Tag Archives: mcdowell county

Linville Caverns

The bats living in the caves under Humpback Mountain scare some people, but not Sarah Davis. She owns the darkness and has come to terms with what’s in it.
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Posted in Mountains, Nature & Agriculture, October 2013 | Tagged , , , | 3 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 , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Images of America: Little Switzerland by Chris Hollifield and David Biddix

Sharing these photos and stories, Little Switzerland provides an in-depth look at how the town evolved from a settlement for its first inhabitants, the hardy Scotch-Irish two centuries ago, to a resort community for tourists and summer residents today.
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Posted in Arts & Culture, Books, January 2011, Mountains, Photography, Travel | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Fabulous Food

Bruce Brown has been feeding amazing morsels to folks in Marion for nearly 10 years, and the exuberant chef can’t imagine enjoying it more anywhere else.
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Posted in December 2010, Dining, Food, Mountains, People, Travel | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Jack Frost Dairy Bar in McDowell County

Don’t miss the Strawberry Banana Ice Cream at Jack Frost Dairy Bar in Marion.
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Posted in Dining, Food, July 2010, Mountains | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

September: Blue Ridge Harvest

Perched on a Blue Ridge Mountain peak, the Historic Orchard at Altapass tends to tradition with heirloom apples, homegrown music, and globetrotting butterflies on their way home.
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Posted in Food, January 2010, Mountains, Small Towns, Travel | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment