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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,...

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...

2009-07-01 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...

2009-05-27 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...