Meet Entrepreneur and Floral Designer, Kristi Ball-Mayrand

For this week’s entrepreneurial spotlight, Rumble sat down with Kristi Ball-Mayrand, owner of Balsam Mountain Floral, located on Main Street in Canton. She is also the lead designer and creative mind behind Stargazers Design. 

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My Ghost of Christmas Past

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | My visit with the ghosts of my past, present and future…

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Time To Get To Class!

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | I used to be a French teacher. I really enjoyed working with young people. I recognized that learning a language takes courage and felt that step one in getting my students to use the language would be building their confidence.

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Consistency over perfection: Q&A with fitness and life coach Beth Sanderson

This week Rumble sat down with fitness and life coach Beth Sanderson. Through her work and services, she inspires clients to focus on the "why" and to feel empowered to lean into the best versions of themselves. 

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Dark Chocolate Thin Mint Cookies

These rich, dark chocolate, thin mint cookies are not as heavy and filling as other holiday cookies. They serve as the perfect slice of holiday goodness for otherwise “average” December days. Each of which can, and should, be celebrated in their own little way.

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An Exercise in Spirit Speak

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | It’s the holiday season! This time of peace and joy is key to communicating with your angels and guides. 

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The Beauty of a Handmade Ornament

If you've been to 828 Market on Main Street in Waynesville, you've no doubt seen the handmade ornaments hanging on the wall across from the cash register. This week, Rumble sat down with ornament artist Megan James to hear about her entrepreneurial endeavor.

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Rain garden at Haywood Arts turns a problem into a solution

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Benjamin Franklin’s proverb still holds true. In Western North Carolina, runoff from rain and snow puts an increasing strain on infrastructure and plagues some local properties.  Fortunately, there is a simple solution to the problem. 

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Reader Question


I read your article on pendulums and I am very interested in learning the right way to use it. I think I have an idea but am confused as to how to determine if it’s my mind that wants a yes or a no or a maybe, or the object. Can you advise me?  Thank you. 

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