UNCA Professor Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

Angel Kaur, assistant professor of neuroscience at the University of North Carolina Asheville, understands that delivering scientific jargon can lead to dull stares and confusion from audiences. Dry presentations, lack of visuals, and complicated terminology can discourage a listener and cause misunderstandings.

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WCU Librarian Wins ‘I Love My Librarian’ Award

Shamella Cromartie, associate dean of Hunter Library at Western Carolina University and a driving force for empowering scholarship on campus and in the community, is a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian award, the American Library Association recently announced.

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How Chakras Play Into Your Guidance System

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | I’ve been working with my intuition for quite some time. During the last two years, life has offered me the chance to honor what I’ve sensed rather than listening to the voices around me. 

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Franny's Farmacy Opens South Slope Location

Franny’s Farmacy is celebrating the Grand Opening of its newest CBD Dispensary in Asheville’s South Slope District  on Wednesday, Feb. 2, with an Asheville Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting ceremony at 4:20 p.m. Open to the public, all are invited to stop by to tour the new dispensary, corporate headquarters, and multi-use venue and future Canna-Cafe, and enjoy samples of CBD and hemp infused foods, teas, coffees, mocktails and more.

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MLK Day Events

• Western Carolina University’s Martin Luther King Jr. weeklong celebration will be highlighted this year with speaker Charisse Burden-Stelly’s keynote address “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Tradition of Radical Blackness.” Find a full list of events here.

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Finding Your Words

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | Words have power.  What makes them powerful is that they express our thoughts and connect us to others.  From an energetic stance, it is a form of manifestation.  Taking the energy from the etheric and bringing it down to the earth plane is creation at its purist.  When we speak, we are casting a spell of sort as we state our intention to the universe. This works for us when we are speaking about things we want to experience, and against us when we are saying things we never hope to live. 

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Black Violin at Bardo Arts Center

Tickets are now on sale for Black Violin, presented by the Bardo Arts Center Performance Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 7:30PM.  

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Amanda Gorman's New Year's Poem 'New Day's Lyric'

Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, as well as an award-winning writer and cum laude graduate of Harvard University, where she studied Sociology. She has written for the New York Times and released three books in 2021. She is a committed advocate for the environment, racial equality, and gender justice. This is her latest poem, "New Day's Lyric." 

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Tuscola Freshmen Wins Thomas Wolfe Essay Contest

Eireann Marcus, a 9th grader at Tuscola. Eireann Marcus, a freshman at Tuscola High School in Haywood County, recently won an essay contest sponsored by the Thomas Wolfe Memorial. 

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