Western North Carolina


Graham County Historical Association

The project involves the documentation of approximately 150 structures built prior to 1975 throughout the town. more


Originally repaired in 2003 using a non-ceramic material, the resulting fix was challenging to maintain. more


Namesake Lesley Riddle traveled the region with A.P. Carter in the 1920s on song-collecting trips. more


Schedule announced for Shindig on the Green and the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in Asheville. more



Storm remnants could bring heavy rain to area. more


Biltmore Estate puts out the welcome mat

The Biltmore Company photo

The historic Asheville chateau came in at No. 9 on the TripAdvisor top 25 landmarks in the nation. more


Memorial Day Weekend signals the beginning of the summer visitor season on the Blue Ridge Parkway. more


Viaduct closed in March for a comprehensive road maintenance project. more


Event scheduled to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act. more


North Carolina mountain town ranked one of the best small towns for adventure. more


Great Smoky Mountains Association-sponsored Branch Out events are designed to enhance greater public understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of the national park. more


South Mountains State Park celebrates the addition of new park lands secured by The Conservation Fund and Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina. more



Avery McGaha photo

In Flat Broke With Two Goats: A Memoir of Appalachia, Asheville writer Jennifer McGaha takes readers on a wild ride through disaster and triumph. more

Good Reads

Wiley Cash: Always Home in the Mountains

Ashleigh Coleman Photography

Wiley Cash smiles as wide as a billboard, hand out to meet a fellow traveler, eager to talk about his book, any books, the craft and discipline of writing, his love of reading, influential authors, sports, and the outdoors. more



By Lacey Raper

A variety of activities are scheduled for April in the national park. more



National Park Service

The Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park top lists for popularity, according to the National Park System. more


The key to Balsam Range’s success is a long-time group of friends, all open to new ideas, new techniques and approaches to that high, lonesome sound that remains at the core of their identity. more

Sweet Appalachia

I have joked that if my journalism got someone in the region angry enough to spit, a DNA swab could prove beyond any doubt that we were cousins. That's the way it is when you count eight generations tying you to these mountains. more

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