September/October 2018

September/October 2018
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

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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