Stories tagged: "Western North Carolina"

Highlands, NC, was recently named "America's best small mountain town" Travel & Leisure. (Shutterstock)
Good News Friday: NC Has ‘America’s Best Small Mountain Town’

Saturday is the first official day of fall and being in North Carolina makes it that much sweeter. Read on for NC Fall categories that we’re the best at. 

craft beer at the north carolina state fair
We Asked You To Pick the Best Breweries in North Carolina. Here’s What You Said.

Craft breweries are taking off in North Carolina. But it can be hard to keep track of all the good beer-makers.

Downtown Hickory. This scenic, western NC city was recently tapped as one of the 10 "most beautiful and affordable" cities in America by Travel & Leisure magazine. (Shutterstock)
This NC City Was Just Named One of the ‘Most Beautiful and Affordable Places to Live’

Scenic locations, affordable housing, and headed for a growth spurt - this western NC city gets its due from a national magazine.

clogging in NC
5 Surprising Facts about North Carolina Clogging and Where to Find it

Clogging has been a part of NC mountain culture for hundreds of years. Viral videos, such as Zeb Ross the Clogger, have reintroduced clogging into the mainstream.

Artist Frank Zombie for his show "2's of a Woman"
5 Weekend Activities Across North Carolina (Jan. 27-29)

It's the last weekend in January, and if you're looking for a fun way to end the month, here a few things you can check out in Charlotte, Raleigh, and elsewhere.

Unspoken Tradition, a western NC bluegrass band, credits the Blue Ridge Music Trail with incubating their careers as well as other traditional bands in the area. (Image via Unspoken Tradition)
The Unbroken Chain: Rediscovering North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Music Trail

“Western NC has really punched above its weight in terms of influencing American music,” says one expert. There’s no better way to explore that influence than the Blue Ridge Music Trail.

Bagpipers dressed as Highlanders promoting the STARZ original series "Outlander" are seen during San Diego Comic-Con in 2015. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for STARZ/AP Images)
‘Outlander’ Gets It Wrong. Here Are 7 Misconceptions About NC’s Scottish Heritage.

The popular fantasy romance series has spurred a lot of interest in our state’s Scottish ancestry. But some of it is just plain wrong.