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A Weekend at the Biltmore Estate

A Weekend at the Biltmore Estate

Nestled in the heart of the Great Smokey Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina sits the beautiful Biltmore Estate. Known as being one of the homes of the Vanderbilts, the house includes all the finery of American luxury from the turn of the twentieth century. Built in 1895 by George Vanderbilt, the house was designed to… Keep Reading

Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock State Park

When subtropical storm Alberto dumped torrential rains on last August, the 6,800-acre park near Asheville, North Carolina, experienced a landslide that temporarily closed the road leading to the park’s main attraction – Chimney Rock. Impossible to miss, the 535 million-year-old granite-like formation juts off a mountaintop with a large American flag whipping in the breeze… Keep Reading

American Legion Baseball: Asheville at Gaston Braves

American Legion Baseball: Asheville at Gaston Braves

Gaston’s Dosi Jonas attempts to complete the double play as Jarrett Penland is out at second as the Braves hosted Asheville in American Legion playoff action at South Point High School in Belmont Monday evening. [Mike Hensdill/The Gaston Gazette] Gaston’s Cameron Cook pitches in the early innings as the Braves hosted Asheville in American Legion… Keep Reading

Four Seasons Plumbing Provides 5 Water Conservation Tips

Four Seasons Plumbing Provides 5 Water Conservation Tips

ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Four Seasons Plumbing, a family-owned and operated plumbing company serving the Asheville and Hendersonville areas, is offering homeowners five tips on how to conserve water this summer and save on utilities. “Not only is water conservation good for the environment, but it’s also good for your budget,” said… Keep Reading

Brian Miller goes from college walk-on to top Marlins prospect

Brian Miller goes from college walk-on to top Marlins prospect

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jumbo Shrimp player Brian Miller is one of the top prospects in the Marlins organization, but his journey to this moment has been anything but easy. “Yeah, it definitely hasn’t been a straight liner journey as most people would kind of expect,” Miller said. Growing up, Miller played basketball, football and baseball, and was even… Keep Reading

Asheville rents up 1.2% in past month

Asheville rents have increased 1.2% over the past month, and are up moderately by 3.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Asheville stand at $910 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,140 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a… Keep Reading

Smart Bets: DJ Audio

Smart Bets: DJ Audio

Asheville producer/musician DJ Audio continues to make impressive strides within the hip-hop and R&B landscape through smooth, danceable tracks. The latest fruit of his labor is the single “Take It All Off,” the music video for which receives a release party on Friday, July 12, at Room Nine. Lensed by Andrew Anderson, a five-time winner… Keep Reading

July 13 Shindig on the Green to open with traditional dancers

Shindig on the Green is proud to welcome the Ashgrove Garland Dancers and Asheville Morris Dancers to open the evening on Saturday, July 13, from 6:30-7:00 p.m., at the Roger McGuire Green in downtown Asheville’s Pack Square Park. Asheville Morris presents Morris dances from the Cotswold region of England, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, from May Day… Keep Reading

Richardson earns honor roll status

Richardson earns honor roll status

Sakinna Danielle Richardson of Wadesboro is one of 333 students named on Mars Hill University’s honor roll of the Academic Dean at the end of the spring 2019 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 on a minimum of 12 semester hours, and carry no grade below… Keep Reading

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