Land

Land
Aug 2015
A new book by Steve Inskeep illuminates the personalities behind a tragedy for the Cherokee

Aug 2015
UNC Asheville students document life 100 years ago, when the United States was on the brink of war

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

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

Apr 2015
Gear up and make a dash for West Virginia, where white-water thrills, world-class climbing and mountain biking, and a hip small-town outpost await in the New River Gorge

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

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

Dec 2014
Asheville artist Andy Farkas tells poetic stories through delicate prints and engravings

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

Oct 2014
An up-and-coming Asheville restaurant will showcase innovative and sustainable design

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

Aug 2014
Apples mean big business in Henderson County. And for third-generation orchardists like the Creasmans, they’re a way of life.

Aug 2014
Difficulty: moderate length: 3.3 miles round-trip

Jun 2014
Sierra Nevada’s East Coast brewery overflows with craft beer and so much more

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

Jun 2014
The Southern Outer Banks beckon with pristine beaches, wild horses, and 300 years of swashbuckling lore

May 2014
Meet 11 leaders in the quest to conserve WNC’s natural areas

Apr 2014
An Asheville doctor launches a local line of probiotic supplements

Apr 2014
Discover seasonal beers and the peaks that inspired them

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

Mar 2014
Difficulty: Easy Round-Trip: 7 Miles

Mar 2014
A new trail showcases champions of the forest

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

Oct 2013
Delve into new novels by North Carolina authors

Aug 2013
Carrying sound and story is the only way to live for a musical storyteller, rock-and-roll rambler, and two gifted brothers who all call the foothills of Western North Carolina home

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

Apr 2013
Natalie Pollard brings urban homesteading tools and know-how to the masses

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
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.

Apr 2013
Take a trip around the world in wine varieties

Mar 2013
In Big Sandy Mush, a couple invites U-pickers to harvest an array of brilliant blooms

Jan 2013
Make your way to the High Country for outdoor winter revelry

Jan 2013
Rutherfordton brightens the spotlight on its role in the state’s gold rush

Jan 2013