Burnsville, N.C.

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The festival, hosted by Burnsville brewery Homeplace Beer Co., will take place September 29 at the Nu Wray Inn and along South Main Street. more


Colorful quilts, intricate woodcarvings, jewelry made with local gemstones, woven baskets, metalwork crafted by blacksmiths, furniture, and pottery vessels in all shapes and sizes fill the booths along Main Street in Burnsville, North Carolina. more


Nu Wray Inn

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The Nu Wray Inn, western North Carolina’s oldest operating inn, has hosted the likes of Mark Twain, Elvis Presley and Jimmy Carter—and welcomes 2015 under new ownership. more

Sweet Appalachia


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Those who have thought about writing, wondered how to hook their children on reading, or are just interested in learning about writers and stories of all shapes and sizes should go to the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival. more

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