Beauty and Grace

Hands playing the harp

Beauty in the Strings

With loving support from her grandmother, a Catawba County woman learned to play the instrument of the angels. Now, as a founding member of the North Carolina Harp Ensemble, she helps others create the sounds of their dreams.

Calling Me Home hangs in the North Tower in Mission Hospital in Asheville.

Gallery of Hope

Inside the North Tower at Mission Hospital in Asheville, one of the state’s largest collections of locally commissioned art brings the healing power of color and light to those who need it most.

Tundro swans flying over the water

A Swan Song

Reflecting on the most graceful creature he knows, an outdoorsman is buoyed by the memory of tundra swans descending on our Coastal Plain — until the great white birds wing through our skies once again.

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