PEOPLE & PLACES

PEOPLE & PLACES
A High Country hiking program helps at-risk teens overcome adversity

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.

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

Serenity and adventure, water and mountains converge in Toxaway

The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

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

Seed Programs International celebrates 20 years of humanitarian aid

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

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

Spring into home improvement with two helpful resources

Restoration and repairs await Guastavino’s work of art

The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

Locals, especially, can confirm Western North Carolina holds a wealth of riches. From natural wonders and cultural treasures to splurge-worthy experiences, the indulgences afforded in our mountains are, in many ways, priceless.

Meet the McKibbons, the energetic Asheville hoteliers with an even bigger love for philanthropy

A record-breaking rally could help bring rail service back on track in Cherokee County

A local writer ruminates on her affection for the region

Red pandas take up residence at the WNC Nature Center

The history of women in Macon County is charted on a new path

For our annual Images of Western North Carolina Photo Contest, amateur and professional photographers answered the call.

American Miso meshes global cultures and flavors from its base in Rutherfordton

The FBI’s files on Black Mountain College tell a little-known story of art, politics, and surveillance

At the end of World War I, the city celebrated Christmas as never before or since

For O.P. Taylor’s owner John Taylor, it’s all fun and games

Distance - 6.8 miles round-trip, Difficulty - Moderate

Hospitality House nears its 35th year of housing and hunger programs

The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

Former FBI agent Jean Gray recalls his roaring start in 1950s Madison County

Barry and Sandra Bearden’s sky-high Mountain Air retreat blends green construction with contemporary style

Asheville gallery owner Jordan Ahlers moves to elevate area art and artists

Pisgah Legal Service marks 40 years of advocacy and compassion

Blacksmith Elizabeth Brim forges an exceptional body of artwork with an unconventional approach

Shape-note singing’s deep mountain history resounds at a Canton celebration

On New Freedom Blues, Town Mountain reformats bluegrass

Two mountain festivals draw top literary talents

From an evening trail ride to a fall fox hunt to the excitement of a world-class competition, take a scenic ride through Tryon Horse Country

Father-daughter luthiers Wayne and Jayne Henderson make exquisite handcrafted instruments that hit all the right notes

Burke County native Sam Ervin Jr. stuck to the Constitution through clashes with McCarthy, the Army, CIA, and Nixon

During a trek on Calloway Peak, a father of twins learns to loosen the reins