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Jolene Nolte, MA has written and edited articles and magazines about literature, religion, American history, interior design, sustainability, entertainment, and more. She also writes poetry and facilitates a creative writers’ workshop. Jolene recently earned a master’s degree in theology and the arts at Regent College.

Nonprofit Designed for Joy Rises to the Occasion
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Nonprofit Designed for Joy Rises to the Occasion

Raleigh nonprofit Designed for Joy (DFJ) gives vulnerable women dignified work. At Designed for Joy, women who come out of trafficking, homelessness, or the prison system are trained as artisans. They make high-quality leather bags, jewelry and home decor. Executive director and founder, Cary Heise, believes in second chances. “We really like to inspire other...

Best Places in North Carolina to See the Fall Colors
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Best Places in North Carolina to See the Fall Colors

Fall, the season poet John Keats describes as a "season of mists and mellow fruitfulness," does not officially begin until later this month, but it's not too early to plan where - and even when - is best to see North Carolina's fall colors at its best.