HDR: Hickory woman gets highest rank in American Endurance Ride Conference

From Hickory Daily Record: Ruth Anne Everett knows a thing or two about horses. Since 1994, she has covered 6,750 miles in 131 endurance rides across the country. This year, she was the American Endurance Ride Conference’s (AERC) highest ranked rider in the Southeast, and she won the organization’s coveted National Hundred Mile Award.

Black Mountain News: Former biochemist turns brewery waste into brownies

From Black Mountain News: Robert “Rusty” Bryant, a former biochemist with Schering-Plough Research Institute, is the co-owner with his wife of Asheville Brew Bites, a small company making brownies from spent brewer’s yeast, a byproduct of the brewing process. Bryant thinks his beer treats could make a big impact on both health and the recycling […]