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From Space Flights to Starry Nights at PARI

The mountains of western North Carolina hold many secrets. One, a site in the Pisgah National Forest, has led lives as a space-age relic, a Cold War stronghold, and, today, a science center.
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Into the Mountains: U.S. Highway 276

U.S. Highway 276 winds a familiar path through the Blue Ridge Mountains, bisecting towns and forests — and stirring memories — along the way.
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Take the Long Way Home: N.C. Highway 115

N.C. Highway 115 meanders for 72 miles, from Charlotte to North Wilkesboro. It’s not the fastest way to get to the hills from the big city, but for travelers in search of the back-roads story of where we came from, it’s the better way.
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Asheville: Bee City USA

Asheville earned the title as the first Bee City USA in 2012. Today, its bees and beekeepers continue to thrive.
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Quiz: Where’s Your Perfect N.C. Mountain Destination?

Take this quiz to find out which destination is your perfect getaway. Inspired by the North Carolina mountains and presented by Great Outdoor Provision Co.
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Motor Heads and Motor Courts in North Carolina

Classic car enthusiasts love showing off their polished rides at car shows and cruise-ins. But in the mountains, the biggest thrill comes from getting out on the road and seeing what these aging machines can do.
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View from the Backseat

The joys of family car trips — playing games, sharing snacks, fighting with our siblings — are shared through generations.
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Up in the Air: The Carolina BalloonFest

From the ground, the sight of a hot-air balloon renders you speechless, breathless. But take to the sky in one? Put your life in the care of fire and a capricious wind? Three thousand feet above Statesville, one writer takes the risk.
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Mountain Roads

Grab your camera and cruise down some of our favorite roads in the mountains for taking in the fall leaves.
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Out and About: October 2014

Whether you’re looking for art, music, or food, there is plenty to do this month in
North Carolina.
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Travel Ideas From Our Partners: September 2014

Lost Hollow Opens October 18 National Conference September 25, 2014, in the beautiful mountains of Hendersonville, N.C. Featuring national and regional presenters on topics relevant to aging in place, successful retirement, and so much more … Calling All Groovers & Shakers
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