Western N.C.


A Town of Champions

A paper mill and its workers helped build the town of Canton and paved the way for innovation.
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Preservation Villages: Hart Square

We remember who came before us and what they did and where they lived. We respect our past, and we preserve it. We recognize those who spend their time restoring our heritage. In Hickory, a man builds a village.
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On the Same Page Literary Festival in West Jefferson, N.C.

On the Same Page

In Ashe County, one community invites you to open a good book.
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A Behind-the-Scenes Visit to Biltmore

A behind-the-scenes visit to North Carolina’s grandest home reveals more than the inner workings of a mansion. Four tours illuminate the inner beauty of a bachelor turned family man.
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Hot Springs

In the mountains, a town gives off a peaceful feeling that’s as healing as its waters.
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A hip college town maintains its old-fashioned soul.
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The Mountain Doctor

As soon as he arrived in Balsam Grove, Dr. Gaine Cannon knew he could make a difference in the isolated community desperate for medical care.
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Blowing Rock

In the small town in the mountains, the people look after nature, and nature looks after the people.
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Far away and high above, drift into the landscape and stories of this tiny mountain village.
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Valle Crucis

Visitors flock to Valle Crucis for its mountain beauty and historic charm. Underneath the obvious appeal, however, lies a generous spirit that built the small town and continues to sustain it.
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