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How Waynesville Was Won

How Waynesville Was Won

In the opening scene of Ron Rash’s acclaimed novel Serena, a steam train pulls into the Waynesville station in 1929, depositing Boston timber baroness Serena Pemberton onto the platform from which she’ll launch an all-out assault — on anyone or anything that gets in her way.

A Model Village

A Model Village

While you’d never know it from his other building project—the Biltmore Estate—it turns out that millionaire industrialist George Vanderbilt was something of an early New Urbanist.

Flat Rock

Flat Rock

In the 20th century, Flat Rock became home to summer camps, second homes, and religious retreat centers, allowing a broader spectrum of people to take part in the good life that the village has to offer.

Down by the River

Down by the River

You don’t get to Marshall by accident. It’s a deliberate journey, winding down narrow sinuous roads. And once you reach Main Street, you might be inclined to dismiss it. Small town. Old town. No upscale boutiques or big-box stores. Can’t be much going on here, right? Wrong.

West Side Story

West Side Story

“West Asheville was not a cool place to live when we bought here,” says Keith Wright, a photographer who, with his wife and business partner Wendy, has lived in the neighborhood for a decade.

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Behind the Landmarks

Behind the Landmarks

Douglas Ellington featured in Smith-McDowell House exhibition, bus tour

"Lovely As a Tree"

"Lovely As a Tree"

Opening of new recreational trail in Nantahala National Forest coincides with two landmark anniversaries

Endless Summer - The Biltmore Conservatory

Endless Summer - The Biltmore Conservatory

Step inside and you are transported into a tropical paradise. Welcome to the Conservatory at Biltmore, the ultimate winter luxury—a snow globe in reverse.

 Asheville Kitchen & Bath Show