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2011-07-05 13:21:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lovers of art, history and gardens will encounter a feast for the senses during the Tiffany at Biltmore exhibition, now open at Biltmore, George Vanderbilt's 8,000-acre mountain estate. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/50782-tiffany-at-biltmore (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110705/MM29817 ) The exhibition of stained-glass lamps created by Louis Comfort Tiffany...

2011-07-01 14:36:00

SAN FRANCISCO, and ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Streetline, Inc.'s free smartphone app Parker(TM) is now live in Asheville, North Carolina - just in time for the holiday weekend. The new real-time smart parking app allows for hands-free guidance to parking spaces in the Grove Arcade area via the Parker app for iPhone and Android. Parker app icons note availability when there are more than four spaces (plenty of parking), more than two spaces (some parking), or less than...

2011-06-10 12:01:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When the Tiffany at Biltmore exhibition opens this summer at Biltmore -- George Vanderbilt's 8,000-acre estate -- lovers of art, antiques and gardens will encounter a feast for the senses. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110610/CL17928 ) The exhibition of 45 stained-glass lamps and eight photomurals will fill the Biltmore Legacy exhibition hall in the estate's Antler Hill Village. In addition to viewing the renowned lamps, guests...

2011-04-27 06:30:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With so many hiking trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway, which ones provide the best scenery without requiring an extensive trek? Here are the Top 10 Quick Parkway Hikes near Asheville by www.RomanticAsheville.com. This popular vacation guide features extensive guides with photos and insider tips for each of these safe, well-marked hikes: 1. Rough Ridge: This unique hike offers plenty of extensive views of Grandfather Mountain, Linn Cove...

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...

2011-02-23 08:18:00

~ 30 Days of Asheville: Hot air balloon rides, brew tap takeovers & free concerts in March ~ ATLANTA, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Asheville's edgy mountain culture is moving to the big city. Every day for 30 days in March, Atlantans will experience the sights, sounds and flavors of an Asheville vacation during 30 Days of Asheville. No need for Groupon--we're talking FREE events, goodies and surprises...from Asheville, with love. 30 Days of Asheville is a full month of...

2011-02-22 12:00:00

MATTHEWS, N.C., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Biltmore, with 1,069,359 visitors last year, ranks as the largest historic attraction in North Carolina during 2010, according to the annual survey conducted by Carolina Publishing Associates. This marks the seventh consecutive year that Biltmore has topped the list of North Carolina's biggest museums and historic attractions. The survey of attendance at North Carolina's museums and historic attractions is conducted annually by Carolina...

2011-02-18 06:40:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Purse Pixie, the purse blog, has just launched its new site at http://www.pursepixie.com. The new site features purse reviews on a range of handbags, information about where to buy designer bags at a discount, purse giveaways and general information about all things purse related. Purse Pixie writes for women who love stylish handbags of good quality but who can't or don't want to spend the thousands of dollars that designer bags can cost....

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...


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Pisgah National Forest
2014-01-20 10:02:04

Pisgah National Forest is located in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. It’s administered by the United States Forest Service, part of the United States Department of Agriculture. The forest is entirely contained within the boundaries of North Carolina. It is managed together with the other 3 North Carolina National Forests, Nantahala, Croatan, and Uwharrie, from common headquarters that are located in Asheville, North Carolina. The local ranger district offices can be...

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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.