September/October 2018

September/October 2018
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina


Former FBI agent Jean Gray recalls his roaring start in 1950s Madison County

“Ravens really resonate with people. They’re complicated animals, just like us.”

Barry and Sandra Bearden’s sky-high Mountain Air retreat blends green construction with contemporary style

Distance: 20 miles round-trip - Difficulty: strenuous

Pisgah Thunder takes the dance floor by storm for a great cause

Pisgah Legal Service marks 40 years of advocacy and compassion

Relish apple orchards and vineyards in this enthralling town

Unleashing a beast, Marion hosts its first Bigfoot Fest

On New Freedom Blues, Town Mountain reformats bluegrass

Two mountain festivals draw top literary talents

From an evening trail ride to a fall fox hunt to the excitement of a world-class competition, take a scenic ride through Tryon Horse Country

Father-daughter luthiers Wayne and Jayne Henderson make exquisite handcrafted instruments that hit all the right notes

The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations

Welcome autumn with a fall-flavored cocktail from The Brandy Bar