Monday, November 30, 2009

    Protesters on Generator at Cliffside - PHOTO

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    Protesters Chain Themselves To Generator

    Breaking News: Two people are locked down to the Cliffside generator in Greenville, SC. Press release below and more info coming. Also keep track at:

    Photo taken today near Cliffside coal plant

    Greenville, SC - Two protestors have locked themselves to the 1.5 million pound generator destined for Duke Energy’s Cliffside coal plant in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Protestors are vowing to prevent the generator, which has been traveling across South Carolina on a 300 foot trailer, from reaching the coal plant. “Our nation has no choice, we must stop burning coal. The only choice that we can make is whether we do that in time to still have breathable air, drinkable water, a livable climate, and standing mountains,” said, Catherine Anne. Protestors also draped a large banner from the top of the generator reading, “Stop Cliffside.”

    The 880,000-pound generator is on its way to Duke Energy's Cliffside Steam Station in Boiling Springs, N.C.

    An environmental group called Asheville Rising Tide said in a statement sent to FOX Carolina that the protesters are vowing to prevent the generator from reaching the coal plant. via

    Sunday, November 15, 2009

    Asheville Gingerbread Tour

    TOUR - our participating inns, including The 1900 Inn on Montford, At Cumberland Falls, Abbington Green Bed and Breakfast and The Albemarle Inn. The tour begins at the Asheville Visitor Center, where a trolley ferries participants to the inns.

    SEE - Professionally designed Gingerbread House scenes, each telling part of the story of the beloved poem "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" at each of the Inns

    TRAVEL - Go to each of the Inns via Asheville’s Gray Line Trolley while enjoying music and songs of this magical season, $30 per person

    WHEN - Every Saturday, starting at 5:00 pm

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