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Appalachian State University’s new HOW Space is the university’s latest evolution in innovative, interdisciplinary education. HOW Space is a multipurpose facility designed and built by students who, along with faculty and members of the public, will use the space for an array of collaborative projects. This is part of the AppLab program, which is a design-focused learning model that teaches students to think from multiple perspectives to solve complex challenges.
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Canton’s former black high school will promote community once more, thanks to an effort by Gladys Knight and her husband, Canton native William McDowell. By 2020, the 1930s-era Reynolds High School will be turned into the Reynolds Community Center. The center will include child care and counseling programs, a communal kitchen, exercise facilities, nature trails, and a music center.
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The Last Castle is Denise Kiernan’s new nonfiction book about the Vanderbilt legacy, the Biltmore House and its surrounding estate. The book also tracts Asheville’s transformation and economic boom.
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Sebastiaan and Ariel Zijp host supper clubs under the name The Farmer’s Hands, a tribute to the handcrafted nature of every element of the meal. The couple’s business is rooted in agritourism. Their homestead is the final stop on the Madison County route of Asheville Farm to Table Tours, which brings visitors to several farms and ends with a locally sourced lunch prepared on their property.
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For decades, Steve Martin has evolved and diversified his career, finding a refuge in bluegrass of late. In an interview with Martin, he discusses his banjo playing, song writing, life in Asheville, and his band the Steep Canyon Rangers.
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Five North Carolina jewelry designers, each with a unique skill set and expression of style, are making one-of-a-kind adornments. Their jewelry is made from a variety of natural materials using a range of artistic techniques. They describe their pieces as a reflection of spirituality, a representation of history, ecocentrism, and wearable works of art.
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The main reason people go to Burnsville, North Carolina is to visit Mount Mitchell, the East’s tallest peak. Other reasons to visit Burnsville include a robust artist community, a quaint and thriving downtown, and starry night skies. In 2014, Burnsville became the first International Dark Sky Park in the southeastern United States, and recently opened the new Bare Dark Sky Observatory.
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This article profiles five North Carolina fashion designers who each have a passion for individual expression in the clothes we wear. Their clothes have been described as wearable art, garments that tell a story, environmentally sustainable, and an extension of the long tradition of the textile business in western North Carolina.
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The 1938 Masonic Marker is located seventeen miles from Waynesville, North Carolina at the Balsam Gap Camp entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The marker is a monument featuring over six-hundred stones and minerals collected from other shrines, including Plymouth Rock, an Egyptian pyramid, and the White House.
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Holloway Meadow Loop is one of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail’s few loop hikes. This loop trail is located near Blowing Rock, North Carolina and is a little over two miles long. Along the trail, there are rhododendrons, white pines, grassy meadows, and two bridges.
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Zac Lopez-Ibanez is the founder and principal designer at FEHLO in Asheville, North Carolina. The company mass produces contemporary home goods and furniture designed by Lopez-Ibanez and handcrafted by local artisans.
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In the 1960s, garage bands sprang up in North Carolina and across the country. The garage band scene was particularly prominent in Asheville, where rock musicians formed bands, and played in Battle of the Bands competitions. Some of these bands included The Fabulous Wunz, The Ron-De-Voos, and The Satyrs.
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Sonker is a centuries-old dessert and tradition in Surry County, North Carolina. The dessert usually consists of cooked fruit and a crust, and is prepared in various ways depending upon family tradition. The heritage food dish is highlighted by the Surry Sonker Trail and Sonker Festival in Mount Airy.
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