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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...

2010-11-04 09:00:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday season in Asheville will be especially busy with plenty to see and do. Here are the Top 10 Asheville Holiday Outings according to www.RomanticAsheville.com, an online travel guide to this Blue Ridge Mountains area. 1. Christmas at Biltmore Estate: Asheville's biggest holiday event starts November 5. See America's largest home decked out in festive finery. The magical Candlelight Evenings begin November 12. 2. Downtown Asheville:...

2010-09-16 17:20:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College's Veterinary Medical Technology students are benefiting from a unique partnership between Buncombe County and the Asheville Humane Society that allows the students to train in a clinic built especially for them. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100908/DC61634LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100908/DC61634LOGO) "It was a fortunate lining of the stars," said...

2010-09-15 09:00:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- With a 5,000-foot elevation change within 50 miles of Asheville, the lush Blue Ridge Mountains have one of the longest-running fall color displays in the country. A popular online travel guide, www.RomanticAsheville.com, recommends these Top 10 Fall Color Spots: 1. Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, one of the country's top scenic drives! Stop at many overlooks, picnic and hike. Color peaks early October in highest elevations, ending late October in the...

2010-09-07 12:11:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Biltmore Company, in Asheville, N.C., is excited to announce Biltmore Inspirations, its first introduction into the direct selling industry where consultants will offer Biltmore products in a home party environment. The launch of Biltmore Inspirations will focus on food and tabletop items, which relate to the company's legacy of hospitality and entertaining. Products will blend chef-inspired foods with everyday practicality, making it easy for...

2010-08-18 11:48:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College hosted the North Carolina Dental Society's second-largest Missions of Mercy (MOM) free dental clinic Aug. 13 and 14, providing about $400,000 worth of care to nearly 900 people. Forty dental chairs filled A-B Tech's gym holding patients in need of fillings, extractions and other services. "This was the second-largest clinic ever held in North Carolina, and would have been the largest if we...

2010-06-25 12:49:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau is reaching out to the Gulf Coast in an effort to provide some support in the wake of the Gulf oil spill. A recent Washington Post article noted how challenging fundraising has been in the wake of the Gulf oil spill. According to the article, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reported that $4 million has been raised so far to assist with efforts in the Gulf compared to more than $6 billion...

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...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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