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Mercy Urgent Care Offers $25 Sports Physicals to Student Athletes

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Mercy Urgent Care is offering a special rate of $25.00 on sports physicals for all elementary through high school students from now through May 31, 2018. Individuals may drop in to one of the four urgent care locations in Buncombe County or the one in Transylvania County at their convenience.

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Sanctuary Brewing Company to Host Third Annual Vegan Chili Cookoff

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Come Sunday, chili lovers from all over will be digging into bowls of deliciousness at Sanctuary Brewing Company, 147 1st Ave East in Hendersonville, NC. The popular brewery is hosting its Third Annual Vegan Chili Cookoff on Sunday, February 25th from 2 to 5 p.m., with music by the brotherly harmonic duo, Brother Bluebird.

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Biltmore Village Oyster Bar Shucks Franchise

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A popular Asheville restaurant is shucking its franchise shell. Formerly Virgola, local owners Steve and Nan Klein have parted ways with their franchise affiliation to become The Wine & Oyster, an independently-owned restaurant in Asheville’s flourishing culinary community.

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Award-Winning Debut Novelist Amanda Kabak Brings Her Innovative LGBTQIA+ Fiction to Asheville

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Amanda Kabak, winner of the Arcturus & Chicago Review of Books Al-Simak Award for fiction, will visit Asheville on February 17 to read from her innovative LGBTQIA+ debut novel, The Mathematics of Change.

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Social Media Superstars To Emcee Annual Puppy Bowl festivities

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Social media superstars, serial entrepreneurs, and world-famous animal advocates The Vegan Bros will be playing with puppies and drinking brews at Sanctuary Brewing Company’s (SBC) annual Puppy Bowl on Sunday, February 4th,  all to benefit Brother Wolf Animal Rescue (BWAR) and Sweet Bear Rescue Farm. The famous duo will be flying in from LA to emcee the popular annual event, where puppies play football in an epic showdown of cuddly cuteness.

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Starting Your Own Online Business

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Starting your own online business may seem like an easy task, but there is more to it than meets the eye! Online startups are an increasingly popular way for entrepreneurs to dip their toys in the waters of business ownership without having to worry about the overhead costs that accompany a brick and mortar business. When first deciding to start a business online, you must identify a few key factors: What type of business will this be? Are you wanting to sell merchandise online, or run a website/blog and sell virtual ad space? If you decide to sell merch, will you make it on demand in your home or outsource to a drop shipping distributor? What are your monthly associated fees/charges? How much income do you wish to generate? How much time and effort can you afford to dedicate to your online business? Most online businesses start as a side job, while the business owner works a “traditional” job to fund their new venture before jumping into online full time. Regardless of what type of online presence you wish to have, here is a checklist of the necessary items you need to curate to get your new business off to …

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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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