Katie Saintsing

Saintsing is an assistant editor at Our State magazine and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Life

Photo Essay: Fourth of July on Lake Junaluska

This one-time summer retreat in Haywood County now welcomes visitors year-round. Yet it remains an enchanting place apart — especially on the Fourth of July.

Western

Local Landmark: The Coffee Bus in Asheville

A double-decker bus parked permanently on the corner of Biltmore Avenue and Aston Street offers warm drinks, sweet treats, and a view from the top (of the bus).

Western

Photo Essay: Fall in Flat Rock

Autumn comes a little later in our southern mountains, meaning that this artistic, historic, and beloved village holds its color — and its colorful charm — longer into the season.

Arts

Matt Tommey’s Vine Art Baskets

Grapevines join bark and kudzu in an Asheville artist’s unique take on baskets.

Life

Q&A with Taylor Mathis

Taylor Mathis, food photographer and the blogger behind Taylor Takes a Taste, attended 35 football tailgates in 16 states between 2010 and 2012, including nine games in North Carolina. With his newfound knowledge, he wrote the (cook)book on tailgating in the South.