A Blowing Rock B&B switches things up, focusing on beverages instead of breakfasts and paying homage to a beloved salamander found in the waters of western North Carolina.
5 on the Flat-Top: Country Retreat Family Billiards
Locals gather at this unlikely Watauga County establishment to shoot pool — and to eat first-class chargrilled burgers known far and wide.
Freedom on Wheels in Winston-Salem
A bicycle maker has turned his childhood sense of adventure into a career that lets him share the gift of pedaling through life’s ups and downs.
The Cozy Shop: Cabin Fever in Blowing Rock
Snuggle up with a stuffed bear and a furry throw from this Blowing Rock staple — because long winters are more relaxing in a mountain cabin.
Call of the Wild in Asheville
At the Folk Art Center just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, artisans share the language of Appalachian craft with younger generations.
Angel of an Epidemic
In the late-1980s, a Boone nurse opened the doors of her western North Carolina home to AIDS patients and HIV-positive men, giving them space to cry, shoulders to lean on, and fellowship with other sufferers at a time when fear kept some people from even lending a hand.
A Little Bit of Asia in Appalachia
What’s it like to live in the most meditative homes in the North Carolina mountains? Come inside.
In the Land of Waterfalls
So you want to be a nature photographer? Take a trip with a professional shooter as he captures the beauty of falling water.