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Avett Brothers Ticket Stop at Mellow Mushroom

98.1 the RIVER has your last chance to WIN tickets to see the Avett Brothers on Friday, October 31st AND Saturday, November 1st. Join us at Mellow Mushroom in downtown Asheville from 6-8p on Friday, October 31st and stick around as you have to be present to win these tickets!

Viral Videos

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Nike hype video welcomes LeBron back to Cleveland

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The video huddles the whole city as "The King" returns home.

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WATCH: Ice Cube teaches Elmo a new word

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There was a time when parents would have freaked out to hear their kids were learning words from Ice Cube.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Daniel Radcliffe ‘raps’ the alphabet

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The "Harry Potter" star performs the tongue-twisting "Alphabet Aerobics" and it's hilarious.

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‘Thriller’ in 20 different styles

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Just in time for Halloween, this creepy Michael Jackson classic is redone in 20 completely different styles.

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WATCH: A room with a $95M view

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NYC's tallest apartment building isn't open yet but it already boasts an impressive view with a whopping price tag.

Entertainment

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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 31

Fresh
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A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable moments.

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REVIEW: ‘Birdman’ could be the best film of 2014

In this image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Michael Keaton portrays Riggan in a scene from "Birdman."

You’ve heard the buzz for Michael Keaton's "Birdman." It’s loud and it's merited.

in Entertainment

PHOTOS: 31 adorable pets in Halloween costumes

Bailey Jarrett and her dog Teddy visit a Dallas-area PetSmart store on Oct. 25, 2014, for the company's annual in-store Halloween event. The event took place at all PetSmart locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

This Halloween is going to the dogs... and cats, ferrets, and bunnies.

in Entertainment

Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

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Cook wrote a column published on Thursday and said he hopes that his declaration can help others.

in Entertainment, Sports

The best #ChevyGuy tweets from the World Series

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World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner was awarded a new truck with "technology and stuff" by a very nervous Chevy employee and Twitter took notice.

National

in National

Thomas Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor, dead at 71

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The longest-serving mayor in Boston history who led the city after the 2013 marathon bombing, has died.

in National

U.S. economy grows 3.5% in third quarter

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A smaller trade deficit and a surge in defense spending buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter.

in National

Americans may still see some Ebola cases

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Americans could continue to see cases of Ebola in the U.S. until the outbreak in West Africa is contained.

in National

With selfies, tweets, politicians go vote-hunting on social media

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In 2014 a multifaceted digital strategy is seen as a prerequisite to getting out the vote.

in National, Sports

Bumgarner rides to the rescue for World Series win

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The Giants won their eighth World Series title and the third in five seasons.

Weird

in Weird

Dog ‘arrests’ owner

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A man's own dog helps police bust him on drug charges.

in Weird

A zebra walks into a bank …

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A man named Bart Augustus allegedly robbed a bank and his name isn't the only thing that's unique.

in Weird

Man busted for illegal ‘potato chips’

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Police say they found a kilo of cocaine hidden inside a man's snack bag.

in Weird

‘Terrorist’ Wi-Fi delays flight

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A Wi-Fi hotspot at LAX named after a terrorist group kept travelers on board for hours as police investigated.

in Weird

You won’t believe where $70K was stashed

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Officials say they arrested a woman carrying more than $70,000 in her stomach.

Trending

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Daniel Radcliffe ‘raps’ the alphabet

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The "Harry Potter" star performs the tongue-twisting "Alphabet Aerobics" and it's hilarious.

News

in Music

Slipknot tops Billboard album chart, Taylor Swift eyes record debut

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Heavy metal rockers Slipknot took the lead on the weekly chart, a week ahead of Taylor Swift's projected year's biggest album opening.

in Lifestyle

Dallas man’s ‘Ebola’ house draws criticism in virus-hit city

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The house has been transformed with blue plastic barrels, bio-hazard stickers, yellow caution tape and the word "QUARANTINE."

in Lifestyle

Verizon promises no Internet ‘fast lanes’

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Verizon says it's not planning to strike any "fast lane" deals to help some websites load faster than others.

in Lifestyle

Use your smartphone to ‘think outside the bun’

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Taco Bell debuted a mobile app that allows customers to order, customize their food, and pay from their phones.

in Music

Exhibit on Paul Simon’s life to debut at Rock Hall

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The exhibit will showcase more than 80 artifacts, including Simon's first acoustic guitar, and handwritten lyrics for "The Boxer."

in Music

Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel plans solo project

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The bass player plans to launch a solo career after the band releases its upcoming album, "Sonic Highways."

in Music

Queens of the Stone Age star is Jack White’s new keyboardist

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Jack White is heading back out on tour following the sudden death of his longtime keyboard player Isaiah Owens.

in Lifestyle

Haunted houses for adults in high demand

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With Hollywood-grade stagecraft and professional actors, haunted houses are in increasingly popular with grownups.

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WIN tickets to Acoustic Syndicate!

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Lead Through Change

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Eblen Charities presents Lead Through Change – The Healthcare Issue LIVE on November 12th – a leadership conference tailored to individuals in the healthcare industry. Find out more!

Spooky Asheville

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Haunted Houses, Graveyard Visits, Ghost Stories, Corn Mazes and more!

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