Maggie Valley

An eccentric town in a mysterious mountain setting bursts with individual flare. And its residents, both old and new, have happily decided that works for them.
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Apples in a Glass: McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks

A nice complement to our food is a cider made in Thurmond with our apples.
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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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Waynesville, North Carolina.


Halfbacks and high hills, arts and frogs, elk and Plotts — and how it all blends together in one of the most intriguing places in North Carolina.
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Sean Wilson, owner of Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, North Carolina.

Beer brewed right, here.

A brewer, farmer, and merchant in North Carolina are part of a movement to bring goodwill to good beer.
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Old North State Winery & Brewery in Mount Airy, North Carolina.

In Good Spirit: Old North State Winery & Brewery

Grab a glass at a winery in Mount Airy, and know you’re in good company.
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Mountain Fresh Orchards in Hendersonville North Carolina

In Search of Apples

Every fall, a produce stand in Hendersonville becomes a destination.
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Elkin, North Carolina at dusk.


In the heart of wine country, a little, old town ages into a dynamic place that stands on the edge of miraculous.
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Asheville's River Arts District, North Carolina

Asheville’s River Arts District

In the late 1800s, this area was the booming, industrial heart of the city. Factories and mills lined the banks along the French Broad River, producing everything from fabric and flour to crackers and ice. Those businesses have long since faded away. But the district’s creativee spirit never died.
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Sunflowers at Biltmore Estate

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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