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Pioneer Day features Southern Appalachian crafts, live bands, food trucks, vintage farm tools and equipment, Civil War re-enactors, special exhibits, authors, animals, children’s games and much more. Read more

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Author Diana Gabaldon will attend events sponsored by the N.C. Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources. Read more

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Mabyn Ludke

The expo, now in its fourth year, takes place at Burnsville Town Center on Saturday, Feb. 16. Read more

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Fashions of the gilded age recreated by Oscar-winning designer. Read more

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Their latest work for chamber orchestra, The Roan Mountain Suite, was inspired by the raw beauty and history surrounding Roan Mountain. Read more

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The audience erupted in cheers as Ms. Self read the announcement proclaiming HART the recipient of this year’s honor. Read more

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Blue Ridge Parkway in the snow

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The vehicle crossed into the other lane in a curve and hit a vehicle coming the other direction. Read more

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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. Read 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. Read more

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

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

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

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Artists share stories and processes in the glass medium. Read 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. Read more

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