• Bee - feature

    Sweet Success

    April 2015 • Current Edition, Featured Capitalists

    Two entrepreneurs with zero retail experience open up not one, but two stores in Asheville within a four-month stretch. Wonder why? You could say it’s ‘just bee cause.’ Seven years ago, Jillian Kelly had to change her diet for health reasons. She gave up gluten and dairy and started searching for healthier ingredients to replace culprits ...

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    Wilmington North Carolina

    April 2015 • Current Edition, Leisure & Libation

    It’s hard to read anything or go online without encountering the touting of Asheville and Charleston as the “hottest” and “coolest” emerging cities in the southeast. Being an Asheville and Western North Carolina based magazine, we are comfortable with our coronation but can’t help thinking that there is a less heralded, less crowded, but equally ...

  • U-Joint Off Road Vans

    The Off-Road Less Travelled

    April 2015 • Current Edition, Featured Capitalists, Magazine Content

    A square wooden table displays neatly arranged copies of Overland Journal, while the adjacent wall bears large, high definition, photos of jacked-up four-wheel-drive vans surmounting impossibly steep terrain… wheels clambering over boulders, axles tilting in opposing directions, giving the appearance that the trucks are made of rubber. The full article continues below. Click to open ...

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    A Century of “The Greatest Show on Dirt”

    April 2015 • Current Edition, Featured Capitalists

    On a foggy morning in March, McCormick Field is part empty theater, part haunted house. Stand on the pitcher’s mound and look westward towards home plate and beyond at the ranks of mist-shrouded seats. In just a few weeks the stands will be alive. The crowd’s movement will be constant; its noise punctuated by announcements ...

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    The Asheville Outlets

    April 2015 • Current Edition, Local Industry

    Ready, set, go. The doors are open at the Asheville Outlets mall just off of Interstate 26. Much like Black Friday, shoppers needed to get there early to get the best items. With buzz and excitement, a whole array of “big city” retailers have come to Asheville, bringing a wide variety of merchandise and low, ...


Ryan Cofield

Part 2: Need a Passport Just to Visit your Bank?

April 2015

In last month’s column, I talked about the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, or “FBAR”, which requires taxpayers to disclose their interests...

Capital Adventurist

Cyclocross Race

Mountain Sports Festival Celebrates 15 Years

April 2015

The Mountain Sports Festival (MSF) started with a few competitive events in downtown Asheville and a handful of vendors, but has now blossomed into to a...