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.
Asheville’s Hi-Wire Brewing juggles old methods and new flavors to make showstopping beers that are both classic and creative.
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.
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.
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.
Hot coffee, fresh bread, and friendly faces make this Watauga County bakery a community staple for local residents and Appalachian State students alike.
A double-decker bus parked permanently on the corner of Biltmore Avenue and Aston Street offers warm drinks, sweet treats, and a view from the top (of the bus).
At a flea market in Catawba County’s Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds, the tastes and traditions of many cultures come alive.
Built as a private residence in 1905, an Asheville brickmaker’s home gets a luxury upgrade for a new generation of guests.