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Aug 2014
The Cherokee Preservation Foundation invests in the tribe’s past and future

Jun 2014
Burnsville artist Mel Chin defies convention and challenges the definition of art

Jun 2014
A local singer-songwriter and bluegrass group release new albums, just in time for summer

Dec 2013
You can never foresee how the life you choose—or the one that chooses you—can ultimately impact someone in extraordinary ways. Meet seven inspirational locals whose personal journeys are making a big difference in the lives of others.

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

Apr 2013
A new program offers an alternative education for tomorrows innovators

Jan 2013
Polk County artist Janet Orselli reanimates abandoned objects to create uncommon beauty

Oct 2012
A Hendersonville bakery prepares at-risk youth for career success

Oct 2012
Meet a modern breed of distillers honoring the moonshine traditions of the past, while elevating our region’s growing reputation for craft liquor

Oct 2012
From new outdoor learning environments to reimagined downtown corridors, the nonprofit Asheville Design Center is helping communities create blueprints for brighter futures

Oct 2012

Oct 2012
Native American and Southern Appalachian cuisine meet at the home of a Cherokee couple

Aug 2012
A leader in women's fashions kept its roots and headquarters in Rutherfordton

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
Climbing Toward Confidence teaches girls to find their inner strength

Jun 2012
TRACK Trails leads kids down a path of outdoor discovery

Feb 2012
The relics of architect Rafael Guastavino's estate, Rhododendron, hint at a rich life

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

Jul 2011
Crimson Laurel Gallery in Bakersville displays beautiful works of art and the building's storied past

Jul 2011
An historic schoolhouse for African Americans in Madison County finds a new community role

Apr 2011
For generations, wildcrafters have relied on the healing properties of our region’s diverse plant life. Today, Bent Creek Institute is using the tools of biotechnology to prove the value of these folk remedies and create a local hub for a new medicinal products industry.

Apr 2011
Nina Simone’s birthplace in Tryon offers a walk back in time, but faces an uncertain path ahead

Jan 2011

Oct 2010
Five bartenders share surefire recipes to impress at your next cocktail celebration

Sep 2010
A father’s search for healthy building materials brings about an innovative home

Sep 2010
The high notes of Jar-e’s latest CD

Aug 2010
Scene Setter: Television scriptwriter Karen Hall came to Boone for a lifestyle change, but Los Angeles can’t seem to do without her

Aug 2010
A husband and wife team are planting the seeds of a movement to feed the hungry

Jul 2010
A mother and son collaborate to create an eco-friendly, storybook cottage

Jul 2010
Venture below the surface of a local lake to discover a world of sunken weirdness

Jun 2010
Legacy Artist: Michelle Moog-Koussa shares her father’s pioneering explorations in electronic music through education and preservation

Apr 2010
This summer, log some miles and celebrate the Blue Ridge Parkway’s anniversary with 75 must-see stops

Apr 2010
The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee marks progress by the years

Feb 2010
A photo exhibit zooms in on the best of the Blue Ridge

Feb 2010
One foundation’s efforts herald the second reign of the great American chestnut

Oct 2009
Eustace Conway might be living in a bygone era, but he’s no historical reenactor

Sep 2009
A pair of architects with a flair for modern design bring to fruition the vision of a steely tree house

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

Aug 2009
Western North Carolina’s few remaining century-old cabins stand as reminders of the region’s isolation and the Appalachian way of life. Here’s a trio of hikes to historic homesteads that offer insight into the past.

Jul 2009
Busy Hartzog just couldn’t forget her aunt’s circa-1920s playhouse, so she brought it home from South Carolina and restored it with love