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Asheville Outlets Announces Better Than Tax Free Shopping Weekend

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Asheville Outlets will host the Better Than Tax Free Shopping Weekend event, Friday, August 7th through Sunday, August 9th. Asheville Outlets retailers will be offering back-to-school shoppers extra savings on already reduced prices. 

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New Belgium Brewing to Diversify Shuttle Truck Routes

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New Belgium Brewing will minimize the number of their shuttle trucks traveling Haywood Road in West Asheville, directing outbound shuttle trips traveling from the brewery to their Enka distribution center (DC) to use Riverside Drive north. Inbound shuttle trucks will use Haywood Road, as the turning radius from Riverside Drive onto Craven Street going south does not allow for incoming trucks to use that same route. The brewery is leasing custom trailers that are 12” shorter in height to navigate the railroad trestle bridge on Riverside Drive north of Craven Street, and will continue to use that route as long as it is navigable, or until City roadway improvements get underway in that area. The City of Asheville committed to minor adjustments to the Craven Street and Riverside Drive intersection to enable trucks to navigate the community’s preferred route and help alleviate traffic in that area.

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Live Animals Sets Date for A R R I V A L Debut EP

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Asheville native Live Animals sets date for 'A R R I V A L' - his debut EP

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Moogfest to Debut in Durham, May 2016

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Leaders from Durham area civic organizations, cultural institutions, government and businesses announced earlier today that Moogfest -- an internationally acclaimed festival of music, art and technology that has been held in Asheville since 2010 -- will debut in Durham in May 2016. This announcement signals a long-term commitment by festival organizers, reinforcing the exploding technology scene and culture of innovation in the Triangle. The 3 day, 3 night event takes place May 19-22, 2016. 

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Jonathon Wainscott Arrested For Assault

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Asheville City Council candidate Jonathon Wainscott was arrested today for felony assault with a deadly weapon. He was taken by gun point in front of 18 Reynolds road earlier today after Asheville Police Department was called to the scene. Multiple neighbors witnessed Wainscott barge into the residence, where he then drew a knife. Wainscott encountered Drew Baas, a veteran who was renting rooms within the home, catching him by surprise. Wainscott then jumped off of the home’s 13 foot balcony, and taunted the the residents and neighbors. Wainscott attempted to approach two time combat veteran Patrick Cahel, who is also renting rooms at 18 Reynolds road.  Wainscott’s companion Debra Murray was also placed into custody. Detective Hickman of Asheville Police Department is investigating. This incident follows nearly 22 days of an almost constant siege on the tenants who have been renting the home owned by Wainscott. The residents rent is paid up through July 27th, although Wainscott had been claiming the tenants owed rent and were squatting at the residence unlawfully. Documents obtained from the SSFF program show a lawful lease and rent paid.  Charges include assault with a deadly weapon, breaking and entering, and violating a no contact order.

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Movies on the Mountain Starting July 17th

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Project Pit Bull Asheville

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Asheville Humane Society kicks off its Project Pit Bull Awareness and Action Campaign on June 19 at 6:30 p.m. with a community forum. Deirdre Franklin, founder of Pinups for Pitbulls, owner of Darlings Asheville and author of Little Darling’s Pinups for Pitbulls will lead the discussion, “What is BSL and Can It Keep Us Safe?” The forum is the first of the campaign's free services for pit bull owners, community resources, and other events.

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Edna’s of Asheville To Open Second Location

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Popular coffee shop Edna's of Asheville has just announced the opening of their second location near the River Arts District. Gearing up to open early July 2015, Edna's By The River will be located at 219 Amboy Road, in the same spot as the soon-to-open Asheville Food Park. This new location will not only feature an indoor cafe, but a drive through airstream trailer for coffee on the go. The cafe will feature all of the same features that make Edna's of Asheville that special place where everyone is welcome, including your four legged friends. 

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Brewing For Greenways

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Highland Brewing Company and New Belgium Brewing have created the first collaboration connector beer to support Friends of Connect Buncombe (FOCB), a non-profit supporting the development of a greenway network across Buncombe County. Highland Brewing will host the first Brewing for Greenways event and inaugural tapping of a connector beer, Footpath Belgian Session Ale, on Friday, June 26, 4:00-9:00 p.m. at Highland’s taproom, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Asheville, NC 28803. 

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HempX to be Held in Asheville September 18-19

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HempX, a collaboration between Adapt, Highland Brewing Company and Asheville Event Co., is a family-friendly event that aims to educate the public about the many uses and benefits of industrial hemp. 

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