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Social media buzzes about Stephen Colbert sighting

Social media buzzed about the appearance of late night talk show host Stephen Colbert in Flat Rock and Hendersonville over the weekend.

Colbert tweeted a photo of himself in front of the Carl Sandburg home on Saturday afternoon and invited followers to post similar shots that represented #Americangreatness — an answer to President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.
Someone noticed the Colbert tweet and posted it on Facebook, which resulted in news of another sighting.
“I saw him outside of West First last night!” wrote another Facebook user, referring to the downtown Hendersonville restaurant.
Twitter followers responded to Colbert’s #Americangreatness challenge with photos of Teddy Roosevelt’s childhood home in New York City, the Greensboro Woolworth store that was the site of the famous civil rights lunch counter sit-in, Rocky Mountain National Park and Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, Ill. American greatness also included a soldier who graduated from U.S. Army airborne school at Fort Benning, Ga., and a father and son on a Boy Scout campout.

A native of Charleston, Colbert hosts The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, frequently skewering President Trump.

An Asheville resident invited the comic to come over.
“Come hang out with us in Asheville, I'm going to fire up the grill,” she wrote. “Caution: there is a bear in this neighborhood.”
Someone posted a photo of the bear.