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ECU wins eight events at UNC Asheville

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Despite winning eight events in its first meet of the 2022 season, the East Carolina women’s swimming and diving team came up short Saturday falling to UNC Asheville 160-140. “Tough loss for us today,” said ECU Head Coach Matt Jabs. “Our girls competed until the end and we have a lot of […]
ASHEVILLE, NC
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Letter: Get with current century on substation project

[Regarding “A Dark Cloud: Downtown Dodged a Mall, but Substation Now Looms,” Aug. 10, Xpress, and “Update on City of Asheville and Duke Energy Partnership to Identify a Suitable Site for Duke Energy Rebuild of Critical Power Infrastructure in Downtown Asheville,” Sept. 16, Xpress website:]. Folks,
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A Tasted of Autumn: WNC’s Vineyards, Breweries & Meaderies

Chasing after all of that summer fun can be exhausting. Taking to the road for a leisurely exploration of vineyards, meaderies or breweries on a beautiful autumn day in the Southern Appalachians—well, that’s more like it. How relaxing to unwind with a glass while our mountains spread out their tapestry of fall colors.
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Marvel at “God of Carnage” Up Close

Hendersonville – Shake-ups, flare-ups, put-downs, and meltdowns all abound in God of Carnage at Flat Rock Playhouse. Best of all, this amusing romp about relationships has one sitting so close that one feels part of the fast-paced action and emotional intensity. FRP unveils its new “black box” series with two plays—dark comedy God of Carnage and two-man drama Blood Knot. They alternate times through Oct. 8-9. The Leiman Mainstage’s center has a slightly elevated, boxing ring-like mini-stage with four rows of jammed-together folding chairs on all four sides.
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Letter: School staffer doesn’t deserve ‘Best Of’ vilification

Hello, my name is Keynon Lake, and I am writing in reaction to citizens using your “Best Of”contest to vilify and slander a current Asheville City Schools staff person and Mountain Xpress’ choice to participate and publish her name in the category. These actions contribute to what Van Dempsey, dean of Watson College of Education at UNC Wilmington, describes as “the most toxic, abusive, corrosive, hostile, exploitative time for public education, particularly K-12 education.”
ASHEVILLE, NC

Hendersonville's Krispy Kreme location closes abruptly, according to family of staff

Drivers coming into town off Interstate 26 and onto Four Seasons Boulevard are usually greeted with the Krispy Kreme store to the right with its red neon light on the store sign and in the window, but drivers saw something entirely different this week. The store, which opened doors in 2003, had a sign on its front door saying it was permanently closed. Dre McGee, the niece of the store's manager, Sarah Marie, said she was...
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Peer-led recovery center opens in Hendersonville

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Love and Respect Community for Recovery and Wellness held its grand opening Friday in Hendersonville. It is the city's first help center to be run and managed by peers. Each person who works for the nonprofit has dealt with substance use and/or mental health issues.
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Pony Rides, Foxhunts and Freestyle Dressage

Tryon – The Tryon Riding & Hunt Club (TR& HC) kicked off fall equestrian activities with a fun fall festival on Saturday, September 24. “We had a lot of little kids here today,” said TR& HC President, Angie Million. “Today’s proceeds will help stock the food pantry for Thermal Belt Outreach.”
TRYON, NC
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Buncombe to vote on conserving 590 acres Oct. 4

Buncombe County’s land conservation goal, set earlier this year, calls for the county to protect about 6,000 acres from development by 2030. The county Board of Commissioners could achieve nearly a tenth of that target in one meeting through a package of conservation easements up for discussion Tuesday, Oct. 4.
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