January/February 2019

January/February 2019
Restoration and repairs await Guastavino’s work of art

The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

January/February 2019

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.

“There’s something about [glass] that’s so magical, intriguing, and mesmerizing.”

The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations

Bourbon Barrel is an anchor for the growing revitalization of a once-busy commercial district that had fallen on quiet times

Meet the McKibbons, the energetic Asheville hoteliers with an even bigger love for philanthropy

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

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

Two local organizations fight food waste in WNC

Embrace international flavors at WNC’s great global markets

Master one of 2019’s biggest food trends with a vegan cooking class

What to expect from WNC food in 2019

A local writer ruminates on her affection for the region

Distance - 3 miles round-trip, Difficulty- easy

Red pandas take up residence at the WNC Nature Center

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

The elemental sculptures of Jeannine Marchand

For our annual Images of Western North Carolina Photo Contest, amateur and professional photographers answered the call.

American Miso meshes global cultures and flavors from its base in Rutherfordton