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Letter: Hopes for alternative baseball in Asheville

Letter: Hopes for alternative baseball in Asheville

My name is Taylor Duncan. I am 23 years old from Dallas, Ga., and I have autism. I am also the commissioner/director of the Alternative Baseball Organization, a 501(c)(3) authentic baseball experience for teens 15-plus and adults with autism and special needs across America. We are searching for coach/managers and volunteers to help us start… Keep Reading

Old Europe Pastries opens on South Main Street

Old Europe Pastries opens on South Main Street

Old Europe Pastries from Asheville has opened its second location at 716 S. Main St., Greenville, as of Monday, July 8, with a limited menu and hours. Owner Bobby Daugherty says it will open with full breakfast and dessert offerings on Friday, July 12, with full hours, as well. Regular hours of operation are 7… Keep Reading

Our Need for Beauty: A Look at Architecture

Our Need for Beauty: A Look at Architecture

Let’s begin with a visit to the Basilica of Saint Lawrence in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. When we enter this Spanish Renaissance church, designed by architect Rafael Guastavino, we know immediately that we are in a sacred place. Often, tourists who just moments before were laughing loudly and debating restaurants for lunch fall silent when… Keep Reading

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

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