Spruce Pine

Spruce Pine
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

Jul 2010
This community of glass artists didn’t suddenly appear. It was shaped and molded by the nearby Penland School of Crafts

Jun 2010
The Pipes Are Calling: Patrick Sky’s 40-year mission to revive an ancient Irish bagpipe

Apr 2010
Close to Home: Knife and Fork keeps cuisine true to its local roots

Oct 2009
Trash to Treasure: Meet three artists who give discarded objects a fresh interpretation

Oct 2009
An exhibit in Sylva puts art within reach with pieces priced at less than $200

Apr 2009
How Western North Carolina’s craft community became a $200 million force in our local economy

Mar 2009
In an effort to make a large swath of Western North Carolina more accessible by road, Madison, Yancey, and Mitchell counties must deal with growth and consequences

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