Local History

Local History
Mar 2022
WNC’s boomtown has mighty good neighbors—meet 10 nearby communities prized for their own style of livability

Dec 2021
Asheville’s Gerber factory was an economic and community cornerstone that fed millions of little ones

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