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Local Nonprofit Reaches 10,000 People in 12 months, Capping Biggest Year Ever

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The POP Project’s “10 for 10” book giving campaign was a complete success.

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Riveter Hosts Opening Day Thrown Down

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Riveter hosts their grand opening celebration Saturday, Feb. 8 from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. with fun and festivities for all ages. Located just a stone’s throw from Sierra Nevada and the Asheville Regional Airport, the Riveter joins outdoor adventure and environmental sustainability with a new 40,000 square foot training facility, all perched on a stunning 10-acre working farm. 

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Carter Street Parking Reopened Downtown Asheville

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Narvel James Crawford is pleased to announce the reopening of Carter Street Parking in downtown Asheville. Crawford is an Asheville native of 90 years. Jim, as he is known to his friends, has owned and operated parking around the western end of downtown Asheville for many years. His mother, Thyma Phillips Crawford, a legal stenographer who once worked for F. Scott Fitzgerald, ran the parking lots before him.

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Just Announced: Old North Premium Lager

Releasing in January 2020, Old North Premium Lager is a distinct new brand from Hi-Wire Brewing created as a love letter to the state we call home. An embodiment of the everyman, Old North Beer seeks to be the go-to beer for the surfers and the thru-hikers, the foodies and the cookout kings and queens. This refreshing & crisp beer is brewed for everyone in North Carolina and exclusively available in the Old North State.

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DSSOLVR Opens Doors To Public

DSSOLVR, Downtown Asheville’s newest brewery, proudly opens its doors to the public on Friday, December 13th. The taproom and production facility, located at 63 N. Lexington Ave., will host a celebration from 5-10 p.m. featuring DSSOLVR beers on draft as well as a variety of packaged products available for both retail sale and in-house consumption.

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The Whale Asheville Hosts Second-Annual Oktoberfest

Award-winning Asheville beer bar The Whale:: A Craft Beer Collective puts its distinctive spin on a German tradition with its second-annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 5th from 3-7 p.m. The festivities include a rotating draft list of German and American lagers alongside games, contests, and giveaways, all crafted to honor longstanding volksfest celebrations.

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West Asheville Bookstore to Host “Banned Books Week” Book Drive

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Firestorm Books & Coffee will partner with Asheville Prison Books to celebrate Banned Books Week by holding a book drive for incarcerated readers in North and South Carolina. Community members are encouraged to drop by the West Asheville co-operative on Saturday, September 28 to buy a banned or “challenged” book to donate to Asheville Prison Books. Firestorm will then match every gift with a second donated book. Between 1pm and 5pm, Prison Books volunteers will be on-hand to share additional information about their program

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Ignite Jewelry Studios opens in Asheville River Arts District

The large space where Companion Dog Training had a home for so many years has transformed into seven separate studios. One of these spaces is the new Ignite Jewelry Studios, a project co-founded by local jewelers Jessica Hall, owner of Bluebird Designs, and Nora McMullen, owner of Nora Julia. 

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Burial Beer Co. Burnpile Harvest Fest 2019

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Burial Beer Co. is excited to announce the 6th Annual Burnpile Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the soon to be opened Forestry Camp property which is home to Burial’s production facility, Burial’s sour and wild barrel house as well as Forestry Camp Bar and Restaurant. Attendees of Burnpile will be among the first to experience this 2 acre historical campus. The event begins at 12PM for VIP ticket holders and at 1PM for General Admission and Concert Goers ticket holders. Our band line up begins at 1:30PM and concludes at the end of the event at 6PM. The event is for guests who are 21 or older only. 

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Brother Wolf chapter projects will become independent non-profits

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Over the next few weeks, Brother Wolf’s chapter projects in McDowell, Rutherford, and Dickenson counties will all become independent non-profit organizations. Brother Wolf originally began these auxiliary chapters with the intention of reducing the counties’ kill rates and ultimately developing each chapter into a self-sustaining, separate entity. After several years of growth, the chapters are ready to bring this goal to fruition.

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