Mark Powell

A mountainscape

Our Kind of Place

In an idyllic park in Valle Crucis, time, alas, doesn’t quite stand still


All yellow brick roads lead to this charming little theme park in North Carolina

Arts & Culture

One local’s take on Appalachian State’s gridiron success—and why this mountain town just might win you over

Arts & Culture

For novelist and South Carolina native Mark Powell, watching the war unfolding in Ukraine hits close to home


With his directorial debut set for wide release and earning a bevy of praise, this filmmaking son of an actual jockey is on the verge of stardom. But he’d rather just tell a great story

Good Dogs

Amid a new pup’s jumping, chewing, shredding, and escaping, a family figures out what really matters