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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...

2010-05-14 13:18:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Asheville School in North Carolina is greening its lawn care services with three propane-powered mowers, thanks in part to an alumnus and a unique propane supply program provided by Blossman Gas. Harris Baker, an Asheville School Class of '74 alumnus and president of HBH Gas Systems of Austin, Texas, donated three new propane mowers to his alma mater. Blossman Gas - the nation's largest independent propane company - will provide the school a...

2010-05-11 14:39:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College has entered into an agreement with FLS Energy, Inc., to have 39 thermal collectors installed on four campus buildings to provide hot water heated by solar energy. Funded by a U.S. Department of Energy appropriation from 2008 secured by U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler, the College's Global Institute for Sustainability Technology project will provide 1,885 gallons of hot water a day. The panels will be...

2010-04-09 10:06:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- How did NASCAR evolve from moonshine running and dirt tracks to a billion dollar industry and the biggest spectator sport in the United States? A new book by Daniel S. Pierce, University of North Carolina at Asheville associate professor of history, takes an unprecedented look into NASCAR's history and reveals a story that racing fans and Southern historians alike will find compelling. "Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France"...

2010-03-10 10:30:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Gorgeous blooms are in full glory as thousands of tulips welcome springtime during Biltmore's 25th annual Festival of Flowers, April 3 - May 16, 2010. The estate-wide event celebrates the beauty of George Vanderbilt's 8,000-acre property and its original design by Frederick Law Olmsted, father of American landscape architecture. Biltmore's gardens, Olmsted's final and most grand project, are in their 120th year, and are becoming more beautiful...

2010-02-16 07:11:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A rare 1913 Stevens-Duryea Model "C-Six" seven-passenger touring car will be placed on display for the first time beginning May 20, 2010 in Biltmore's new Antler Hill Village. The car is one of 10 motor vehicles on the estate that was registered in North Carolina in June 1916, and the only one purchased by George Vanderbilt that remains in The Biltmore Company's collection. This particular model is believed to be one of only 10 known existing in...

2010-02-04 19:08:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF®) has taken an unprecedented step toward the restoration of the American chestnut tree by offering a limited number of its most advanced and potentially blight-resistant seeds to both new and existing sponsor members for planting and testing. This is the very first time any of these seeds have been made widely available to members and it comes on the heels of over 26 years of intense evaluation...

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...

2009-11-11 10:06:00

BALTIMORE, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) announced that Ms. Audra Swain was named General Manager for KVMY-TV (MNT 21) and KVCW-TV (CW 33) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The announcement was made by Steve Marks, Chief Operating Officer of Sinclair's television group. In making the announcement, Mr. Marks said, "Audra has done an outstanding job in leading the sales efforts for our ABC and MyNetwork affiliates, WLOS-TV and WMYA-TV, in the Asheville,...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.