January 2015

January 2015
Three new books delve deep into remarkable local lives and institutions

A Polk County entrepreneur’s soap business is making waves in biofuels research

After an unprecedented internal health assessment, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians expands its approach to wellness

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Asheville artist Andy Farkas tells poetic stories through delicate prints and engravings

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Meet three celebrity rodents during Groundhog Day celebrations

Ron Rash’s novel The World Made Straight gets the big screen treatment

WCU Fine Art Museum offers a retrospective exhibit of Vadim Bora’s portraits

Built on 100 years of history and small town charm, West Jefferson celebrates a major milestone

The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations

A reinvigorated search for Southern snow

Explore the healing power of plants through three pioneers in the field of herbal remedies

Sip and savor award-winning wines from WNC

Power up anywhere, anytime with these locally made energy bars

Take in lavish libations and killer views at Beech Mountain’s 5,506ˇ skybar