PEOPLE & PLACES

PEOPLE & PLACES
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
Take flight in WNC with a hang gliding (or paragliding) adventure

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

Jun 2019
Brevard’s Bear Traditional Kayaks keeps Inuit traditions alive by sharing them with DIY builders

Jun 2019
Through thick and thin, the Biltmore Forest School planted the seeds of modern forestry

Jun 2019
Rutherfordton’s Kidsenses Museum promises next-level learning with a grand new addition

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.

Jun 2019
With a vibrant downtown and ever-increasing attractions and amenities, Greenville, South Carolina, beckons visitors from near and far

Jun 2019
A long-banned plant could spark a surge in post-tobacco mountain agriculture

Apr 2019
Bob Moog’s musical magic finds new listeners at an Asheville museum

Apr 2019
A High Country hiking program helps at-risk teens overcome adversity

Apr 2019
Nina Simone’s childhood home in Tryon finds a new place in history

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.

Apr 2019
Experience the essence of mountain golf with elevation changes that test even the best in the game

Apr 2019
Serenity and adventure, water and mountains converge in Toxaway

Feb 2019
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

Feb 2019
The Boone-based nonprofit Wine to Water combats the international water crisis

Feb 2019
Seed Programs International celebrates 20 years of humanitarian aid

Feb 2019
A women’s group in Rutherford County repairs roofs for charity

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

Feb 2019
Spring into home improvement with two helpful resources

Dec 2018
Restoration and repairs await Guastavino’s work of art

Dec 2018
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina