Sam Simmons and his wife, Julia — the perfect Santa and Mrs. Claus duo — are dedicated to giving back to the children in their community.
Travis Weil doesn’t need a sleigh — this Santa uses ropes and a harness to rappel down Chimney Rock.
For Warren Keyes, making sure people are happy — children and parents alike — is his No. 1 goal.
Ron Campbell may have had a successful legal career, but for the past 52 years, his true calling has been being Santa Claus.
The best gifts — love, friendship, family, hope — can’t be bought. (But we won’t judge if you add these books to your wish list.)
The promise of riches — not a smooch under a sprig of leaves — is motivation enough to head into the swamp for a holiday harvest.
North Carolina began the 1940s as a mainly rural, isolated state hit hard by the Great Depression. But by the end of the decade, it was a different kind of state: one we recognize as our home.
Cliff Snider — aka Cliff Kringle — just wants to be the best Santa he can be.
On the back roads of Madison County, a woman and her trusty bookmobile delivered a passion for reading to the area’s most remote residents.