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  • Blue Kudzu Sake

    Bringing a New Taste to a Thirsty Town

    January 2015 • Current Edition, Featured Capitalists

    It all started over a dinner party, as so many great ideas do. In a town submerged in the growing craft beer industry, as well as being the hometown for two major beer labels and dozens of smaller breweries, a group of four friends dared to be different. Born out of curiosity and experimentation, Blue ...

  • Ray Russell

    The Internet’s Ray of Sunshine

    January 2015 • Current Edition, Featured Capitalists

    When Ray Russell was a little baby Settin’ on his mama’s knee, He pointed his finger at an isobar, Said “A weatherman is what I want to be, Lord, Lord, “A weatherman is what I want to be.” Well, not exactly, but almost. The weather has fascinated Ray Russell since his childhood, to the extent ...

  • Dixon Hughes Goodman

    Ken Hughes is a Sponge for Leadership

    January 2015 • Current Edition, Featured Capitalists

    We haven’t seen it yet , but it must be coming; and when it gets here, it’ll be a whopper. It will be the bill for taking the better part of an afternoon out of the life of Ken Hughes, CPA, chairman of Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP, to get the data required for this article. ...

  • Real Estate 2014

    Real Estate Year in Review 2014

    January 2015 • Current Edition, Local Industry, Real Estate

    When The New York Times publishes an editorial that encourages home ownership, you’ve just got to believe it’s time to buy a house. That milestone occurred on November 29, 2014, when the Times rolled out a few facts that were overwhelmingly supportive of buying homes rather than renting. Among them was the interesting claim that ...

  • Romantic Inspirations

    Valentine’s Day Inspirations 2015

    January 2015 • Current Edition, Leisure & Libation

    The hospitality industry in Western North Carolina enjoys a tourism season that runs virtually uninterrupted from April through December. But that springtime-to-Christmas tourist rush still leaves a three-month gap when the trees are bare, the temperatures are frigid—and many of the fairweather visitors are sitting snug in their far-away homes. The full article continues below. ...

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Real Estate 2014

Real Estate Year in Review 2014

January 2015

When The New York Times publishes an editorial that encourages home ownership, you’ve just got to believe it’s time to buy a house. That milestone occurred...

Capital Adventurist

Bouldering at The Mountain Goat indoor climbing gym, Photo by Cam Hill

In the Company of Climbers

January 2015

The sport of mountain climbing has long attracted outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers. Traditionally, an experienced mentor would pass down the sport, guiding...