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The North Carolina park system began in 1916 when the summit of Mount Mitchell - the tallest peak east of the Rockies - became first state park in the Southeastern United States. more

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Now is an ideal time for a drive or hike through the Smokies as a golden haze has taken over the higher and mid elevations. more

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The 1998 comedy ran for 800 performances in the old John Houseman Theater off-Broadway. more

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Cheers

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Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this vibrant city is a scenic spot to explore alone. more

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Max Cooper

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

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Heavy rains from subtropical storm Alberto caused a portion of the road leading into the park and a retaining wall on the upper parking lot to collapse. more

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Gail Godwin

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Gail Godwin spent formative years of her childhood in Western North Carolina. A keynote speaker at the 2018 Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, she was kind enough to share some thoughts on her upbringing and childhood. more

Good Reads

In August 1940, five days of thunderstorms and torrential rains brought massive flooding to large parts of Western North Carolina. more

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The show features works by crafters who creatively explore the art of the figure. more

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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

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Artists share stories and processes in the glass medium. more

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Pilot Mountain became North Carolina's 14th state park in 1968, due in large part to the efforts of a group of local citizens. more

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Tony McManus will appear at the Ebbs Chapel Performing Arts Center on Sunday, July 22. more

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The Hendersonville Street Dance is celebrating 100 years this year in downtown Hendersonville, North Carolina. more

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Graham County Historical Association

The project involves the documentation of approximately 150 structures built prior to 1975 throughout the town. more

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Originally repaired in 2003 using a non-ceramic material, the resulting fix was challenging to maintain. more

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I have joked that if my journalism got someone in the region angry enough to spit, a DNA swab could prove beyond any doubt that we were cousins. That's the way it is when you count eight generations tying you to these mountains. more

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