WNC MAGAZINE CHOICE AWARDS


SUMMER 2020

SUMMER 2020

Toxaway’s Wooden Boat Club anchors an extraordinary handcrafted tradition in leisure recreation
As the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests face a historic turning point, the planners are impassioned and the stakes are high
Western North Carolina’s majestic mountains hold unrivaled beauty and the power to heal.
Robert Johnson’s new exhibition at Asheville’s Blue Spiral 1 documents the artist’s intimate explorations of all of North Carolina’s state parks.
Amid the uncertainty, hope-inspiring numbers from WNC’s pandemic response
Four new local albums arrive at just the right time
Get to know North Carolina’s only wildcat
New books to take you on and off the usual trails this summer
During our most isolating times, one Asheville photographer turns her lens on signs of unity
Childhood memories and the ashes left behind from WNC’s great era of textile mills
The Mountain Lily’s short but storied run on the French Broad River might never end
Take flight in WNC with a hang gliding (or paragliding) adventure
From famed film locations to captivating vistas, Lake Lure and Chimney Rock have it all
Local chefs honored as semifinalists in the James Beard Awards
Stay cool with healthy, easy-to-make frozen pops
Five perfect warm-weather wines from Bottle Riot’s Lauri Nichols
Hunger-relief nonprofit Bounty & Soul goes beyond just feeding a need
The Walnut Schoolhouse in Marshall gathers a community of bakers, new and expert, for hands-on learning in the rustic art of bread baking
“I’m just trying to make something that’s beautiful to put out into the world.”