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Local News

Our Community, Our Economy, Our Schools

You’ll notice a new feature in the 2014 Go Local Directory.  This year we joined forces with our friends at Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) and Just Economics of WNC….

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Green Drinks: Go Local for the Holidays

You’re Invited: Wednesday November 20th 6PM at the  Green Sage Coffeehouse and Cafe 5 Broadway, Downtown   Enjoy a fashion show, a raffle of local products and, an enlightening presentation…

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Go Local Card 2014

We’ve extended the deadline for businesses to participate in the 2014 printed directory to November 8th!  If you have a locally owned independent business and want to be a part…

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Fall in Love!

  Originally scheduled for May, due to torrential rain, the Big Crafty and Asheville Grown Business Alliance have rescheduled the 3rd annual celebration of unchained and independent Asheville for SUNDAY…

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Local Profiles

Grown & Ground in Carolina

Local success stories inspire us to reach for our own dreams and make them a reality.  Jennifer Lapidus, Founder of Carolina Ground, has an inspiring story of tenacity and collaboration….

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A New Year for Eagle & Market Street

Anyone could easily be excited about the $11.1 million dollars coming to the Eagle-Market Street redevelopment project and yet how many know what a long hard battle this has been? …

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Behind the Scenes: The Voices of Commerce

While working outside of an old Burlington cotton mill building, I hear the voices trickling down from the many small businesses housed inside the worn, aged and warm brick. The voices…

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Tops for Shoes – 60 years in Asheville!

Check out the beautiful new banner in Tops for Shoes window!  For over 60 years and 3 generations, this family has been pouring their love into Asheville.  Many thanks to…

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Too Resilient to Fail

The current financial crisis has exposed how little control communities have over their local economies. It’s up to us to change that. As informed consumers, we recognize that spending at…

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Asheville Rejects Corporate Personhood!

We commend the City Council’s unanimous vote on Valentine’s Day to pass a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment revoking corporate personhood and declaring that money is not speech. Though…

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