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New jobs hit WNC faster than expected
Kit Cramer's tweet arrived earlier than anticipated. The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce president hit social media last week with good news for the local economy: "Over 5,000 jobs created since the inception of AVL 5X5!" In 2010, the Asheville economy was hurting.
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Sun Mar 09, 2014
Gallery talk, closing reception at Asheville Art Museum
Asheville Art Museum is hosting a gallery talk and closing reception for the exhibit "Cityscapes" by Ben Aronson at 3 p.m. today, with the artist present.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Jamie Laval performs at W. Asheville church service
ASHEVILLE - The internationally acclaimed Irish fiddle performer Jamie Laval will provide special music at the 11 a.m. service Sunday at West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 690 Haywood Road.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Weekend planner: Music, comedy, movies
Basketball is the big attraction this weekend in downtown Asheville as the Southern Conference tournament settles in at the U.S. Cellular Center.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Growing community gardens: How networks of growers seek to end food waste and hunger
As the new growing season approaches, community gardens in Western North Carolina will face their annual challenge: making sure no one goes hungry and no food goes to waste.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Motion and Emotion Art Show at The Red House Studios and Gallery, opens March 7
Several artists and photographers of the Swannanoa Valley Fine Art Leaque have created an eclectic collection of 2D and 3D works that is surely "candy" for the eyes.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Pack Library honors legislator for Women's History Month
To mark Women's History Month, the North Carolina Room at Pack Memorial Library will present a special exhibit and photographic display of Buncombe County native Lillian Exum Clement Stafford, the first woman to serve in the North Carolina General Assembly and the first elected female legislator in the South.
Asheville Under Glass: Celebrating friends, Downton Abbey style
I saw a card in a shop in Black Mountain recently that said: "Value your girlfriends."
Here's hoping for a healthy Montreat
We hope it can get itself in shape to last at least another century. Montreat began as a normal school to train teachers in 1916.
Book discussion groups meet social, intellectual needs
In "The Book Club Play," produced last fall at NC Stage, an unlikely group bonds and bickers over books, each coming away with a personal epiphany.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Kearfott to expand, add 75 jobs
BLACK MOUNTAIN Kearfott Corp. will expand its manufacturing operations, adding 75 jobs with an investment of $11.8 million over the next three years, Gov. Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced Friday morning.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Citizen-Times receives journalism honors for outstanding work
The Asheville Citizen-Times received six awards at the North Carolina Press Association winter institute Thursday, as well as three honors from the North Carolina Associated Press.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Wilderness skills camps teach lots more than how to be safe in the woods. True, they give children an idea of how to survive off the land.
THE INTEGRATIONof Black Mountain College
In the early- to mid-1900s, the Swannanoa Valley, like most places in the South, was segregated.
Sometimes we can all fall asleep anywhere
I was sitting around with several friends one cold winter night - and we began discussing exhaustion and sleep.
The Asheville Citizen-Times
Cause of fire under investigation
Firefighters battle a fire in the Sky High Drive and Old Toll Road area of Black Mountain on Monday.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Swannanoa Valley Museum announces moderate hikes to historic locations
Almost 50 people have now completed the Swannanoa Valley Museum's popular, but strenuous Swannanoa Valley Rim Explorer Hike Series, and more than two-dozen hikers have already registered for the 2014 series.
WNCa s small but mighty independent publishers. Photo by Carrie Eidson.
Last summer's merger of Penguin and Random House formed "the world's largest consumer book publisher," according to Library Journal.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Fire reported involving multiple homes in Black Mountain
The Black Mountain Fire Department responded to a fire this afternoon involving three homes and the surrounding woods, Chief Craig Bannerman said.
The Asheville Citizen-Times
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center to offer free admission hours
Technically, the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary, but the organization dedicated to the preservation of the influential, yet short-lived progressive arts school is giving the Asheville community a gift to mark the milestone.