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28537
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The giant salamander known as the eastern hellbender or Cryptobranchus alleganiensis and its conservation are detailed. A summer collaboration between the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, the U.S. Forest Service, Wild South, Warren Wilson College, UNC Asheville, and Duke University are working to give the hellbender a better chance at survival. The group is working to increase suitable habitat for hellbenders to reproduce and studying the health of the small remaining population in Western North Carolina.
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28540
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The Young Men’s Institute Band of Asheville and their history is detailed. Started by George Vanderbilt in 1893, the YMI served African American men and boys who helped construct the Biltmore Estate. The instrumental makeup of the band, their performances, their style of music, and their place in American music history are detailed.
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28538
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The work of Jessica Potter-Bowers, Lauren Brown, and their Two Sisters Farmstead School is detailed. The school provides natural science education in an academic outdoor classroom for children 3-18. The school teaches naturalist skills, encourages healthy eating practices, permaculture, and farmsteading practices.
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28539
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The Wild Senna is a plant with a rich history. The plant was used by Native Americans for external skin problems and to treat fevers. It is also used as a laxative and was popular in 19th-century gardens. How to grow the plant, the beneficial pollinators and birds it attracts, and its natural history are explored.
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28541
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Traditional music in North Carolina has been highlighted for excellence and authenticity for years. The history of traditional, old-time, and bluegrass music in Western North Carolina's mountains is detailed. Notable musicians, revolutionary playing styles and innovations, and the music’s origins in Africa, England, Ireland, and Scotland are noted.
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36551
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At this nonprofit organization, those otherwise classified as living on the fringes of society can find themselves treated as part of the community. Services offered by BeLoved to help generate this perception include assistance with completing job applications; transitional housing for vulnerable populations; food access; children’s enrichment programs; supporting the Rise Up Studio artists collective; and collaborating in homeless rights projects and campaigns.
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36550
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Part of the story of what North Carolina’s State Park System has become is how it began. Details of that story include individuals such as Elisha Mitchell, who proved in 1882 the mountain later named Mount Mitchell was the highest in the United States; Governor Lock Craig, instrumental in the establishment of the State Park in 1915; Jerome B. Freedman and Lucius Morse, who dedicated Chimney Rock in 1916.
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36552
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Carl Sandburg is perhaps widely known in the United States as a poet and lesser known as a writer of children’s stories. Perhaps better known by North Carolinians about Sandburg is Connamara, Greek Revival summer house in Flat Rock where he lived with his wife, who was just as well known in the community for her raising goats. This dwelling, built in 1839, is a National Historic site.