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Aug 2015
The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations

Aug 2015
A new photography exhibit in Sparta tackles stereotypes

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.

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.

Jul 2015
The first full documentary on Nina Simone shows how she carried her talent, and rage, from Tryon to the world stage

Jul 2015
Local filmmakers sound off on what it takes to chase the silver screen

Jul 2015
The fusion of tap brews and bottling creates a new wave of beer service

Jul 2015
Chef Andrew Long gives okra the Louisiana treatment with an Appalachian twist

Apr 2015
Bike parts maker Cane Creek Cycling Components keeps manufacturing on track in the mountains

Mar 2015
Tryon International Equestrian Center readies for its first full season

Feb 2015
Head to Charleston this spring to tour grand estates and prize-worthy gardens

Feb 2015
Chef Evan Chender, aka The Culinary Gardener, loves cultivating specialty greens

Jan 2015
Three new books delve deep into remarkable local lives and institutions

Dec 2014
A reinvigorated search for Southern snow

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
The Cherokee Preservation Foundation invests in the tribe’s past and future

Apr 2014
Before the Blue Ridge Parkway paved the way, Mt. Mitchell’s visitors rode storied rail lines and motor routes to the top

Mar 2014
William Barłram’s historic explorations and illustrations put mountain botany lovingly in focus

Mar 2014
From the stone exterior to the gallery of handmade curios held within, an artistic couple’s Brasstown abode stirs feelings of home and away

Dec 2013
George Peterson pounds, carves, and cuts salvaged wood and skateboard decks into modern art

Dec 2013
Photographer Rob Amberg chronicles the raw beauty and complexities of everyday life in Madison County

Oct 2013
From opening a new studio to teaching, ceramist Jason Bige Burnett is in art overdrive

Aug 2013
Tryon painter, curator, and rabble-rouser Margaret Curtis goes beyond boundaries

Jul 2013
A crew of friends spends an evening in search of the best classic cocktail

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).

Apr 2013
Three new reads chronicle adventures past and present

Oct 2012
Cruise to Waynesville to imbibe a refreshing beer scene

Oct 2012
Across cultures and continents, Akira Satake excels in both music and pottery

Oct 2012

Jun 2012
There are endless reasons we all fall for the mountains, but one enchants us above all others: This place feels like home in our hearts. Here, five writers share how their deep connections to these hills were forged with Sunday drives, old-time music, wildflower hikes, and through the discovery of inspiration and strength.

Jun 2012
Carrie Wagner's cultural exchanges bring home global insights meant to be shared

Jun 2012
Julyan Davis' latest paintings carry a melancholy tune

Sep 2011
Autumn is upon us, and you can park yourself in the backyard and watch the leaves put on a show.

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

Jul 2011
Asheville Ballet gears up for fall with kid-friendly productions

Jul 2011
The Performance Center in Asheville promises a bigger, better home for the arts

Jul 2011
Thanks to community support, the show always goes on at Peacock Playhouse