challenges

challenges
Aug 2011
Appalachian State University students envision, design, and build a self-sufficient home in hopes of earning top honors.

Jul 2011
A landmark greenstone home in Hickory melds historic elegance with modern luxuries

May 2011
From pageant queens to the namesake blooms, the 65-year-old Rhododendron Festival continues to celebrate the beauty of the mountains

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

Feb 2011
Lorraine Plaxico draws a harmonious union between art and architecture

Sep 2010
Get those futuristic images of hovercars and robot butlers out of your head. We asked experts to give more accurate predictions for WNC’s future when it comes to environmental health, public land, Population growth, education, jobs, and agriculture

Aug 2010
Whitemont Lodge’s grand scale is surpassed only by its storied past

Jul 2010
This community of glass artists didn’t suddenly appear. It was shaped and molded by the nearby Penland School of Crafts

Jun 2010
Seven community leaders who found their inspiration to do good at summer camp

Feb 2010
Will a commitment-phobe ever discover the ideal Asheville house? Find out

Oct 2009
An exhibit in Sylva puts art within reach with pieces priced at less than $200

Sep 2009
For Three young philanthropists, helping your neighbor sometimes means traveling thousands of miles from home

Sep 2009
CooperRiis’s holistic, community-based approach to treatment is setting a new standard in mental health care

Aug 2009
Western North Carolina’s growth comes with a price, and our rivers are paying it

Aug 2009
Despite numerous economic setbacks, the local agriculture industry continues to hold strong

Apr 2009
A guardian of historic design with an eye toward growth, Robert Griffin shares his defining influences

Mar 2009
Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa is cultivating the next generation of farmers.

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