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Shop Talk: Dynamic Detailing

Like many of the city’s residents, Chris Johnson simply couldn’t stay away from Asheville. After graduating from UNCA, he moved to Connecticut and worked for a Fortune 500 company for three years before he and his wife decided the northeast wasn’t a good fit.

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From the Editor: July 2020

As we all wait for our lives to drift back to calmer waters, where they were before a pandemic, a recession and heightened awareness of racial injustices left us unmoored, I find myself searching the horizon for hope, answers and solace.

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The Laurel of Asheville lifestyle magazineThe Laurel of Asheville lifestyle magazine is available in both print and digital editions

We are delighted you have chosen us to be your gateway—both through our popular print Asheville lifestyle magazine and our website—to the arts, culture, and communities that comprise the remarkable area that is Western North Carolina. In these pages, you will find behind-the-scenes stories about the region’s concerts, theatre and dance productions, festivals, restaurants, artists, and the multitude of locally-based businesses. We also enjoy bringing you features about the people and organizations who are caring for those in need, protecting our historic heritage, preserving our rich and diverse environment, and nurturing our cultural soul.