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Holly Fussell’s face lights up when she talks about outdoor adventures available in and around Fayetteville and the New River Gorge.

That hasn’t always been the case, though.

“It wasn’t an immediate love affair,” Fussell admits with a laugh.

The Georgia native was introduced to the area in 2004 by her husband Chris, who had begun rock climbing years earlier.

“We were living in Norfolk at the time,” she said, explaining the family “bounced” around for many years for Chris’ career in the U.S. Navy. “I’ve always been athletic, but I had never been exposed to outdoorsy, adventure sports and I just felt I wasn’t really good at them.”

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