Walking on The Wild Side: WNC Adventure Issue

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Cover Design Credit:

Scott Southwick

Cover Photography Credit:

Courtney Hall with Fotobycoco
Western North Carolina is a haven for the adventurous — whether you dig outdoor expeditions with your cat, live-action role-playing, eating cricket tacos or other out-of-the box pursuits. On the cover: Emmylou, cat adventurer, at Devil’s Courthouse.






  • Xpress comments on Buncombe public records fees

    -by Xpress Staff
    At the Sept. 17 regular meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, Mountain Xpress shared concerns about new fees for the fulfillment of public record requests. In a unanimous…
  • Asheville Archives: The great deer hunt of 1936

    -by Thomas Calder
    In the late fall and early winter of 1936, Pisgah National Forest invited hunters to bag stags. Though there were plenty of stipulations involved, thousands of nimrods applied to partake…
  • Unusual therapies offer wellness with a difference

    -by Kay West
    The Asheville area abounds with alternatives for adventurous healing journeys and opportunities to indulge your curiosity.
  • Costumed adventures allow locals to transcend time and space

    -by Mike Schoeffel
    Whether playing a role in an elaborate fantasy scenario or serving as historical interpreters, many adventurous souls in Western North Carolina say that dressing up as someone from another time…
  • Pros and Cons

    -by Brent Brown
  • Outdoor Economy Conference comes to Asheville

    -by Laura Hackett
    In its inaugural year, the conference on WNC's outdoors industry sold out, with over 250 attendees. This year, it’s expected to more than double in attendance, largely thanks to the…
  • Job Opening

    -by Molton
  • Asheville Regional Airport plans for future growth

    -by Daniel Walton
    Last year, AVL hosted over 1.13 million passengers, an 18.6% jump from 2017’s total and over 67% more travelers than used the airport five years prior. Tina Kinsey, the Greater…
  • Asheville climate strikers join global throng

    -by Brooke Randle
    Joining demonstrators worldwide, hundreds of local teenagers, children and adults walked out of class and work to participate in the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20. Gathered in front of…
  • County clarifies Waste Pro service changes

    -by Daniel Walton
    Dane Pedersen, Buncombe County's solid waste director, said many residents were confused over what would be included in the $19.21 monthly service fee. He explained that the cost covers the…