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The $650m Expansion of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort

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Set on the Qualla Boundary of Cherokee is the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, one of only two casinos in North Carolina. Open since 1997, the Cherokee has become a leading gambling hub for the state since opening with only video poker for their guests to play some 20 years ago.

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Catawba Brewing Co. to purchase Palmetto Brewing Company of Charleston

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Catawba Brewing Co. of Morganton, NC (Catawba) and Palmetto Brewing Company of Charleston SC (Palmetto) are excited to announce the two companies are being joined into a single entity. Catawba intends to finalize the purchase of Palmetto by the end of 2017 with the Pyatt family retaining 100% ownership.

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Asheville Yoga Center Fundraises for MANNA FoodBank

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One in four children in Western North Carolina are faced with hunger and the insecurity of not always knowing where their next meal will come from. Throughout the month of November, Asheville Yoga Center is collecting food and cash donations for MANNA FoodBank to help combat hunger in our community and throughout the holidays.

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Warren Haynes Presents: The Annual Christmas Jam is One of Our Favorite Happenings in Asheville

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Would Santa ever visit Asheville without Christmas Jam popping off? We haven’t had to test the possibility in 28 years, and hopefully, it’s a long time coming before such a tragedy would occur. Organized by Grammy Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, renowned guitarist and Asheville native Warren Haynes, The Annual Christmas Jam concert has a rich story behind it. It all began in 1988 when Haynes decided to give an opportunity for performing artists, fans and donors to come together through music and contribute to the Asheville community at large.

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Hail Cassius Neptune 9/8 at Pisgah Brewing

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Hail Cassius Neptune is a "psychedelic soul" powerhouse that fuses art rock with R&B into a unique sound channeling Erykah Badu and Hiatus Kaiyote. Fronted by Kylie Jo and Wilson Stern, their music weaves a danceable tapestry for the mind, body & soul. The band has been compared to acts across the gamut from The Mars Volta and Primus to Frank Zappa and D'Angelo. Kylie Jo's powerful vocals bring together Lauryn Hill's sense of soul with Fiona Apple's sense of humor.  As a Southeast band on the rise, H!CN has shared the stage with Papadosio, Beats Antique, and Consider the Source.

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Benevolent Spirits: Houston Hurricane Harvey

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Heirloom Hospitality Group has organized an effort among the Asheville food and beverage community to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

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90th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

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The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, the country’s longest running folk festival, now in its 90th year of highlighting mountain culture returns this summer for three full evenings: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 3, 4 and 5 at the Mission Health/A-B Tech Conference Center near downtown Asheville. Tickets are on sale now.

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Looking Glass Creamery Welcomes Sean Stanley

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Looking Glass Creamery has hired Sean Stanley as Retail Manager for the growing, and soon to be expanded, Cheese Shop at the company’s original Fairview location. For the past seven years, Sean has been with Whole Foods Market across the Southeast, working in cheese, beer and wine. In 2014, he was designated an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional ™, one of only 740 worldwide. Stanley brings with him an extensive knowledge of cheese varieties, origins, and styles and a passion for working with people. “Throughout my career, the overriding motivator has been building meaningful relationships with guests, and sharing the joy that comes from eating great food.” When Sean isn’t behind the counter in the cheese shop he will be helping with cheese production and streamlining processes and procedures in all areas of the business. “I’m so excited to be working with a group of people that represents what’s great about American cheese making: hard work, preservation of tradition, and enthusiasm about sharing what they do every day.”

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June 7th Regional Chamber Business Expo

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More than 100 businesses and organizations will exhibit at the Regional Chamber Business Expo on June 7th offering local solutions to business issues.

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Better Dads Festival Comes to Asheville

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This Father’s Day weekend, the Better Dads Festival will create an active, soulful, inspirational, fun, and educational space for the Asheville community to explore and celebrate fatherhood. The event welcomes people of all ages. Live music, dance, games, costumes, drumming, storytelling, crafts, poetry, and a dress-your-dad photo booth will provide opportunities to play together. Community speakers and resource booths from Asheville’s diverse communities will invite festivalgoers to explore how men show up in their lives, the challenges they face, and new possibilities.

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