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22637
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Anti-coal activist Emma Greenbaum has long lobbied Duke Energy to close its coal power plant in Asheville. Her efforts are part of a wider movement headed by the Sierra Club's nationwide Beyond Coal campaign.
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24662
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Asheville boasts two police officers who were specially trained to handle juveniles who find themselves in trouble. Their work may help to lower juvenile delinquency statistics in the region.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 25 Issue 15, December 1957, p13-14, il
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34378
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The City of Asheville is home to the world’s largest storehouse of data measuring the Earth’s weather and climate. In 2015, Asheville became the headquarters of the National Centers for Environmental Information and the steward of over twenty-five petabytes of data consolidated on servers at the Veach-Baley Federal Complex in the city’s center. A new conference called ClimateCon will solidify Asheville as a “Climate City” and key player in developing solutions to climate change.
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WNC Magazine (NoCar F261 .W64), Vol. 12 Issue 2, Mar/Apr 2018, p21-22, il, por, map Periodical Website
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34811
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Nan and Saul Chase have cultivated a once-bare plot in Asheville into a thriving kitchen garden. All plants within the tiny .09 acre lot are edible, and include hot peppers, crabapples, berry bushes, and other varieties of vegetable.
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34840
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For Richard Hess, moving to North Carolina has helped rediscover his Jewish faith. Hanukkah, a celebration of eight nights, has now become a time to rededicate his life to the Jewish faith, his family, and friends.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 86 Issue 7, December 2018, p150-155, il, por Periodical Website
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36992
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For the February event spotlighted, it was called a “snow moon,” for the November event highlighted it was called a “supermoon.” Pictures taken of the moon in places like Asheville’s Pack Square and DuPont State Recreational Forest proved that, whether the moon was seen in the city or out in the county, it offered a spectacular view of lunar phenomena.
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36582
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Also known as “dragon lines” or “fairy lines,” ley lines lie around many of the world’s wonders, such as the Pyramids of Giza. Asheville, falling within ley lines, is believed to have the power arising from high frequency vibrations in strong magnetic fields. Recent research draws the same conclusion as ancient civilizations: ley lines impact fertility, agriculture, mood, memory, and perception for humans and animals alike.
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36247
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Attesting to the potential and positive impact of North Carolina’s 58 community colleges were profiles of Asheville-Buncombe, Edgecombe, Fayetteville Technical, Guilford Technical, Lenoir, Pitt Community, and Vance-Granville. Asserting to their potential and positive impact in North Carolina were statistics for: average median wage, number of companies receiving customized job training, and numbers of military members who will advance their education, post service.
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36260
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Many businesses in Swain and Jackson County prepared for potential tourist influx and ensuring economic impact generated by that year’s solar eclipse. From it were hotels offering special lodging packages and hotels in towns such as Sylva anticipating lodging inventory sell-out.
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36280
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Competing with online shopping’s conveniences and Amazon’s allure was the addition of playgrounds in malls. The benefits discussed: a better shopping experience for adults; a place for children to play, learn, and expend energy while parents shop.
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37423
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The dulcimer, often associated with Western North Carolina, found places other than the region’s lumber mills and was found long before the nineteenth century. Introduced in Europe by returning Crusaders, its origins can be traced back to Greece and the Near East.
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38242
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Defined as the Olympic Games equivalent for horses is the World Equestrian Games. Cited as the most attended sports event in the state, its projected revenue was 400 million dollars. The thirteen-day event was expected to impact the economies of towns such as Asheville and Hendersonville. Tryon International Equestrian Center’s as its locale can be attributed to its efforts at revitalizing the surrounding job market, in initiatives such as reviving All American Homes of North Carolina, Inc. as US Precision Construction LLC. Choosing North Carolina as its site may be a nod to its reputation for producing thoroughbreds such as Sir Archie, whose descendants include Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and Native Dancer.