New Belgium/Livestock Market

New Belgium/Livestock Market

Western Carolina Livestock Market is on the property to be torn down to make way for the New Belgium Brewery. Here’s a view of the old stockyards where livestock was herded in, penned and directed to the auction yard so the bidders could see. A lot of history went on here, and now more history […]

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10th Annual Asheville Citizen Times Half Marathon & 5k

10th Annual Asheville Citizen Times Half Marathon & 5k

On a foggy morning in mid September a few thousand people came down into the early morning to the Asheville Citizen Times building. At 6:30am, most people on a Saturday are still fast asleep…Not this Saturday morning. This Saturday morning everyone was all smiles and full of nervous energy ready for their races to begin. […]

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Beer City USA Festival photos

Beer City USA Festival photos

Asheville, North Carolina…aka: Beer City USA Home to more than fifteen craft breweries and becoming a destination to craft beer drinkers across the US, Asheville embraces and thrives within its beer savoire faire.  Voted Beer City USA via National Beer Examiner for three years running, (this year a tie with Grand Rapids Michigan) Asheville wears […]

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Asheville from the Sky

Asheville from the Sky

Viewed from above, Asheville is a city in a cul-de-sac of mountains. During the 1910’s and 2o’s the city experienced its largest growth spurt (being, at the time, the 3rd largest city in NC) and its when a lot of the buildings were constructed, usually with an Art Deco flair.

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Mountain State Fair 2011

Mountain State Fair 2011

The annual Mountain State Fair is up to it’s usual amusements this year. If you have not been in a while, it’s time. If you have not been since last year, it’s time. If you have not been since last night, well guess what? It’s time. Eat giant food. Ride giant rides. Without giant lines. […]

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Cane Creek Airsoft

Cane Creek Airsoft

Cane Creek Airsoft has set the stage for war as weekend warriors, gaming fanatics and ex-military battle it out for possession of the coveted nuclear bomb.   It’s early morning in the mountains of Fletcher, North Carolina and the troops have assembled. Briefed shortly on the importance of safety they fall into teams and receive […]

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Blue Ridge Roller Girls at Greenville

Blue Ridge Roller Girls at Greenville

On January 8, 2011 the Blue Ridge Roller Girls’ French Broads traveled to Greenville, SC to take on URGE, Upstate Roller Girl Evolution. Being close neighbors, there is a lot of cross-border rivalry and intermingled history with the skaters. Some of them train together. Some hate each other. Just another day in Roller Derby. Blue […]

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Lake Lure Polar Plunge

Lake Lure Polar Plunge

Lake Lure held it’s third annual, and largest to date, New Year’s Day Polar Plunge for charity. As you can imagine, costumes are encouraged, hangovers required, and hot toddys consumed later. Even though the air temp was a balmy 47 F, the water was near freezing. Swimmers ranged in age from 13-62 and came from […]

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