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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...

2010-09-07 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...

2010-03-10 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...

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...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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