Local History

Local History
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
Former slaves forged a communal kingdom in Henderson County

Sep 2020
LEAF Global Arts recalibrates to create connections in a time of distancing

Jun 2020
The Mountain Lily’s short but storied run on the French Broad River might never end

Aug 2019
A new collection reveals Asheville’s hidden past

Aug 2019
Swannanoa Valley Museum pays tribute to a legendary local manufacturer

Jun 2019
The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations

Dec 2018
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.

Dec 2018
The history of women in Macon County is charted on a new path

Apr 2017
Offering adventures for every member of the gang

Feb 2017
Haywood County's first legal hooch

Oct 2016
Sixteen-year-old Matthew Sharpsteen brings food tours to town

Jun 2016
Even a century later, the Great Flood of 1916’s watery depths haunt Western North Carolina

Apr 2016
A new play based on a historic Burke County true crime case premieres in Burnsville

Feb 2016
New Belgium welcomes beer lovers to its East Coast outpost in Asheville

Feb 2016
A new history of Asheville’s Jewish community

Dec 2014
Built on 100 years of history and small town charm, West Jefferson celebrates a major milestone

Oct 2014
Make a moonshine run to see some of WNC’s historic stills

Aug 2014
The Carson House in Marion preserves the full spectrum of antebellum mountain life

Jul 2011
Along About Sundown, a play about the life of Bascom Lamar Lunsford, hits close to home