Katie Saintsing

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

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.

Dining

Full Moon Oyster Bar

If you seek oysters in Clemmons or Southern Pines, you’ll likely find friends, too.