A Day On, Not A Day Off

By Megan McLeod, AmeriCorps Program Officer and Training Coordinator for North Carolina

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Senior Prospers in Teaching Program Despite Pandemic

Jorden Rice, a graduating senior at Brevard College, is on the path to realizing her dream of becoming a teacher following a remarkable student teaching experience this past semester in the remote-learning environment necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ways to Celebrate MLK Day

Did you know, MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities?

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Tips for hiking through the winter

I hiked 50 trails in 2020, a majority of them in Western North Carolina. It’s not an easy feat, and many of those hikes were done during the winter months when road and trail conditions are wet, cold and icy.

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'Mortgage Mommy' offers advice to financial freedom

Amber Patterson, owner of Allied Mortgage Group here in Waynesville, shares her best advice for women who are striving toward financial freedom.

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Love Is Always A Risk, Do It Anyway


Am I the only one who is obsessed with the show “Married at First Sight?” I’m so intrigued by this social experiment. 

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Finding Love After Divorce

My divorce happened one year after my mom’s death. Overwhelmed by grief and depleted of all emotional energy, I wasn’t looking for love, but love found me anyway.

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Kale & Brussel Sprout Salad

The holidays are over and we are one week into our new year. This is the exciting “honeymoon” phase of our year during which we set goals and relish in possibility. Savor this time. 

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Rumble Readers Offer Best Relationship Advice

As we focus on relationships this week, we reached out to our Rumble readers to get their insight into what makes a marriage last. They offered some pretty powerful advice! 

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