PEOPLE & PLACES

PEOPLE & PLACES
Aug 2021
In a fresh River Arts District location, Asheville’s Local Cloth weaves a new textile tradition

Aug 2021
A harrowing, Halloween-perfect tale from deep in Western North Carolina

Aug 2021
At the Old Marshall Jail Hotel, no one does hard time anymore

Aug 2021
Avery County is 2,000 miles from the lands where the Aztec emperor Montezuma once ruled, so how did a community there get his name?

Aug 2021
Angel Olsen puts a spontaneous spin on her newly released ’80s covers

Aug 2021
50 years ago, a grassroots groundswell fought the federal agency’s plan to reshape the French Broad River Basin

Jun 2021
Meet Western North Carolina’s 2021 Olympic hopefuls—Manteo Mitchell and Abbey Cooper

Jun 2021
Western North Carolina’s worlds of wonder

Jun 2021
At Camp Catawba, boys found an artistic escape from a world in turmoil

Jun 2021
Earl B. Hunter Jr.’s Black Folks Camp Too builds bridges to the outdoors

Jun 2021
An Asheville duo reinvents a classic local space by building musical roots

Jun 2021
Remembering the Black inmates who worked and perished on WNC’s rail lines

Jun 2021
Hendersonville’s Center for Cultural Preservation uncorks a moonshine documentary

Jun 2021
A sculpture showcase comes alive at the North Carolina Arboretum

Mar 2021
Finding, fixing, and fabricating mid-century furniture brought Atomic Furnishing & Design’s owners together

Dec 2020
Get cozy in the charming hamlet of Highlands

Dec 2020
Indoors and out, there’s no shortage of options for family fun in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Dec 2020
Find great shopping, dining, and family-friendly skiing in the quaint village of Blowing Rock

Dec 2020
Take in the arts and culture of Asheville without the crowds

Dec 2020
Eastern America’s highest town is all about snow play

Dec 2020
Inaugural WNC poetry contest salutes local verse

Dec 2020
Asheville actor Hannah Kepple hits the bigtime on Cobra Kai

Sep 2020
The golden age of streetcars jump-started Asheville and led the way for mass transit in North Carolina

Sep 2020
Banner Elk’s new Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster offers downhill thrills

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

Jun 2020
Childhood memories and the ashes left behind from WNC’s great era of textile mills

Jun 2020
The Mountain Lily’s short but storied run on the French Broad River might never end

Jun 2020
During our most isolating times, one Asheville photographer turns her lens on signs of unity

Jun 2020
From famed film locations to captivating vistas, Lake Lure and Chimney Rock have it all

Feb 2020
Near Lake Toxaway, a one-of-a-kind native plant sanctuary preserves and restores

Oct 2019
Sports gambling debuts at WNC’s Cherokee casinos

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

Oct 2019
Relationships are at the center of the Downtown Welcome Table

Oct 2019
After 81 years since its debut, Boone’s Appalachian Theatre reopens for its best encore yet

Oct 2019
Take a wintery hike through the Green River Game Lands

Oct 2019
In a quest to hold onto his twins’ childhood innocence, a father attempts the most cheerful family intervention of all—complete with elves, trees, trimmings, and a glut of hot cocoa—in a funny and heartwarming adventure played out in the Rockwellian hamlet of Highlands.

Aug 2019
The Mountain Gateway Museum puts decades of WNC writers on display

Aug 2019
A new aquarium in Bryson City highlights life in Appalachian Rivers

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

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