Mary Opila, an architect and former college instructor, recently decided to make a career

change and dive into the world of furniture re-upholstery. The Midwest native knew that

training was in order and sought out the best in the country. Appropriately, she landed in

Western North Carolina, the furniture capital of the world.

Attention all teens! Do you think getting ready for your financial future is a game?

BOONE: Local girls in grades 3 through 8 are invited to participate in Girls on the Run of the High Country (GOTR-HC). Registration for the fall semester will begin online Aug.10 at and the program will begin the week of Sept. 8.