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Conservation

Twelve Mile Project

“We wanted to maintain a healthy and diverse forest that supports wildlife, provides a sustainable output of timber, improves water quality and aquatic habitat, and improves access to the forest.”

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Literature

Songbirds and Stray Dogs

“All of my stories are inspired by a nugget of something that caught my eye, or ear, that I just can’t stop thinking about...I am an observer; I like to people watch and (ahem) eavesdrop.”

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Literature

North Carolina Day Trips by Theme

Author Marla Hardee Milling traveled the breadth of North Carolina west to Murphy and east to Wilmington and as many places in between as she could manage to visit in order to write her latest book, North Carolina Day Trips by Theme.

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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.