Kent Priestley

Kent Priestley
There are endless reasons we all fall for the mountains, but one enchants us above all others: This place feels like home in our hearts. Here, five writers share how their deep connections to these hills were forged with Sunday drives, old-time music, wildflower hikes, and through the discovery of inspiration and strength.

One foundation’s efforts herald the second reign of the great American chestnut

Peter Waskiewicz’s seed revolution takes its cues from history

For more than two decades, mill workers across the region played in a league of their own

A Growing Legacy: An Ashe County couple gives rare and all-but-forgotten apple trees a second chance to thrive

How Western North Carolina’s craft community became a $200 million force in our local economy

Community-supported agriculture is changing one Asheville public housing complex, row by row

SouthWings goes above and beyond for a revealing perspective on threats to our landscape

Judaculla Rock holds tight to its secrets

Mamie Thompson Gumbs shines a light on the black experience at her Forest City museum

Putting a price tag on an eco-friendly home can be a little tricky