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Hospitality Mints, Boone, North Carolina

Have a Mint

A company in Boone makes the last piece that makes the meal.
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Sunflowers to Share

At Biltmore Estate in Asheville, most features are purely for presentation. But a few plots of plants have a second purpose.
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History on the Walls

A little paint adds character to West Jefferson.
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The North Carolina Arboretum

A century ago, America’s premier landscape architect designed the state’s first arboretum. Today, on top of a mountain in Asheville, we have our own nature conservatory where every plant is fixed with a purpose — just like he wanted.
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Highlands

One of the most upscale towns in the North Carolina mountains, it still welcomes anyone who can bring just a little good conversation.
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One-Stop Success: Highland Books in Brevard

At Highland Books in Brevard, one couple encourages community members to explore the world around them — whether they travel far away or decide to stick around.
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Sandburg’s Mountain Sanctuary

Carl Sandburg called himself the eternal hobo, and his writing career soared while he drifted. But in his final years, the people’s poet settled into a quiet,
North Carolina mountain paradise in Flat Rock and began producing his best work. The place, called Connemara, remains open today as a source of inspiration.
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Beech Mountain

A former mayor named Fred and his trusted neighbors make the highest town east of the Rockies work.
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The Inn on Mill Creek

At an Asheville-area bed and breakfast, waking up is a delicious dream.
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Scenes and Songs

The Asheville Symphony Orchestra and Asheville Art Museum marry their artistic mediums for a performance of Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony No. 6.
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