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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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The lecturer at Mars Hill College in Asheville, North Carolina, insisted he was only trying to illustrate how public nudity is unacceptable in American society, and said he never thought students would take him up on his offer.
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