Burnsville, N.C.

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

Good Reads