Conserving Carolina is Bringing Back Your Back Yard

With almost 50,000 acres already protected in our region, Conserving Carolina continues to be steadfast in its mission to save, conserve, restore, and share these precious landscapes with any and all who want to disappear into its beautiful, mysterious depths. “Our mission is to protect special places, restore wildlife habitats, and to inspire people to […]

Venturing down the Melodic Rabbit Hole at [email protected]’s

An internationally beloved musician, Claude Coleman, Jr. would often find himself in Asheville while on tour drumming with his band, iconic rock juggernaut Ween. Each time wandering through, he would become more enamored with this region. So much so, Coleman relocated here from New Jersey in 2012. Upon putting down deep roots—personally and artistically—in Asheville, […]

Davidson River Outfitters Facilitates Lessons for a Lifetime

From a young age, Kevin Howell was not only immersed in the sport and culture of fly fishing, but he also developed a lifelong love and passion for it. That’s something that has run deep in his family for generations. “My father won the United Bass Fisherman Classic in 1976, which would be the Fishing […]

Swing for the Hills at Rumbling Bald

Rumbling Bald General Manager Jeff Geisler can only shake his head when asked about the reopening of the resort’s Apple Valley Golf Course just three months after it closed for the installation of new Champion Bermuda greens in the summer of 2020. “There was a time [in the spring] when we considered shuttering this project […]

WPTL Broadcasts the Sounds of a Community Gem

Not far from Main Street in Canton and the bright lights of the nearby football stadium is an unassuming one-story commercial building along Pisgah Drive. With a couple of vehicles in the parking lot one recent evening, a lone light radiated from the front window of WPTL. Walking into the beloved community radio station, it’s […]

Woodhaven Glass Gives Life to Art

Tucked into a tree line and just a stone’s throw from bustling Brevard Road in Hendersonville is Woodhaven Glass. Inside, Larry Zapf points out all of the bells and whistles that make up his ever-growing passion and profession as an artisan glassblower. “I started blowing glass in the mid-1990s because I had a very subjective […]

WNC Health Care Facilities Get to the Heart of the Matter

The refreshing air, cleansing waters, stimulating altitude, and desire to enjoy the outdoors have always attracted those seeking good health to the mountains of Western North Carolina. That history continues today, giving the Asheville area one of the highest concentrations of physicians in the state. Because the area is so attractive and has such a […]

Wedge Brewing Co. Turns Rust into Gold

Grabbing a seat at a table within the Wedge at Foundation taproom, Tim Schaller looked around the large industrial space, observing countless patrons sipping on beloved ales and taking in the sunshine radiating over the River Arts District in Asheville. “You know, the original business plan called for just a little old man’s bar,” Schaller […]