Jon Elliston

Jon Elliston
Test your knowledge of native blooms before embarking on a botanical pilgrimage

One tribal member expands efforts to teach the Cherokee’s traditional tongue

Martin Luther King Jr. visited WNC at two turning points that shaped the civil rights struggle

The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations

The New Year’s Eve live possum drop may return to Brasstown

A one-of-a-kind collection of aluminum Christmas trees returns to the Transylvania Heritage Museum

At Hart Square in Catawba County, a man with a passion for historic structures keeps the past alive

Get to know local history through new exhibits at area heritage museums

Appalachian State University launches an exchange program in Havana

UNC Asheville students document life 100 years ago, when the United States was on the brink of war

Forty years after Elvis rocked Asheville, the city’s still all shook up about it

The first full documentary on Nina Simone shows how she carried her talent, and rage, from Tryon to the world stage

Local filmmakers sound off on what it takes to chase the silver screen

Specialty plates already raise funds for natural areas, and two new ones could help protect species of native fish

The Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians opens in Cherokee

Tryon International Equestrian Center readies for its first full season

A historic photo collection in Hendersonville springs to life with community input

Three new books delve deep into remarkable local lives and institutions

After an unprecedented internal health assessment, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians expands its approach to wellness

Make a moonshine run to see some of WNC’s historic stills

Documentary filmmaker Jeremy Seifert hungers for challenging stories about our daily diets

One of WNC’s own heads to the World Burger Championship

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

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

Ben Lovett left Hollywood behind for Asheville, but there’s no stopping his rock ‘n’ roll filmmaking

The aSHEville Museum is set to showcase women’s struggles and triumphs, here and around the world

An Asheville doctor launches a local line of probiotic supplements

Before the Blue Ridge Parkway paved the way, Mt. Mitchell’s visitors rode storied rail lines and motor routes to the top

Fletcher Valley Market offers an uncanny array of substitutes

Overlook, aka Seely’s Castle, has towered over Asheville for almost a century

Moms Mabley, the trailblazing Brevard-born comedienne, gets her due

A UNC Asheville professor makes a historical find in an image from Gettysburg

One-of-a-kind archives keep the history of mountain arts alive and accessible

Nina Simone’s childhood home to receive a second chance

Rutherfordton brightens the spotlight on its role in the state’s gold rush

A storied spout marks a century of saluting WNC’s railroad pioneers

Catawba County's Bunker Hill Covered Bridge marks a rare preserved path through time

Historic Henry River Mill Village tells a tale beyond its role in The Hunger Games

Asheville Art Museum is building a virtual gallery of Black Mountain College’s extraordinary output

The relics of architect Rafael Guastavino's estate, Rhododendron, hint at a rich life