September 2014

September 2014
The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations

Toast North Carolina’s winemaking roots with regional selection

Available just two months a year, these grapes make a distinctive pie

Savor the sweet life at the 32nd annual Molasses Festival

An intimate dinner prepared by local chefs is the highlight of one of WNC’s largest charity auctions

"Everything is an art material"

At an annual ceremony at the Carl Sandburg Home, immigrants from around the world officially become U.S. citizens

The Cherokee Preservation Foundation invests in the tribe’s past and future

Apples mean big business in Henderson County. And for third-generation orchardists like the Creasmans, they’re a way of life.

Asheville’s Old Wood Co. revives North Carolina furniture making, one table at a time

The Carson House in Marion preserves the full spectrum of antebellum mountain life

Internationally known for the quality of the mica in its soil, Spruce Pine is also ground zero for one of the most highly regarded craft communities in the nation. Potters and other artisan wizards work in the hills and hollers that surround Mineral City, making Spruce Pine a prime base for hiking, touring, and studio-hopping.

Kim Ellington keeps the Catawba Valley pottery tradition alive

Author Tom Robbins returns to Blowing Rock

Difficulty: moderate length: 3.3 miles round-trip

Two Asheville bands crank out winning albums

A new release tracks Appalachia’s Scots-Irish tunes and traditions

Help boost reading skills for National Literacy Month

A new exhibit uncovers local history