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2011-05-07 00:00:29

A new computer repair company has opened in Sylva, NC, and promises the lowest prices in the region. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) May 06, 2011 With nationwide economic issues, consumers are getting tired of paying high prices for computer repair. Many repair shops charge as much as $200 for something as simple as the removal of a virus. Well, there is good news. A computer repair company in Sylva, NC is offering high quality computer repair at the fraction of the cost customers are used to...

2011-04-01 07:00:00

ATLANTA, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Atlanta foodies...start your taste buds! This April, Asheville is packing up its culinary and craft beer culture and heading to the big city. Foodtopia for the People will offer Atlantans chances to win more than 600 tasty prizes, including five culinary getaways to the mountains. Meet the Foodtopians Asheville will announce five grand prize vacation winners at the Meet the Foodtopians event on April 27--an evening of farm fresh delights...

2011-03-03 06:45:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina brings many wonderful music, art and food festivals - and most them are free! Here are the Top 20 Asheville Spring Events for 2011, selected by www.RomanticAsheville.com Travel Guide: Every Friday night: Drum Circle in downtown Asheville March 26-27: Orchid Show at NC Arboretum March 27: Asheville Idiotarod, inspired by the famous Alaskan Sled Dog Race but instead of dogs they use people...

2011-02-10 11:27:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A-B Tech is adding its voice to the global dialogue on climate by establishing a new institute designed to educate citizens about climate-related issues. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100908/DC61634LOGO) A-B Tech President Hank Dunn said The Institute for Climate Education and Geophysical Engagement will offer credit and non-credit classes, workshops, seminars and other training for the general public about climate and...

2011-01-12 12:45:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Searching for an affordable Valentine's escape? The first three months of the year are the best time of year for travel discounts and deals in Asheville and the North Carolina mountains. And it's just in time to a road trip with your Valentine! Plus, the holiday crowds are gone, making this the perfect time for a peaceful, romantic escape. Here are the Top 10 Affordable Asheville Valentine Outings, according to www.RomanticAsheville.com...

2010-12-02 16:14:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Memories created by holiday traditions and celebrations last a lifetime. These are the kinds of memories that become family tales you'll want to hear time and time again. Each year, Biltmore's Christmas celebration is held at a unique historic destination where families and friends can truly step back in time and become immersed in tradition. The 8,000-acre estate offers magical experiences and activities for all ages, ranging from a...

2010-11-22 16:11:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community will usher in the holidays with its first Lighting of the Green Dec. 4-22, featuring historic homes on campus decorated with conventional lighting as well as energy-efficient lighting provided by the College's Global Institute for Sustainability Technologies (GIST). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100908/DC61634LOGO) GIST, with a sponsorship from Progress Energy, purchased solar...

2010-11-16 11:31:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of entries from 20 states were scrutinized by a panel of 12 elite judges, with winners in four categories emerging in the 18th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition(TM) at The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa. Winners in the 2010 National Gingerbread House Competition(TM) are: Grand Prize Winner: Heather Lewis, Austell, Georgia Adult (18 years and older): First Place, Angel Adkins, Kodak, Tennessee; Second Place, Barbara...

2010-11-09 08:41:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A natural products manufacturing facility believed to be the first of its kind in the country recently opened at the Enka site of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100908/DC61634LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100908/DC61634LOGO) The facility is a division of Blue Ridge Food Ventures, an agribusiness incubator and job-creation initiative of the regional...

2010-11-08 09:24:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An energy-efficient modular home built by Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College students has been transformed by the City of Asheville into a community police resource center. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100908/DC61634LOGO) Students in Construction Management Technology oversaw the construction of a NC Healthy Built modular home by Carpentry, Electrical Technology, Welding and CAD Technology students. The...


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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