For 80 years, WNC’s Masonic monument has preserved far-flung pieces of history

Local bluegrass kingpins return with a new album and old sounds made modern

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The new American Museum of the House Cat pays purr-fect tribute to felines

Tweetsie Railroad celebrates 60 years as a kingpin of mountain family tourism

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Offering adventures for every member of the gang

A passion for paddling propels Fletcher-based Liquidlogic Kayaks

One hundred years ago, Fred Seely introduced the world to fine fabric handmade in the mountains

With a boost from local musicians, Arts for Life makes healing tunes for ailing kids

Dive deep into the mountains’ greatest chasms

A Sparta furniture maker takes craftsmanship personally

How the famed landscaper became Vanderbilt’s visionary

At Bullington Gardens in Hendersonville, horticultural therapy fosters growth in and out of the garden

Volunteer project cultivates community

The good news behind rising home prices in several WNC counties

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Celebrate our anniversary with top 10 lists of local albums, books, fishing spots, movies, restaurants, and more

A history of transportation in the mountains offers a good ride

Hood Huggers Hood Tours reveal a path from Asheville’s past to the present

What the leading causes of death tell us about life in Western North Carolina

The push to build a WNC military history museum in Brevard marches on

What will the New Year bring to our health choices? We asked six experts to look into their crystal balls and tell us what the future holds.

Adding up the Mountain Area Health Education Center’s impact on health services across WNC

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WCU’s bachelors in emergency medical care—the oldest in the country—goes way beyond textbooks

Steve Woody’s medical-tech company is primed to boom locally and help heal around the globe

Around the world and back again with knitwear designer Christina Danaee

The remarkable rise and fall of the Goat Gland King, Jackson County’s “Dr.” John Brinkley

25 new, novel, and fun ways to get in shape

Meet five Western North Carolinians who have lived to 100 and beyond

Ronni Lundy’s long and winding journey with Appalachian food and culture

Classes at Hendersonville’s St. Gerard House share culinary skills to individuals with autism

Commemorating the 450th anniversary of Juan Pardo’s exploration of the Carolinas

Highlands Food & Wine Festival goes big for its 10th anniversary

Catching loose livestock might be easier in the age of social media, but the thrill of the chase remains

Five years in, Angie Newsome’s vision for a WNC-wide investigative reporting nonprofit reaches sustainability

A new museum in Asheville opens doors of discovery