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ASHEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT TO INITIATE SERVICE TO DC…

Excerpted from article by Leah Buletti for Asheville Citizen-Times.com… “Allegiant Air has announced people will soon be able to fly directly to the Washington DC area from Asheville.  One-way fares from Asheville to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport will be as low as $39, the air port said  in a news release. ” The flights…

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FIVE WAYS TO GET YOUR HOME READY….

…FOR THE SPRING BUYING SEASON! 1.  SPRING CLEANING:  Cleaning your home well before it goes on the market may be obvious, but it is essential.  Get the Windex out, launder curtain sheers, shampoo rugs, dust everything and make sure all beds are made first thing in the morning, every day.  Counters, sinks, tubs and appliances…

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NEW-HOME SIZE DECLINES…

Could the recent decline in median new-home size herald a return of entry-level buyers? FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL… New single-family homes being built in the US right now are getting smaller, a sign that a long-awaited shift of builders to slightly smaller, more affordable homes has likely started.  Commerce Department data released recently shows …

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MONEY REALLY DOES GROW ON TREES!

HAYWOOD COUNTY ENTREPRENEUR GROWS THE BUSINESS OF NATURAL HOME SIDING… Danny Heatherly knows the secrets of trees after a lifetime cutting timber in the NC woods. Take the Tulip Poplar, one of the most common species in the Blue Ridge mountains, which makes a steady supply for furniture and plywood makers.  “There are two months…

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YOUR HOME: HUMIDITY INDOORS CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS…

Relative humidity indoors determines likelihood of mold… Running a portable humidifier for a sick child?   Combating radiator-heat dryness in the winter by running a room or area humidifier?  In the typical house, such moisture can easily find somewhere to condense, especially if the attic is well-connected to the house and not “air-sealed”. If a 68-degree…

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BEST TIME TO BOOK THE CHEAPEST FLIGHTS

Planning a trip that requires an airplane flight?  Are you getting anxious yet? Booking a flight is often confusing, annoying and frustrating.  Prices fluctuate so frequently that most travelers can’t tell if they are getting a good deal.   You can check travel and airlines sites daily, or several times each day…and when you finally book…

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SEVEN FEATURES YOUR NEW CAR WON’T HAVE…

Don’t be shocked when you go to purchase your next new car.  Some features you may expect to be included are not there anymore.  Call it the march of time, or the onslaught of technology, but there are seven features your next car mostly likely will not have. Manual Transmission:  automatic transmissions know when to…

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REALTORS(R) LISTS MOST VALUABLE HOME IMPROVEMENTS…

“A home’s curb appeal is crucial because it can be the first thing buyers notice about a home.  That’s why REALTORS (R) rated exterior projects among the most valuable home improvement projects in the 2014 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report. REALTORS(R) judged a steel entry door replacement as the project expected to return the most…

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TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, NC 2014 BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION

For the fifth consecutive year, the Transylvania Partnership will sponsor a business plan competition for Transylvania County residents who are planning to start of expand a business in the county (including the City of Brevard and Town of Rosman). There will be a single cash prize of $10,000, with up to 25% awarded immediately and…

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BEING TRUE TO YOUR MOUNTAIN HERITAGE…

…IS GOOD FOR THE LOCAL ECONOMY. Our very own NC musical legend Doc Watson may have had the first and last word on authenticity.  “If you can’t act like yourself, no one will know who you are”, Watson once told his good friend and playing partner, David Holt. Authenticity, the plainspoken way that mountain folks…

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