7 Super Spots to Celebrate Free Comic Book Day

Whether you’re a lifelong fan or you saw a movie in the theater and just want to learn more, there’s a reason to celebrate this weekend. The first Saturday of May is Free Comic Book Day, an unofficial holiday that’s officially awesome! Most local comic book shops celebrate Free Comic Book Day—some with discounts, some […]

Cheese the Day on the WNC Cheese Trail!

Travel outside the cities of Western North Carolina and you’ll find picturesque, rural areas that are home to many small farms. More than a dozen locally owned farms and shops make up the WNC Cheese Trail. Their dedication to local cheesemaking preserves the authentic rural lifestyle that draws so many to the area. Here, local […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Places in WNC for a Bike Tune-up?

If you’re looking for a way to both exercise and take advantage of the beauty of Western North Carolina, we have just the thing! One of the most popular ways to live an active and healthy lifestyle is by cycling. Whether mountain or road biking, folks love to get out and take full advantage of […]

J Smith Boutique Offers Luxury Garb at Guilt-Free Prices

Western North Carolina was built by small farmers and small business owners with big skills and big dreams. Today, the region’s small business community is stronger than ever, and many startup companies are making big names for themselves locally, regionally, and across the country. Ahead of National Small Business Week (April 29–May 5, 2018), we […]

Thank Local it’s April!: Enjoy a Little Whimsy with these LoLo Gifts

ENJOY LOCAL GIFTS FROM HIGHLAND BREWING COMPANY, SUNBURST MARKET, & WINE SAGE AND GOURMET Asheville: Free Pint from Highland Brewing Company Welcome spring with a pint at Highland Brewing, one of Asheville’s original craft beer establishments! Make sure to check out their social media pages to find out what live music they have on the […]

Turning the Page: Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café

Tucked away in the vast aisles and shelves of Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café in downtown Asheville is the 35-year history of a business that remains a vital economic and social beacon for a city that’s evolved exponentially over the last few decades. “We do feel like we’re an important part of the community. And we’re […]

Celebrate Pi Day at these 7 Irrationally Tasty Pie Spots

Photo Pillsbury.com   Though there are a number of math and science-related holidays in the calendar each year, Pi Day is objectively the best because you can celebrate with pie. The mathematical constant pi (π) represents the relationship between a circle’s diameter and its circumference, a ratio of 22 to 7. Since pi is generally […]

March “Thank Local” LoLo Gifts: Spring Forward!…and Pick up These Great Gifts!

ENJOY LOCAL GIFTS FROM BLUE RIDGE BOOKS, CREEKSIDE TAPHOUSE, & HENDOUGH Waynesville: Smoky Mountain Living Magazine from Blue Ridge Books Blue Ridge Books is Waynesville’s only independent bookstore specializing in new books! Stop in and browse their selection of novels or catch an author event on the weekends. This month, pick up a copy of […]

Community Crossroads: Town Hardware & General Store in Black Mountain

Sitting in their office atop the Town Hardware & General Store in downtown Black Mountain, owners Peter and Beth Ballhaussen expressed gratitude for being a part of the community they serve. “We like to tell folks that we have everything you need, and you’ll find that to be true if you walk through the store,” […]