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Sweet Bear Rescue Farm, home to more than a dozen rescued animals, officially named 501-3 non-profit

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Hendersonville, NC, is now home to its very own animal sanctuary: Sweet Bear Rescue Farm. The non-profit is the culmination of a dream by Lisa McDonald and Joe Dinan, passionate animal activists and owners of nearby Sanctuary Brewing Company.  

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Documentary “13th” Screening Dec 4th 2017

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On Monday, December 4th, at 6:30 PM, CJJ/West and the ACLU of North Carolina’s Western NC Chapter will be co-sponsoring the screening of “13th,” a documentary by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, at the Altamont Theatre, 13 Church Street in Asheville.

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Asheville Taxi Co. obtains “Uber Permit”

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Asheville Taxi Co., a local car service, has obtained a permit from the State of North Carolina to operate as a Transportation Network Company, also known as a “Rideshare” like multinationals Uber and Lyft. Passengers looking for a ride hail drivers in their own private vehicles through a smartphone app on their Android or iPhone device, are taken to their destination, and pay by credit card linked to their accounts. No cash or credit card present is necessary and a receipt showing the trip details is automatically emailed to the passenger and driver. TNCs have quickly become popular alternatives to traditional taxis and for hire car services due to their convenience and efficient service.

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ASHEVILLE OUTLETS SANTA ARRIVAL TREE LIGHTING AND FREE SANTA PHOTOS

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Asheville Outlets is pleased to welcome Santa Claus on Saturday, November 18 at 5 p.m. Santa will lead a parade featuring Enka Candler Fire Department and Enka High School Band leading all the through the center to officially light the 24-foot tree located in front of Forever 21. Paramount Kia of Asheville, iHeart Radio - Asheville and The North Carolina Arboretum will sponsor Santa’s festive arrival. Immediately following the tree lighting, Santa will be available through Christmas Eve for FREE photos.

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A Winter’s Tail at WNC Nature Center Dec 2nd 2017

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On Saturday, December 2nd the WNC Nature Center will host their annual holiday celebration, A Winter’s Tail from 10am-4pm. There will be festive crafts, games and of course, animal programs.

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Cary Cooper, CD Release Concert Benefit for Arts Program at The Franklin School of Innovation

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Cary Cooper, national award-winning songwriter and captivating performer, will release her newest CD, “Case of the Hopefuls” at the Altamont Theatre in Asheville, NC on November 30, 2017.  The concert, which benefits the Arts program at The Franklin School of Innovation (FSI), will also include songwriting students and the FSI High School Chorus.

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Asheville Yoga Center Fundraises for MANNA FoodBank

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One in four children in Western North Carolina are faced with hunger and the insecurity of not always knowing where their next meal will come from. Throughout the month of November, Asheville Yoga Center is collecting food and cash donations for MANNA FoodBank to help combat hunger in our community and throughout the holidays.

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2017 NC Mountain Fair Announces New Attractions

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High-diving firemen and roaming dinosaurs are just two of the new entertainment acts joining the 2017 N.C. Mountain State Fair Sept. 8-17 at the WNC Agricultural Center.

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Benevolent Spirits: Houston Hurricane Harvey

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Heirloom Hospitality Group has organized an effort among the Asheville food and beverage community to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

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Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care Offers $25 Sports Physicals to Student Athletes

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Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care is offering a special rate of $25.00 on sports physicals for all elementary and high school students residing in Buncombe and Transylvania counties from now through December 31, 2017. Individuals may drop in to one of the four urgent care locations in Buncombe County or the one in Transylvania County at their convenience.

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