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July 4 closings

St. Clair County: Ashville and Steele offices will be closed July 3 and ...
Most state offices will be closed July 3 and 4. Alabama Beverage Control Board stores will be closed July 4. Most offices in the Federal Building will be closed July 3 and 4.

Alabama Confederate Flag Rally

FILE - In this Saturday, June 27, 2015 file photo, Dan Williams, 65, of Ashville, Ala., holds a Confederate flag while standing with his daughter Bonnie-Blue Williams, 15, in front of the Alabama State Capitol building during a Confederate flag rally in ...

Confederate Flag Rally at Alabama Capitol

Confederate Flag Rally at Alabama Capitol Dan Williams, 65, of Ashville, Ala., holds a confederate flag while standing with his daughter Bonnie-Blue Williams, 15, in front of the Alabama State Capitol building during a confederate flag rally on Saturday ...

Local Sons of Confederate Veterams commander disappointed with Bentley's decision

ASHVILLE -- Gov. Robert Bentley’s decision Wednesday to remove four Confederate flags from a memorial at the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery has caused quite a stir throughout the state. William “Bill” Watkins, commander of Sons of Confederate ...

Why You Shouldn't Mix Up Alabama's Montgomery and Montgomery County

who else is going to go over Alabama county seat trivia with you today?—there's an even weirder thing going on 100 miles north of Montgomery, in St. Clair County. St. Clair County actually has two county seats, one in the town of Ashville and one further ...

Driggers, Carolyn Ward

Driggars (Joyce) of Birmingham, AL and their son, Joseph (Tara) and daughter, Hazel, all of Boone, NC; Charles A. Driggers (Judy) of Ashville, NC; a niece Ann Beagle and daughter, Jamie, both of Gainesville, FL; other nieces and nephews; two special ...

Sophie Kate Antley is born

The proud grandparents are Bill & Darlene Antley of Port St Joe, FL and Harold and Tina Delashmit of Ashville, AL. Reese and Ashley want to thank God for blessing them with such an amazing & beautiful gift.

Former Ashville HS teacher arrested on 3 counts of having sex with a student

ASHVILLE, AL (WBRC) - Ashville authorities and the Ashville City Schools superintendent confirm that an Ashville High School coach has been arrested for having sexual contact with a student. The city jail confirms that Anthony Rice is in custody on a $ ...

Aluminum processor building new facility in Ashville

ASHVILLE, Alabama -- Groom's Aluminum Processing is building a new facility in Ashville, the St. Clair County Economic Development Council announced. The project is a new venture led by Dwayne Grooms, who is experienced in the aluminum processing and ...

Ashville Waterfall

Habitat for Humanity is widely supported in Ashville, North Carolina! These waterfalls are where the Hunger Games were filmed!

Tupelo Honey Cafe - A Taste of North Carolina in Arlington, VA

1616 N. Troy Street Arlington, VA 22201 Tel: (703) 253-8140 Tucked away on a small newly-constructed block connecting Wilson and Clarendon Blvds in Arlington (Clarendon), Tupelo Honey Cafe is a disti…

Little Treasures Creche and Montessori in running for Best Private Creche Award

Little Treasures Creche and Montessori in running for Best Private Crèche Award. Located at Ashville, Kiltullagh, Little Treasures Crèche and Montessori is owned and managed by Majella O’ Reilly. The …
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In ASHVILLE ALABAMA: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]


Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in ASHVILLE ALABAMA

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]

Protect Your Business in ASHVILLE ALABAMA from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at

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