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  • Watauga Lake

    Watauga Lake: A Town Submerged, a Sail Unfurled

    September 2014 • Capital Adventurist, Current Edition

    Alternating between basking in the sun and swimming in cool water, sipping through the afternoon of sport, leisure, and good company with the sole aim of not thinking about anything but the present. Sail unfurls, with boats across the lake following the wind in similar pursuit. Dragging my hand through the water as the boat ...

  • Ultimate Ice Cream

    Cool. Sweet. Ultimate.

    September 2014 • Current Edition, Featured Capitalists

    An ice cream shop would seem to be a relatively uncomplicated business. Make a gallon of vanilla, a gallon of chocolate, and sell scoops to a sweet tooth clientele on a hot day.  But if you’ve never been an entrepreneur, if you’ve never thought in terms of doing business, you might make the mistake of ...

  • Horace Adell

    20 Years, 20 Hours & 200 Miles a Day

    September 2014 • Current Edition, Featured Capitalists

    Horace Adell has some big, expensive floor cleaning machines at his business, Clean Streak Inc. in Mills River. But he doesn’t hesitate to get down on his hands and knees to finish a floor so that the job is done right. The full article continues below. Click to open in fullscreen… ...

  • Debbie Wood

    The Accidental Gardener

    September 2014 • Current Edition, Featured Capitalists

    George Vanderbilt didn’t do anything by halves. In preparation for building his 250-room “summer home,” he established a railhead in the little hamlet of Best, North Carolina, about eight miles from downtown Asheville. Then he bought up the hamlet itself and converted its buildings into mock-Tudor cottages—as well as adding new ones from scratch—to house ...

  • Abingdon, Virginia

    An Abingdon Excursion

    September 2014 • Current Edition, Leisure & Libation

    It’s mid-morning at Katbird’s Wine and Gourmet on historic Main Street in Abingdon, Virginia. Along with two other actors, Eugene Wolf is holding court at the small coffee bar at the back of the store. He graciously accepts a compliment for his performance the previous night in one of two plays he’s performing simultaneously at the ...

  • Ethnic Food Stores

    Asheville’s Ethnic Food Stores

    September 2014 • Current Edition, Local Industry

    On the surface, Asheville may appear as a monopolized land of big name grocery stores and has recently yielded a wave of new chain food stores popping up in various locations. Travelling along the Merrimon Avenue corridor in stop and go traffic, and then fighting for parking spaces in the claustrophobic parking lots will most ...

Columns

Kemper Brown Jr

Executive Technology Forum: Once more unto the breach

September 2014

It’s not the 14 year old in Russia organizations should be worried about,” Emma Hodson notes. The Van Winkle attorney is speaking to the quarterly meeting...

Capital Adventurist

Watauga Lake

Watauga Lake: A Town Submerged, a Sail Unfurled

September 2014

Alternating between basking in the sun and swimming in cool water, sipping through the afternoon of sport, leisure, and good company with the sole aim of not...

Soaring

Soaring

August 2014