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Orange Peel hip hop show concludes music-filled Asheville evening

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Orange Peel hip hop show concludes music-filled Asheville evening

July 30th, 2015 9:12 am by Tony Casey

Downtown Asheville was alive with the sounds of music on Sunday night, but I don't think that's anything out of the ordinary.

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Running the Canada goose gauntlet at the VA

Running the Canada goose gauntlet at the VA

July 23rd, 2015 9:11 am by Tony Casey

The Canada goose is no friend of mine.

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Following in Daniel Day Lewis' footsteps at Chimney Rock State Park - PHOTOS

July 16th, 2015 8:50 am by Tony Casey

As we churned out step after step up the Hickory Nut Falls Trail at Chimney Rock State Park earlier this week, we couldn't help but realize that we were walking up the same path that must have been traversed many times by he whom I consider to be the grea

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The rollerskating birthday party is timeless

The rollerskating birthday party is timeless

July 9th, 2015 9:06 am by Tony Casey

About 20 years ago, if you were a fifth- or sixth-grader at the Assumption of Mary Catholic elementary school in Redford, New York, like I was, you had a lame birthday party if it was anywhere but the area's rollerskating center.

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Checklist: Paddleboard, drink beer and explore

Checklist: Paddleboard, drink beer and explore

July 2nd, 2015 9:32 am by Tony Casey

On a nice summer day, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better way to explore the area's waterways than atop a paddleboard.

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Thou shalt not drink the devil's water

Thou shalt not drink the devil's water

June 25th, 2015 9:10 am by Tony Casey

Funsuck: To destroy all semblances of fun in a given situation, especially traditionally pleasurable events, such as parties; the opposite of funseeking.

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Growing up around the now-famous Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York

Growing up around the now-famous Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York

June 18th, 2015 8:51 am by Tony Casey

My grandfather worked as a correctional officer in "Clinton" for 33 years, specifically in what people of his day referred to as the "bug house," where the protected pedophiles and mentally incapable violent criminals were kept separate fr

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Let the music take control of your running

Let the music take control of your running

June 11th, 2015 8:42 am by Tony Casey

While I respect people who say they enjoy running because it's just them out there, competing against themselves, listening and responding to their bodies with no distractions except to live for the moment, I'm not of that lot, and I have science to back

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The tale of the (former) 625-pound runner

The tale of the (former) 625-pound runner

June 4th, 2015 9:37 am by Tony Casey

If you needed a little extra motivation to get out the door and log your run, reading about Derek Mitchell might be just the ticket.

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The Beer Mile: There will be vomit

The Beer Mile: There will be vomit

May 28th, 2015 9:02 am by Tony Casey

Before I go any further, I want to point out that this took place at a safe location with many sober people and designated drivers available. Not one of my fellow competitors has anything resembling a drinking addiction - if anything, they have a mild add

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The benefits of having a lake monster

The benefits of having a lake monster

May 21st, 2015 10:46 am by Tony Casey

The Tennessee Valley Authority could use a monster, or the inkling of a monster, right now in Boone Lake, to bring out boaters, explorers, scientists and recreational types.

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