Aug 2013
WPAQ in Mount Airy plays on to preserve the roots and spirit of mountain music

Jun 2013
Three old-time music parties for your listenin’ and pickin’ enjoyment

Mar 2013
Entrepreneur Joel Friedman builds community in Marshall

Mar 2013
This year, MerleFest honors the life and legacy of one of the country's greatest pickers

Oct 2012
Meet a modern breed of distillers honoring the moonshine traditions of the past, while elevating our region’s growing reputation for craft liquor

Oct 2012
Cancer patients reconnect with a sense of inner calm at Wind River retreats

Oct 2012

Jun 2012
Spruce Pine gets saucy with a barbecue and bluegrass festival

Jun 2012
Taste a seasonal feast of juicy fruit at the North Carolina Blackberry Festival

Apr 2012
North Wilkesboro serves up a weekend of music and chicken

Apr 2012
Theres no shortage of pickers, players, and songbirds in WNC. Hit the road to catch great music at these down-home venues

Apr 2012
Get creative with a sweet and spicy recipe for the brightest berry of the season

Oct 2011
Take your seat for an intimate series of stellar bluegrass shows at the Colonial Theatre in Canton

Aug 2011
Drink in regional history during the Stills in the Hills tour

Aug 2011
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra | Character Farm and Other Short Stories

Jun 2011

May 2011
You are now leaving WNC. Don’t call us traitors for straying from our beloved natural wonderland. Sometimes you just have to play outside the lines. After all, much of what we love here—lofty peaks, wild rivers, picturesque lakes, and awe-inspiring trails—spills over into Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Summer is the season to grab your gear, whether it be a life jacket, fishing rod, hiking boots, or mountain bike, and head for great escapes just across the border.

Apr 2011
Red June’s 2011 tour supports a fruitful cause

Feb 2011
Get to know Doc Watson, just in time for MerleFest

Sep 2010
Molasses gets its due at a Granite Falls festival

Jun 2010
Three recording studios keep Asheville’s music scene finely tuned

Apr 2010
This summer, log some miles and celebrate the Blue Ridge Parkway’s anniversary with 75 must-see stops

Feb 2010
Bo Farson keeps WNC in the groove with a society of devoted music lovers

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

Sep 2009
Twenty years ago this month, a little community radio station in Spindale started making a big noise

Jul 2009
Look beyond Lenoir’s reputation for fine furniture, and you’ll discover a town dedicated to visual arts and simple pleasures

Jul 2009
Your Guide to some of Western North Carolina’s most memorable holes

Jul 2009
Finding high design and old-fashioned charm in Savannah, our sister city to the south

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

May 2009
Ten near by cities worth a trip this summer

May 2009
Run wild in the natural playgrounds of the Nantahala Gorge (and beyond)

Mar 2009
From the Past to the Present