Mountains

Columbus

Columbus

Discover how one western North Carolina town is home to history, creativity, and patriotism.
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Hometown Opry

Hometown Opry

Once a month, a pawnshop transforms into a radio studio, and residents of North Wilkesboro rise early to see what happens next.
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Pritchard Park's Drum Circle

Asheville Drum Circle

Asheville’s eclectic tastes extend beyond its restaurants. While you’re here, take time to savor some of its local flavor in the form of Pritchard Park’s weekly drum circle.
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Overmountain Vineyard

Overmountain Vineyards in Tryon

In the summer, rows of vines heavy with clusters of juicy, red fruit climb the hills around Overmountain Vineyards. The future, however, looks radically different, thanks to a little white grape from France’s foothills and a winemaker’s revolutionary spirit.
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Josh Bailey and Stephen Steidle

Eating Asheville Food Tour

Foodies embark on culinary journeys through the city’s booming dining scene and discover why this mountain city has earned a national reputation for its distinctly Asheville take on cuisine.
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Billy and Scott Pyatt

Peak Pints: Beer in Western N.C.

Mountain breweries create beers that reflect their surroundings and the seasons.
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Bob Weihe and Joel Patrino

Mountain Spirit

A deep-sea diver trusted his instincts, moved to the bottom of a Blue Ridge valley, and launched a distillery. Now he’s revolutionizing how whisky is made.
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Banner Elk Winery

Banner Elk Winery

Vintners transform High Country grapes into award-winning vintages in the mountains of Avery County.
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Ramps

Cherokee Flavor

Best known for its strong scent, the much-maligned ramp is enjoying an image makeover, thanks to its medicinal and culinary potential.
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Mushrooms

Forest Feast

North Carolina’s mountains and foothills support some of the greatest biodiversity in North America — everything from wild shoots and berries to farm-raised crops and cattle. Some grow hidden. Others thrive in plain sight. Many do both.
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