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Aug 2016
A solar-powered race car revs up at Appalachian State University

Apr 2016
The WNC Sports Hall of Fame and its organizers build a legacy, and a future, for mountain athletes

Apr 2016
Learn what drives 4 ultra-runners to go the distance

Feb 2016
The pungent mountain plant makes its spring return

Feb 2016
Green River Preserve’s KALE program offers a new approach to learning about agriculture

Feb 2016
In preparation for the 50th National Dahlia Show, three enthusiastic gardeners share their passion and pointers for growing the empress of blooming beauties

Dec 2015
How a California girl became a Carolina gal

Dec 2015
Sometimes, smaller is better.

Sep 2015
Distance: 12.5 miles round-trip, Difficulty: Strenuous

Aug 2015
At Hart Square in Catawba County, a man with a passion for historic structures keeps the past alive

Aug 2015
Hendersonville restaurant Dandelion serves up sustenance and job skills for those at risk of domestic violence

Aug 2015
A Madison County program brings advanced literacy skills to rural girls

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
Three nonprofits improve lives through creative expression

Jul 2015
While remaining true to its past, the world-renowned Penland School of Crafts never stops exploring the reaches of contemporary art

Apr 2015
Set out on footpaths that offer big exploration for small people

Mar 2015
Field School allows the curious to explore an ancient site in Morganton where the New and Old Worlds collided

Feb 2015
Curtis Smalling of the High Country Audubon Society leads area bird conservation efforts

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

Dec 2014
Explore the healing power of plants through three pioneers in the field of herbal remedies

Oct 2014
Boone artist Arthur Hash rethinks the way we see and wear jewelry

Jun 2014
Difficulty: moderate Length: 3.5 miles round-trip

Mar 2014
Difficulty: Easy Round-Trip: 7 Miles

Aug 2013
One-of-a-kind archives keep the history of mountain arts alive and accessible

Aug 2013
Forager Alan Muskat leads a group into the woods to harvest the ingredients of a wild dinner

Apr 2013
This Polk County town’s image is forever tied to the steep railroad grade that once brought passengers to downtown, but more recently its outdoor persona is on the rise.

Apr 2013
Artist Jason Lydic brings creatures and plants to life in metal

Apr 2013
Harboring troves of curiosities, such as dwarfed turtles and carnivorous plants, bogs are among the most imperiled habitats in the mountains. Today, conservationists are bringing these fascinating and rare ecosystems back from the brink in hopes of creating the first national wildlife refuge in Western North Carolina.

Oct 2012

Aug 2012
Eugene DuClos: Emerging Industrial Designer

Aug 2012
Trips For Kids introduces youth to the joys of biking in the wild

Aug 2012

Aug 2012
A couple brings new life to a 19th-century family homestead in Haywood County

Jul 2012
The owners of the Inn at Little Pond Farm welcome guests for an instructive culinary fête

Jun 2012
Three dads blaze a trail (and skirt death) in the name of adventure

Jun 2012
Devastating fires played a role in creating the natural playground known as Graveyard Fields

Apr 2012
Reba Brinkman shows a guy with no gun skills the path to inner peace through clay shooting

Feb 2012
Ready your fork for a culinary cook-off in Highlands