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  1. Laila Burk, a rising sixth grade student, is spending some of her summer break reading the Harry Potter series of books. She reads daily. Photos by Barbara Hootman

    BRAIN DRAIN

    Most students lose math and reading skills at an alarming rate over summer break.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
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    The venomous copperhead that bit Bob Wardwell recently was a large snake, measuring close to three feet in length. Photo provided by Bob Wardwell

    It's snake bite season in the mountains

    From now until late October is copperhead time in the mountains. This snake bites more people than any other species. Bob Wardwell was a recent victim of a copperhead bite.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
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    Instructor Rachel Blattner demonstrates the movements for the group during Latin cardio aqua class at the Black Mountain Pool.

    Wet & Wild

    Through the early morning summer mist, a distinct Latin flair can be felt through the beat coming from the Black Mountain Pool.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
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    Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and his band will perform at Park Rhythms this Thursday night. Photo Provided by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

    Family hip-hop night at Park Rhythms

    The musical artist boasting the most unique name and sound of the Park Rhythms concert season will perform July 24.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
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    The view from the outdoor stage at the Straightaway Café. Photo provided by Banta Whitner

    Summerfest at Straightaway Café set for this weekend

    A unique music festival returns to Black Mountain on Friday, July 25, - Sunday, July 27, when the Straightaway Café welcomes 10 local bands for its fourth annual Summerfest.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
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    Technical assistance from A to Z

    Now that the delicious, creamy cauliflower soup is made, it's time to clean up the kitchen.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
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    Shift into accepting approval

    Have you ever had an experience where everything you've done in your life - everything you've mastered - is needed at that very moment? It's a rush that cannot be explained in human terms.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
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    Brigman

    Obituaries

    Charles Morgan Brank passed away on July 17, 2014, at Chase Samaritan Assisted Living. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Helen Brank.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
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    Letters to the

    Dear Editor: It was a chilly, dank, and dewy Black Mountain midnight. I took several steps outside of my apartment with my sweet little pooch for one last pit stop before we say goodnight. My neighbor is exiting his driveway in his car and shouts to me:

    • Jul. 22, 2014
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    The Black Mountain High School 1952 football team. Visit the Swannanoa Valley Museum to view a sports exhibit, which features Brad Johnson and Brad Daugherty and other hometown heroes. Photo Provided by the Swannanoa Valley Museum

    This Week

    The work of local photographer Joye Ardyn Durham will be on display in the upper gallery of the Black Mountain Center for the Arts from July 28 - September 12. An opening reception for the show '

    • Jul. 22, 2014

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