I really don’t remember when I first visited Asheville, but I do know that once you come here, you will be drawn back. Once is never enough. Honestly, I’m not sure there is ever “enough” when it comes to Asheville. I do know that I cannot ever come here without thinking every few minutes of my…

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Picture, if you will, a place called the Sunset Lodge. The feeling evoked by a place with this name is one of relaxation, right? You are slowly rocking on the front porch while enjoying an adult beverage and watching the sun melt into a growing, glowing puddle in a beautiful lake. A flock of geese…

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“It is hard to understand why our town must be destroyed to make a bomb that will destroy someone else’s town that they love as much as we love ours. But we feel that they picked not just the best spot in the US, but in the world. We love these dear hearts and gentle…

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My little Volkswagen was a frequent streak of yellow down the southwest end of Colleton Avenue in Aiken. It was an easy shortcut for a teenager zipping around town. I could scoot right by there and save a few minutes. There wasn’t much traffic by the old ramshackle hotel. Broken windows, sagging walls: a fire…

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