5 Reasons to Visit Weaverville - A Blue Ridge Gem

Weaverville is a quaint municipality nestled in the northern part of Buncombe County, N.C. The town and the Reems Creek Valley have been a beacon for travelers and settlers since pioneers discovered the area in the 1700s, when it was still Cherokee territory. Weaverville’s scenic beauty, healthful climate and short distance from Asheville’s urban vibe have made it attractive to both tourists and individuals moving to the mountains of North Carolina. 

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Law of Attraction

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | As human beings we exist in this third dimensional reality, running our experiences through our five senses and our perceptions. Our way of thinking is conditioned by our past experiences. When we use only the evidence of what we are currently living as our guide, we start to believe that this life that we’ve created is all that’s available for us and that life can be hard. What if I told you that more exists, and we can align with more if we are willing to be open to a new possibility? Would you want that? Ladies and gents, step into the world of co creating with the universe. Without further ado….

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Homemade Black Bean Burgers

Over Memorial Day weekend, we decided to make homemade black bean burgers. I couldn’t find an exact recipe that fit my fancy, so I combined several to create one that meshed with my culinary desires and preferences. This burger was so scrumptious and much less expensive than its beefy competitors. 

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Letting Go Of Our Family Pets

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | 

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When will enough be enough?

Last week, prior to the horrific schoolroom massacre at Robb Elementary, a friend told me he had to get a criminal background check to acquire a single-use alcohol permit for a race we’re facilitating. The race is a fundrasier for a local non-profit that supports victims of domestic abuse, elder abuse and sex trafficking. Several local breweries are offering post-race beers so our committee needed to obtain an alcohol permit. 

As he explained the process, it seemed like a lot of hoops to jump to simply get an alcohol permit. As he spoke, my overactive brain went down a rabbit hole of wondering if getting a single-use alcohol permit was more laborious than purchasing a firearm. 

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The Crush and Covert Agreements

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | I believe that when we have an interaction with another person there is a little bit for you and a little bit for me in terms of an opportunity for growth. However, the exchange is often not equitable with regards to where we each are on our individual soul journey.

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Women of Waynesville Celebrates 10 Years

Women of Waynesville will celebrate its 10th anniversary from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Smoky Mountain Retreat Event Barn, on Gaddis Branch Road in Maggie Vallley. The groupd will recognize current and former members, invited guests and honored partners. For more information visit  

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QuickDraw for Art Education

On June 11, intrepid artists step up to create in the public eye as guests stroll, sip and goggle at the creative process. Under the vaulted ceilings of Laurel Ridge Country Club, regional fine artists and craft artisans will create in a live quickdraw. The one-hour quickdraw features two types of live art: painters racing the clock to finish their art in 60 minutes, and artists demonstrating technique in paint, clay, metal, jewelry, and collage. Each artist presents an original artwork at auction to support art education. 

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Healthy Homemade Granola

I have been tweaking and perfecting this granola recipe for many, many years and have finally achieved the perfect taste and texture. This crunchy granola has minimal sugar but is high in fiber and flavor. A few evenings a week, I make a huge batch, store it in an airtight container and enjoy it each morning with some almond milk, oat milk or Greek yogurt, and topped with fresh berries. This recipe is so scrumptious, I could never go back to store-bought cereal. And not only does it taste incredible, it's easy to make. 

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