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.
From impressive light displays to classic Christmas traditions, these holiday events in western North Carolina are sure to get you in the spirit of the season.
The Historic Tapoco Lodge in Graham County began as an exclusive retreat, but — like the river that flows behind it — has been transformed into a destination for adventurers.
Let the artistic spirit of this Ashe County town draw you in and wrap you up.