Banner Elk

Banner Elk
Nov 2023
Celebrating old and new memories at a treasured family location

Nov 2023
Two brides create a wedding celebration bursting with style

Sep 2023
“I’m committed to accommodating every student and challenging each one appropriately.”

Sep 2023
A young craftsman in Avery County uses steel and local materials to construct handmade knives

Mar 2023
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

Sep 2022
“The more you look, the more you see.”

Jun 2022
A mountain man who led the way to our outdoor life

Aug 2021
Banner Elk’s LP on Main rebrands and expands its enduring reputation in a new location

Aug 2021
High Country gallery shines in autumn group exhibition

Aug 2021
After so many months of cancelled and postponed events, the urge to get together and celebrate is palpable. Here to satisfy is a season of great gatherings bursting with local culture: From woolly worms, elk, and Bigfoot to mountain arts, food, music, and more, these festivals truly have something for everyone.

Jun 2021
Our social media followers recommend 10 of WNC’s most beloved smokehouses

Dec 2020
Eastern America’s highest town is all about snow play

Sep 2020
Banner Elk’s new Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster offers downhill thrills

Sep 2020
Discover Valle Crucis, the Yadkin Valley, a Blue Ridge Parkway alternative, and the New River along four of the region's northern routes

Feb 2020

Aug 2019
The time’s right to take in this small town’s elevated offerings

Aug 2019
25 fall foliage adventures that are big on color and light on crowds

Jun 2019
“It’s been a great blessing to be able to follow my bliss and passion through art.”

Feb 2019
A classic bite gets a modern makeover at Ambrozia Bar & Bistro

Dec 2018
Locals, especially, can confirm Western North Carolina holds a wealth of riches. From natural wonders and cultural treasures to splurge-worthy experiences, the indulgences afforded in our mountains are, in many ways, priceless.

Aug 2018
Make your best jack-o’-lantern yet with pro tips from carving expert Scott Garland

Jun 2018
Beat the heat with this refreshing watermelon salad from Reid’s Cafe & Catering Co.

Apr 2018
The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations

Feb 2018
Meet WNC’s new additions to the National Register of Historic Places

Oct 2017
Fine cheese and charcuterie make seasonal fêtes all the merrier

Jun 2017
Distance: 7.6 miles round-trip; Difficulty: Strenuous

Feb 2017
Celebrate our anniversary with top 10 lists of local albums, books, fishing spots, movies, restaurants, and more

Oct 2016
Embark on a tour of six distinct wine-producing regions in WNC, and find out why each of our vineyards and wineries can boast of unique and notable fruits of the vine.

Jun 2016
How one musician found community through harmony

Dec 2015
Sometimes, smaller is better.

Jul 2015
Catch a musical tale of the Cone family and Flat Top Manor

Dec 2014
A reinvigorated search for Southern snow

Dec 2014
Power up anywhere, anytime with these locally made energy bars

Oct 2014
The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations

Oct 2014
With 50 breweries counting, Western North Carolina's reputation as a craft beer mecca continues to grow, but for how long? Experts and brewers weigh in on the industry's future.

Aug 2014
Toast North Carolina’s winemaking roots with regional selection

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).

Mar 2013
Julian Morton's community, Invershiel, recreated a bit of his homeland in the High Country

Jan 2013
Make the most of winter’s laid-back pace with our list of guaranteed ways to pamper yourself—mind, body, and spirit

Jan 2013
Make your way to the High Country for outdoor winter revelry