Small Towns

My Town: Spruce Pine

My Town: Spruce Pine

Bill Wilson recalls a memory about Spruce Pine in the 1970s that captures the essence of small town North Carolina.
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One Foot in the Past

Defying the retail odds, Whitley Furniture Galleries still resides in the redbrick building where it started more than 100 years ago. And it’s still reason enough to visit Zebulon and enjoy the charms of our state’s small towns.
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Southern Pines

A paradise in the pines that once reeled in Northerners seeking fresh air and natural cures now stands as a home for horsemen and golfers and other finer things. For the people who live here, like the author, Southern Pines will always be the place that heals the soul.
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Beaufort

Calling people in with its coastal beauty, the third-oldest town in North Carolina swells with history and friendly faces.
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Boone

Boone

A hip college town maintains its old-fashioned soul.
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Belmont NC

Belmont

In its textiles and deeply religious college, it is a town connected to the past. In its trendy downtown and new commuter resident base, it is clearly ready for the future.
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Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont: A Guidebook by Georgann Eubanks

For people who prefer traveling with a definite direction in mind, Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont: A Guidebook is a true gem. As author Georgann Eubanks explains in the preface, the guide is “a book about books, a
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Cashiers

Far away and high above, drift into the landscape and stories of this tiny mountain village.
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Lindley's Mill

Mill with a Meaning

Under layers of flour dust lies the tumultuous history of Lindley’s Mill, which stood as an impartial witness to the struggle for American independence that divided many North Carolina families.
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The Bascom in Highlands, N.C.

High Art

The Bascom visual arts center in Highlands brings the community together through craft, art, and classes, all within a setting to take your breath away.
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