Filed away in card catalog drawers in a Watauga County library, packets of heirloom seeds await planting. And with every seed comes a story.
Archery is a skill that can take a lifetime to master. But its biggest lesson is also the simplest: By pulling back the bowstring, you learn how to let go.
Even when there are no clouds, Steve Stanley, mountain manager of Appalachian Ski Mountain, makes so much snow that sometimes surrounding roads are coated with the stuff.
Are the mysterious lights people have seen around Brown Mountain a natural phenomenon? Extraterrestrial orbs? Shared hallucinations? An elaborate hoax? Regardless of their origin, the legend continues to grow with each successive generation – year after year, night after night.
Vintners transform High Country grapes into award-winning vintages in the mountains of Avery County.
At Biltmore Estate in Asheville, most features are purely for presentation. But a few plots of plants have a second purpose.
Trustworthy stewards ensure that Pond Mountain’s beauty and conservation will thrill future generations.
In its textiles and deeply religious college, it is a town connected to the past. In its trendy downtown and new commuter resident base, it is clearly ready for the future.
For more than 50 years, Grandfather Mountain’s Mile High Swinging Bridge has challenged millions of visitors to abandon solid ground and revel in some of western North Carolina’s most inspiring views.