back to create an anonymous two-way conversation.

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Buncombe County Schools Foundation (BCSF), the non-profit organization created to enhance and support scholarships, programs and vital projects for Buncombe County Schools, launched a new identity and showcased its newly renovated Bookmobile on June 21 at Valley Springs Middle School.

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Asheville Parks & Recreation has a great lineup of athletic programs for this fall. It doesn’t matter if you’re an expert or a novice, a kid or an adult, we have something for everyone. Get off the couch and play.

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While she may not look a day over 240, America will celebrate her 244th birthday on July 4 and Asheville and surrounding areas are set to throw Lady Liberty a birthday she won’t soon forget.

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The Fourth of July is a holiday filled with fireworks, food and fun in the sun. While Mission Health emergency rooms are safe and ready to provide care, before enjoying the holiday weekend make sure safety precautions are in place to avoid getting burned this summer.

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Several A-B Tech Allied Health programs received top national and state rankings for 2021 from Nursingprocess.org. The college’s Phlebotomy program was ranked second in the nation among more than 363 phlebotomy schools across the country. The Dental Assisting Program at A-B Tech was ranked f…

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The results are in. Thank you to all those who submitted feedback via our recent reader survey. The questionnaire appeared in the Beacon for three weeks and we collected a wealth of information on what you like, what doesn’t really do it for you and what you want to see more of.

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Some men struggle to look after their mental and physical health, which may cause them to skip checkups and screenings that can ensure they live long, healthy lives. Men who don’t take the health of their mind and body seriously may develop serious health issues.

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Uncommon Market is back for its monthly market on Sunday, June 27 at Foundy in the River Arts District (RAD), 1 Foundy Street.

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Dive into the fascinating world of nocturnal creatures with a Blue Ridge Parkway ranger at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 25, at the Folk Art Center along the Parkway in Asheville.

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The S&W building has been a gem of historic architecture in downtown Asheville, opening as a cafeteria and local gathering place in July 1929. Designed by renowned architect Douglas Ellington, it became a Patton Avenue Art Deco landmark, listed on the National Register of Historic Places…