Barb McEwen: Blazing Trails into the Unknown

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| By Kiesa Kay | On any given day, Barb McEwen can be found hiking in the mountains, listening to the wind, and appreciating the quiet wonders of nature. After many intense years of work in health care, she nurtures …

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Moving to New Heights

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| By Darlene Danko Sowa | It took only one trip to the Asheville area for my husband and me to discover the magic of the mountains. They drew us in like the whiff of a freshly baked pie draws …

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Blooms, Butterflies and More: Uncovering a Western North Carolina Gem at The North Carolina Arboretum

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The saying “April showers bring May flowers” is particularly true in Western North Carolina. The early spring months of March and April brought us inches of much-needed rain followed by days full of radiant sunshine – a perfect recipe for …

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Trails, Snails and the Other Hard Stuff

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| By Angie Mattson Stegall | One recent weekend, my husband Nelson and I loaded our yellow and black Labrador Retrievers into the back of our Subaru and headed out to hike a new-to-us trail near our house in Pisgah …

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