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Evergreen Community Charter School Awarded Honors from Noodle

Evergreen Charter School

These Pioneering K–12 Schools are Achieving Measurable Results Through Innovations Built Around the Needs of Students. High Graduation Rates, Marked Improvement in Test Scores, and Better Post-Graduate Options Among the Reasons Innovative Schools Are Successful

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Publix Announces Weaverville Store

Publix Announces Weaverville Store

Residents of Weaverville rejoice; a Publix Super Market will be opening in 2017. Publix is the largest employee owned grocery chain in the United States. In April of 2015, the popular Florida grocery store opened their first Western North Carolina location on Hendersonville Road in Asheville. Now out of town residents will be able to enjoy all that Publix offers when the 49,000 square foot store opens in Weaverville. 

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Asheville Mall Welcomes Vanity Shops

vanity clothing store

Vanity, also known as Vanity Shops or Vanity Shop of Grand Forks will soon be joining other retailers at the Asheville Mall on Tunnel Road. Headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, Vanity opened their first store in 1969. The popular junior fashion retailer has since grown to over 170 locations in 26 states. 

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Carolina Mountains Sales Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Carolina Mountain Sales

Carolina Mountain Sales will host a Ribbon Cutting Event with the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, to celebrate their new office location in Historic Biltmore Village.  

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Asheville Outlets Job Fair Set for September 16

Job fair in asheville

Area job seekers are invited to participate in Asheville Outlets' first on-site job fair. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 16th from 11am to 7pm. Participating retailers will be hiring for full-time, part-time and seasonal positions. 

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Service Dogs in Asheville

service dog

For over 18,800 years dogs have been an integral part of our society, whether it be for companionship or as part of a working team. Since the European Ice Age dogs have been used as herding animals, livestock guardians, home protection, and even transportation. In today’s world dogs fill one of two roles: companion or worker. Individuals that are hard of hearing, have seizure disorders, vision issues, diabetes, or even psychiatric issues can benefit from the offerings of a service dog.

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Connect Enka Stresses Importance of Greenways and Trails

Reed Creek Greenway

Connect Enka, an advocacy group formed to assist in the implementation of the Hominy Creek Greenway Priority Corridor, is partnering with New Belgium Brewing and Fletcher Partners to host an event on Thursday August 20, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the New Belgium Brewing Distribution Center at 144 Jacob Holm Way to demonstrate how a trail system can benefit local businesses and drive economic development. 

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Asheville Outlets Announce New Stores Opening

Asheville Outlets

Popular brands Bath & Body Works and Talbots Outlet, along with the region's first West Elm Outlet, have set store opening dates at Asheville Outlets. Both Bath & Body Works and Talbots Outlet will open for business on Monday, June 29th. West Elm Outlet has set its opening date for Thursday, July 2nd. 

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Asheville School Of Film Opens

asheville school of film

Beautiful mountains, scenery, people and culture - the perfect setting for creativity!  Asheville, North Carolina has a long history of inspiring arts and crafts of all types, from pottery, to painting, to acting, and to brewing, to name a few.  What better place to have a school focused on visual storytelling as well?  

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Penland Creek Accepted As Name Of Creek In East West Asheville

Photo by Perry Quan | Flickr

Asheville can add one more name to its map. RiverLink is proud to announce that the name "Penland Creek," has been accepted for a stream in Westwood Place, a neighborhood in East West Asheville bounded by Haywood Road, Craven Street, I-26 and Patton Avenue. Penland Creek was chosen after months of community input and voting, representing a nod toward Johnny Penland and his father, Grover Penland, who began Penland's Auctions in the late 1950s on what is now the New Belgium site. The famous auction house was active until 2013.

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