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The $650m Expansion of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort

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Set on the Qualla Boundary of Cherokee is the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, one of only two casinos in North Carolina. Open since 1997, the Cherokee has become a leading gambling hub for the state since opening with only video poker for their guests to play some 20 years ago.

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Local Mentors Win Statewide Acclaim as “Big Brother and Big Sister of the Year”

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina is proud to announce local mentors William Dickerson and Lynne Keating as North Carolina’s Big Brother and Big Sister of the Year.

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Editor of The Laurel of Asheville Publishes Collection of Autobiographical Essays

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Ready Set Grow Consignment Sale

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Ready, Set, Grow Children's Consignment Sale is coming to Burnsville, NC to host a 3 day event where you SELL, SHOP and SAVE on gently used baby, kids and maternity items.

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Merry Miracles for Local Families

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As the Christmas holiday draws near, families are feeling the pressure of providing gifts for their spouses and children. With 20% of Asheville's population living at or below the poverty level, many are struggling to put food on their table or gas in their vehicles, much less using additional finances to fund Christmas gifts. 

Like with our recent Thanksgiving initiative, AshevilleBlog is reaching out to our community and support those who find themselves struggling or needing additional help this time of year. We want to reach families who may not qualify for other traditional means of support through other local gift giving programs. 

Our mission is to equip a minimum of 100 families with gifts for their children and spouses to ease the burden of holiday costs. In a unique twist, instead of handing out generic age appropriate gifts for children, we want to empower the families and make them a part of the gift selection process. Our staff and volunteers will be setting up a shop and inviting families in during set hours to select and gift wrap gifts for their children - completely free. 

We have set up several donation stations across Asheville where you can drop off items to be set up in our store. Items for children of all ages, including teenagers, are appreciated. We also encourage items such as blankets, candles, movies, and other items that will allow older children or spouses to gift to each other. 

If you are interested in making a financial contribution to allow us to buy items in bulk at a discounted price, you can PayPal money to Ashevilleblog@gmail.com, or contact us to arrange for pickup. 

If you can't contribute otherwise but are interested in volunteering, there will be a signup form available. We need individuals to help run the store, sort items, pick up donations, and do other odd jobs. 

The store will be only open for one weekend during limited hours, and more information will be coming shortly. If you or someone interested in applying to be able to shop for free, please fill out this short application (available soon). The more donations we get the more families we can serve. 

You can find our donation stations at these convenient locations:

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Sanctuary Brewing to Host Kiwanis Drawing for Kids

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The Hendersonville Kiwanis Foundation is raising money to help support local programs for children in need.  Kiwanis is selling tickets for a $5,000 grand prize drawing and they need your help to buy tickets!

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Wiley Cash to keynote 2016 Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction

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New York Times bestselling author Wiley Cash will keynote the Literacy Council of Buncombe County’s 9th Annual Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction on October 14, 2016. Cash will be joined by his brother Cliff Cash, a comedian who will emcee the event.

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Asheville Based Web Series To Release Season 2 in September

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FIRST SEASON TO BE DISTRIBUTED ONLINE BY U.S. TELEVISION NETWORK LAFF TV

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NC Society for Human Resource Management State Conference Keynote Speakers Announced

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 The 2016 North Carolina Society for Human Resource Management State Conference (NCSHRM) will take place September 28-30, 2016, at the U.S. Cellular Center. The largest event of its kind to be hosted by a local association at the U.S. Cellular Center to date, the NCSHRM Conference is an annual gathering of human resources professionals from around the state. Local organizers anticipate 1,000 attendees for the three-day event, with additional attendance expected for the individual keynote speakers and general sessions. 

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Tiny House National Conference Coming to Asheville

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The Tiny Life is proud to present The Third Annual Tiny House Conference. Open to builders, enthusiasts, and those who are
simply curious about the Tiny House movement, the conference will take place Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3, in Asheville, North Carolina.

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