Native American

Native American
May 2024
For generations of children—spanning more than a century of campfire songs, canoe races, s’mores, and more—WNC’s summer camps have defined the season

Feb 2024
Nineteen influential women who have had a positive impact on Western North Carolina

Feb 2024
The owners of Silver River Chairs and their work preserving and teaching the art of chair caning

Jun 2023
For nearly 100 years, the Ela Dam has interrupted the flow of the Oconaluftee River. But now, a team of locals are restoring the waterway.

Jun 2023
WNC film examines reciprocity between Native Americans and nature

Mar 2023
An abundant resource, poplar wood has a staggering mountain history

Mar 2023
Western North Carolina is a roadtripper’s dream

Mar 2023
As the Indigenous Walls Project marks a year of progress, Jared Wheatley and his family reflect on its impact

Sep 2022
Following Hernando de Soto’s historic–and devastating–legacy through the South

Sep 2022
In partnership with The 400 Years Project, a local photographer showcases contemporary Cherokee artists and their work

Aug 2022
Spot a glimmer of gold this fall

Jun 2022
Chow Chow’s return with a unique approach to food festivals

Jun 2022
A mountain man who led the way to our outdoor life

Mar 2022
Author Luke Manget unearths the history of ginseng cultivation in the mountains and beyond

Dec 2021
10 local sources for steeping in style

Aug 2021
After so many months of cancelled and postponed events, the urge to get together and celebrate is palpable. Here to satisfy is a season of great gatherings bursting with local culture: From woolly worms, elk, and Bigfoot to mountain arts, food, music, and more, these festivals truly have something for everyone.

Jun 2021
Western North Carolina’s worlds of wonder

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
Two new vineyards elevate the WNC wine experience

Sep 2020
Standout stories from regional lore that confound and fascinate with each retelling

Sep 2020
Head to WNC's far western areas to take in Indian Lakes, Newfound Gap, Nantahala, and Waterfalls scenic byways

Jun 2020
As the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests face a historic turning point, the planners are impassioned and the stakes are high

Oct 2019
New local reads worth taking home for the holidays

Oct 2019
The Nikwasi Initiative takes the lead on Franklin’s key Cherokee heritage site

Aug 2019
25 fall foliage adventures that are big on color and light on crowds

Aug 2019
Explore WNC’s supernatural side with a ghostly tour

Aug 2019
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

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

Dec 2018
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

Dec 2018
An aficionado shares the scoop on WNC’s ever-growing beer story

Aug 2018
“Ravens really resonate with people. They’re complicated animals, just like us.”

Jun 2018
Discover what’s new and awesome for all ages in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville, Tennessee

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

Feb 2018
Long valued by the Cherokee, this wild leafy green has lots to offer

Dec 2017
Chill out with outdoor activities as well as indoor fun and games

Aug 2017
Local jewelry designers—each with a unique skill set and expression of style—are making one-of-a-kind adornments and wearable works of art worth treasuring forever

Apr 2017
Offering adventures for every member of the gang

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

Feb 2017
Unique farm to mug blends

Oct 2016
Commemorating the 450th anniversary of Juan Pardo’s exploration of the Carolinas