Justin Belleme: From Go-Kart Go-Getter to Digital Marketer

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| By Kathleen McCafferty | As an eight-year-old, Justin Belleme got his first taste of entrepreneurism when he had a burning desire to get a go-kart. He could be found scouring the classified ads each week looking for models for …

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Barb McEwen: Blazing Trails into the Unknown

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| By Kiesa Kay | On any given day, Barb McEwen can be found hiking in the mountains, listening to the wind, and appreciating the quiet wonders of nature. After many intense years of work in health care, she nurtures …

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Sara Laws: My Model of Love and Service

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| By Ian Rudick | I met Sara Laws at an Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” event, where I learned about her work for the Hope Chest for Women. I was immediately attracted to their small grassroots …

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Introducing Dari Mullins

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Over the next few months you will see some wonderful changes to WNC Woman. This month begins with introduction of a new member of our team, Dari Mullins.

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Interview with Catherine Classen, Owner of Finally Farm

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| By Rosanna Keyes | Catherine has a youthful and vibrant energy about her that was especially apparent on a recent winter afternoon as we sat in her living room, chatting about her experiences as a farmer and small business …

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Karen Nilsen: Romance, Adventures, and Magic

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| By Kiesa Kay | Finding inner power transforms the characters in Karen Nilsen’s books, and she believes that unlocking imagination and intuition will provide the keys to changing this world.

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Community Profile: Kiera Bulan of the Asheville Buncombe Food Policy Council

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| By Frances Nevill | Asheville’s vibrant food community is made up of many people and organizations working tirelessly to tackle the broad landscape of issues related to all-things-food – everything from food insecurity, to hunger, to poverty, to access …

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Mary Edwards: A Voice for Kids

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| By Kiesa Kay | As a girl, Mary Edwards got hurt. Her parents weren’t her perpetrators, but she ended up in foster care. She learned to hide her tears and smile even when she felt full of pain.

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Thirty Years of Powerful Voices

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| By Susan Lachmann | “I hear in my mind all of these voices I hear in my mind all of these words I hear in my mind all of this music And it breaks my heart, it breaks my …

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A Morning-after Conversation with Asheville’s Mayor

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| By Arlene Winkler | “I stand before you as a product of the blood, sweat, and tears of our foremothers that marched before us to make every aspect of my life a possibility,” she told us on that glorious …

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Remembering Victoria: An Ordinary, Extraordinary Life

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| By Marie Cochran | Victoria Casey McDonald passed away on Sunday August 17, 2014. At her homegoing service, a diverse assembly of family, friends and former students from every walk of life, paid their respects to a phenomenal woman …

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The Power of She – aSHEville Museum

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| By Heidi Swann | aSHEville Museum is a place filled with inspiration. Step into the exhibit gallery to experience the history, heartache, humor, and heroism of women and girls. The museum gift shop features a range of more than …

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Women Making Music: Regina Duke – A Singer of Substance

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A few days before this interview, I was perusing the Internet as usual and because I am blessed with Attention Deficit Disorder, I switched gears during a specified search for something when I glanced at a popup with a link …

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Brevard’s Reason to Bake: Creating Opportunities From Scratch

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| By Frances Neville | When Elise Sampson’s daughter Carolyn turned 18, she went to her mother with a dream – she wanted to be a baker. Elise knew she could help her find a job doing various other tasks, …

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