Kent Priestley

Kent Priestley is a staff writer at the Mountain Xpress. His writing and photography have appeared in North Carolina Boating Lifestyle and Carolina Country.

September 2010


The tiny town north of Asheville carves out its own identity, using the hands and personalities of its people.


Beyond the Breakers

Today, Cape Hatteras is a globally recognized surfing destination. But 40 years ago, only a handful of locals had the heart to catch the cape’s intimidating waves.


Olympian Meals at River’s End

World-class hikers and whitewater rafters know all about this restaurant on the banks of the Nantahala River. It’s where river gods and mortals stop for great home-cooking.