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Mountain laurel season begins in May in Western North Carolina. These unique flowers were named for Pehr Kalm, a Swedish-Finnish botanist and explorer of North America in the eighteenth century. This article talks about the pollination process of the mountain laurel and other descriptive information about the plant.
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26928
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Danny’s Dumpster in Buncombe County transforms 40 tons of organic trash per week into nutrient-rich topsoil. The composting company hopes to raise awareness and reduce the number of food leftovers and paper products that make their way to the landfill.
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26930
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Fletcher, North Carolina is home to Calvary Episcopal Church, where the “Westminster Abbey of the South” is located. Beginning in 1924, Rector Clarence Stuart McClellan Jr.—with help from the Daughters of the Confederacy—erected 18 granite boulders with bronze dedication markers near the church. Those honored included Jefferson Davis, Stephen Foster, Dan Emmett, and others.
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26929
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The Mary Benson House (MBH) in Asheville is a nonprofit residential substance abuse treatment center for women who are pregnant or have young children. The MBH was created in 1995 as a response to a need in the community, and has since been a success.
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36571
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A substance abuse counselor had a dream about creating a house offering a place for recovering from substance abuse. The dream made a reality in 1995 serves recovering women who are either pregnant or caring for a child under the age of five. Also offering a place to successfully transition into society, it fulfills this mission through teaching skills in recovery, parenting, and independent living. Helping also with their transition are individual and group counseling, self-care groups, case management, and crisis intervention.