Jon Elliston

Jon Elliston
Former FBI agent Jean Gray recalls his roaring start in 1950s Madison County

Unleashing a beast, Marion hosts its first Bigfoot Fest

Burke County native Sam Ervin Jr. stuck to the Constitution through clashes with McCarthy, the Army, CIA, and Nixon

Through social media, we asked our readers to name their favorite family businesses, and you delivered with deep-rooted recommendations. Here are five that rose to the top.

Billy Edd Wheeler tells all in his tuneful new memoir

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The mountains’ mineral history is a gift that keeps on giving

Asheville’s new artisan distillery, Eda Rhyne, blends old mountain ingredients with a taste for fresh flavors

When the National Security Agency set up a mountain espionage station, it was a hard secret to keep

Just in time for Memorial Day, two histories breathe life into WNC’s iconic cemeteries

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A trove of declassified documents unveils Carl Duckett’s unlikely journey from small-town roots to top CIA official

Buncombe open-data advocates celebrate a year of letting the sunshine in

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William Dudley Pelley’s obscure but infamous Silver Shirt movement lives on in his paper trail

Weaverville’s A-B Emblem manufactures insignia that travel the world and beyond

Great Smoky Mountains National Park gets a vivid graphic treatment and more

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Coach Roy Williams isn’t quitting while he’s on top

The holidays always find Western North Carolina aglow

Henderson County is one of the few in the state to pay tribute to its boys in blue

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The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

For 80 years, WNC’s Masonic monument has preserved far-flung pieces of history

Local bluegrass kingpins return with a new album and old sounds made modern

The Ultimate Guide to the Great American Solar Eclipse in WNC

The Asheville-area music industry’s economic impact is adding up

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WCU reprints legendary outdoorsman’s mountain memoir

Rising novelist David Joy sheds light on mountain life through exquisitely told dark tales

The new American Museum of the House Cat pays purr-fect tribute to felines

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North Carolina’s official state salamander (Ambystoma opacum)

Tapping a rich vein of local history and present-day prospecting

How the famed landscaper became Vanderbilt’s visionary

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A history of transportation in the mountains offers a good ride

What the leading causes of death tell us about life in Western North Carolina

Adding up the Mountain Area Health Education Center’s impact on health services across WNC