PEOPLE & PLACES

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

Sep 2022
From the galleries of Asheville to the backroad studios of world-class artisans, amble along the Blue Ridge Craft Trails to discover the creative spirit of the North Carolina mountains

Aug 2022
North Wilkesboro Speedway, the High Country’s historic racetrack, is getting a major tune-up

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

Jun 2022
At the Madison County Championship Rodeo, North Carolina’s oldest event of its kind, cowboy culture passes to a new generation

Jun 2022
Meet the first responders behind a new local leatherworks store

May 2022
UNCA receives NIH award for medical research

May 2022
The rehabilitated Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School is revived as a beacon of Black history in America

Mar 2022
As the nation celebrates Frederick Law Olmsted’s 200th birthday, witness the creation—and evolution—of his visionary Biltmore landscapes

Mar 2022
From a scary-steep ride to historical encounters and a swig of Tennessee whiskey, our travel writer dives into Chattanooga

Mar 2022
Throughout the mountains, mini golf awaits pro and amateur putters alike

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

Mar 2022
Don’t worry, be happy: there’s a humorous story behind the unique moniker of one WNC community, and there’s a splendidly contrasting place name just down the road.

Dec 2021
Beech Mountain rolls out road trip-worthy “adventure trails”

Dec 2021
A sprawling new dictionary preserves mountain language

Dec 2021
As luck would have it, one determined Madison County man brought a welcome change to his isolated community—and inadvertently endowed it with two quaint monikers.

Dec 2021
Asheville author Tom Jerman celebrates the many and varied Santas of the world

Dec 2021
At the new Mitford Museum, the world of Jan Karon’s bestselling books transcends the page

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