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KIERAN KANE AND RAYNA GELLERT PERFORM AT THE GREY EAGLE JANUARY 10 2019

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Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert will perform at The Grey Eagle located at 185 Clingman Avenue in Asheville, North Carolina on Thursday, January 10.

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Falling Interest Rates Good for Asheville Brewers?

Is Falling Interest Rates And A Weaker Dollar A Good Thing for Asheville Brewers? There have been signs recently that the dollar’s gains might be ending alongside interest rate increases slowing down. Will this affect the strong brewing industry in Asheville and can the owners of the many craft beer breweries located in North Carolina take advantage of the current economic conditions? Interest rates set to stop rising The dollar recently dropped from its 52 week high as the Federal Reserve finally indicated it might tighten up is own monetary policy. There is hope that this might mean interest rates will not see the three or four rate hikes in 2019 it experienced during 2018. This was all but confirmed by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell who stated that the benchmark interest rate was just below the neutral level, which broadly means that it would likely not encourage higher interest rates, nor seek to lower them either. This news alone was good enough to send a small spike into the stock market but tempered by escalating trade tensions with Canada, China and the EU as well as estimates from the Organization for Economic Cooperation that sees global growth slowing from 3.7 percent …

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Getting Ready for a Poker Tournament at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino

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In 1997, Cherokee in North Carolina became a fully-fledged tourist destination following the opening of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino. Just a short and a rather scenic drive from Asheville, the small town and its casino is owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and operated by gigantic casino corporation Caesars Entertainment. When it opened its doors to the people of North Carolina, the casino floor only featured video poker machines, but it has since developed into a full gaming offering, which includes poker tournaments. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino boasts 20 tables in its poker room, with live games occurring regularly and live tournaments scheduled to take place most months. Despite not being in a ‘poker boom’ anymore, poker is still wildly popular, with attendance at live poker tournaments on the up. The psychological side of playing poker like Omaha or Texas hold’em against other people at a live table adds a new level to the game which is bringing in huge crowds for poker tournaments. One which stands out as a steely test of nerves and skill is deep stack games. While most forms of poker at tournaments can take over an hour to complete, deep stack games draw the poker …

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Healthcare For All, Y’all (We’re Already Paying For It)

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Please join us for a forum on the health, economic and social aspects of providing healthcare to all in the US. Joel R. Segal, who, as the senior legislative aide to Rep. John Conyers, was one of the lead staffers on the Affordable Care Act and co-authored HR 676, also known as “Expanded and Improved Medicare For All.” January 14th, 2018 at Blue Ridge Community College

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Sparking New Solutions to Aging in WNC

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Do you want to redefine aging? Join AARP North Carolina in the Mountain Region and the YMCA of WNC on Wednesday, January 10th from 4:00 – 6:30 PM at the Salvage Station in Asheville. We will celebrate those who participated in the Disrupt Aging Community Health Challenge and ignite a new year by challenging outdated beliefs and sparking new solutions so people can choose how they age as they live.

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Tea-Beer & Biscuits: Twin Leaf hosts “Elevenses” Release Party

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Twin Leaf Brewery, in collaboration with Asheville Tea Company, is excited to announce “Elevenses,” will hit the tap Saturday, April 1, with a very British-inspired release party.

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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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2nd Annual Expo Madison March 11th, Mars Hill University

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 The second annual Madison County Business & Community Expo (EXPO Madison) takes place on Saturday, March 11, from 11 am to 3 pm, in the Chambers Gym at Mars Hill University

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Malcolm Holcombe To Release New Album Pretty Little Troubles

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Critically lauded North Carolina-based singer-songwriter Malcolm Holcombe will release Pretty Little Troubles (Gypsy Eyes Music) April 7. Produced by Darrell Scott and recorded at The Sanctuary and Hippie Jack’s studios, the album is his 15th studio recording and follows 2016’s Another Black Hole.

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6th Annual Asheville Wing War Returns to Crowne Plaza Expo Center March 5

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Though VIP tickets are sold out, General Admission tickets area still available for the 6th Annual Asheville Wing War. Event producer, All American Food Fights expects it to be its biggest year yet with 13 competitors and over 700 people in attendance (up from 600 last year). General admission tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

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