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  • Christmas comes early for the Biltmore Estate
    Christmas comes early for Asheville, N.C.
    While most of us are thinking about pumpkins and Halloween, staff at North Carolina's top tourist attraction, Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C are thinking about garland, wreaths, and Christmas trees. On Nov. 7, the 8,000 acre mountain estate...
  • Asheville, North Carolina
    Autumn Time in Asheville
    This fall, head to Asheville, North Carolina, situated in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountain range. The Biltmore Estate, one of the most famous landmarks in the area, the charming atmosphere, and friendly people...
  • Five Southeastern getaways for Labor Day weekend
    Five Southeastern getaways for Labor Day weekend
    More people are projected to travel this Labor Day, a positive sign consumer spending is returning to normal.According to AAA, 34.7 million are expected to travel at least 50 miles this holiday, a 1.3 percent increase over last year. It’s...
  • Sierra Nevada Brewery- Mills River NC
    Sierra Nevada Brewery in Mills River will open a tasting room
    Sierra Nevada Brewery in Mills River NC announced today that they would be opening a small tasting room for visitors to try some of their local brew, in July. They also announced plans for a taproom, music hall and larger restaurant to be built....
  • Nile Rodgers With Chic
    Moogfest Celebrates Convergence of Art-Technology-Music In the Hometown of MOOG
    Moogfest Celebrates Convergence of Art-Technology-MusicIn the Hometown of the Moog Synthesizer Asheville, North Carolina.By L. Paul MannWhile one of the most established music festivals in the country, The South By Southwest music marathon winds...
  • 2013 Bele Chere 5K
    Final curtain could be drawn on historic Bele Chere Festival, 5K Road Race
    The running communities of Asheville, North Carolina and Greenville, South Carolina have shared a long and continuous relationship with one another throughout the years. Since the 1970s, when the Asheville and Greenville Track Clubs were formed,...
  • Southern Highlands in 1755
    How Etowah, North Carolina got its name
    Mr. Thornton, I am in the Asheville/Hendersonville, NC area this weekend. Coming into a town named Etowah. There are endless cornfields on massive river bottoms around here. My guess is that there was a mound in said bottomland, and probably a...
  • Fat Tire headed to Florida
    New Belgium coming to Florida in July
    Though they are distributed in 32 states including Alaska,New Belgiumhas proven elusive to its many fans in Florida. Soon, though, the long wait forFat Tire, Ranger and Lips of Faith will be over in the Sunshine stat as New Belgium announced today...
  • Bilmore Mound-Asheville
    The Indian mound in Asheville that wasn't
    Part Ten: The Native American history of the Southern AppalachiansThere is something very unusual about North Carolina's geography that contemporary historians seem not to appreciate. Native American place names are endemic in the United...
  • Barkwells near Asheville is the getaway that welcomes four legged family members (Photos)
    Barkwells near Asheville is the getaway that welcomes four legged family members (Photos)
    Have you ever found yourself enthusiastically discussing the prospect of a weekend getaway, caught up in making plans when suddenly you sense a pair of brown eyes peering up at you?So often those exciting plans turn into the annoyance of finding a...
  • Highland Brewing Co. in Asheville, NC a fun and interesting stop
    Highland Brewing Company a gem in Asheville, NC
    Traveling up a winding road in the mountains of North Carolina is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Particularly when the trees begin their colorful fall foliage coloration and the air has a bit of a snap in it. But, if that road also leads to...
  • Album Cover
    Decent Lovers: 'Quit Trying' (2012)
    "Quit Trying" by Decent Lovers is and experimental Indie-Pop piece.This album is incredibly interesting, as it never really follows any one set musical stream. Songs tend to wander, experimental sound experiments substitute traditional...
  • Different Strokes! present 'Romeo Loves Juliet'
    Different Strokes! present 'Romeo Loves Juliet'
    Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective presents Romeo Loves Juliet: A Modern Love Story at the BeBe Theatrefrom November 8 - November 17. Performances are Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.For more information and to purchase to...
  • Better Tours' Pub Crawl offers fun, spooky evening but falls short on service
    Better Tours' Pub Crawl offers fun, spooky evening but falls short on service
    Better Tours of Asheville'smost popular tour, the Pub Crawl, promises to be a guided tour that delves "deeply into Asheville’s scandals and secrets." The tour proves to be a fun evening getting to know Asheville, with plenty of...
  • Vanuatu Kava Bar in Carolina
    Kava, a relaxing Polynesian drink in the Smoky Mountains
    Tucked somewhere between history and art in Asheville is a place that might seem more at home in the South Pacific. In the midst of the quirkiness that is the city, the proximity of a black history icon, braided hand bags made from plastic and the...