January 2014

January 2014
You can never foresee how the life you choose—or the one that chooses you—can ultimately impact someone in extraordinary ways. Meet seven inspirational locals whose personal journeys are making a big difference in the lives of others.

Moms Mabley, the trailblazing Brevard-born comedienne, gets her due

County: Watauga, Population: 1,425

A UNC Asheville professor makes a historical find in an image from Gettysburg

Difficulty: Moderate, Round-Trip: 3.5 miles

George Peterson pounds, carves, and cuts salvaged wood and skateboard decks into modern art

One of the region’s oldest African-American communities delves into its past

Toast a classic cocktail with a modern twist

Warm up this winter with five seasonal offerings from local chefs

Home Free Bagels uplifts the homeless

Photographer Rob Amberg chronicles the raw beauty and complexities of everyday life in Madison County