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2013-02-16 23:02:49

President Barack Obama recognized Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College for its role in providing training that leads to employment while he was in North Carolina Wednesday. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) February 16, 2013 President Barack Obama touted Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College for providing relevant training to students during his stop at Linamar in Arden on Wednesday. A-B Tech started working with Linamar a few years ago to provide two types of training for the...

2011-01-20 11:10:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College has created a new homesteading program that taps the desire for self-sufficiency and a return to simpler living. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100908/DC61634LOGO) "The emerging generation is looking to break the current economic model," said Shelley White, Interim Vice President of Workforce Development and Continuing Education. "People are choosing to make their own...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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