With the completion of an 18-foot eagle, artists have finished the largest dome mural in North Carolina at the

After working 12- to 15-hour days, seven days a week for nearly two months, Blowing Rock artist Brenda Mauney Councill and her assistant, French artist Thibault Tosseram, descended their ladders for the last time Wednesday.

"It was physically demanding," Councill said. "You had to stay constantly mentally alert."

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