The unknown

Photo by Paul Clark

The air got noticeably colder as Debra Maddox walked into what she called the most haunted place in Asheville. “How odd,” she said, walking down the steps from Asheville, N.C.’s, Church Street to a gravel parking lot. more

Oct 1, 2014 12:00 AM Features

No parking

Sarah E. Kucharski photo

When she would see a black cat crossing the road in front of her car as a youngster, Kimberly Burnette-Dean would react without hesitation, hurriedly tracing the shape of the letter X with her index finger in front of the windshield. more

Oct 1, 2014 12:00 AM Features 3 Comments

The nondescript peak in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge resembles any other, fading into the rows of mountains visible from the scenic overlooks of the Blue Ridge Parkway. But looks can be deceiving. more

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 AM Features

Life’s mysteries come in varying degrees, some as weighty as religious faith and others as simple as the curiosity caused by strange lights shining on a dark mountainside. In this issue, we assigned editors and writers to cover the latter. more

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 AM Blog

The Smoky Mountains are renowned for their picturesque vistas and scenic views, but there’s another side of the region steeped in mystery and intrigue. more

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 AM Departments