Nan Chase

Nan Chase
Feb 2019
Long-time green thumb, author, and WNC resident Nan K. Chase offers a guide to gardening in the mountains

Dec 2018
A local writer ruminates on her affection for the region

Feb 2018
Two Henderson County brothers are rocking the plant world

Jun 2017
Hit the road to five off-the-beaten-path historic sites that hold lessons aplenty

Jun 2016
How one musician found community through harmony

Mar 2014
Bee City USA leads the way in protecting pollinators

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

Aug 2012
Founded in 1779, long before Tennessee became a state, quiet little Jonesborough served as the capital of the geopolitical oddity known as the Lost State of Franklin, a territory along the North Carolina border that was organized as America's 14th state. It lasted from 1784 to 1788 but was never formally recognized by the union. Jonesborough is best enjoyed on foot, so park the car and stroll this historically rich town to appreciate the fine old houses and same westward-ho views that early pioneers took in.

Jun 2012
Taste a seasonal feast of juicy fruit at the North Carolina Blackberry Festival

Jun 2012
Slip away to peaceful Apalachicola for sun, siestas, solitude, and a taste of wild Florida

Feb 2012
Between Old Fort and Marion, make a detour for quaint Pleasant Gardens

Feb 2012
For esteemed sculptor Michael Sherrill, the best is yet to come

Oct 2011
George W. Vanderbilt's inaugural holiday party in 1895 welcomed 50 guests to the newly completed Biltmore House. Today's elaborate Christmas production at the estate enthralls hundreds of thousands of visitors each season. Here we take you behind the scenes to see just how the celebration unfolds.

Sep 2011
An author savors fall's leisurely stroll through the mountains

Jul 2011
An aerialist teaches others the ropes of high-flying performance

Jul 2011
Asheville's Masonic Temple invites the world in

Jun 2011
Heather Knight imbues her delicate porcelain creations with textures inspired by elements of land and sea

May 2011
An Ashevillian finds a relaxing getaway just outside her front door

Feb 2011
With the demise of chestnut trees, so went the reign of bark architecture in the mountains. Today, Chris and Marty McCurry are leading a revival of the historic style. Using poplar bark and sustainable practices, they’re ensuring a lasting connect between home and nature

Feb 2011
One of the country's early attempts at harvesting renewable energy began in Boone

Oct 2010
Suzanne Q Evon’s evolution from glamour girl to luxe jeweler

Apr 2010
The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee marks progress by the years

Feb 2010
Six plants that will turn your backyard into a private farmer's market

Oct 2009
Sew Cool: Katie Park's got a soft spot for sculpture and knitting