9 Asheville Hotels You’ll Want to Visit Just for their Food

It’s undeniable. The Asheville area has one of the best per capita independent restaurant scenes in the country, if not the world. And that’s not just the locals bragging. Yelp named Asheville the #1 U.S. foodie destination of 2020. Asheville residents have nearly every option imaginable, from delivery to small plates to fine dining to […]

Fletcher, NC: Pride in Our Past, and Faith in Our Future

“I think if I had to describe Fletcher in three words, they would be convenient, growing, and nice,” said Zach Horn, a Fletcher resident and co-owner/brewer at Blue Ghost Brewing Company. Fletcher has indeed been growing at a steady and smooth pace in recent years, thanks to lower housing costs and its convenient location. Today […]

12 Outdoor Gear Stores that have Everything You Need to Enjoy Nature in WNC

The third oldest river in the world, the French Broad River, along with its tributaries, has been an integral part of the lives of people across the Blue Ridge Mountains for as long as there have been people here. Like a lifeline pulsing through our region, today the river brings countless resources and industries to […]

19 Local Hardware Stores that Make Your Spring Improvements Easy to Manage

After a full year stuck at home, have you picked out every perceived flaw in your house and on your property? It’s time to turn your “spring cleaning” into “spring improvements”! Western North Carolina communities are loved for their inspiring landscapes, dedicated nonprofits, and strong small businesses. This spring, you may want to refresh your […]

5 Big-City Services You can Get in the Mountains

You may not know it from comparing Asheville to other cities and metros our size. But this quirky mountain town rivals the most metropolitan cities in the world for quality dining, entertainment options, and artistic output. It’s easy to Live Abundantly in Western North Carolina. And that ease extends to your home life, as well. […]

How to Describe Canton, NC in 3 Specific Words

After many years as a quiet mill town, Canton has seen an economic and community resurgence over the last decade thanks to new businesses and changing demographics. The sleepy town was once little more than a stopping point midway between the larger hubs of Asheville and Waynesville. Today, visitors are drawn to the town’s historic […]