Stories by Marilyn Ball

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Marilyn Ball is the author of The Rise of Asheville: An Exceptional History of Community Building and the founder of 12Twelve Marketing. Her freelance writing credits include The Sun Magazine and WNC Woman. She is also the host of the popular radio show, Speaking of Travel. For more info, visit

Pride & Prejudice Costumes at Biltmore

Silver Screen Romance Meets Gilded Age Splendor

Love Is In the Air Biltmore’s iconic 8,000-acre estate and grand 250-room home, built for the Vanderbilt family and loved by the world for its history and architecture, espouses a level of grandeur usually reserved for the silver screen. So it’s fitting that this spring, Biltmore is unveiling a new exhibition that brings together the unforgettable stories of the Vanderbilt family with