Katie Schanze

Katie Schanze is the assistant editor of Our State.


A Food Tour of West Asheville

It’s become one of Asheville’s trendiest neighborhoods, yet the city’s quirky, innovative food mecca still feels like a hidden treasure.

Home & Garden

An Urban Jungle at The Tiny Greenhouse

If you’re searching for a philodendron, a vintage coffee cup, or a birthday card, this cozy gift and garden shop is sure to charm — whether or not you have a green thumb.


Appalachian State Creates Students of the Slopes

On snow days, there’s one class at Appalachian State University that’s never canceled: ski school. For 50 years, the state’s second-oldest ski mountain has groomed generations of fearless — some might say foolhardy — Southern skiers.


Carolina Calendar: December 2017

When the weather outside is frightful, Christmas carolers, concerts, and parades around the state will be sure to warm your heart.


Carolina Calendar: November 2017

As the holiday season nears, it’s never too early to begin the search for perfect presents at art fairs and craft shows around the state.


17 Last-Minute Solar Eclipse-Viewing Events

The Great American Eclipse is upon us, and you still haven’t made any plans? Don’t fret — if you excel at procrastination or forgetfulness, but still want to play hooky and enjoy the historic event on August 21, we’ve got you covered.


Riverside Refreshment at Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery

At Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery there’s not a bad seat in the house, even if that seat happens to be a rock. After a long day of mountain adventures, this riverside brewery in Chimney Rock is the perfect place to go with the flow.


Carolina Calendar: August 2017

From a rare solar eclipse in Western North Carolina on August 21 to art, craft, and beer festivals across the state, there’s no shortage of exciting events this month.