Book Review: “Final Rights” by Tena Frank

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Tate Marlowe loves a challenging puzzle! Not the dump-on-a-table genre, but circumstances usually shrugged off as mere coincidence. While walking in Asheville’s Montford Historic District, she discovers an old house that … “exhibited a hodgepodge of styles from Asheville’s architectural …

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Book Review: “Phase Line Green: The Battle for Huế, 1968” By Nicholas Warr

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Fifteen years after returning from the Vietnam War, Nicholas Warr began writing Phase Line Green as a catharsis. Then, while researching, he discovered an equally compelling reason for recording his experiences: According to The combat after-action report and command chronology …

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Vocational Solutions of Henderson County

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Mission statement: Vocational Solutions of Henderson County is dedicated to providing career and life skills training to adults with disabilities or other vocational barriers in a safe, caring environment.

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Children and Family Resource Center – Part 2

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[Click here for part one of this story.] Parallel to training parents to become their children’s first and best teachers, the Children and Family Resource Center (CFRC), cooperating with other agencies, works to assure . . . the accessibility, quality, …

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Book Review: “Six Notable Women of North Carolina” by Jack Prather

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Mr. Prather, in 2012, published Twelve Notables in North Carolina, succinct biographies of 10 men and 2 women distinguished for their dedication to the arts, education, humanitarianism, journalism, medicine, and religion. Since publishing this sequel honoring six women, the constant …

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Children And Family Resource Center Of Henderson County – Part 1

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Their Mission Statement: Our mission is to improve the lives of children by providing resources that prepare children for success in school, increase and improve parenting skills, increase the affordability and quality of childcare, and lead advocacy efforts to improve …

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League of Women Voter of Henderson County, Part 2

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Initially, the League of Women Voters was a federation of affiliated state Leagues formed by merging the state headquarters of the defunct National American Woman Suffrage Association.

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Operation Toasty Toes: Part 2

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(If you missed the First Part of this profile you can read it here.) Chapter 7’s fourth means of supporting our troops is earning money to supply volunteers with yarn for the military garments and, occasionally, the lap robes. Also, …

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League of Women Voters of Henderson County

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Mission Statement: The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. The League encourages informed and active participation in government, works …

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Operation Toasty Toes

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Mission statement: 1. To provide hand knitted and crocheted slippers, dickeys, stocking caps, helmets, watch caps, helmet liners, and wristlets, etc., to America’s deployed service men and women. 2. To keep the public aware of the need to support our …

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Book Review: Three Endearing Regional Histories By Gretchen Griffith

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  Reviewed by Mary Ickes   Lessons Learned: The Story of the Pilot Mountain School By Gretchen Griffith   The Pilot Mountain School, near Morganton in Burke County, NC remains a vibrant part of the community as a museum, coffee …

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The Healing Place: Rape Crisis Center of Henderson County

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  By Mary Ickes   Mission Statement: To provide specialized services to help men, women, and children recover from sexual violence.   The most common response when friends heard that I was writing about The Healing Place was, “What’s that?” …

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