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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is the largest no-kill animal rescue organization in North Carolina. Beyond rescuing animals and raising awareness, the organization runs an adoption center and offers crucial resources for pet owners. Euthanasia is used only on animals whose suffering is incurable or that are deemed dangerous and untreatable.
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The Center for Cultural Preservation presents a film documentary on the 1916 flood that devastated Asheville and Western North Carolina. The film features oral histories of survivors and tells the story of how communities were able to overcome flooding impacts and rebuild their lives.
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Savannah Trantham and Kimberly Brewster cofounded Appalachian Wild to provide care and shelter for injured and orphaned wild animals in Western North Carolina. They also started the Wands for Wildlife program, which collects mascara wands to be repurposed as cleaning tools for injured animals.
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Feline Urgent Rescue of Western North Carolina is a sanctuary in Waynesville where rescued cats can roam free until they are adopted. In another amazing story, Samantha Martin rescued a cat who became the inspiration behind the Amazing Acro-cats, a troupe of performing house cats.
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The Southern Appalachians is home to more than sixty species of salamanders in North Carolina. The salamander fauna is so diverse because as the Appalachian Mountains formed and evolved, the salamanders adapted to profound geologic and climatological changes. Many species are in serious decline due to diseases and water pollution.
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Frances Tacy and her family have run Franny’s Farm in Leicester, North Carolina for five years. The farm raises animals for breeding and meat consumption, as well as to teach farm skills and animal care to children in the farm’s summer camp programs. New to the farm’s educational opportunities is a primitive skills camp for young girls.
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Mary Floyd started a nonprofit organization called, Mary Paws Adoptions, to house rescued cats at her homestead in Madison County, North Carolina. The nonprofit is also a ministry where cats in need are matched with people who will benefit from an animal’s companionship. Floyd is also working with the community to reduce the number of euthanized animals.
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The small town of Saluda in Polk County, North Carolina was largely shaped by the railroad, and its history is reflected in local stories, arts, crafts, and outdoor offerings. Shops and art galleries downtown show off all things local and Saluda’s eclectic style. Popular outdoor activities include The Gorge Zipline, whitewater trips, and waterfall rappelling.
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The Western North Carolina Alliance for Gardens That Give is a group of volunteers, garden managers and other participants representing diverse models of community gardens. A collection of fifteen giving gardens spread throughout the region, their mission is to grow food for donation and the sharing of resources.
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The Bradford Watermelon is an heirloom with a classic narrative of glory, loss and revival, and prominent example of a story of North Carolina food culture over the last century. The watermelon variety was created through the exchange and crossing of seeds in the early 1800s. Asheville’s Sow True Seed is now the sole distributor of the Bradford Watermelon seeds.
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This article highlights two animal trainers in Asheville, North Carolina. Kathryn Gubista, founder of Lucky Dog Training Asheville, provides a variety of dog training services, including private sessions, group sessions and residency board and train. Working on training from the equine perspective, Emily Shields teaches both horses and people who to understand one another.
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Bee City USA is an Asheville-based organization that continues to galvanize communities across the country to foster pollinator-friendly landscapes and gardens that provide essential habitat to bees and other pollinators. This June, Bee City USA-certified communities and beekeepers are celebrating Pollinator Week by hosting educational events dedicated to all things pollinator.
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Western North Carolina offers a plentitude of places to explore with dogs. Erica Kilgo, manager of Patton Avenue Pet Company, discusses the best places to hike with dogs, leash requirements, outdoor training, mountain safety and traveling.
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Known today as the Self-Help Building, the Public Services Building is one of Asheville’s iconic structures. The building is an example of Neo-Spanish architecture with embellishments depicting mythological characters, including Leda and the Swan. The builder, Luther Launcelot Merchant, was responsible for many of Asheville’s important early twentieth-century buildings.
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Asheville artist Scott Mills is known for his surreal paintings of nature and animals. In an interview, Mills discusses how his work is derived from the concepts of symbiosis where different organisms work together to benefit each other.
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