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“Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.” – William Wordsworth, 1798 Editor’s note: Since this article was written…
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6 Tips For Staying Healthy Over Winter

Whether you’re seeking winter sun in the north, or trying to stay warm in the south; it’s important to keep…
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Outward Bound Recognizes WNC Youth Leaders

The inaugural WNC Communities’ Youth Leadership Award was presented to Ryleigh Stevens of the Caney Fork Community Development Council of…
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Teachers Are the Backbone of Our Community

When I was little, I thought pockmarked skin was beautiful — a sought after trait that made someone especially handsome. 
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UNCA Renamed Building After Cherokee Beloved Woman

On the University of North Carolina Asheville campus, an established building now bears a new name. UNC Asheville’s campus community,…
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Inspiration from NC State Legend Jimmy V

I’m an NC State alumni. When I was on campus in Raleigh, you couldn’t go into any pizza joint, bar…
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NC Teachers Need to March For Better Pay

By Tamika Walker Kelly | Since the beginning of this school year and through the final four months of state budget negotiations, we at the…
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His Name Was Jody

By Karma Valentine Shuford | From my earliest memories, I have wanted to be a teacher.  I remember “playing” school with…
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WNC Educator Wins Thomas Wolfe Literary Award

The Western North Carolina Historical Association recently announced Even As We Breathe: A Novel by Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle as the 66th winner of…
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Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | Did you know that your physical address can influence the experiences you have in…
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How to Nourish Yourself During the Holidays

Self nourishment was the theme of the last women’s full moon circle I hosted. The theme had less to do with…
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6 Tips for Lessening Stress During the Holiday Season

Writer Glennon Doyle says what screws us up most is the picture in our head of how things are supposed…
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"Virgil Was Here"

“Everything I do is for the 17-year-old version of myself.” — Virgil Abloh.
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Sassafras on Main

Susanne Blumer is a children’s author who had a dream to open a bookstore and coffee shop in a quaint…
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Time to give in to your sweet tooth

It’s cookie season. And with all that this year has thrown at us, I am so glad we have finally…
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Toast to good health with traditional wassail

The practice of wassailing is a time-honored tradition that has spanned centuries. When wassailing, people go door-to-door, singing and offering…
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Helping the place you call home

The past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way Americans prepare for everything — from the summer travel season to…
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Involving the kids with holiday baking

The holiday season is steeped in tradition. Many holiday traditions are centered around food, with much of the focus on…
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Mike McKinney comes from a family of woodworkers

He grew up around a father and grandfather that had woodshops, but he didn’t turn to woodworking until a little…
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Bryson City Potter Susan Coe

Susan Coe was born in England, grew up in Alabama, and now lives just outside of Bryson City. There was…
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Meet Gallery Zella

Gallery Zella opened in Bryson City in March of 2016. Zella Jackson Hannum and Brian Hannum retired from their respective…
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Psychic Charades

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | “May I have your attention, please? Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?”  This…
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Sponsor a Foster Child For Christmas

  Eliada works hard to make the holidays a special time for the children in our care. This year, due…
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16 Days of Activism: Stop Violence Against Women

Have you noticed orange bows and signs around Franklin? The Zonta Club is asking you to do your part in…
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DIY Wreath Making

Holiday decorations have a way of bringing joy into our lives. Whether by their pleasing aesthetic, or by the anticipation…
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Tips for Staying Sane During Holiday Shopping Season

Black Friday!  Shop Local Saturday! (Sleep on Sunday) Cyber Monday! Giving Tuesday! Are we all ready for a full week of shopping, people? That’s what…
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My annual ritual of shopping local

Let’s face it, most people either can’t wait to begin their holiday shopping for loved ones or they just dread…
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Eco-friendly gift options

The saying “the more the merrier” certainly applies during the holiday season. But during a season of big gifts, extra…
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Help isolated loved ones this holiday season

A phenomenon called “cabin fever” tends to set in around late autumn or in midwinter. Long hours of darkness coupled…
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Classic holiday films families can enjoy together

The holiday season is steeped in tradition. Few traditions may elicit more collective belly laughs than holiday movie night, a…
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Safe holiday entertaining in pet-friendly households

The holidays are a time to spend with friends and family. Celebrating and entertaining are large components of what makes…
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Holiday books for the young

Time to head off to Santa’s workshop and see what Christmas books he and the elves have in mind for…
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Meet Robin Arramae: Local entrepreneur and owner of WNC Paint Events

Robin Arramae is a local artist and entrepreneur. In 2014, Robin hosted her first group-painting event. Rumble writer Susanna Shetley…
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Thankful For Adele

By Daley Hooten • Rumble Contributor | Adele is one of those artists that no one hates. I’ve never once heard…
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Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | Last weekend I had dinner with friends and felt so grateful to be with…
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Rumble Recipes: Thanksgiving Favorites

Jessi Stone and Susanna Shetley share their family favorite recipes for Thanksgiving.
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Leave Space For Grief and Gratitude

There are only six weeks left in 2021. Let that sink in for a moment. How does it make you feel?…
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Women's Entrepreneur Day: Fancy Flour Baking Co.

Carolyn Moncada started Fancy Flour Baking Company out of her home in Maggie Valley about two years ago making special…
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Time Travel Not Necessary This Year

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | I’ve always been fascinated with time travel starting back when I saw the movie “Somewhere…
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The Table: Pecan Pie Almond Butter

Pecans, and all the delicious recipes that come with them are a particularly North American affair. Pecans are native to…
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