Locals Explain Everything You Need to Know about Black Mountain

Nestled at the eastern edge of Buncombe County, Black Mountain is colloquially known as the “Front Porch of Western North Carolina.” This Swannanoa Valley community has long welcomed travelers into the region who climb over the Swannanoa Pass into WNC. Today, the historic small town still prides itself on its sense of community and friendly […]

Appalachian Pinball Museum Brings the Past to Life

Tucked down a small marble hallway on Main Street in Hendersonville is the Appalachian Pinball Museum. Formerly a ballroom and a theater, the picturesque building is now home to dozens upon dozens of rare and vintage pinball machines. “Not many people can repair both electronic and mechanical pinball machines, but I can,” smiled John French. […]

Village Antiques at Biltmore is in Pursuit of the Unique

Stepping into the large two-story building that is Village Antiques at Biltmore, the curious and familiar alike are always in for a surprise. The showcase floors are filled wall-to-wall with wondrous items that tell the stories of both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, from the southeast United States to the south of France. “It’s really […]

Get Your Fill: Your November LoLo Gifts are Here

Enjoy Local Gifts from The Blackbird, Blue Ridge Bakery, Dandelion, and Kandi’s Cakes & Bake Shop Asheville: Your Choice of Dessert at The Blackbird Don’t miss out on the delicious dessert menu at The Blackbird Restaurant! Your sweet tooth will thank you. View the offer. About The Blackbird The Blackbird’s goal is to delight guests […]

Give a Little and Get a Little when You Shop Local!

In today’s fast-paced world, shopping can be as quick as the speed of light through fiber optic internet cables. But while online shopping is designed for convenience, “offline shopping” is still your best bet for discovering quality, one-of-a-kind gifts.  From ceramics to foodstuffs to that necklace you noticed caught her eye, artisans across Western North […]

Fall into a Fun Experience: Your October LoLo Gifts are Here

Enjoy Local Gifts from Archetype Brewing, Ecusta Brewing, Dixie Diner, and Sunburst Market Asheville: Your Choice of a Pint at Archetype Brewing Fall is finally here, and what’s a better way to celebrate than with a beer? Pop into Archetype Brewing for a pint. Cheers! View the offer. About Archetype Brewing Archetype is a brewery […]

The Best Coffee Shops in Your Town, as Voted by Locals

Every year, local alt-news weekly Mountain Xpress holds a massive online poll. Western North Carolina residents collectively take to their digital devices to vote on all their local faves, from fitness studios to pet kennels. While in no way scientific, and certainly not without controversy among those with strong local loyalties, the Best of WNC […]

Sweet Treats Just for You: Your September LoLo Gifts are Here

Enjoy Local Gifts from Sanctuary7 Pilates, Rhubarb, Bracken Mountain Bakery, or Gâteaux Cakes & Pastries Waynesville: Machine Pilates Class at Sanctuary7 Pilates If you’ve been thinking about switching up your workout routine or just want to try something new, Sanctuary7 Pilates has great classes for a low-impact workout. Sweet! View the offer. About Sanctuary7 Machine […]

Waynesville Soda Jerks has Perfected the Art of Alcohol Free

A little over five years ago, Megan Brown and Chris Allen saw a need in the gigantic craft beer industry that dominates Asheville and greater Western North Carolina: an alternative. “There’s a lot of people that can’t or don’t want to drink alcohol, but they do want to consume a locally made craft beverage,” Brown […]

3 Delightful Reasons to Love Living in Woodfin

Nestled along Interstate 26 just north of Asheville, the Town of Woodfin winds longitudinally along Weaverville Highway. Friendly people, good jobs, great restaurants, and beautiful scenery abound—providing a small-town mountain lifestyle with big-city amenities.  There are many reasons to love living in Woodfin, NC. Here are just three: Woodfin is Safe Although the community can […]