In a small Jackson County town, where trout fill the mountain streams and traffic is confined to the trails, the pull of community calls to both natives and newcomers.
Smoky Mountain Roots
In the towns and communities in and around the Qualla Boundary, the Cherokee have endured like the ancient rhododendrons with which they share a home.
Our State Knows Best: Leaf Peeping
We talked to three biologists about how and when to plan a trip to see peak fall color in North Carolina, their favorite hikes and overlooks, and why our mountains are one of the best places in the country to see stunning autumn leaves.
7 Resolutions for the New Year
Kick off January in North Carolina with these creative, thoughtful, and delicious resolutions.
Mountain Eclectic Flavors in Sylva
For nearly 30 years, Lulu’s on Main has been an anchor of this Jackson County town. Now, the restaurant is strengthening its connections with neighbors down the street — and cuisine from around the world.
17 Inspiring Independent Bookstores in North Carolina
These shops are about more than just books — they’re about community.
When the Water Comes: Decoration Day
Every year, an old family cemetery tucked in the woods on the northern shore of Fontana Lake becomes a gathering place. One woman, whose parents and grandparents worked this land, returns to ensure that a Southern mountain tradition carries on — rain or shine.