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On a Personal Note: Megan Carroll

When Megan Carroll, a registered nurse at Asheville’s Charles George VA Medical Center, first learned about COVID-19, she was completely unaware of the profound impact the virus would have on the world and on her career.

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Arts Business

Brevard Gallery/Studio Gets A New Name

Artists @ Work Studio & Gallery in downtown Brevard is now The Lucy Clark Gallery & Studio. The site includes Clark’s workspace for creating ceramics, photography and jewelry, and a gallery to showcase her work as well as that of other local artists.

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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.