Fonta Flora’s Legendary Brew

On a curvy road in the shadow of Shortoff Mountain, a farm-to-pint brewery embraces the legend of Fonta Flora and its long-lost agrarian community.


The Long Way Back to The Sphinx

Three years after a devastating fall from the side of a mountain in the rocky wilderness of Linville Gorge, an avid hiker returned to the scene to find acceptance and renewal.


Good Times at the Old Hampton Store

In an old trading post and gristmill near Grandfather Mountain, an artist has created a community of locals and tourists who come together over pulled pork and fried pickles, High Country cocktails, and traditional Appalachian art and music.


The Heart of Morganton

Merchants and their regulars in this Burke County town have banded together like family, uplifting and reinventing a community rich in nature, compassion, and creativity.


8 Mountain Meals Worthy of a Road Trip

Here, “eating local” isn’t a trend — Appalachian cooks have always made the most of the flavors that grow around them. Today, mountain chefs continue that hearty, homegrown legacy.


A Local’s Guide: Greensboro

Greensboro local Melissa Norman, founder of Girl CHARGE, shares three of her favorite places to explore around the city.