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Geek Out 2014 Recap Video

Geek Out 2014 Recap Video

In case you missed it, Geek Out 2014 was a great success and drew crowds of people from all over the Southeast. In case you aren't sure what Geek Out is, to sum it up: Geek Out is Western North Carolina's popular arts convention, celebrating film, art, costuming, comics, and animation here in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you haven't already I recommend checking out the article we ran submitted by a first time attendee of the convention - you can read it here.

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Lex 18’s New Chef Edwin Bloodworth Reimagines Appalachian Cuisine

Lex 18 Supper Club and Moonshine Bar

Lex 18 Supper Club and Moonshine BarYou may have noticed that Lex 18, a fairly new restaurant in downtown Asheville, shuttered its doors briefly. Today, they reopen their doors with a new chef, a rising star in the culinary industry, Edwin Bloodworth.

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Celebrity Sighting: Artimus Pyle

Celebrity Sighting: Artimus Pyle in Asheville

There was a celebrity spotted hanging around in the West Asheville/Enka/Candler area end of town the other day. This famous figure is well known for always having a pair of sticks in hand - but it appears he may be trading in his money makers for some knitting needles. Artemis Pyle, the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd was at Western North Carolina's largest yarn store yesterday, yarn in hand. 

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Bengt Washburn in Asheville Friday June 6th

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On Friday, June 6th, Comedian Bengt Washburn is set to perform shows at 7:30pm and 9:30pm in downtown Asheville at Asheville Brewing Company’s the Millroom as part of Funny Business’ professional stand-up comedy series.

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Asheville City Market Guides

Asheville City Market Guides

Everyone loves a good market, be it a tailgate, farmers, or city market. With the weather turning and market season ramping up, we decided to give you a local market guide. Exact products and vendors may vary from market to market, but expect great local produce and products to be available at all locations. Most markets open in April, but please check out each markets website for exact opening dates.

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Dark Farm by Asheville Brewing Company

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Dark farm by Asheville Brewing Company

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Z-Burbia comes to Asheville

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I had the pleasure of interviewing Jake Bible, a local author. He has recently released his latest book, the first in a new zombie series. Z-Burbia has all the facets of a good zombie read you could ask for: zombies, shotguns, people armed to the teeth, and home owner's associations. This is Jake's first book set in Asheville, and he took the time out to tell us more about it. 

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Asheville Therapeutic Salt Cave

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A Special Place For Rest and Healing Did you ever notice how we are drawn to the ocean? When we are there we breathe easier, we relax, and we rejuvenate our body and our mind . This is the essence of Salt Therapy. A visit to Asheville’s Therapeutic Salt Cave provides guests with 45 minutes of pure relaxation and rejuvenation, as all five of their senses are engaged by the healing power of nature. Being in the cave for 45 minutes is equivalent to being at the ocean for 4 days, without the pollution. Although manmade and constructed next to other downtown storefronts, the resembles the Polish salt mines from which it’s 20 tons of salt was extracted, deep beneath the earth’s surface. It is by far the purest salt available on Earth, uncontaminated by any toxins or pollutants. Jodie Appel, co -owner, says the caves constant temperature between 68 and 72 degrees and 50% to 60% humidity. creates a unique microclimate, a soothing oasis in which the mind can relax and the body can reach an elemental balance and begin to heal itself. Asheville’s Salt Cave is the first and only of its kind to be built in the …

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