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Weddings are our focus this month...Learn about the latest trends in nuptial fashion, food and festivities in our special Wedding Guide.

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Conservation Corner: Enhancing Panthertown

Hikers, backpackers, equestrians, fishermen, ecologists, mountain bikers and photographers—for any outdoor enthusiast, there is hardly a more unique place to explore than Panthertown, an oasis found off NC 281 in Jackson County, just outside of Cashiers.

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The Laurel of Asheville lifestyle magazineThe Laurel of Asheville lifestyle magazine is available in both print and digital editions

We are delighted you have chosen us to be your gateway—both through our popular print Asheville lifestyle magazine and our website—to the arts, culture, and communities that comprise the remarkable area that is Western North Carolina. In these pages, you will find behind-the-scenes stories about the region’s concerts, theatre and dance productions, festivals, restaurants, artists, and the multitude of locally-based businesses. We also enjoy bringing you features about the people and organizations who are caring for those in need, protecting our historic heritage, preserving our rich and diverse environment, and nurturing our cultural soul.