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The proud communities that make up Western North Carolina were once mountain towns that played host to several successful blue-collar…
Five years ago, Michelle and Robby Railey had one question in mind. “How do we get to the next level?”…
It’s just after 5 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 64 and N.C. 107 in the village of Cashiers. Otherwise…
Halfway up a steep hill in downtown Waynesville, and just a stone’s throw from the Haywood County Historic Courthouse, sits…
Though his fingers seemingly wrap around a walking cane more than his trusty banjo these days, Raymond Fairchild remains one…
From flip-flops to overnights to the quintessential northbound thru-hike, there are many different ways to experience the Appalachian Trail on…
With fly-fishing tourism on the rise in Western North Carolina, a new attraction in Bryson City will bring visitors up-close…
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a National Parkway and All-American Road that winds for 469 miles from the southern end…
These days, Megan and Bryan Thurman call a 31-foot Airstream home. The iconic silver travel trailer is currently parked on…
Following the passing of her husband last year, after a lengthy illness, Betsey Sloan was looking for an outlet, something…
In 2013, Western Carolina University cut the ribbon on 7-mile trail system zig-zagging an otherwise unbuildable piece of university property. …
With the traffic and noise of a busy Main Street in downtown Waynesville zooming by outside her window, Jo Ridge…
Ten years into his tenure with Balsam Range, Tim Surrett can only shake his head. “The most amazing factor is…
You’ve probably driven by the Red Barn Greenhouse & Garden Center on Dellwood Road between Maggie Valley and Waynesville. But,…
Though the culinary and agricultural history of Southern Appalachia is as vast and robust as the tall and rigorous mountains…
What if you discovered that one of America’s most beautiful roads was right in your backyard, and it wasn’t the…
It took over 30 years, but Harold Sims can now show the world. “It’s been very rewarding,” he said. “I…
Hiking is one of the best ways to get out and commune with nature. With a quiet step you stand a…
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has an amazing array of mini-ecosystems — from peaks over 6,000 feet to low…
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