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City Portrait: Brevard

Pisgah National Forest is the ideal amphitheater for nature’s music. But come summer, the historic hamlet next door erupts in symphonies as gorgeous as waterfalls, and old-time jams as rousing as mountain trails.

Arts & Culture

Family Traditions Run Deep at Washburn’s General Store

Once a stagecoach stop, Washburn’s General Store in Rutherford County is where the locals eat lunch and orders come in from around the world, although some stuff just isn’t for sale.

Drink

Women in Brewing are Breaking the Pint Glass Ceiling

Craft brewing is no longer just a boys’ club; at Highland Brewing Company in Asheville and beyond, women are making their mark in a male-dominated industry.

Drink

New Belgium Brewery Finds a Place in West Asheville

When a national brewery set up shop in the proudly independent enclave of West Asheville, it went all out to fit in. Now, neighbors are reconsidering the meaning of a word they thought they understood: local.

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City Portrait: Morganton

Sheltered by the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the people of this Burke County city find art and music, history and natural beauty, in the gentle peaks that surround them.