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Seven people in Western North Carolina \"are impacting the lives of others through job training, cultural arts outreach, language skills tutoring, community enrichment, and sheltering animals.\" They are Jennifer Pickering (LEAF); DeWayne Barton and Dan Leroy [Green Opportunities];Steve and Susie van der Vorst [Camp Spring Creek for dyslexic children];Rob Pulleyn [Marshall High Studios]; and Jeri Arledge [Rusty's Legacy, for dogs people don't want or can no longer afford].
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Elliston recounts the life of \"Moms\" Mabley, the trailblazing Brevard-born comedienne. Born Loretta May Aiken, her early days in show business were confined to the segregated black night club and theatrical circuits. In the 1930s she adopted the stage name of Jackie \"Moms\" Mabley, a colorfully dressed bag lady. Eventually she crossed over to success in films, best-selling records, and TV variety shows, like Ed Sullivan's. From the 1930s until her death in 1975 she was the country's reigning black comediennes.
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Junaluska, a Boone neighborhood, is one of the oldest African-American communities in Western North Carolina. It was founded by fifteen families shortly after the Civil War, and by 1900 the population had grown to over one hundred residents. Three years ago the Junaluska Heritage Association formed to uncover their past through genealogy records, photographs, and oral histories.
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O'Sullivan explores the work of George Peterson, a skateboarder-turned-artist who moved to Western North Carolina at Lake Toxawayin 1998. He is a wood worker who always uses salvaged wood such as maple or cherry for his functional pieces. One of his bowls was purchased for the Oval Office. For some of his sculpture he uses discarded skateboards of which he has over four hundred.
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22337
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Drew Wallace, owner of The Admiral in the West Asheville River Arts District, and Chef Matt Dawes, formerly of Table, have come together to create a new restaurant, The Bull and Beggar, also located in the Arts District. Richards reviews the setting the food.
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Blowing Rock, population 1,425, is located in Watauga County. Northcote provides tips on where to stay and play while visiting there.
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22336
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Rob Amberg captures the raw beauty and complexities of everyday life in Madison County in this photographic collection.
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