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Waynesville, North Carolina.

Waynesville

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.

Elkin

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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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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