WNC Staff

WNC Staff
Apr 2017
Clyde-based potter Becky Lloyd

Feb 2017
Amy Brandenburg

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

Dec 2016
Pamela Haddock

Aug 2016
Seven ghoulishly good ways to celebrate Halloween’s chills and thrills

Aug 2016
Young entrepreneurs brew up craft beer swag sets

Aug 2016
Celebrate—and help preserve—monarch butterflies during their annual migration through WNC

Aug 2016
Wilma Dykeman’s posthumously published memoir revisits her mountain upbringing

Aug 2016
UNC Asheville opens the first of two major makerspaces

Aug 2016
Five local inventors who are changing the world, one innovation at a time

Jun 2016
Smart companions for your next cookout

Apr 2016

Feb 2016

Dec 2015
Last spring, we invited amateur and professional photographers alike to enter our inaugural Images of Western North Carolina Photo Contest, and with so much here to inspire a shutterbug’s focus, more than 600 submissions flooded in. Check out the finalists’ photos as well as the winners of the Amateur and Professional categories on these pages, then visit wncmagazine.com to view other honorable mentions and vote for your overall favorite by January 31. The Readers’ Choice winner will be announced in our March/April issue.

Dec 2015
Sometimes, smaller is better.

Aug 2015
Hugging the banks of the North Toe River, surrounded by blue-tinged mountains, the rural Mitchell County town of Spruce Pine holds a rich history, one with tales of trains and commerce, a hoard of minerals, and a nationally recognized theater. After falling in love with the community and learning of its heritage, Boone-based events planner Elizabeth Hempfling decided to pay homage. “I wanted to do something that portrayed love, but wanted it to be unique and to mean something,” she says. Hempfling staged a photo project that offers period recreations of Spruce Pine’s past, from the early 1900s to the 1950s, as well as snapshots of the thriving community today. In all, some 30 local residents pooled resources and time to stage, style, and snap pictures over four days. The result is a nostalgic portrayal of the town’s story, told with passion and reverence.

Aug 2015
Five local bands serve up new summer albums

Jul 2015

Jul 2015
A Cullowhee artist creates narrative jewelry that touches the spaces within

Jul 2015
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center welcomes its first official director

Jul 2015
Whether or not they fight for the title in the WNC Battle of the Burger, these joints are worth a visit

Jul 2015
The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations

Apr 2015
24 must-do experiences await! Hit the road this summer for thrills, beauty, history, and local flavor in every county across Western North Carolina

Apr 2015

Mar 2015
This Easter, celebrate with eggs of all sizes

Mar 2015

Mar 2015
For Asheville textile artist Barbara Zaretsky, ancient dying techniques enliven modern designs

Feb 2015

Jan 2015

Dec 2014
Distance 0.7 mile Difficulty: Easy

Dec 2014
The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations

Dec 2014
Sip and savor award-winning wines from WNC

Dec 2014
Power up anywhere, anytime with these locally made energy bars

Nov 2014
Celebrate a joyous season with performances galore