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Cory Vaillancourt

Fabulous Franklin, N.C.

Margaret Hester photo

Tucked away in a forgotten corner of Western North Carolina, not far from the Georgia line, lies an old town that’s rapidly developing a new spirit. more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Outposts

No Country for Big-Box Stores

Cory Vaillancourt photo

As a little girl, Kelly Sutton sang along to Dolly Parton while dancing on the counters of the Big Creek Country Store. Now the 30-year-old spends her days behind those counters, finding her rhythm as a small business owner. more

Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM Mountain Explorer