A thick forest surrounds Lost Cove's remaining structures.

Entering Western North Carolina’s Lost Cove

Long before the last family departed, settlers in a remote corner of Yancey County gave their mountain town the name Lost Cove. Years later, the choice seems prophetic. The once-thriving community has returned to nature, tucked out of sight, lost to all except historians and hikers.

History

The Wright Glider inside the North Carolina Museum of History.

A Modern Series Opens a Window to the Past

In Raleigh, the Museum of History houses the artifacts and anecdotes that trace North Carolina’s journey from past to present. Now, a pair of virtual programs open the museum to people across the state — and around the world — uncovering hidden aspects of our history, one bite-size piece at a time.

Doc Watson playing his guitar in Deep Gap, NC

The First Family of NC Mountain Music

Doc Watson’s legendary flat-picking style helped define the sound of North Carolina. But he would’ve been the first to say that he was one link in a long tradition of folk and bluegrass. Raised in a musical home in Deep Gap, his influence branched out far beyond Watauga County, welcoming new generations of musicians into the fold.

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