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2010-06-08 12:00:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer in the Blue Ridge Mountains brings many wonderful music, art and food festivals - and much of the fun is free! Here are the Top 12 Summer Festivals this year in the Asheville area, as selected by www.RomanticAsheville.com Travel Guide: June 11-12: Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival in Tryon features Hog Heaven with 80 cook teams, live music and craft fair. June 12-13: River District Artists Studio Stroll in Asheville is your chance to tour...

2010-06-08 02:00:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team from Stanford University has won the 2010 Juicy Ideas Collegiate Competition, a national contest that challenged students to create a software application using publicly available data to benefit their community. Their "Truth or Dare" entertainment app allows users to discover and research leisure activities, from places to take a date, to cookie recipes to bake, to movies available from the closest video store. Stanford narrowly...

2010-05-24 15:23:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teams from six colleges and universities across the country have qualified as finalists in the 2010 Juicy Ideas Collegiate Competition, a national contest designed to engage young adults in entrepreneurism and encourage innovation and creativity. The competition challenged students to create a software application that uses publicly available data to benefit their community. It was organized by Advantage West, the economic development...

2010-01-14 10:00:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking for sweet deals for a getaway with your Valentine? Now is the time to get the best deals of the year for travelers to Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. "The first three months of the year are always the slowest of the months for tourism here, so that means the best deals," says Mark File, editor of www.RomanticAsheville.com Travel Guide. "The fall and holiday crowds are gone, making this a perfect time for a mountain...

2009-09-16 10:08:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- With a 5,000-foot elevation change within 50 miles of Asheville, the lush Blue Ridge Mountains put on one of the longest-running fall color displays in the country. You don't have to spend a bundle to enjoy the beautiful scenery. A popular online travel guide, www.RomanticAsheville.com, has released its annual top 10 free things to do for Fall 2009: 1. Kick off the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway! Cruise one of the top scenic drives in...

2009-08-11 15:53:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hilton Asheville, scheduled to open this August, is one of the first major hotels in the United States to take a considerable step toward sustainability. For evidence of the Hilton Asheville's unique commitment to eco-stewardship, you need only to look up. Atop the Hilton is one of the nation's first hotel solar water heating systems. This system will be one of the largest installations in the Western North Carolina region. Water throughout the...

2009-07-17 21:45:00

MONTREAT, N.C., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- "Walter Cronkite was one of the closest friends I had in journalism. He was an icon. I doubt if anybody will replace him in the hearts and minds of Americans. I respected his views on so many subjects. "I will never forget Walter's narration of a documentary film produced about my wife, Ruth. May God bless his family during these days." FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Ross (469) 774-6362 Melany Ethridge (214) 912-8934...

2009-07-01 07:18:00

Single family 2 & 3 bedroom homes now priced from $279,900 for a limited time only ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Rose Hill Plantation, Asheville's first single family thoughtfully planned 'Healthy Living Community,' is bursting with green. The enclave of 103 single-family detached-homes is nestled into a pristine parcel of land and surrounded by breathtaking vistas in Northwest Asheville, just 10 minutes from the city's vibrant downtown. A focal point of life at Rose Hill...

2009-05-13 15:05:00

Healthy Living at Affordable Prices Single family 2 & 3 bedroom homes now priced from $279,000 for a limited time only ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Rose Hill Plantation, Asheville's first single family thoughtfully planned 'Healthy Living Community,' is now also Asheville's best buy. For a limited time, ready to move-in two and three bedroom homes, or new built homes are priced from $279,000 representing a price savings of 15%. In addition owners can enjoy a $5,000 move-in...

2009-04-09 09:15:00

RESTON, Va. and ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthMapRx LLC, Mirixa Corporation and the City of Asheville, North Carolina jointly announced today the launch of a new collaborative effort that will expand and support the administration of the Asheville Project(R). Asheville Project(R) programs designed to help city employees better manage chronic conditions, improve overall health, and lower healthcare costs, will be transitioned onto the MirixaPro(SM) platform, Mirixa's widely...