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Book Feature: If Trees Could Testify…

As an attorney, William Auman has handled around 70 murder cases, but he calls the Madison County double homicide that occurred in 1983 “perhaps the most haunting” of them. Decades after an elderly brother and sister in the Big Laurel community were murdered, the case has inspired Auman’s debut novel, "If Trees Could Testify…."

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Outdoors Recreation

Funds Sought to Begin Work on the Ecusta Trail

With the purchase of the 19.4-mile rail line between Hendersonville and Brevard complete, Friends of the Ecusta Trail and Conserving Carolina have begun raising funds for construction of the long awaited trail that will connect the two towns and rural communities in between, offering walking, wheelchair access, hiking and biking opportunities.

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Outdoors Recreation

WNC Offers Many Resources for Women Anglers

Anyone who has watched someone fly fishing has likely been mesmerized by the delicate and methodical dance of the line. Western North Carolina is a mecca for anglers with its diverse options for pristine waters. As love of the sport continues to grow, so does the influence of female anglers in what had historically been a male-dominated activity.

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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.