MASKED EDM MARVEL SLOW MAGIC AT THE ORANGE PEEL DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE

BY ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES EDWIN ARNAUDIN As Jerry Seinfeld might say, “What’s the deal with these EDM artists putting on masks and then taking them off? Doesn’t that defeat the purpose? Now instead of ‘Pixie Stix! Love the show!’ it’s ‘Hey, Bob, keep up the good work.’” Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter have […]

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PRO-GAY MARRIAGE MINISTER NOW A CANDIDATE FOR BUNCOMBE COUNTY COMMISSIONER

BY ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES JOEL BURGESS An Asheville minister at the forefront of the same-sex marriage fight is running for a seat on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. The Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara of the First Congregational United Church of Christ played a pivotal role in the national legalization of same-sex marriage. She is executive director […]

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PROTESTS OF URBAN OUTFITTERS, ANTHROPOLOGIE STORES IN DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE SET FOR NOVEMBER 21ST

BY ASHEVEGAS JASON SANFORD Asheville residents opposed to chain stores opening up in downtown are planning a protest outside the new Anthropologie store on North Lexington Avenue, as well as the Urban Outfitters store on Nov. 21. The protest is being organized by Rebecca Hecht, the owner of Adorn Salon in downtown Asheville and an […]

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UNC Asheville to host International American Ginseng Expo Dec. 4-5

BY ASHEVEGAS JASON SANFORD On December 4th and 5th, 2015, the North Carolina Natural Products Association will host an all-star gathering of ginseng experts at the second International American Ginseng Expo to discuss the impact of wild and wild-simulated American Ginseng on the economy, health, and culture of Western North Carolina, Appalachia, and the nation. (Tickets […]

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JODY HILL / DANNY McBRIDE / JOSH BROLIN MOVIE, ‘THE LEGACY OF A WHITETAIL DEER HUNTER’, SEEKING ASHEVILLE EXTRAS

BY ASHEVILLE CITIZEN TIMES EMILY PATRICK A major motion picture filming in Asheville is seeking all ages and types to work as extras. The film crew, led by director Jody Hill of “Eastbound and Down” and “Vice Principals,” has been working in Buncombe County this fall, according to Lisa Mae Fincannon, who worked on casting for the […]

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE NAMES ASHEVILLE A BEST ADVENTURE TOWN

BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE MAGAZINE Where to Live and Play! Asheville’s outdoor enthusiasts come together for the festivals, markets, and bohemian art and music scenes in this Blue Ridge Mountains hot spot. PLAY Trek the Big Fork Ridge Loop in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The 9.3-mile (15-kilometer) circuit is notorious for its rough terrain […]

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Readers of Condé Nast Traveler voted Asheville #3 among “The 30 Best Small Cities in America”

BY CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER © Bill Gozansky / Alamy Known for its Blue Ridge Mountain scenery and music scene, Asheville has also become a craft beer-brewing epicenter, with a lengthy list of local options and more breweries per capita than any other U.S. City. History buffs explore the 250-room, 8,000-acre Biltmore Estate, the largest privately […]

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SENATOR SANDERS INTRODUCES BILL ENDING FEDERAL MARIJUANA PROHIBITION

BY NORML Vermont Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders has introduced legislation to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act. The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2015 would remove all federal criminal penalties for possessing and growing the plant. This legislation gives states the power to establish their own marijuana policies while ensuring […]

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MEXICO’S SUPREME COURT DECLARES INDIVIDUALS HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONSUME AND CULTIVATE MARIJUANA

PRESS RELEASE BY DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE TONY NEWMAN & HANNAH HETZER Landmark Case Could Pave the Way for Marijuana Legalization Today, in a 4 to 1 vote, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that the prohibition of the consumption and cultivation of marijuana for personal use is unconstitutional. The Court determined that the prohibition of the consumption […]

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REMAKE OF ASHEVILLE’S BB&T OFFICE BUILDING INTO CONDOS & BOUTIQUE HOTEL NETS EARLY APPROVAL

BY ASHEVEGAS JASON SANFORD The massive job of remaking the 19-story tall BB&T office building in downtown Asheville into a building that’s home to new retail space, offices, condos and a boutique hotel cleared its first hurdle Monday. The new complex will be called the Vandre Nouveau Hotel. The Asheville Technical Review Committee gave its initial […]

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LEXINGTON AVENUE IN DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE, NC NAMED ONE OF GREAT PLACES IN AMERICA

BY MOUNTAIN XPRESS KAT MCREYNOLDS The American Planning Association (APA) today named Lexington Avenue in Asheville, North Carolina, as one of five Great Streets on the organization’s annual Great Places in America list. As part of National Community Planning Month, APA’s Great Places in America program recognizes streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces in the United […]

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MEDICAL CANNABIS IN THE UNITED STATES: As of April 2015, 23 states and Washington D.C. have legalized cannabis for medical use with seven states pending legislation.

BY WIKIPEDIA In the United States, there are important legal differences between medical cannabis at the federal and state levels. At the federal level, cannabis per se has been made criminal by implementation of the Controlled Substances Act, but as of 2009, new federal guidelines have been enacted. “It will not be a priority to […]

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VIOLA DAVIS MAKES HISTORY AS FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO WIN EMMY FOR OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

BY LOVEBSCOTT.COM B. SCOTT Two-time Academy Award nominee Viola Davis made history as the first black woman to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at tonight’s Primetime Emmy Awards. Her win—for her performance as Criminal Law professor and defense attorney Annalise Keating on ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder—comes 33 years after […]

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“To see things thousands of miles away, things hidden behind walls and within rooms, things dangerous to come to, to draw closer, to see and be amazed and to feel that is the purpose of life.”

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FLETCHER TO GET FIRST BREWERY

BY ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES TONY KISS The latest town landing its own craft brewery will be Fletcher, where Blue Ghost Brewing looks to pour its first pints next year. Named for the famous glowing Blue Ghost fireflies that flutter through Dupont State Forest, the brewery will be a community gathering spot in Fletcher, which has been […]

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BERNIE SANDERS 2016: The Issues

  The American people must make a fundamental decision. Do we continue the 40-year decline of our middle class and the growing gap between the very rich and everyone else, or do we fight for a progressive economic agenda that creates jobs, raises wages, protects the environment and provides health care for all? Are we […]

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