Tag Archives: avery county

Banner Elk Winery

Vintners transform High Country grapes into award-winning vintages in the mountains of Avery County.
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Posted in Beverages, Mountains, October 2013 | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Grits

Some grits recipes are passed down for generations. Other flavorful preparations are created in the kitchens of innovative chefs. Then there are those newfound traditions born from curiosity and happenstance.
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Posted in August 2013, Coast, Mountains, Piedmont | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Hell and High Water

The flood of 1916 broke every record in the book. The death and destruction it caused in Western North Carolina defined flooding for an entire generation of survivors, and their stories live on nearly 100 years later.
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Posted in February 2013, Western N.C. | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Natural Beauty

At Gardens of the Blue Ridge in Newland — the oldest licensed nursery in the state — visitors encounter humble, unassuming plants, but each native species carries on the legacy of this land.
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Posted in August 2011, Gardens & Gardening, Mountains, Nature & Agriculture | Tagged , | Leave a comment

On Top of the World

For more than 50 years, Grandfather Mountain’s Mile High Swinging Bridge has challenged millions of visitors to abandon solid ground and revel in some of western North Carolina’s most inspiring views.
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Posted in History, Mountains, October 2010, Western N.C. | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

The Vance Toe River Lodge Restaurant in Avery County

Don’t miss the Nutty Blue Chick at The Vance Toe River Lodge Restaurant in Plumtree.
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Posted in Dining, Food, July 2010, Mountains | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

High Country Music

The Johnson boys, father and sons, feed off each other to create a bluegrass escape in the mountains of Crossnore.
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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, May 2010, Music, Small Towns | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment