WNC Staff

WNC Staff
For Asheville textile artist Barbara Zaretsky, ancient dying techniques enliven modern designs

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The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations

Sip and savor award-winning wines from WNC

Power up anywhere, anytime with these locally made energy bars

Celebrate a joyous season with performances galore

Whether your holiday dinner includes ham, turkey, beef, or a walk on the wild side, John Kerr of Metro Wines in Asheville offers wine-pairing tips for your pièce de résistance

"Everything is an art material"

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.

The Southern Outer Banks beckon with pristine beaches, wild horses, and 300 years of swashbuckling lore

Meet 11 leaders in the quest to conserve WNC’s natural areas

Celebrate 50 years of wilderness conservation

Bike, run, and paddle for a good cause

Three local bands bring new albums to your ears

True. We're biased. But we can't imagine a better place than the mountains to meet your local farmer, become a food entrepreneur, nosh on artisan eats, and savor a pint (or three).

Evar Hecht carries on the craft of custom sandals and leatherwork in Asheville

Spot the blooms of the Yellow Lady’s Slipper in secluded mountain coves in May and June

Save the French Broad Float combines environmental activism and waterborne adventure

Cullowhee reels in the Southeastern Fly Fishing Festival

Each year, millions of visitors pass through this scenic valley in Great Smoky Mountains National Park to marvel at the wildlife that roams free. Get a glimpse of what awaits with this collection of photographs that capture one lensman’s breath-taking encounters.

Weaverville lays out the welcome mat for new restaurants

Dive into a refreshing Mayfelade to beat the heat