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For over twenty years, Chris and Marty McCurry have been fashioning salvaged tree bark into decorative wall coverings. Based in Spruce Pine, the Highland Craftsmen Inc. collects bark from trees harvested by Southern Appalachian logging companies and creates something new out of it.
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Two buildings in Asheville’s downtown were affectionately called “Asheville’s Odd Couple” during the mid-twentieth century. Both built in 1924, the Westall Building and the Jackson Building have different architectural styles, Gothic Revival and English Norman combined with Spanish Romanesque, respectively.
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There are a number of activities to partake in while visiting Brevard. Hiking trails, amazing views, art, and squirrel hunting are a few of the things visitors can do while in the area.
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For homeowners, renters, and business owners wanting a healthier and eco-friendly interior environment, Green Gauge, created by the Western North Carolina Building Council, can fulfill both goals. Actions recommended: use energy and water usage wisely, improve indoor air quality, and use sustainable building and landscaping materials. Benefits include lower utility bills, a reduction of carbon footprint, and increased home value.
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Helping men recover from addictions and changing societal gender perceptions about males is this nonprofit, started in 2006. Transitioning those recovering from addiction is life skills classes offered such as nutrition, money management, and resume writing. Golf Fore Recovery, a fundraising event, helps provide scholarships to offset the cost of treatment at Next Step. Helping to justify its support are statistics illustrating the incidences of addiction and relatively small number seeking recovery help.
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The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County, Parks and Recreation Department, and Historic Resources Commission, restored a historic landmark associated with a North Carolina native son. How it may contribute to the future of other writers is the plan to transform this cabin, along with another nearby structure, into a writers’ conference center.
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Bee Branch Farm’s owner expresses a personal investment and interest in Sandy Mush’s farmland conservation efforts. Contributions of this native, ninth generation farmer and former high English teacher, include the Northwest Buncombe County Farm Heritage Trail and her farm’s production of vegetables and honey applying organic practices.
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Embodying the important of mind-body balance is a practice that encourages a holistic approach to health. Body-Mind Centering considers how the functioning of bodily organs, tissues, and glands can impact a person’s emotional well-being. Offering more information about a practice that integrates principles of Chinese medicine is the clinic director of Asheville’s Daoist Acupuncture College and owner of a local Pilates, yoga, and wellness studio.