Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for WNC Magazine Vol. 9 Issue 1, Jan/Feb 2015
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After a 2013 health survey, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is more aware of their tribe's health concerns and needs. New plans are in place to improve their quality of life by building a Cherokee Indian Hospital, expanding staff, and reviving community programs.
Tawana Weicker of Polk County began developing biofuel from spent cooking oil in 2007. While searching for a use for the by-product, glycerin, Weicker created soap, which she now sells under the name Warhouse. This invention has sparked educational programs in Polk County as well as at nearby universities and is inspiring biofuels researchers.
Three mountain entrepreneurs have promoted natural remedy solutions for overall health. These include Jeannie Dunn, owner of Red Moon Herbs in Asheville; Ric Scalzo, President and CEO of Brevard-based Gaia Herbs; and Corey Pine Shane who teaches at Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine.
North Carolina's highest peaks receive vast amounts of snow as early as October and as late as April. Cross-country skiers, snowboarders, and hikers flock to sites like Roan Mountain to experience southern snow and partake in winter sports.
From the minds of local chef Steven Goff and manager Peter Slamp comes King James Public House in Asheville. Serving pub fare--the expected and the experimental--the public house has become a neighborhood favorite.