July/August 2018

July/August 2018
Burke County native Sam Ervin Jr. stuck to the Constitution through clashes with McCarthy, the Army, CIA, and Nixon

During a trek on Calloway Peak, a father of twins learns to loosen the reins

“For me, it’s about painting the dog’s energy and inner color. I truly let them talk to me.”

Author Charles Frazier on his local roots, Cold Mountain, and his latest work

Boone welcomes its first boutique hotel and rooftop bar

The Brevard Music Festival celebrates a sensational 2018 season

Experience outdoor adventures and art aplenty in this charming town

Great hikes in Western North Carolina

Busy the kids with five museums dedicated to expanding imaginations

Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge brings empowerment to the High Country

Through social media, we asked our readers to name their favorite family businesses, and you delivered with deep-rooted recommendations. Here are five that rose to the top.

Billy Edd Wheeler tells all in his tuneful new memoir

Glass works shine in a multi-venue summer series

The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations

It’s always pretty fantastic when a hard-working food truck can transition into a brick-and-mortar location.

The mountains’ mineral history is a gift that keeps on giving

Find your new best friend at one of these area shelters

WNC’s one-of-a-kind animal rehab center helps troubled dogs find forever homes

Fur babies welcome at these area hotels

Take Rover for a romp at a WNC dog park

Meet five exceptional dogs that lead the pack in Western North Carolina. These pups sniff out drugs, race through agility courses, model dog fashion, and guard farms like pros.

Beat the heat with this refreshing watermelon salad from Reid’s Cafe & Catering Co.

The Woodys make sweet music together at Asheville’s only venue that blends live tunes and fine dining

Get inspiration for your next cookout from the wild flavor combos at Burnsville’s Rad Dawgz

Asheville’s new artisan distillery, Eda Rhyne, blends old mountain ingredients with a taste for fresh flavors

Discover what’s new and awesome for all ages in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville, Tennessee