Summer 2024

Summer 2024

Western North Carolina’s iconic watershed continues its journey of preservation and growth into the future
For generations of children—spanning more than a century of campfire songs, canoe races, s’mores, and more—WNC’s summer camps have defined the season
McCormick Field celebrates its 100th anniversary, with many more seasons to come
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy hits 50-year mark
Rare Appalachian cottontail’s survival at risk
Fresh releases from new and veteran local musicians
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina
Finding our heritage at the Bascom Center
Summertime adventures that are only a plane ride away
The legacy and future of trout farming in Western North Carolina
An Asheville couple’s net-zero home overlooking Beaverdam Valley
Trout recipes from Chef William Dissen, a decorated Asheville culinarian
Why kava—a recreational, relaxing drink—is cropping up in WNC
Four food and drink trails to try this summer
Meet the head winemaker at Wicked Weed Brewing
From a schoolhouse-themed coffee house, a new Asheville brewery, and Waynesville mocktail bar to a diverse food hall in Fletcher and a southeast Asian eatery in the Land of the Sky
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