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Monday, November 10, 2008

Local Launches: REI in Asheville, WYQS in Mars Hill

REI Opens
Given the waves of bad news in the retail sector, the travails of such brands as Circuit City, or the closings of 600 Starbucks, (Asheville kept its 10 Starbucks), it is nice to see a new anchor business in Asheville.

Outside Magazine calls Asheville one of America's Best Outdoor Towns, and this had to be a factor for national outfitter REI, who recently opened a new store here.

True to form, the outdoor enthusiasts of Western North Carolina came out in force for the mid October event. Map, directions, hours and so forth are here.

WYQS Launches in Madison County
It's been some weeks now that radio reception while driving in Mars Hill and Madison County has improved. Our local NPR affiliate, WCQS out of Asheville, (which faded in and out in some of the deeper valleys here), now has a local transmission at 90.5FM on the dial.

The new station is known as WYQS, and is our new preferred setting on that car radio dial. The station is fully automated, with a focus on NPR programming, as well as the BBC News World Service and other news based programming for all information junkies out there.

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