Western

A Perpetual Harvest

Filed away in card catalog drawers in a Watauga County library, packets of heirloom seeds await planting. And with every seed comes a story.

January 2015

Blowing Rock Snowman Creates Winter Magic

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.

Western

In Search of the Brown Mountain Lights

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.

Drink

Banner Elk Winery

Vintners transform High Country grapes into award-winning vintages in the mountains of Avery County.

August 2012

Sunflowers to Share

At Biltmore Estate in Asheville, most features are purely for presentation. But a few plots of plants have a second purpose.

Central

Belmont

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.

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