Mills to Meals

By Kimberly Button Across the Carolinas, mills were the backbone of the economy for many communities for generations. When industries left to relocate overseas, entire cities and towns suffered, as did supporting businesses. Today, these former mills are gaining new life. A new generation is rescuing the historic structures and revitalizing neighborhoods, while also providing […]

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A Weekend in Beech Mountain

Editor’s Escape Winter activities are plentiful in the mountains of North Carolina, and if you seek a snow-filled weekend, Beech Mountain is a good bet. Skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, ice skating — there’s lots to keep you busy here. Situated in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Beech Mountain has a peak elevation of 5,506 feet, […]

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Category: Carolinas, Mountains

Making Magic at the Biltmore Estate Christmas

White bankers boxes, some tattered, others torn, are stacked in various closets and other available storage nooks in America’s largest home. They don’t seem special, but these boxes contain Christmas magic. A young woman sits on the floor, fluffing bows and examining ornaments. Cranberry sprigs and gilded magnolia leaves are spread out on the floor […]

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Six Ultimate Southern Game Day Experiences

When it comes to game day experiences and college football in general — the South rules.  Since the inception of the college football playoffs, nine of the 16 teams to compete are Southern bred, six of the eight teams to advance to the National Championship are Dixie proud, and the coveted trophy was won by […]

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Six Ultimate Southern Game Day Experiences

When it comes to college football tailgating — the South rules.  Since the inception of the college football playoffs, nine of the 16 teams to compete are Southern bred, six of the eight teams to advance to the National Championship are Dixie proud, and the coveted trophy was won by Southern teams three out of […]

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World Equestrian Games

Horseplay at the World Equestrian Games

The Carolinas boast exciting events for equine sports fans. Just as the entire world eagerly awaits the Olympic Games held every four years, the equestrian sporting community awaits another epic event, the FEI World Equestrian Games. Also held every four years in the middle of the Olympic cycle, it’s a combination of eight World Championship […]

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Category: Carolinas, Mountains

“Unto These Hills” ends August 15 for the 2018 Season

“Unto These Hills,” one of the country’s most popular outdoor dramas runs through Aug. 15.  The third oldest outdoor drama in the United States, “Unto These Hills” unfolds Mon.-Sat. evenings at 8 p.m. in the newly renovated 2,100-seat Mountainside Theatre at 688 Drama Rd. in Cherokee. Parking is free for ticketholders. The play, which tells […]

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vegan food

Plant-Based Paradise in the Carolinas

Go Magazine Online Exclusive From misty blue-tinged mountains to soothing, sandy coastlines, the Carolinas boast no shortage of appealing attractions — not the least of which are culinary charms like world-famous BBQ and Southern-style cuisine. But beyond pulled pork and fresh-catch seafood, the region has become a surprising haven for all things plant-based. Notable veg-strong […]

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