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Carl Ernest Duckett, born in Swannanoa, North Carolina in 1923, served as the Central Intelligence Agency’s top science official. A collection of declassified documents unveiled Duckett’s role as a key player in high-tech espionage at the height of the Cold War, which he quietly helped win. Duckett oversaw secret programs including U-2 surveillance flights, the agency’s CORONA spy satellites, and its Glomar Explorer mission to raise a sunken Soviet nuclear submarine from the ocean’s depths.
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Leah Wong Ashburn is president of Highland Brewing Company in Asheville, a business that was started by her father, Oscar Wong, in 1994. Since 2011, Ashburn has dedicated herself to maintaining the uniqueness of the brewery, while incorporating her own values and marketing expertise. Under Ashburn’s leadership, the brewery is committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability, and cultivates a hiring process that seeks out character over expertise.
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The City of Asheville is home to the world’s largest storehouse of data measuring the Earth’s weather and climate. In 2015, Asheville became the headquarters of the National Centers for Environmental Information and the steward of over twenty-five petabytes of data consolidated on servers at the Veach-Baley Federal Complex in the city’s center. A new conference called ClimateCon will solidify Asheville as a “Climate City” and key player in developing solutions to climate change.
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WNC Magazine (NoCar F261 .W64), Vol. 12 Issue 2, Mar/Apr 2018, p21-22, il, por, map Periodical Website
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Brothers Tim and Matt Nichols run one of the largest Japanese maple tree operations in the country, propagating and shipping more than one-thousand cultivars. Their business, Mr. Maple nursery, is located in East Flat Rock, Henderson County. In addition to the maples, the Nichols brothers grow nearly five-hundred other kinds of woody ornamental shrubs, including varieties of ginkgo trees and dawn redwoods.
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