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HomeGrown in Pritchard with Molly Rose!

Join us for another HomeGrown in Pritchard featuring Asheville’s own Molly Rose, with opener Kane Kubed from 6-8pm in Downtown Asheville!

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LEAF Downtown VIP

98.1 the RIVER is the sponsor of LEAF Downtown’s VIP Lounge – join us on Saturday, August 1st and Sunday, August 2nd in the VIP Lounge at Twisted Laurel and celebrate the very first LEAF Downtown!

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HomeGrown in Pritchard with Andrew Scotchie!

Join us for another HomeGrown in Pritchard featuring Asheville’s own Andrew Scotchie, with opener Chris Rodrigues from 6-8pm in Downtown Asheville!

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Race to the Taps in South Slope

The Race to the Taps South Slope 4-miler on Saturday, August 8th featuring Catawba Brewing and Twin Leaf Brewery is the most unique Race to the Taps run yet!

This evening 4-miler is no pub crawl and will start and end in the heart of Downtown Asheville on Banks Avenue. The course will highlight areas of the River Arts District as well as the South Slope brewery district near the new Catawba Brewing Company tasting room and Twin Leaf Brewery.

Runners and spectators will be treated to a downtown street party with tunes from DJ Kipper, Human Foosball from Kick It Events, food trucks and complimentary brewery tours of Twin Leaf Brewery and Catawba Brewing at 2pm, 2:30pm and 3pm. Following the race, special release keg tappings will take place at Catawba Brewing at 7pm and Twin Leaf Brewery at 8pm.

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HomeGrown in Pritchard with Jeff Thompson!

Join us for another HomeGrown in Pritchard featuring Asheville’s own Jeff Thompson, with opener Abby the Spoon Lady from 6-8pm in Downtown Asheville!

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘TeachingCenter’

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A look at the exciting and high stakes world of professional teaching.

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WATCH: Ohio State football players ‘dummy’ prank

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This Nike uniform "mannequin" did a better job bringing quarterback Cardale Jones to the ground than any Oregon player.

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Orangutan is a big fan of this mom-to-be

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This pregnant woman's trip to the zoo was a one-of-a-kind experience.

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Flower toss wedding fail

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Don't drop the baby!

Entertainment

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REVIEW: ‘Vacation’ is a fun road trip for a new generation

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Rating: R | Run time: 99 min. | Genre: Comedy | Starring: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins…

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Conan O’Brien accused of stealing jokes

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The late night host is being sued for allegedly lifting gags from Twitter.

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‘Empire’ star sued for alleged abuse

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Terrence Howard's ex-wife is suing for assault and battery, and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, and seeking an unspecified amount in damages.

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‘Married … With Children’ spinoff in the works

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Actor David Faustino is developing a spinoff featuring original stars Christina Applegate, Ed O'Neill, and Katey Sagal.

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Chris Hemsworth survived on 500 calories a day for shipwreck drama

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The "Thor" star is used to bulking up for his action films, but this time he battled constant hunger pangs.

National

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TSA vows to close security gaps at U.S. airports

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The new leader of the Transportation Security Administration said his top priority would be to close security gaps after an internal report showed 96 percent of undercover tests failed.

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Americans report improved health, better healthcare

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The study of more than 500,000 Americans found improvements in insurance coverage, access to primary care and prescriptions, and overall health since late 2013.

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Boston to blame for Olympic bid flop, says IOC’s Bach

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Boston was picked by the U.S. Olympic Committee to be the country's candidate for the 2024 Games but rescinded its bid in a spectacular U-turn on Monday after the city's mayor said taxpayers could not afford to host the event.

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U.S. homeownership hits 35 year-low, renting in vogue

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The drop in ownership underscores the damage inflicted on housing by the recession and the economy's subsequent slow recovery from the downturn.

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U.S., Turkey weigh which Syrian rebels to support in border area

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The United States and Turkey have not yet agreed which Syrian rebels they will support in a joint effort to help clear Islamic State from an area along the Turkish border.

Weird

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Here kitty, kitty …

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An Ohio man who posted a video of himself petting cougars at an Ohio zoo has to spend two days in jail and pay more than $200 in fines.

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These Jimmy John’s thieves are real-life ‘ham burglars’

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Two crooks made off with more than just cold, hard cash.

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Creepy clown spotted in Chicago cemetery in dead of night

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Police say they don't know who this person dressed up like a clown is - or why they'd scale a cemetery fence and trespass in the dark of night - but it was all caught on tape.

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Streets closed as police hunt #MKELion

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Police closed off streets near a park in north Milwaukee on Saturday night after reports of a "lion-like animal," which came days after people said they had a seen a lion prowling city streets.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘TeachingCenter’

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A look at the exciting and high stakes world of professional teaching.

News

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Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards to be subject of new documentary

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"Keith Richards: Under the Influence" will premiere on Netflix in September.

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Windows 10 debuts today

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No one's expected to line up overnight for the new Microsoft operating systems the way people did 20 years ago for Windows 95, but today marks the first update in three years.

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Ed Sheeran lands role in Medieval drama

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The "Thinking Out Loud" hitmaker has revealed he is set to join the cast of a new series about a 14th-century warrior who gives up fighting to become an executioner.

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Sam Smith calls vocal chord surgery a ‘blessing’

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The "Stay With Me" hitmaker says the medical drama was a blessing in disguise as it gave him perspective on his fast rise to fame.

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Dave Grohl credits Led Zeppelin for helping him heal leg

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The Foo Fighters frontman is regaining the strength in his broken leg with a rigorous physiotherapy routine.

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WATCH: Lady Gaga joins U2 onstage for ‘Ordinary Love’

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The "Poker Face" hitmaker joined the band onstage in a very Gaga-like outfit, to play piano and provide vocals.

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South Slope 4-miler with Catawba Brewing & Twin Leaf Brewery

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The Race to the Taps South Slope 4-miler on Saturday, August 8th featuring Catawba Brewing and Twin Leaf Brewery is…

HomeGrown in Pritchard

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A FREE concert series featuring local musicians Thursday nights from 6 – 8pm in Pritchard Park!

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