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Sense of wonder: Freeway Revival releases new album, looks ahead

Sense of wonder: Freeway Revival releases new album, looks ahead

They stick out.

In a city like Asheville and in a region like Western North Carolina, world-renowned for bluegrass and Americana music, being a rock-n-roll band is more the excep...

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Thirty-four years later, Lightning still strikes

Thirty-four years later, Lightning still strikes

Lightning. It’s a yellow, 20-ounce Vaughn framing hammer with one of the claws broken that I’ve owned for about 34 years. It was purchased brand new at a building supp...

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Book Review

Character has one foot in earth, the other in paradise

Character has one foot in earth, the other in paradise

Michael D. O’Brien, Canadian novelist and painter, essayist and lecturer, is the author of what I call “door-stop” books. His works of fiction, most of which I h...

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A place to heal: Retreat center for combat veterans works to establish in Cullowhee

A place to heal: Retreat center for combat veterans works to establish in Cullowhee

When Margo Capparelli, Ph.D., first began her career, she had little idea that it would develop such a strong focus on helping combat veterans that she would one day drop everythi...

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