The Pursuit of Happiness: Aspiring bakers achieve professional success

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Cover Design Credit:

Scott Southwick

Cover Photography Credit:

Renee Caldwell
Instagram isn’t just a place where people can post cute puppy pictures. For three local bakers, the online platform was the launchpad for their individual businesses.






  • Letter: Fix the forest plan or scrap it

    -by Letters
    "For eight years, the public has consistently and overwhelmingly supported more protections for Pisgah. I hope that the Forest Service finally decides to listen."
  • Letter: No more hotels!

    -by Letters
    "Back in 2001, downtown was not cluttered with tall commercial buildings such as hotels catering to tourists."
  • Feel the burn

    -by Molton
  • Letter: Don’t let families slip into poverty

    -by Letters
    "In North Carolina, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates over 300,000 children (and their families) will slip back into poverty."
  • ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law denies identities and truths

    -by Xpress Contributor
    "Kids’ hearts and minds are at stake, and it is not just the gay and brown ones; the richness of truth, the beauty of a diverse world is denied to…
  • Letter: Time to send Cawthorn home

    -by Letters
    "I hope that all of us have had enough of his self-serving actions and will join me in saying, 'Not on my watch' and vote the bum out and back…
  • Letter: Pisgah-Nantahala forest plan fails us

    -by Letters
    "The Forest Service needs to go back to the drawing board and write a plan that protects our forests — and the health of everyone who lives in these mountains."
  • Letter: Thanks for the smile

    -by Letters
    "As a childless divorcee, I had to chuckle at Bettina Freese’s unintentionally funny remark: 'I’ve had children, and it was more pain than I’d ever even imagined.'”