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Asheville Citizens Raise Questions About Jonas Gerard

Jonas Gerard

On Saturday, November 14, a live painting performance by well-known local artist Jonas Gerard was disrupted by a group of protesters. Gerard was participating in the bi-annual River Arts District Studio Stroll in his Riverview Station gallery. A crowd of about 200 was assembled to watch the artist create one of his abstract paintings, a lively performance accompanied by a DJ. 

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UnChain AVL Rally November 21, 2015

downtown asheville

Asheville Grown in partnership with UnChain AVL and the Asheville Music Hall are planning a rally in support of locally owned businesses and the unique culture of our downtown. 

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U.S Cellular Donates $2500 to Buncombe County 4-H Club

US Cellular Center Downtown Asheville

U.S. Cellular donated $2500 to the Buncombe County 4-H Club in Asheville for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming. This donation is part of U.S. Cellular’s $1.25 million national commitment to Boys & Girls Clubs of America and National 4-H Council.

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The Colburn Museum Receives 400,000 Dollar Grant

Colburn Earth Science Museum

Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority Awards Museum $400,000 

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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

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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