Category: Made in the NRV

For the Love of Wood

Late one morning, Corinne Graefe walked through an outbuilding that’s part of the fine furniture business, Phoenix Hardwoods, she and her husband, Bill, operate in Floyd. In the warm shadowy light, she examined slabs of various...

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Drinking in Giles

Text by Kelsey Foster  |  Photos by Nathan Cooke   Giles County has a long, somewhat divisive relationship with alcohol. Because mixed-alcohol beverages are illegal in the county, one local legislator passed a law...

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Horses, Bullets and Flowers

There doesn’t seem to have been a time in the life of Jeni Benos when she wasn’t shaping horses out of whatever material was handy – clay, metal, wire. “I’ve always been 3-D inclined,” states the 30-something lady, who has...

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