Nonprofit Spotlight: Muddy Sneakers in Brevard, NC

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For young students, school is meant to teach them about the world around them. But how much can kids learn about our Western North Carolina mountain ecosystems by sitting inside all summer? Today, we highlight a local organization that encourages kids to get outside and get dirty—and learn a little something in the process! What… Read more »

48 Hours in Brevard: A Forest Bird Never Wants a Cage

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Being a small town doesn’t mean you can’t offer some of the finest charms Western North Carolina has to offer. Just ask the 7,800 residents of Brevard, the seat of Transylvania County. The town has distinguished itself as an epicenter for nearby outdoor adventures, education, art, and music. Whether you’re vacationing or stay-cationing, Brevard offers… Read more »

14 Locations that Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month Every Day of the Year

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There are many people who think that “fake holidays” are getting out of hand. National Popcorn Day? (January 19) National Selfie Day? (June 21) National Margarita Day? (February 22)—”It’s all too much! And it’s all too unnecessary!” we hear them say. Sure. It may be a little ridiculous to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month this… Read more »

Help Us Choose the Best Kitchen in WNC: Round 3

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Which Home has the Best Kitchen? Click the button below your favorite kitchen to vote now. Click the photo to see the listing. About the Homes: The homes featured in this week’s contest showcase the many options available to local home buyers in Western North Carolina from $600,000–$900,000. Learn more about each one below, and… Read more »

8 Places in WNC that Prove that Art Should be Accessible to All

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There has always been a rich atmosphere of creation throughout Western North Carolina. The Appalachian mountains have a storied history of handmade crafts, ranging from weaving to woodworking, pottery to jewelry. Fine artists have been attracted to the area for more than a century, as well. Innovative artists like Robert Rauschenberg, Josef and Anni Albers,… Read more »

12 Amazing Slices that are Perfect for Lunch

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Forget religion and politics. Nothing gets an entire office fired up like a debate over the best style of pizza. February 9 is National Pizza Day! Get out of the office and celebrate with a slice. Crispy, doughy, saucy, cheesy. Classic pepperoni or experimental toppings. New York thin crust, Chicago deep dish, or even Detroit-style… Read more »

7 Sweet Shops to Help You Win Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is for lovers—chocolate lovers! And true chocolate lovers know quality. If you’re struggling to find your valentine the best sweet surprise in town, we can help. Our region has many great locations for freshly prepared chocolates. Share something sweet with your special someone this season. Here are 7 local chocolate shops in WNC…. Read more »