Asheville, North Carolina’s successful “rebirth” is one to be replicated. Offering festivals, fairs, and farmer’s markets daily, the city has been recognized as one of the”Top 25 Small Cities for Art.” City officials, residents and businesses are unified with a “green” mentality — protecting the many parks and common areas — while a “buy local” emphasis permeates the area.
In Fernandina Beach, a widely used term or expression has originated from City Hall, “mandricked.” It is associated with the painstaking process that new businesses must go through to receive final approval from the city to open their doors. Read more by Steve Nicklas.
Fernandina Beach is removed from the bustle of big towns, but offers a unique vantage point. You see, the tiny town has a front-row seat to the political zaniness in Washington, D.C. The same political dysfunction is occurring here — a microcosm of the nation’s capital. Read opinion column by Steve Nicklas.