Madison County

Madison County
Jun 2019
Here’s a look at the modern ways farming traditions are being passed down and the wealth of programs that are cultivating an exchange of knowledge, all of which is helping our farmers—especially those new to the game—grow and succeed.

Apr 2019
A visionary effort to create a statewide trail has been 40 years in the making. With the path now finished in Western North Carolina and a groundswell of support rising in the East, the completion of North Carolina’s most monumental natural treasure is on the horizon.

Feb 2019
Asheville-based East Fork Pottery scales it up

Feb 2019
Blue Ridge Conversions is making people feel at home in a bus

Dec 2018
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

Oct 2018
Find something for everyone on your gift list at these regional markets

Aug 2018
Former FBI agent Jean Gray recalls his roaring start in 1950s Madison County

Jun 2018
Meet five exceptional dogs that lead the pack in Western North Carolina. These pups sniff out drugs, race through agility courses, model dog fashion, and guard farms like pros.

Apr 2018
After decades of neglect, WNC’s most iconic river flows toward a promising future

Oct 2017
Where Madison County once caged its scofflaws, a team of locals sees a creative future

Aug 2017
Homesteaders open their gates for a bountiful harvest supper club

Jun 2017
A new podcast tunes in to mountain music milestones

Jun 2017
Arts & Humanities

Feb 2017
Celebrate our anniversary with top 10 lists of local albums, books, fishing spots, movies, restaurants, and more

Feb 2017
Three takes on enjoying the region’s bounty

Dec 2016
The scoop on WNC's latest dining destinations

Dec 2015
How a California girl became a Carolina gal

Dec 2015
Sometimes, smaller is better.

Sep 2015
Distance: 12.5 miles round-trip, Difficulty: Strenuous

Aug 2015
A Madison County program brings advanced literacy skills to rural girls

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.

Jun 2014
County: Madison Population: 868

Mar 2014
Difficulty: Easy Round-Trip: 7 Miles

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.

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

Oct 2013
History lessons and a British pub await in this little college town

Oct 2013
Jennifer Thomas of Montford Walk-In Bakery shares recipes perfect for the holidays

Jan 2013
Make the most of winter’s laid-back pace with our list of guaranteed ways to pamper yourself—mind, body, and spirit

Aug 2012
Metal artist David Earl Tomlinson puts a tough spin on the classic quilt

Sep 2011
Summit these lookouts for awe-inspiring mountain vistas

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

Jun 2011

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

Jul 2010
We all love our mountain environment, but how well do we take care of it? Here’s a look at where we stand: What WNC is doing right, and how we can improve

Jun 2010
New releases from the local music scene that will have you singing along

Feb 2010
A family-owned Madison County dairy bridges the gap between farm and table