Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

Banana cake with chocolate icing was a staple during childhood. Banana bread is a staple of the comfort food genre. 

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The gender gap plays critical role as election looms

By Ethel Klein —

In the past four years, Americans have experienced a series of large-scale events and shocks to our political system. The day after the Trump January inauguration, the massive 2017 Women’s Marches brought together over a million people in the nation’s capital and 5.6 million worldwide.

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Q&A with Leah Wong Ashburn, Owner of Highland Brewing

Since taking over the family business in 2015, Leah Wong Ashburn has been a breathe of fresh air in the Asheville Brewing scene. She's made it a point to be visible in the community and is so generous with her time, especially when it comes to speaking to other women in the business world. Amid the pressure of taking over such a well-established brewery, Wong-Ashburn has brought her own leadership style to the table and it seems to be working out beautifully, positioning Highland Brewing to maintain a strong brand into the future.

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My Story as a Previvor: A BRCA2 Diagnosis

 By Kristina Smith

Jan. 30, 2020 — My genetic test came back positive for BRCA2. A genetic mutation. The doctor explained how BRCA was the breast cancer gene and that they were tumor-suppressing proteins. Mine, however, were mutated, and may not do their job. He continued, calmly and slowly, with the next steps, the referrals he was making to oncology, geneticist, surgeons, and the list continued.

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Cooking on The Mountain

The drive to The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center in Highlands sets the stage for its seclusion from the outside world. 

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Kamala Harris visits Asheville

Last Thursday, Democratic vice presidential nominee and California Sen. Kamala Harris was forced to cancel a planned trip to Asheville after two staffers tested positive for COVID-19, but that didn’t stop her from returning Oct. 21 to speak at an event at UNC-Asheville. 

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Know the Signs

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Jackson County Department of Public Health wants to shine a light on the importance of this month.

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Speaking the truth is hard, but necessary

By Leigh-Ann Renz

You know those moments when you had something to say but kept your mouth shut? You let the truth get lodged in your throat and stopped yourself: in order to keep the peace, because you were legitimately afraid, or maybe you just felt too tired to “get into it.”

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Project Closet Door brings LGBTQ+ community together

Project Closet Door was started out of necessity. It is an organization focused on bringing the LGBTQ+ community closer together, raising awareness and understanding. That’s something that few people had previously found a space for in Western North Carolina. 

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