Artists, chefs, and makers find inspiration in the beautiful Black Mountains that surround this charming Yancey County town.
The Land of Wool & Wine
Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery near Elkin has been many things: a family getaway for a textile dynasty, a dairy farm, a company retreat. Today, it weaves each of those threads into a rich tapestry.
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.
Papertown Proud in Canton
The rebirth of Canton has been different from that of other small mountain towns: While some have reinvented themselves as tourist destinations, Canton is focused on nurturing a close-knit community.
31 Days, 31 Ways to Enjoy Apples in North Carolina
We’ve picked a bushel of North Carolina apples in every form — from pies to pottery to cider — to enjoy from the first perfect, blue-sky day of October through chilly Halloween. That’s one for each day of the month!
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About the Blue Ridge Parkway?
Nothing showcases our hazy mountains and fall foliage quite like this legendary road.
An Heirloom to Share in Raleigh
Heirloom Brewshop’s menu is a marriage of its owners’ Taiwanese and Laotian cultures, built on a foundation laid by past generations.
How LabCorp Got Its Start in North Carolina
How a Fortune 500 company rose from humble beginnings in Burlington.
The Maple Brothers
Every year, Tim and Matt Nichols create hundreds of different kinds of Japanese maples — in a dizzying array of shapes and colors and sizes — at their mail-order nursery in East Flat Rock. And every one of the trees has roots in their grandmother’s garden.