Photos by Alicia Funderburk, taken at Robbins’ Malaprop’s Bookstore reading and book signing on Saturday, Sept. 13. According to author Tom Robbins, he didn’t hit his stride as a novelist until Jitterbug Perfume. It was his fourth novel, published in 1984; Robbins was 52. Not that there’s a right age to hit one’s stride as […]
Ever wondered what it would take to get “off the grid?” Refine your own biodiesel? Install a photovoltaic system in your home or business? The public is invited to explore these things and more at a series of renewable energy workshops at Appalachian State University this summer.
UNC Chapel Hill took first place for in-state public universities and Davidson College ranked fourth for private colleges in the latest Kiplinger ratings.
Imagine that you’re on a coffee farm in Nicaragua. After pulping and rinsing the coffee “cherries,” the precious beans are dried, sold and shipped all around the world for roasting and brewing. It’s good, tasty stuff. Coffee from cherries: Your cup of joe begins as a little red “cherry” with two coffee beans hidden inside. […]