Stories by Constance E. Richards

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Constance is an author, journalist and art curator in Asheville. Her career began as a freelance correspondent in Moscow. She worked for ABC News and has written and reported for LIFE, Time, People, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, Conde Nast Traveler, Southern Living, The New York Times, BBC News, WNC Magazine and more.  

Women Shopping Downtown

Antiquing Asheville — Barns, Booths and Boutiques

Treasures to Take Home — Asheville Bursts with Antique Offerings Art and antiques are practically synonymous in Asheville. Whether it’s new antique-art markets sprouting up like Asheville Flea for Y’All or cavernous treasure troves like the Antique Tobacco Barn, antiquing has never been easier nor more adventurous. A Bounty in Biltmore For the traditionalist, Biltmore

Well-Bred Bakery in Weaverville

Wandering Weaverville: Main Street in the Countryside

Small-Town Shopping & Dining Awaits Just minutes from happening Asheville, small-town America is alive and well on Main Street, Weaverville. The pace of life remains slow and sweet here, surrounded by country roads, spacious farmlands, verdant forests and mountain coves. Arrival by interstate is quick, or you can meander the slow roads. Incorporated in 1909, Weaverville existed as a community

Broken Road Studio in RAD.

How to Spend a Day in Asheville's River Arts District

Living and Learning with the Artists Asheville’s River Arts District (RAD) is a destination that grew out of necessity. Artists needed cheap rent and large spaces. An industrial zone east of the railroad tracks had a glut of aging and empty warehouses. The area was ripe for change, and over two decades blossomed into a convergence of art, creativity, commerce and entertainment fueled by

Montford Park Players on Stage

Experience Outdoor Shakespeare Performances in Asheville, NC

N.C.’s Oldest Shakespeare Festival Draws Audiences Year-Round On a busy summer evening in downtown Asheville, it can certainly feel like all the world’s a stage. But stroll to the leafy historic Montford neighborhood, steps from downtown Asheville, and the play’s the thing at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre. Here, the Montford Park Players perform Shakespeare favorites to an

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