• Wicked Weed Brewing

    Something Wicked This Way Comes

    October 2014 • Current Edition, Featured Capitalists

    On a sunny September morning in 2012, brothers Luke and Walt Dickinson were driving kegs of homebrew to the Brewgrass Festival being held at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in downtown Asheville. Luke remembers telling Walt how nervous he was. “What if people don’t like our beer?” he asked. Walt’s response? “This is some of ...

  • Maw's Produce

    A Simpler Way of Life at Maw’s Produce

    October 2014 • Current Edition, Featured Capitalists

    The light touch works well at Maw’s Produce, a roadside vegetable stand near Banner Elk, North Carolina, where Susan Kirkland treats customers as lovingly as she handles the fruit. In a kind voice sounding much younger than her 75 years, Mrs. Kirkland greets each customer as they come in the shop beside the busy highway ...

  • Allen Ray of SimplyHome

    Technology Advances, People Stay the Same

    October 2014 • Current Edition, Featured Capitalists

    As any family that has an elderly or disabled loved one that they are caring for knows, getting the help and care required can often times be a struggle. Facilities aren’t always the answer, and affordability is always a concern. In a small office park in South Asheville, a family run business strives to offer ...

  • Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train

    Face Your Fears This Halloween

    October 2014 • Current Edition, Leisure & Libation

    Fear. It gets us all. For some, it’s tarantulas. For others, pythons. Maybe spirits and witches haunt your dreams. But what if you could master your fear, finally get beyond it, with the help of a few haunted attractions this year? Will Halloween 2014 be your year to face your fear? The full article continues ...

  • by Ann Perkins

    Where do the local folk go?

    October 2014 • Current Edition, Local Industry

    This is a true story: On a picture perfect fall morning some years ago, I was walking down Woodfin Street in Asheville. The cloudless sky was that limitless royal blue that belongs only to the mountains in October. The white oaks and poplars along the sidewalk had turned a dignified yellow-gold. But most spectacular were ...


Written by Adrianne Gordon

Google: Love It or Hate It, You’ve Got to Know It

October 2014

Search engine optimization has an air of mystery about it—a website goes online and it might or might not appear on the first page of Google search results....

Hunt Mallett

Libations for Autumn

October 2014

Capital Adventurist

Friars in the Forest

Friars in the Forest

October 2014

A young man sat by a small fire in the Pisgah Wilderness. Near nowhere and no one, thoughts of what was going on in society still pestered him along with the...



August 2014