appalachia

appalachia
Apr 2014
Before the Blue Ridge Parkway paved the way, Mt. Mitchell’s visitors rode storied rail lines and motor routes to the top

Mar 2014
S.B. Penick & Co. dominated the crude drug business

Jul 2013
True. We're biased. But we can't imagine a better place than the mountains to meet your local farmer, become a food entrepreneur, nosh on artisan eats, and savor a pint (or three).

Apr 2013
Three new reads chronicle adventures past and present

Apr 2013
Harboring troves of curiosities, such as dwarfed turtles and carnivorous plants, bogs are among the most imperiled habitats in the mountains. Today, conservationists are bringing these fascinating and rare ecosystems back from the brink in hopes of creating the first national wildlife refuge in Western North Carolina.

Mar 2013
A family of plant lovers keeps indigenous species thriving

Mar 2013
Take a spring break with four strolls flush with flora

Mar 2013
An exhibit unveils an obscure bit of African-American history

Aug 2012
An Asian-inspired portobello dish leads the way to fall

Aug 2012
Appalachian Food Storybank collects and preserves memories of the region's foodways

Jun 2012
Slip away to peaceful Apalachicola for sun, siestas, solitude, and a taste of wild Florida

Sep 2011
Take to the canopy with the burgeoning sport of tree climbing

Sep 2011
Summit these lookouts for awe-inspiring mountain vistas

Aug 2011
Ray Hicks tales bore the unmistakable twang and sensibilities of early Appalachia

Jul 2011
Along About Sundown, a play about the life of Bascom Lamar Lunsford, hits close to home

Jul 2011
It's stand-up paddleboarding, and it's riding a wave of popularity on lakes and rivers

Jun 2011

Jun 2011
Southern Highland Craft Guild presents its newest members

Jun 2011
Take a trek through Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest to marvel at some of the oldest trees in Southern Appalachia

Apr 2011
For generations, wildcrafters have relied on the healing properties of our region’s diverse plant life. Today, Bent Creek Institute is using the tools of biotechnology to prove the value of these folk remedies and create a local hub for a new medicinal products industry.

Apr 2011
An expert in the art of Japanese gardening works to sow

Feb 2011
With the demise of chestnut trees, so went the reign of bark architecture in the mountains. Today, Chris and Marty McCurry are leading a revival of the historic style. Using poplar bark and sustainable practices, they’re ensuring a lasting connect between home and nature

May 2010
Two species of fireflies unique to Southern Appalachia illuminate the night

Feb 2010
A photo exhibit zooms in on the best of the Blue Ridge

Dec 2009
A county torn apart during the Civil War still remembers the men killed at Shelton Laurel

Dec 2009
Uncovering a WNC influence behind country music’s First Family

Oct 2009
Be the top chef of this year’s holiday party with our foodies’ guide to local flavors

Oct 2009
Eustace Conway might be living in a bygone era, but he’s no historical reenactor

Aug 2009
Tryon chef Keith Snow takes his message about cooking with local and seasonal foods from the Internet to PBS

Jun 2009
38 local artists you need to hear this summer.

Jun 2009
George Masa’s life journey carried him across an ocean and landed him in Asheville, where his passion for photography drove him to explore WNC’s roughest wilderness.

Jun 2009
Tackle the Beech Mountain ride that inspired Lance Armstrong’s comeback from cancer

Jun 2009
Asheville lifted the spirits of one of the 20th century’s greatest composers

May 2009
Ten near by cities worth a trip this summer

Apr 2009
The Gem Capital of the World holds a sparkle uniquely its own

Apr 2009
The curious appeal and dangerous past of mountain laurel

Mar 2009
SouthWings goes above and beyond for a revealing perspective on threats to our landscape

Mar 2009
From the Past to the Present

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