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Small Business Success — Waynesville Soda Jerks

As we highlight some resources for small businesses at Haywood Community College this week, we also wanted to highlight a local small business success story that began with help from the Small Business Center at HCC. Waynesville Soda Jerks are a shining example of taking a passion and turning it into a sustainable and growing business. Co-owner Megan Brown took time to share her story with Rumble.

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Q&A with President of HCC Dr. Shelley White

Haywood Community College is excited to offer a new online resource for small business owners and those hoping to start a small business. Rumble sat down with Dr. Shelley White, president of Haywood Community College, to learn more about this new endeavor. 

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5 Ways to Protect Teens From Online Dating Dangers

Online dating is an absolute minefield. When our parents were being raised, gentleman callers either had to ring the home phone number and check in with a parent, or sneakily meet up in a restaurant on the bad side of town. The recent development of being able to hide behind a screen has not only led to an increase in cyberbullying and innocent ‘catfishing,’ but to the internet becoming an increasingly dangerous place. Unfortunately, the world wide web is open to the whole world and has not got a firewall for keeping the bad ones out. 

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NAACP task force to mentor teachers on equity work

NAACP chapters in Jackson and Haywood counties have created a joint task force to help mentor public school teachers who want to learn about racial equity work. The project is possible thanks to a $25,000 grant awarded to the Jackson County branch of the NAACP. 

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The Power Of Pause

How many pauses do you take throughout your day? Do you pause before deciding what to eat for breakfast? Do you pause to plan out your day before you get to the office or start your shift? Do you pause before you respond to a rude email from a client? Do you take a pause after work to deeply exhale the day's stress before you go home to your family?

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Love Is Respect - Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence and Awareness Prevention Month. This issue affects not just teens, but their families, friends, and community as well.  Teen Dating Violence is comprised of four types of abuse: sexual violence, physical violence, psychological aggression, and stalking.

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PINK Adventure Tours Adds Gatlinburg Loop

PINK® Adventure Tours recently announced the addition of the Gatlinburg Loop Smoky Mountains Tour to its current adventure tour offerings through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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HART Theatre - The Women Behind the Curtain

It’s been a trying year for HART Theatre. As an establishment that thrives off human engagement and interaction, a pandemic results in many setbacks. Nonetheless, they have risen above the circumstances. The women behind the curtain have been particularly helpful in keeping HART afloat during the uncertainty that was 2020. Rumble recently sat down with several members of the HART family to get their perspectives on where HART currently stands.

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Feminist Gift Guide: Six Local Women-Owned Shops To Support On Valentine's Day

By Leilah Stone | What do prom portraits, CBD chocolate truffles, and cherry pie scented candles all have in common? They’re all perfect Valentine’s Day gifts available in the stores of Asheville’s women-owned businesses. Shop this guide for some of the area’s most creative designers, illustrators, and retailers whether you’re looking for something more traditional like flowers and chocolate or a unique find off the beaten path like bespoke jewelry or a hand poured candle. 

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