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Digfest 2014 Photos: Part One

Digfest - the Downtown Independent Groove festival - has come and gone. Are you pining for more local music already? Wanting to relive the great memories? Check out the photos we grabbed from the event, and pine away. If you missed the festival this year, keep your eyes peeled for the 2015 festival. Be sure and support these local bands and check out them out during their next show. 

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Overheard in Asheville: Super Target on Smokey Park Highway

There has been construction happening next to the Lowes Home Improvement on Smokey Park, leading people to wonder what exactly will be filling in the now leveled land. Rumors have been flying, with residents guessing everything from a Wal-Mart, Golden Corral, or a two story Ingles complete with gas station. Many individuals have voiced their yearning and speculation that a Target would go in that spot. This staff writer decided to attempt to squelch at least one myth about what could be going there, and contacted the source directly. Here is what was found:

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Asheville Outlets Aerial Construction Footage

We've got some neat insider footage of the construction happening at Asheville Outlets. The construction company sent a drone through the site to take footage of the progress. Specifically, they wanted to get some video of the beams that went up a couple of weeks ago. The beams will support what the company is calling galley roofs that will provide weather protection on each of the five concourses.

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Things To Do In Asheville 9/20/14

Asheville is full of wonderful, geeky, quirky people. An eclectic collective of vibrant individuals, living in this city means that you are frequently prepared for the rather unique events that take place all year long. This weekend, prepare to geek out at the annual comic expo, float down the river dressed as a zombie, and rock out to the last Downtown After 5 of the year. 

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Asheville Comic Expo 2014

Can you fly? Do you have laser beams for eyes? Do metal claws jut out from your hands? No? None of that?  Well you my friend are in need of some excitement and I know of just the thing for you.  The Asheville Comic Expo returns to the US Cellular Center Saturday, September 20th for a day of AWESOME topped with AWESOME with a side of AWESOME.  Check out all the details in the press release below, and be sure to say hi to one of our amazing bloggers who will be running around with a camera.  See you there! 

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The 2014 NC Mountain State Fair is Back

The North Carolina Mountain State Fair is back y’all, and you know what that means.  DEEP FRIED EVERYTHING!!!

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Adoptable Pet Of The Week: Rocky

Weighing in at a hefty 90 pounds, this handsome hunk of love is Rocky, who has lots of love to give! Rocky is a 9-year-old Collie mix who loves other dogs. Our volunteer groomer had this to say about Rocky: “He's a great dog! I found him to be happy, cooperative for grooming, easy to handle and obedient, trusting and just an all-around good dog. He's very eager to please and loves it when you praise him and pet him.” Rocky needs to lose a little weight, so he would love to go on walks with you! Please come meet this big fluffy sweetheart!

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Things To Do In Asheville 8/30/14

There are a number of fun events happening in Asheville this weekend!  Be prepared to drink beer, listen to music, and enjoy some authentically awesome food. You know, just another weekend in the town voted one of America's 'Most Quirky' towns  by Travel and Leisure. 

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Asheville Sessions: The River Rats

The River Rats formed in Asheville around early 2011 as a street busking project. Jumpstarted from several songs written by local singer/songwriter Andrew Scotchie, The River Rats have evolved from a stripped down guitar and harmonica duo to 5 piece rock soul and blues band. Based in music mecca of Asheville and fronted by Andrew Scotchie (guitars/vocals), the River Rats are currently on tour of the Southeast and are supporting 2 records: "Soul and Sarcasm" the bands first studio release of 2012 and the 2013 release of "BARNAROO BOOTLEG" a live record showcasing the bands' unique live energy.

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Waking Life Releases Promo Video

Waking Life, the popular 5 year old West Asheville Coffee shop has teamed up with a local videographer to give you a visual taste of what goes into each individual cup of coffee brewed at the shop. Waking Life is a Microcafe who is currently bottles their own flash chilled coffee, available at several locations in Asheville, in addition to serving customers in their West Asheville Store. The workers of Waking Life take their coffee very seriously - check out these tidbits from their manifesto:

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