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2009-05-27 13:00:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Whisper Mountain developers Charlie and Troy Ball and Haven Custom Homes have completed the 2009 Southern Living Choose Your Home Giveaway home presented by MyHomeIdeas.com. The giveaway home -- Whisper Creek Cabin -- is one of four being offered in the giveaway sweepstakes and located in the community of Whisper Mountain, in the Blue Ridge Mountains north of Asheville, NC. Whisper Creek Cabin, designed by Allison Ramsey Architects, features 1,550...

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...

2009-05-12 05:00:00

CoolAshevilleSavings.com ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- As consumers seek inexpensive ways to exercise their right for some much needed R&R this summer, Asheville has launched CoolAshevilleSavings.com. Named one of the world's must-see destinations by Frommer's and recently ranked a top 10 value destination for couples in search of romance (D.K. Shifflet & Associates), Asheville is a world-class destination that's not really expensive. CoolAshevilleSavings.com helps...

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...

2009-04-07 17:27:00

Couples marrying in Asheville can now use mywedding.com to easily plan their wedding SEATTLE, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The 63rd mywedding.com local online wedding guide launches today in Asheville, North Carolina. Following the success of the mywedding.com guides in Charlotte and Raleigh, the Asheville wedding guide is sure to please as well. Couples who plan to marry in Asheville can simply plan their wedding with the resources and tools available on mywedding.com Asheville. The...

2009-03-27 10:52:00

Single family homes from the low $300s ASHEVILLE, N.C., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Rose Hill Plantation is a single-family gated community, a thoughtfully planned 'Healthy Living Community' conveniently located in Northwest Asheville just minutes from the City's downtown. From the ground-up, the community is dedicated to fostering an invigorating, healthy, and sustainable lifestyle for active adults who are 50 plus. The enclave of 103 single-family detached-homes is nestled into a pristine...

2009-03-18 14:20:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- There are many new reasons to visit Asheville, North Carolina, this year. RomanticAsheville.com Travel Guide created a "top 10" list of what's new and not to miss: 1. Mt. Mitchell's new observation deck opened in January after two years of construction. Enjoy 360-degree views from the highest mountain east of the Rockies. 2. Gorges State Park reopens its main parking area this spring, complete with a new connector trail for hikes to the beautiful...

2009-01-23 07:59:00

PHOENIX, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Acclaimed jazz saxophonist Marion Meadows announced today that he will be performing at an opening event of the 2009 NBA All-Star Game Weekend -- the Biltmore Estates All-Star Jazz Jam -- at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, February 12th. Hosted by the Women's Funding Network and supported by Behind the Bench (the National Basketball Wives Association), Meadows will be performing at Estate 41 of the famed Biltmore Estates. This fabulous 20,000-square-foot European...

2008-12-17 22:12:16

Kyle Singler scored 14 points Wednesday and No. 6 Duke, playing for the first time in 11 days, brushed aside North Carolina-Asheville 99-56. Singler also pulled down eight rebounds. Gerald Henderson scored 14 points and Jon Scheyer had 13. Duke (9-1) had not played since losing for the first time this season, an 81-73 setback against Michigan. North Carolina-Asheville (4-6) was led by 15 points and nine rebounds from Reid Augst. The Bulldogs' tough schedule this year has also included losses...

2008-12-16 12:01:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Living just announced in its December double issue that it is giving away a home in 2009 - in the Southern Living Choose Your Home Giveaway. Southern Living is partnering with MyHomeIdeas.com and local developers to build beautiful homes, showcasing wonderful design, in four communities: Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga.; Habersham, outside of Beaufort, S.C.; Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas; and Whisper Mountain near Asheville,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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