Life

Gingerbread Boys

We like to think that the holidays are all sweetness and light. But sometimes, it takes a little Christmas magic and a lot of gingerbread to restore comfort and joy.

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A Circle Unbroken in Newton

Bluegrass musicians love the simple beauty of Old St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Newton. On Christmas Eve, the 200-year-old wooden chapel fills with the sweet sounds of strings and the joy of the season.

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How Biltmore Decorates for Christmas

Transforming Biltmore into a Christmas wonderland takes thousands of lights, miles of ribbon and greenery, and gallons of hot glue. But it all begins with one simple question: What would George Vanderbilt do?

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Like a Local: Forest City & Bostic

In these small-town, foothills communities, businesses are run by the people, for the people. From handmade doughnuts to craft distilled malt whisky, these towns thrive on both tradition and originality.

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Where Lumber Ruled, Nature Reigns on Lake Logan

On a remote lake in Haywood County, just beyond earshot of Canton’s paper-mill whistle, a forgotten getaway for timber barons tells a story of commerce, conservation, and the true value of trees.

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