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Longtime employees of local schools open new business in Mars Hill

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Kendall and Brian Chandler have worked in education for many years - Kendall as a teacher at Barnardsville Elementary School and Brian as a principal at West Buncombe Elementary School.  Kendall now owns Quill and Honey, named after the married couple's two youngest children.

MARS HILL – Mars Hill residents Kendall and Brian Chandler worked many years in local schools but are now moving into a second act after retiring from education.

The Chandlers opened a business in downtown Mars Hill, Quill and Honey, selling Kendall Chandler’s local, natural, home and body products, including homemade soap, as well as a number of other local products from a dozen regional artisans.

Kendall Chandler taught at Buncombe County schools for approximately 20 years and retired in June 2022. Her husband, Brian Chandler, served as principal at West Buncombe Elementary and also retired in 2022.

“Because he retired last year, we were able to do this together,” Chandler said. “It’s surreal and crazy and wonderful, and I love it, but it’s never what I expected, only better. It’s brilliant.”

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