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Hope Larson of Asheville writes and illustrates graphic novels for children and young adults. Larson is known for her original novels including a recent work entitled, All Summer Long, as well as her adaptations of iconic stories, such as Madeleine L’Engle’s, A Wrinkle in Time. Larson discusses growing up in Asheville, her progression in comics and illustration, and the use of graphic novels to get kids interested in reading.
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Author Charles Frazier, born in Asheville and raised in Cherokee County, has a deep family ancestry in the Appalachian region of North Carolina. Frazier’s first novel, Cold Mountain, was a depiction of Appalachia, its culture and people. His latest work, Varina, is a biography of Varina Davis, wife of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and delves into the culpability of the Civil War and the South’s legacy of slavery.
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The town of Dillsboro, located less than three miles from the Jackson County seat of Sylva, hosts a vast array of arts, crafts, eateries, and outdoor recreation opportunities. Among the must-see attractions are Dogwood Crafters, Toad in the Hole, Tree House Pottery, Dillsboro Chocolate Factory, Dillsboro River Company, Appalachian Women’s Museum, American Museum of the House Cat, Haywood Smokehouse, The Well House, and Jackson County Green Energy Park.
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The late Samuel J. Ervin, Jr. was the United States Senator whose investigation of the Watergate affair and related abuses led to President Richard Nixon’s political demise. As both the public record and declassified papers show, Ervin was willing to wade into some of the country’s most vexing questions of law and order. Born in Morganton, North Carolina in 1896, Ervin played a key role in the 1954 deliberations about Senator Joseph McCarthy, and laws regarding Americans’ rights to privacy and freedom from government meddling.
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There has long been a plentiful demand for native Western North Carolina gems and minerals. Alan Schabilion’s family business, Emerald Village in Little Switzerland, is a thriving tribute to the Spruce Pine Mining District, an area that has claimed more than seven-hundred mines that have yielded more than one-hundred different gems, minerals, and rocks. These minerals have been a crucial part of the region’s natural history, culture, and economy.
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This article highlights five exceptional dogs in Western North Carolina. These dogs are skilled in sniffing out drugs for the police department, racing through agility courses, modeling dog fashion, and guarding farms. Also highlighted are local dog parks, dog-friendly hotels, animal rescue and adoption centers.
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The 2018 World Equestrian Games will be held on September 11 through 23 in Tryon, North Carolina, and coincide with the first World Equine Expo. The games are the pinnacle of international English-style horseback riding competition and feature eight core disciplines of equestrian sports. The three-week-long event is anticipated to triple Polk County’s population and economy.
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