Suzannah Smith Miles

Suzannah Smith Miles
Florence Young Thomas laid the foundation for visual artists in Ashe County

S.B. Penick & Co. dominated the crude drug business

Take a drive to appreciate the enormous effort behind the Cherohala Skyway

A leader in women's fashions kept its roots and headquarters in Rutherfordton

The deft engineering of Guilford Nanney created Chimney Rock's first trail system

The legacy of master mason James Vester Miller lives on in Asheville's historic edifices

The Buncombe Turnpike blazed a trail to market for drovers and farmers and helped open the mountains to tourists

Ray Hicks tales bore the unmistakable twang and sensibilities of early Appalachia

From pageant queens to the namesake blooms, the 65-year-old Rhododendron Festival continues to celebrate the beauty of the mountains

Decoration Day heralds the return of a time-honored and colorful custom

Traditional Scottish warriors gatherings still thrive today in WNC

How a Revolutionary War hero and an Irish surveyor laid a boundary between the land of the Cherokee and white settlers

Grand and posh, the original Battery Park Hotel ushered in Asheville’s tourism boom

George Masa’s life journey carried him across an ocean and landed him in Asheville, where his passion for photography drove him to explore WNC’s roughest wilderness.

Asheville pilot Robert Morgan kept 25 unforgettable dates with the girl of his dreams

Built to supply energy for defense industries during World War II, Fontana Dam became a monument to American ingenuity and determination

Others may have passed through Western North Carolina in search of gold, but none were more barbaric than Hernando de Soto. The impact of his bloody expedition on the region’s native population is just finally coming to light.