March 2008

Troy, NC

The Uwharrie National Forest doesn’t get a lot of attention. It’s often overshadowed by the other national forest systems in North Carolina, and unless you’re an ATV enthusiast, you’ve probably never thought to visit the 50,000-acre forest. And yet the Uwharrie is rapidly becoming a mecca for trail running, due largely to its rugged footpaths…
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Playlist: Mountain Heart

Mountain Heart: Road that Never Ends On the surface Mountain Heart seems to play slick Nashville grass that’s ripe to please the modern day Opry crowd. But the band’s new live album, Road that Never Ends, reveals a musical depth that should turn heads outside of the lawn chair crowd. Recorded live at the Ark…
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Playlist: Bawn in the Mash

Bawn in the Mash: Hurry Up and Wait Much like the oak casked bourbon whiskey distilled in its native Kentucky, Bawn in the Mash proves with its second release, Hurry Up and Wait, that good things get better with age. The album is an adventurous undertaking; the Bawn boys stray from the more traditional sounds…
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Environmental Gaming

GOT AN ENVIRONMENTAL QUESTION?
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Switchback

Should outdoor enthusiasts hitchhike?
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Are vegetarians healthier than meat eaters?

Are vegetarians healthier than meat eaters?
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Trail Blazer

Collegiate Biking Champ Kylie Krauss
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Runner’s Low

by Jedd Ferris Runner’s Low In Montgomery County, Md., high school senior Juashaunna Kelly was disqualified from a track meet for wearing the same uniform she has sported for the last three seasons. Kelly is a devout Muslim, and as a result, she wears special attire that covers everything but her face and hands. It…
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