Feb 2024
Nineteen influential women who have had a positive impact on Western North Carolina

Sep 2023
The life and legacy of celebrated bluegrass musician Earl Scruggs gets a standing ovation in his native Shelby

Jun 2023
Grab a bite from some of WNC's fabulous food trucks this summer

Jun 2023
A Lake Lure house is reimagined to revolve around family

Aug 2021
After so many months of cancelled and postponed events, the urge to get together and celebrate is palpable. Here to satisfy is a season of great gatherings bursting with local culture: From woolly worms, elk, and Bigfoot to mountain arts, food, music, and more, these festivals truly have something for everyone.

Mar 2021
Strike out to discover native floral treasures in WNC

Sep 2020
New projects paint a fuller picture of WNC’s Black history

Feb 2020

Aug 2019
The Mountain Gateway Museum puts decades of WNC writers on display

Apr 2019
A new festival celebrates handmade wooden instruments

Apr 2019
Nina Simone’s childhood home in Tryon finds a new place in history

Dec 2018
Locals, especially, can confirm Western North Carolina holds a wealth of riches. From natural wonders and cultural treasures to splurge-worthy experiences, the indulgences afforded in our mountains are, in many ways, priceless.

Aug 2018
From an evening trail ride to a fall fox hunt to the excitement of a world-class competition, take a scenic ride through Tryon Horse Country

Jun 2018
Your guide to this unrivaled sporting event

Dec 2017
When wildflowers dot the greening landscape and rushing rivers flow cold from snow melt, take in the beauty of springtime in the mountains with activities for the whole family

Oct 2017
His Celtic Christmas show returns with strong traditions and new holiday riffs

Aug 2017
Five fall film festivals bring independent movies to the mountains

Feb 2017
Celebrate our anniversary with top 10 lists of local albums, books, fishing spots, movies, restaurants, and more

Dec 2016
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

Jun 2016
Sweeten the experience with a recipe for portable hand pies

Feb 2016
The Tryon International Equestrian Center isn’t just horsing around

Dec 2015
Sometimes, smaller is better.

Aug 2015
The Polk County Film Initiative launches a new festival

Jul 2015
Lend a hand to the arts this summer

Jul 2015
The first full documentary on Nina Simone shows how she carried her talent, and rage, from Tryon to the world stage

Mar 2015
Tryon International Equestrian Center readies for its first full season

Feb 2015

Dec 2014
A Polk County entrepreneur’s soap business is making waves in biofuels research

Aug 2014
Toast North Carolina’s winemaking roots with regional selection

Aug 2013
Tryon painter, curator, and rabble-rouser Margaret Curtis goes beyond boundaries

Jun 2013
The roots of Tryon's grape industry reach back to the late 1800s

Apr 2013
Author F. Scott Fitzgerald's frequent visits to the mountains yielded a turning point amid dark days

Apr 2013
This Polk County town’s image is forever tied to the steep railroad grade that once brought passengers to downtown, but more recently its outdoor persona is on the rise.

Jan 2013
Nina Simone’s childhood home to receive a second chance

Oct 2012
Cancer patients reconnect with a sense of inner calm at Wind River retreats

Jun 2012
Horses lead the way to healing and strength for students at Therapeutic Riding of Tryon

Apr 2012
Join the band with hand-crafted instruments

Dec 2011
If you’re feeling left behind in fitness-forward WNC. Don’t. It’s not about who wins the race or who’s the most flexible yogi. Exercise is about finding an activity that moves your body and spirit. Check out this beginners' guide to get you hooked on cycling, running, or yoga, complete with inspiration from three folks who’ve already found what they love to do.

Aug 2011
From appearances by George Jones to performances of Madame Butterfly, WNC stages offer a wonderfully eclectic lineup