WNC Staff

WNC Staff
Aug 2021
Keep a keen eye for this frequent night flier

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.

Aug 2021
A brilliant blaze of fall color—the most famous of Western North Carolina visuals—is on vivid display through the lens of a High Country photographer with a passion for scenic wonders

Jun 2021
“The integration of craft and art—that is the foundation of my work. I call them ‘art-ful.’”

Jun 2021
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Jun 2021
This great bird is resurgent—but still at risk—in the mountains

Mar 2021
“So many places that are old have been rebuilt many times. There’s an interesting juxtaposition between old and new.”

Mar 2021
(Pituophis melanoleucus) How to spot this rare mountain reptile

Dec 2020
Discover the brilliant beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains under snow and ice

Dec 2020
Get to know the granular crystals that grace mountain winters

Dec 2020
Inaugural WNC poetry contest salutes local verse

Sep 2020
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Sep 2020
“I want the paint to tell me where it wants to go.”

Sep 2020
An all-star lineup of WNC culinarians shares a feast of recipes for the season

Sep 2020
A veteran fishing guide and photographer turns his lens on WNC's prized trout

Jun 2020
“I’m just trying to make something that’s beautiful to put out into the world.”

Jun 2020
Western North Carolina’s majestic mountains hold unrivaled beauty and the power to heal. In a time of uncertainty, loss, fear, and division, find inspiration and solace through a collection of photos that capture our most wondrous wild places.

Feb 2020
“Natural beauty is very important to me. It helps shed all the stuff that happens to you every day.”

Feb 2020
For this year’s Images of Western North Carolina Photo Contest, we reviewed more than 1,200 entries. What’s even more impressive - nearly 10,000 votes were cast for the Readers’ Choice winner.

Oct 2019
Boone's Master Potter

Aug 2019
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Jun 2019
Get to know WNC's great protectors of our land and natural resources

Jun 2019
July/August 2019

Jun 2019
“It’s been a great blessing to be able to follow my bliss and passion through art.”

Jun 2019
The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations

Apr 2019
May/June 2019

Apr 2019
“I want people to start seeing how beautiful and interesting everyday objects can be.”

Feb 2019
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

Feb 2019
March/April 2019

Dec 2018
January/February 2019

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.

Dec 2018
“There’s something about [glass] that’s so magical, intriguing, and mesmerizing.”

Dec 2018
For our annual Images of Western North Carolina Photo Contest, amateur and professional photographers answered the call.

Oct 2018
From apps to mains to sweet finishes, get inspired for your holiday feast with our editors' picks for 10 festive recipes