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Women have made slow progress in attaining corporate executive roles, but once reaching that level, their pay is typically less…

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The road to financial security, like many long journeys toward important goals, can be filled with ups and downs. The…

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Habitat for Humanity of Haywood County plays a major part in helping people toward financial freedom, and many of these…

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Gathering violets for this Violet Gimlet will be the most time consuming part of the recipe, but it’s well worth…

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Pasta is a very important part of life. It’s one of those necessities that lies alongside love, good conversation, music,…

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Dear anyone that has owned a pet — As you walk into your house, screaming at the top of your…

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Man or woman’s best friend, as cheeky as your pup might be, they’ll never let you down when it counts…

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The WNC Historical Association's 2020 Outstanding Achievement Award will be presented to Ann Miller Woodford for her work preserving and…

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 Tenisea Higgins, the president of the Haywood County Chapter of Autism Society of North Carolina, took the time to talk…

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April 11 is National Pet Day, and I will take any opportunity to share my adorable dogs with the world.

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As spring gets underway, Violet Season is officially here. Violets are some of my favorite spring flowers, for they signal…

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Growing up, my family had a little blue and white camper at Ocean Lakes Campground in Surfside Beach, South Carolina.…

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Chronic stress can cause depression, anxiety, insomnia headaches and other symptoms that affect our health. During Stress Awareness Month in…

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By Heather Nation Editor’s note: In recognizing World Autism Awareness Day April 2, we typically think of parents’ stories of…

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When my mom told me she wanted to rent a beach house somewhere for a week just for her, me…

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Have you ever felt confused when looking at any of the several iterations of the food pyramid? You’re not alone.…

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Dietician and nutritionist Jennie Boothroyd of Canton recently took time to answer some burning questions women have about nutrition and…

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With warmer weather and some COVID-19 restrictions lifting in North Carolina, there are plenty of opportunities to get outside this…

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  Jackson County Schools Board of Education has selected Dr. Dana Ayers as its new superintendent beginning June 1. 

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With spring in the air, we’re dusting off those running shoes and hitting the pavement. If your goals as a…

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My friend wants to start the keto diet to lose weight. I asked her, “Why would you want to try…

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By Lilly Knoepp — Growing up in Franklin, Barbara McRae was everywhere. It felt like she has always been in…

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There’s nothing I enjoy more than a lazy Saturday or Sunday morning where I can relax, drink coffee and make…

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When a registered nurse and an engineer combine passion with determination, beautiful things happen. Kyle Holman and Athena Garcia-Holman moved…

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Rumble sat down with Lauren Wood of the Historic Haywood Farmers Market to hear all about their 2021 season. There…

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Well, I finally found a plant I literally can’t kill. 

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Anyone that knows me well knows I have a weird obsession about all things Irish. Like many others with Scot-Irish…

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 I love the flavor of mint, but I’m not a fan of food coloring. Today’s recipe offers the amazing taste…

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Cullowhee Valley School will no longer be represented by the Rebel mascot, which is personified by an old, white, confederate…

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The American Association of University Women was founded by a group of female college graduates in 1881 to advocate for…

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International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also…

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On the first day of Women’s History Month, North Carolina legislators filed the RBG Act, or the Removing Barriers to…

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By Daley Hooten -  Quarantine has taken an emotional toll on all of us. Some more than others, but we…

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In a somewhat dismissive tone, you’ve probably heard someone use the word “woo” in describing beliefs or practices that aren’t…

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Eating, whether you’re food obsessed like me or not, is a huge part of our lives. At least three times…

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I’ve always dabbled in essential oils and homeopathic remedies, but it wasn’t until the birth of my second son that…

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By Megan Trawick — I should start by saying that I really enjoy personality tests. I always have. I remember first…

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I've known Lori Randall since 2004 when we met at Gainesville College in Georgia and worked on the student newspaper…

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We wanted to tell you about how to start your own ritual but also wanted to share with you the…

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“Giovedì gnocchi, Venerdì pesce, Sabato trippa”

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As we highlight some resources for small businesses at Haywood Community College this week, we also wanted to highlight a…

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Haywood Community College is excited to offer a new online resource for small business owners and those hoping to start…

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Online dating is an absolute minefield. When our parents were being raised, gentleman callers either had to ring the home…

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NAACP chapters in Jackson and Haywood counties have created a joint task force to help mentor public school teachers who…

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How many pauses do you take throughout your day? Do you pause before deciding what to eat for breakfast? Do…

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