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  1. J.D. Diefenbach uses a refractometer to demonstrate how the sugar content in a grape is measured. Photo by Megan Bannerman

    WINEFROMNINE

    A short drive down N.C. Highway 9 will take you by an up and coming vineyard in Black Mountain.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
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    ONLINE POLL

    Last week's online poll results will not be reported, due to the unusually high amount of votes that were received. The votes were so numerous it appears there was multiple voting which has skewed the poll results.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
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    Recently Swannanoa Valley Museum docents and volunteers met for a work day. Those attending include front row seated: Barbara Reed and Patrick Poole. first row standing: Ruthye Lovinsohn, Cindy Medlock, Liz Foster, Yolanda Smith, Raechal Callahan ,Christina Ruiz, museum director, and Jack Jones. Back row: Gabriel Inton, Carol Tyson, Roger Hibbard, Anne Jordan, Sarah McMurray West and John Buckner. Photo by Barbara Hootman

    DIFFERENCE MAKERS

    The Swannanoa Valley Museum is one of the gems of the area. Its collection of artifacts includes the ancient history of Western North Carolina, from early Cherokee times through life into the mid-20th century.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
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    HOMECOMING HAPPINESS

    With 5:10 remaining in the third quarter, Sam Drummond dropped back and fired a short screen pass to the right. Taylor Frizzell pulled it in, got a couple of blocks, juked a defender, and outran the remaining safety to complete a 50-yard score.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
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    Construction of the new tennis courts at Owen High School is underway on the east side of the school's campus. Photo by Barbara Hootman

    HOME AT LAST

    With construction underway at Owen High School, current and future Warhorses are welcoming tennis courts to the campus for the first time since the school moved to its current location in 1991.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
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    What would we do without neighbors?

    We were discussing what to consider when you are planning to move. 'I've lived in houses all my life,' said the woman who was getting ready to sell her house. 'I have my doubts about living in an apartment with neighbors so close.'

    • Sep. 30, 2014
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    Shift into enthusiasm for life

    Caregivers often don't outlive their patients. Several of my husband Bob's medical practitioners quoted this fact to me when I became a caregiver five years ago.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
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    Letters to the editor

    Your recent article ('Montreat Meeting Looks at Site for Town Hall') contained comments attributed to a Montreat Town Commissioner which I found disappointing, misleading, even wrong.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
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    Burgess

    Obituaries

    Shelba 'Jean' Messer Burgess, 72, a lifelong resident of Swannanoa, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at the Blue Ridge Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Asheville.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  2. Boy Scout Troop 101 sang several songs for the veterans at the NC State Veterans Nursing Home in Black Mountain during a recent evening of entertainment. Photo by Barbara Hootman

    Thank you for our FREEDOM

    'My name is Harry Smith from Boy Scout Troop 101 in Asheville. I have recently been going to the Black Mountain Veterans Home and helping out. I have gotten to know the men and women who live there.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
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    Montreat meeting looks at sites for town hall

    In a meeting called by Montreat's Town Council, the Asheville-based architecture firm Architectural Design Studio presented detailed evaluations of four sites for a town hall located within the town limits to a large gathering of residents.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
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    Swannanoa's Billy Edd Wheeler with some of his artistic creations. Photo By Shelly Frome

    CALL OF THE VALLEY: BILLY EDD WHEELER

    Deep in the American psyche is a love for the pure, honest soul. A person like Billy Edd Wheeler, who transcends his or her humble beginnings and touches the lives of many.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
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    Nicole Phelps, sixth grade math and science teacher at Owen Middle School, is 2015-2016 Buncombe County Teacher of the Year. She is shown with the spirit stick given to her by the school. Photo by Barbara Hootman

    TOP TEACHER

    Nicole Phelps, a mathematics and science teacher at Owen Middle School, has been selected as the 2015 Buncombe County Teacher of the Year.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
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    Owen seniors and players from the 2010 Warcolts, Kyle Pine (21), Austin Bennett (18), and Tucker Lowery (16) converge for a tackle against Enka. Photo by Fred McCormick

    COACH'S PROMISE FUELS SPECIAL SEASON

    Following the first undefeated season in the history of Owen Middle School in 2010, Kenny Ford sat down with an impressive group of eighth graders and planted the seed that has been cultivated over the course of the last four years.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
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    Shift away from self-doubt

    A shocking amount of self-doubt plagues top achievers, according to a new book about women and leadership titled 'The Confidence Code.' In it, author Claire Shipman reports that

    • Sep. 23, 2014
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    Old friends with a land-line mentality

    A number of years ago I wrote about picking up the phone and calling Carole in New Jersey to ask a mundane question.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
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    Peek

    Obituaries

    Mac Arthur DeWeese, of Swannanoa, went to meet his Lord on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
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    Letters to the editor

    Dear Editor: The folly of Montreat Town Council's 'inside the gate' mentality is that our little town only has one entrance, which will forever be the case.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
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    Camp Alice, constructed in 1915, was three-quarters of a mile from Mt. Mitchell's summit. The thriving tourist destination featured a kitchen, dining hall to accommodate 250 guests, lunch counter, souvenir stand, and cabins and tents for overnight camping. After 1921, the former railroad track was converted into the Mount Mitchell Motor Road. The Swannanoa Valley Museum will be hosting an historic caravan trip along the Motor Road to Camp Alice on October 4. Visit swannanoavalleymuseum.org, email info@swannanoavalleymuseum.org, or call 669-9566 to make a reservation. Photo Provided by the Swannanoa Valley Museum

    This Week

    The community is invited to a dynamic, diverse art show displaying more than 40 works of art featuring a monarch butterfly in the upper gallery of the Black Mountain Center for the Arts located at 225 W. State Street. For more information, call 669-0930 or visit www. BlackMountainArts.org.

    • Sep. 23, 2014

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