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Nov 2023
Western North Carolina’s clear skies offer plenty of sites to catch an amazing, unpolluted view of the cosmos. Check out these epic locations to view the night sky, along with tips and resources for stargazing hobbyists.

Nov 2023
Handcrafted string instruments from a Boone rock musician & woodworker

Nov 2023
Watauga County makes new additions to the Middle Fork Greenway

Nov 2023
PBS North Carolina’s latest program highlights the trails of North Carolina

Nov 2023
Two brides create a wedding celebration bursting with style

Sep 2023
Craft beers bag awards and global acclaim

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

Sep 2023
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

Jun 2023
Betty's Biscuits lands a storefront in Boone, two new eateries expand WNC"s cultural cuisine, and Little D's promises upscale dining with meat and veggies menu

Jun 2023
Grab a bite from some of WNC's fabulous food trucks this summer

Jun 2023
Boone artist Ryan Kirby talks living in the High Country, his success as a painter, and his love of family and the outdoors

Jun 2023
North Carolina celebrates the Year of the Trail

Mar 2023
An abundant resource, poplar wood has a staggering mountain history

Mar 2023
Breathe new life into your home décor with vibrant houseplants

Dec 2022
Local vendors peddle their wares through the High Country cold, providing produce and local goods in Boone

Dec 2022
WNC’s guide to camping out during nature’s starkest season

Dec 2022
Local brewers and experts weigh in on the beer industry’s recent boom and its future

Dec 2022
Local nonprofit organizations to support this year

Aug 2022
Elk Knob is a towering, meadow-topped peak more than a mile high and conveniently close to Boone

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

Jun 2022
Old Fort’s Black community is creating outdoor recreational areas to rejuvenate their home

May 2022
Choice new local books for readers of all stripes

Mar 2022
Throughout the mountains, mini golf awaits pro and amateur putters alike

Dec 2021
Even in the depths of the cold season, these lower-elevation routes keep the wheels turning

Aug 2021
The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations, from a one-stop shop in downtown Asheville to Boone’s Beacon Butcher Bar and Black Mountain’s Bush Farmhouse

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.

Aug 2021
A brilliant blaze of fall color—the most famous of Western North Carolina visuals—is on vivid display through the lens of a High Country photographer with a passion for scenic wonders

Jun 2021
Meet Western North Carolina’s 2021 Olympic hopefuls—Manteo Mitchell and Abbey Cooper

Jun 2021
Western North Carolina’s worlds of wonder

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

Mar 2021
Strike out to discover native floral treasures in WNC

Mar 2021
Finding, fixing, and fabricating mid-century furniture brought Atomic Furnishing & Design’s owners together

Sep 2020
Daniel Boone Scout Trail

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

Jun 2020
Take flight in WNC with a hang gliding (or paragliding) adventure

Jun 2020
Western North Carolina’s majestic mountains hold unrivaled beauty and the power to heal. In a time of uncertainty, loss, fear, and division, find inspiration and solace through a collection of photos that capture our most wondrous wild places.

Jun 2020
Stay cool with healthy, easy-to-make frozen pops

Feb 2020
MARK YOUR CALENDAR! FROM FOOD AND DRINK FÊTES TO CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS AND MUSICAL BLOWOUTS...

Feb 2020
Sidestep potential tariffs on European offerings with satisfying substitutes