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Smart House Technology for Saving Energy

This sponsored post is really coming at a great time because I was just thinking about how I could share with you about how to save energy and money on your heating/cooling bill. It’s never been easier for a homeowner to lower their utility bills. This is thanks to a range of modern technologies, from basics like programmable thermostats and energy monitoring systems to all-important things such as motorized window shades and energy-conscious ceiling fans. So, is your home saving you money? Or are you spending more than you need to each month when the utility companies come to read your meters? Smart thermostats have been around for a while, and they’ve essentially become basic for modern homes. If you’re in the market for a new property, you’ll likely come across houses that have smart thermostats and monitoring systems already installed. The former helps you reduce energy use by lowering and raising the temperature to maintain the right conditions only when you and family members are at home, and the latter can track energy use so you can make necessary changes to lower your utility bills. You can read more about these and other energy-saving innovations in the infographic below. …

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Spooky Spoken Word OPEN MIC! on Monday October 29th

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David Joe Miller presents a Spooky Spoken Word Open Mic on Monday October 29th. All writers, storytellers and poets are invited to attend and participate. The theme is "spooky" and Miller urges you to bring your "spookiest" words. Costumes are welcomed and encouraged.

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HCT Offers Spooky Double Feature: The Love Talker and A Ghost Story

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The Love Talker, Deborah Pryor's tale of witchery in the mountains of Virginia, is abundant with apparitions and an eerie and sensual atmosphere.  Two women, 14-year-old Gowdie and her mother Bun, live together in a remote cabin in the woods where they wage a private war against oppressive forest forces: an impish, red-headed witch and the lustful demon, The Love Talker.

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The 22nd Annual Brewgrass Festival Postponed Due to Hurricane Florence

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The Annual Event is Rescheduled for October 27th, 2018 at the Salvage Station

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Celebrating 10 Years of Taste: Taste of Asheville returns Nov. 15

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Asheville’s biggest culinary event celebrates its 10th Anniversary of bold flavors and palate pleasers.

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Must-Visit Places on the East Coast

Stretching all the way from the icy, snow capped peaks of Canada to the breezy beaches of Florida, the American East Coast is one of the most diverse places on earth that you can visit. Here are some of the sites that you absolutely cannot miss when traveling on the East Coast: 

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Asheville BARNAROO 2018 at Franny’s Farm September 28-30

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Asheville BARNAROO is celebrating 6 years at Franny’s Farm in Leicester, NC September 28th-30th, featuring non-stop music over 38 acres for 3 days. AVL BARNAROO was started by Asheville Native Andrew Scotchie and friends in 2009 in Weaverville NC.

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Mercy Urgent Care Announces New Location in Burnsville

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Yancey County Will Be Home to 6th Mercy Urgent Care Location in WNC

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Inaugural Smokies Stomp Raises Over $60,000 to Support National Park

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Community members from across Western North Carolina gathered for the inaugural Smokies Stomp Barn Party in support of Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) Saturday, July 21st. The event raised more than $60,000 to fund park projects and featured a ‘fund-a-cause’ for Parks As Classrooms, which provides hands-on curriculum-based environmental education programming for thousands of WNC schoolchildren. 

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Revival of Entire Amy Winehouse’s BACK TO BLACK album with 15-Piece Orchestra

National soul sensation Remember Jones fronts a 15-piece orchestra in back to BACK TO BLACK, a revival and re-creation of the entire 2006 Grammy-award winning, Amy Winehouse album Back to Black, plus several Amy Winehouse B-sides and an encore set of Remember Jones original, super-soul music. This show has sold out most previous engagements throughout the country.

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