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Dec 2013
Home Free Bagels uplifts the homeless

Aug 2013
Andrew Hayes’ metal and paper sculpture deconstructs the book

Jul 2013
True. We're biased. But we can't imagine a better place than the mountains to meet your local farmer, become a food entrepreneur, nosh on artisan eats, and savor a pint (or three).

Jun 2013
Woodworker Chris Perryman brings handsome hand-crafted chopping boards and vessels to the table

Apr 2013
This Polk County town’s image is forever tied to the steep railroad grade that once brought passengers to downtown, but more recently its outdoor persona is on the rise.

Mar 2013
In Big Sandy Mush, a couple invites U-pickers to harvest an array of brilliant blooms

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

Jan 2013
Wingbean satisfies wholesome cravings with vegan meal deliveries

Jan 2013

Oct 2012
Meet a modern breed of distillers honoring the moonshine traditions of the past, while elevating our region’s growing reputation for craft liquor

Oct 2012
Mother Earth Produce delivers a fund-raising plan for classrooms

Oct 2012
A new candy store offers mounds of nostalgic treats

Aug 2012
The art of broom making remains alive and well in the hands of Marlow Gates

Jul 2012
Mixologist Josh Bailey calls upon a favored tea for his latest cocktail

Jun 2012
Layers of texture and color beautify Deb Karash's vivid art jewelry

Jun 2012
Kleiwerks International uses the most basic of natural resources to build communities

Jun 2012
Devastating fires played a role in creating the natural playground known as Graveyard Fields

Apr 2012
How Harvey K. Littleton’s vision sparked an artistic revolution and ignited the Studio Glass Movement.

Apr 2012
Explore Bryson City’s fun mix of old and new

Apr 2012
Make your move with the therapeutic fitness technique of Nia

Feb 2012
A 10-day course empowers participants with back-to-the-land skills

Dec 2011
Andrea Morrell’s detour from farming led to pasta success

Oct 2011
Hit the Holiday Market hosted by Blue Ridge Food Ventures to find tasty presents with local flavor

Oct 2011
Artisan bread moves in an even fresher direction with wheat grown and milled in North Carolina

Sep 2011
Autumn is upon us, and you can park yourself in the backyard and watch the leaves put on a show.

Sep 2011
A German expat elevates the local ideal of great pretzels

Aug 2011
Set your sights on these delicious ciders

Jun 2011
Whet your appetite with a fresh selection of books for Southern foodies

Jun 2011

Jun 2011

Jun 2011
An outdoors-loving couple raise the bar for campsite cooking

May 2011
You are now leaving WNC. Don’t call us traitors for straying from our beloved natural wonderland. Sometimes you just have to play outside the lines. After all, much of what we love here—lofty peaks, wild rivers, picturesque lakes, and awe-inspiring trails—spills over into Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Summer is the season to grab your gear, whether it be a life jacket, fishing rod, hiking boots, or mountain bike, and head for great escapes just across the border.

Apr 2011
Fill your cellar with an ever-increasing number of eco-friendly wines

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

Jan 2011
Step aside, kids. The Catawba Science Center is giving grown-ups a chance to experiment after hours

Oct 2010
Winter Green proves you don’t need to say goodbye to local produce at the first frost

Oct 2010
The shopping season has officially arrived, and we’ve searched stores across the region to help minimize the gift-giving guesswork. Here, you’ll find ideas for the jewelry lover, gentleman, gardener, gourmand, host, and outdoors enthusiast in your life.