OF TME AND THE WATERFALLS: Two recently published books with WNC connections include Elizabeth Cox’s novel, left, and Kevin Adams’ new edition of his popular book on waterfalls. Courtesy images

Four books to entertain and disturb: One on One with D.G. Martin

“Earlier editions of Waynesville’s Kevin Adams’ North Carolina Waterfalls sold more than 65,000 copies. That is an amazing report, but easier to understand when the reader and viewer see his photographs of hundreds of our state’s enchanting waterfalls and read his detailed and compelling descriptions of the falls, how Adams approached his task and the dangers to these treasures from human activity.”

POWER OF THE EARTH: Asheville-based nonprofit The Woven Eath Foundation is helping disaster-ravaged Nepal rebuild after a devastating earthquake two years ago with earth-bag construction, above.

Local home, global reach: Asheville nonprofits export goodwill

By Bob Kalk Buncombe County is home to numerous nonprofits with a focus on international or foreign affairs, perhaps reflecting Ashevilleans’ willingness to look beyond their doorstep toward the broader world. But while some of these groups attract considerable attention, others tend to fly under the radar. Here’s a look at three small, Asheville-based service […]