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(ăsh`vəl, –vĭl), city (1990 pop. 61,607), seat of Buncombe co., W N.C., on the French Broad and Swannanoa rivers and on a plateau in the Blue Ridge Mts.; inc. 1797. Near Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Pisgah National Forest, Asheville is a popular resort, convention, and tourist center. The city is also a financial, transportation, and retail center for W North Carolina. Tobacco is processed and marketed; textiles, electronic equipment, paper, food, auto parts, and glass products are made. The Vanderbilt estate, Biltmore ("America's largest house"), is among numerous recreational and scenic attractions. The home of writer Thomas WolfeWolfe, Thomas Clayton,
1900–1938, American novelist, b. Asheville, N.C., grad. Univ. of North Carolina, 1920, M.A. Harvard, 1922. An important 20th-century American novelist, Wolfe wrote four mammoth novels, which, while highly autobiographical, present a sweeping picture
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 and the Univ. of North Carolina at Asheville are in the city, and the Eastern Cherokee reservation lies to the west.
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When the doors open the morning of Monday, March 19, First Bank, the largest community bank based in North Carolina, will add 13 branches in locations throughout Asheville, Black Mountain, Brevard, Candler, Fletcher, Hendersonville, Marion and Mars Hill, and all Asheville Savings Bank customers will become customers of First Bank.
Major organization : GREATER ASHEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY
Mooney, born in Maryland recently moved to Asheville from South Florida with his wife, after accepting the position with Asheville Orthopaedic Associates.
I'm very excited to be working with the outstanding teams in Greenville while being able to continue to work with the great crew in Asheville," said Davis.
The Asheville Savings Bank Women's Initiative launch event featured guest speaker, Meredith Elliott, senior sales manager, LPL Insurance Associates, and a nationally recognized expert in the field of financial investments.
Named for the city of Asheville, North Carolina, and commissioned in 1991, the USS Asheville is a Los Angeles-class submarine.
Mentioning Wolfe in sections on the Hendersonville angel, the Asheville Urban Trail, and Riverside Cemetery, the fourth edition of North Carolina Curiosities (Globe Pequot, 2011) is an interesting little book first published in 2007.
5-acre site located in the heart of the Asheville River Arts District to accommodate a planned 150,000 sq.
First Bank entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with the FDIC to purchase all of the assets and liabilities of the Bank of Asheville.
Flight 3568 will depart Asheville at 09:40, arriving in Dallas/Fort Worth at 11:15, with return flight 3569 departing Dallas/Fort Worth at 17:35 and arriving in Asheville at 20:45.
MAIN is currently partnering with the Housing Authority of Asheville and Asheville City Schools to seek funding to extend their Wi-Fi City network to public housing and key community centers used by at-risk students.
Chater notes that the Asheville Project, which initially covered just diabetes, is now managing asthma, hypertension, high cholesterol and depression.