Environment

Environment
May 2024
An Asheville couple’s net-zero home overlooking Beaverdam Valley

May 2024
The legacy and future of trout farming in Western North Carolina

Feb 2024
Nineteen influential women who have had a positive impact on Western North Carolina

Feb 2024
Two families share space—and a friendship—on Lake Toxaway

Nov 2023
Mountain Alliance is using the tranquility of the outdoors to help teens in the Appalachians

Sep 2023
“I’m committed to accommodating every student and challenging each one appropriately.”

Sep 2023
Guitar, vocals, lyrics—the Asheville-based musician does it all. Go behind the scenes to learn about Ramsey’s life on the road, the joys of playing music live, and his journey home.

Jun 2023
New Hendersonville bar offers everything but the alcohol

Jun 2023
Looking ahead at the future of ecological protection in WNC

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

Mar 2023
What’s ahead for home design in 2023

Mar 2023
Three uniquely talented crafters begin residency at Olive’s Porch

Dec 2022
Devil’s Foot opens new ‘inclusive craft’ taproom and production facility in Asheville

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

Dec 2022
Bella & Oliver Soap Co. brings unique, all-natural bath products to WNC

Aug 2022
A combination of indigenous land management techniques and innovative approaches to restoration offers partial answers to the challenges of a changing climate in Western North Carolina forests

Aug 2022
Hands On! Children’s Museum reopens, bigger and broader

Jun 2022
Chow Chow’s return with a unique approach to food festivals

Jun 2022
Four sustainable Asheville businesses help locals put Earth first

May 2022
The rehabilitated Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School is revived as a beacon of Black history in America

Mar 2022
WNC’s boomtown has mighty good neighbors—meet 10 nearby communities prized for their own style of livability

Mar 2022
This year, interiors trends reflect a world happily cocooning at home, says Asheville designer Talli Roberts

Dec 2021
Shopportunities abound at new retail stores devoted to the home

Aug 2021
Through a visionary’s lens, a modern Asheville abode strikes unexpected balance between darkness and radiance

Jun 2021
During a year of racial reckoning, public symbols have been renamed and removed

Jun 2021
A sculpture showcase comes alive at the North Carolina Arboretum

Mar 2021
“So many places that are old have been rebuilt many times. There’s an interesting juxtaposition between old and new.”

Mar 2021
Highlands cranks up the new Bear Shadow festival to bring some music back

Mar 2021
Asheville community matriarch Hanan Shabazz honored by the Southern Foodways Alliance

Dec 2020
For all of its storm and stress, 2020 proved to be a watershed for WNC authors, with a wave of them publishing particularly notable titles

Dec 2020
WNC’s resilient chefs and artisan food producers look on the bright side

Sep 2020
A return to an old-fashioned logging method means a healthy future for our forests

Feb 2020
No Evil Foods rides the plant-based meat wave

Feb 2020
Learning to live with WNC’s most beloved and misunderstood mammal

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

Dec 2018
What to expect from WNC food in 2019

Dec 2018
Red pandas take up residence at the WNC Nature Center

Oct 2018
Hospitality House nears its 35th year of housing and hunger programs

Aug 2018
“Ravens really resonate with people. They’re complicated animals, just like us.”

Jun 2018
Busy the kids with five museums dedicated to expanding imaginations