North Carolina Attractions

USASA Hits The Slopes

USASA Hits The Slopes Qualifying Set For Jan. 5-7 At Appalachian Ski Mountain. The United States Amateur Snowboarding Association (USASA) returns to the High Country this winter as Appalachian Ski Mountain plays host to the USASA qualifying event from Jan. 5-7. The Edge of the World Outfitters and Snowboard Shop will sponsor the three-day event, which will feature a variety of...

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Fishing Areas in Caldwell County

Conley Creek Public Fishing Area (PFA), Sawmills How To Go: FromI-40, take exit 113, travel north on Rutherford College Road for 4.7 miles. Turn right on Dry Pond Road; go 3.2 miles. Turn right on Waterworks Road; go one mile. Area is at the end of the road. About the Conley Creek: An accessible path starts in the parking lot and leads to a T-shaped...

Experience Legendary Baseball at a Durham Bulls Game

Experience Legendary Baseball at a Durham Bulls Game Simply put, the Durham Bulls are the worlds most famous minor league baseball team (well, that's what totals will tell you at least). While the 1988 sports classic Bull Durham put the team on the map, it's the unbeatable game-day experience that keeps the fans pouring in. The Bulls are the Triple A affiliate for the Tampa Bay Rays, meaning players are...

Watauga Lake

Watauga Lake One of the High Country’s best-kept secrets lies just minutes from downtown Boone. Watauga Lake, the third-cleanest lake in America, beckons water enthusiasts to Tennessee, just 45-minutes from Boone. Once there, they can enjoy a powerboat ride, picnic or just spend a few relaxing hours by water’s edge. In an area known for whitewater rafting, Watauga Lake...

Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever Since 1996, Cabin Fever has been a leading source of cabin decor and rustic furnishings. Whether you're searching for cabin decorating and lodge decor ideas, they're sure you'll find their cabin furnishings and accessories, as well as their rustic furniture to be just what you're looking for. They invite you to visit their showroom in Blowing Rock, NC where...

The Blizzard Of 1960

The Blizzard Of 1960 The decade of the 1960s began with a bang in Watauga County. More specifically, it began with a blizzard. The winter of 1959-60 began normally enough. The first snow fell in November, and 19 inches was reported by the start of the New Year. That was slightly more than average, but not enough to notice. Then January came and just 8.5 inches of snow fell,...

Valle Crucis

Valle Crucis As you travel along N.C. 105 south of Boone, there is a bridge where the Watauga River makes a sharp turn and starts its westward run towards Tennessee. There, set between high mountains, is a cross-shaped valley that has borne the name Valle Crucis since the 19th century. There is no more historic area in the region. Follow the Watauga River far enough and...

An Appalachian Summer Festival

An Appalachian Summer Festival An Appalachian Summer Festival, presented annually by Appalachian State University in the picturesque mountains of Boone, North Carolina, is emerging as one of the nation's most highly regarded arts festivals. The festival showcases American talent, commissions new works, and builds new audiences for fine arts. Inaugurated in 1984, An Appalachian Summer...

Blue Ridge Electric

Blue Ridge Electric Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is a member-owned cooperative whose mission is to benefit their member-owners by providing reliable electric and energy services - delivered efficiently and with extraordinary customer care. Blue Ridge Electric serves approximately 73,700 consumers in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, and Alleghany counties and parts of...

Fishing Areas in Surry County

Big Elkin Creek CFP, Elkin Elkin Recreation and Parks, Phone: (336) 835-9814 How To Go: From I-77, take the Jonesville exit (N.C. 67); go west to ward Elkin. Go 1.9 mile, to N.C. 21 across the Yadkin River; turn left just past the bridge on N.C. 268 (Market Street). Go 0.4 mile; turn right on Memorial Park Drive. The creek is on the right. About the Big...

Winston-Salem’s Personality: “Phil Hanes” - Elevated Generosity to an Art

Winston-Salem’s Personality: “Phil Hanes” - Elevated Generosity to an Art For more than 50 years, Hanes cultivated Winston-Salem’s downtown cultural renewal, helping it become the City of Arts & Innovation through tireless promotion, organization and investment. When he died on Jan. 16, 2011, Hanes was honored for not simply talking about dreams but living out his conviction that embracing the arts improves all of life....

Stroll Through the Duke University Campus

Stroll Through the Duke University Campus Tourism officials will tell you: If you've only got an afternoon in Durham, a trip to Duke is probably your best bet. No matter your ACC allegiance, the school's campus is quite a sight to behold. This is particularly true on the West Campus, where the towering hardwoods and neo-Gothic architecture make you fed like you've stepped right into a Harry Potter...

PARI from secret spy station to educational resources

"It's much more interesting to actually command a telescope to move and take a picture and get it back than to look at pictures in a book," said Charles Osborne, Technical Director at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute near Brevard, N.C. And that's exactly PARI's mission, in the latest incarnation of what used to be a super-...

Get OFF the Beaten Path BACKROADS

Coming into the High Country on any of the main highways, you may not be able to tell that you are driving only minutes away - wherever you are - from the backroads that really define what it means to be in the mountains. If you choose to stay on our so-called ‘beaten paths' - which would include Highways 321, 421, and 105- you will miss the essence of the...

The Donnelly House

The Donnelly's settled in the mountains in the 1700's. Now, this world famous antique shop and handmade quilt outlet has 19 rooms full of antiques, collectibles, and our famous quilts. The Donnelly House Donnelly House Antiques & Famous Quilt Outlet 3142 Hwy. 91 N. Mountain City, TN Phone: 423-727-9005