Mountains

Sapphire Valley Outhouse Race

The Little Brown Shack Out Back: Sapphire Valley Outhouse Race

Sapphire Valley’s Outhouse Races look like foolery. But pure devotion usually does.
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george-ellison

The Wilderness Poet: George Ellison

At home in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, naturalist and writer George Ellison and his artist wife, Elizabeth, find peace and inspiration.
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Mount Mitchell

On a Clear Day: Climbing Mount Mitchell

Eight out of 10 days, this view from the top of Mount Mitchell is obscured by clouds. But anytime you stand here, at the highest point east of the Mississippi River, and gaze outward, your perspective will change.
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Out and About January 2014

Out & About in January

Don’t let the cold air keep you inside all month. From Striperfest in Wilmington to Winterfest in Blowing Rock, there’s plenty to do in North Carolina this month.
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Root & Vine

Elegant Comfort: Root & Vine in Morganton

By that we mean Cheerwine barbecue sauce, which is just one of the reasons you should eat at Root & Vine in Morganton.
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Quiet Reflections

From Vision to View

Creating this peaceful mountain retreat took perseverance, determination, and lots of faith.
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Through a Child’s Eyes

An active childhood imagination shapes a lifelong love of North Carolina through visits to two beloved landmarks, one in Wilmington, the other in Asheville.
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Forest City Holiday Festivities

Forest City Lights

Spend December captivated by a joyous, native glow.
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Balsam Mountain Inn Music

Balsam Encore

There are no televisions at this mountain retreat, where an older form of entertainment keeps guests coming back.
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Columbus

Columbus

Discover how one western North Carolina town is home to history, creativity, and patriotism.
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