WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 05:  Pulitzer Prize winner and "To Kill A Mockingbird" author Harper Lee smiles before receiving the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom in the East Room of the White House November 5, 2007 in Washington, DC. The Medal of Freedom is given to those who have made remarkable contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, culture, or other private or public endeavors.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Harper Lee to Publish First Novel in 55 Years

In what is being called the publishing event of the year, July 15th brings us a new novel from Harper Lee, the Pulitzer-winning author of the beloved novel “To Kill ...full article

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Mary Taylor

Mary Taylor came to Asheville in 1999 from her hometown of Boston, Massachusetts to visit some friends. As it was intended to be a short visit, Taylor had packed a ...full article

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Swimsuit Shopping For The Aesthetically Challenged

Why is it an average-sized, fairly decent-looking woman can’t find swimwear? Beach and pool season is in full swing, and by “swing,” I mean certain body parts are likely flapping ...full article

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“Mad Max: Fury Road”

I have this neurosis about Mad Max movies that I was concerned would prevent me from all-the-way enjoying the latest installment in the series, “Mad Max: Fury Road.” You see, ...full article

ESSENTIALS FOR A DAY HIKE

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Is a day hike somewhere in your weekend plans? Here are some stylish, and comfortable pieces to wear plus essentials you will need. They will make the difference between having

Weekend Getaways

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North Carolina   Charlotte Whether you’re looking for art, music, dining, shopping, sports, nature or family fun, Charlotte’s got it going on. NASCAR attracts more than one million people to

Summer is Sangria Time

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Red or white wine packed with fresh fruit, like watermelon, pineapple and strawberries, makes sangrias the perfect cooling refreshment for summer. Try these sangria recipes for a refreshing, fruity drink

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

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I have this neurosis about Mad Max movies that I was concerned would prevent me from all-the-way enjoying the latest installment in the series, “Mad Max: Fury Road.” You see,

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Brian Smith •Billing Coordinator for Parsec Financial, and doorman at The Thirsty Monk in downtown Asheville •Came to WNC to attend Mars Hill College, where he received his degrees in