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My Town: Tryon

A purchase during the Depression makes a beautiful sanctuary for residents and visitors today. Jane Templeton writes of a peaceful spot outside of the town of Tryon at Pearson’s Falls.
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My Town: Cherokee

Jody Bradley is a proud member of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. Her town, Cherokee, is unlike any other, with a tribal history that tells the story of generations.
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My Town: Spindale

Who would have thought that goats have such an influence on the town of Spindale? Beverly Kalinowski shares her excitement about the Dairy Goat Festival and Parade.
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Mountain Educators: The Dougherty Family and the First Fifty Years of Appalachian by Doris Perry Stam

In our era of giant land-grant universities, it’s worth remembering that 17,000-student Appalachian State University started as a country schoolhouse framed from Blue Ridge Mountains timber. The mission of what was originally called Watauga Academy in Boone was to train
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North Carolina’s Land of Oz

Take a walk down memory lane and the yellow brick road! Share your stories and photos from visits to the Land of Oz theme park.
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No Place Like Home: Land of Oz in Beech Mountain

For years, Cynthia Keller couldn’t finish watching The Wizard of Oz, for fear of the Wicked Witch. Now, as caretaker of Beech Mountain’s Land of Oz, she wakes up every day in a house at the center of the wonderful land.
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Malaprop’s

While overcoming the literary persecution of her childhood, Emöke B’Racz established Asheville’s signature bookstore and pioneered the downtown business revival.
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My Town: Little Switzerland

My Town: Little Switzerland

Ann Kernahan shares the story Little Switzerland, the mountain town she’s come to call home.
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Sharing their Love

At Millstone Meadows Daylily Farm in Morganton, a couple found a home and a place to grow their passions — his for flowers, hers for food.
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Biltmore Insider’s Tour

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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