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Jun 2019
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

Apr 2019
Driving down memory lane along the High Country’s first scenic byway

Apr 2019
A visionary effort to create a statewide trail has been 40 years in the making. With the path now finished in Western North Carolina and a groundswell of support rising in the East, the completion of North Carolina’s most monumental natural treasure is on the horizon.

Apr 2019
Experience the essence of mountain golf with elevation changes that test even the best in the game

Apr 2019
Serenity and adventure, water and mountains converge in Toxaway

Feb 2019
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

Feb 2019
Long-time green thumb, author, and WNC resident Nan K. Chase offers a guide to gardening in the mountains

Dec 2018
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

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.

Dec 2018
A record-breaking rally could help bring rail service back on track in Cherokee County

Dec 2018
An aficionado shares the scoop on WNC’s ever-growing beer story

Dec 2018
The history of women in Macon County is charted on a new path

Oct 2018
Ring in the holidays with a handbell concert

Aug 2018
Local groups put the fun in fungi

Jun 2018
Author Charles Frazier on his local roots, Cold Mountain, and his latest work

Apr 2018
Explore history, modernity, and beauty in this one-of-a-kind town

Apr 2018
After decades of neglect, WNC’s most iconic river flows toward a promising future

Feb 2018
Long valued by the Cherokee, this wild leafy green has lots to offer

Dec 2017
Hiking to a summit, scanning the night sky for stars, or hunting for wild delicacies are activities best experienced in fall’s crisp temperatures, when crystal clear skies and showy foliage provide a breathtaking backdrop for a day’s chosen adventure

Dec 2017
In the summertime, warm waters, cool nights, and unfiltered sunshine coalesce in a bucolic, unfettered burst of beauty. And There’s no shortage of ways to enjoy it; work up a sweat or take a cool dip—there’s something for everyone in this sweet season

Oct 2017
Not even Scrooge could resist the mountain area's festive offerings

Oct 2017
Offering an artistic feast for the senses

Apr 2017
Dive deep into the mountains’ greatest chasms

Feb 2017
The scoop on WNC's latest dining destinations

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

Dec 2016
A history of transportation in the mountains offers a good ride

Dec 2016
Sapphire Valley’s Great Outhouse dash returns for frozen fun

Oct 2016
The buzziest brew news around the region

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.

Aug 2016
Distance: 14.2 miles round-trip, Difficulty: Strenuous

Jun 2016
As the National Park system turns 100, test your knowledge of the six in WNC

Jun 2016
While medicinal marijuana might be approved for the Cherokee, it won’t bring an all-access pass to puff

Apr 2016
A new app puts tours of WNC’s beautiful byways at your fingertips

Feb 2016
The pungent mountain plant makes its spring return

Feb 2016
One tribal member expands efforts to teach the Cherokee’s traditional tongue

Dec 2015
Sometimes, smaller is better.

Oct 2015
A new series of signs highlights the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area’s cultural cornerstones

Aug 2015
A new book by Steve Inskeep illuminates the personalities behind a tragedy for the Cherokee

Aug 2015
Get to know local history through new exhibits at area heritage museums

Aug 2015
Throughout Western North Carolina sit dozens of public schools abandoned by time, consolidation, and changing demographics. In their heyday, they were community epicenters and veritable second homes for thousands of students. Today, some are boarded up, while others await imminent demolition and replacement by new state-of-the-art facilities. But there are also a handful of old schoolhouses tucked away in various corners of the mountains that have found new purpose as community centers, concert venues, historical beacons, and artists’ studios. Here’s a look at the past and present of eight of them.