North Carolina Attractions

Camping

Ignore the silly television ads about couples eating cereal being accosted by bears in the wilderness. That's not usually what you get in the High Country. If you love the sound of rippling streams, peepers chirping in the evening, and a mellow hoot of an owl as the sun sinks below a panoramic mountainscape then the Western North Carolina Mountains are the...

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Post Offices

Post Offices Banner Elk - P.O. Box 9998, 28604, (828) 898-4334. Blowing Rock - 997 N. Main St., 28605, (828) 295-3589. Boone - Blowing Rock Rd., 28607, (828) 264-3813. Downtown Station - W. King Street 28607 (828)262-1171. Creston - SR 1100, 28615, (336) 385-2481. Crossnore - Crossnore Drive and Dellinger Road, 28616, (828) 733-5702. Crumpler - 9242 Old Highway 16,...

Fishing Areas in Scotland County

Crawford Lake Public Fishing Area (PFA), Hamlet How To Go: From U.S. 1 in Richmond County, take N.C. 177 south; turn left on S.R. 1605. Go 5.5 miles (this road becomes S.R. 1339 in Scotland County); lake is on the right. About the Crawford Lake: Brush has been cleared from a small area, and a small dirt boat ramp has been constructed. Bank fishing is...

Memorable Mountain People - The Calloway Sisters

One of the early settlers on the Upper Watauga River was Ben Calloway. Ben had two daughters, Fanny and Betsy, who were known for their beauty and charm. Both of them are remembered in history for the problems they had with men. Both their stories are tragic, in spite of some elements of humor in them. Fanny married John Holtsclaw, a Baptist preacher who...

Cooperative Cheese Making

In the era after World War I, corn was declining as the cash crop of choice among High Country farmers, and tobacco had yet to dominate, though more and more people were getting allotments. Instead, some people put their heads together to establish small cheese factories. The North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service helped set up the factories. The...

Archers Mountain Inn, Banner Elk, NC

Archers Mountain Inn When its time for dining, tantalizing cuisine and spectacular views await at Jackalope's View. Recognized as one of the best restaurants in the area, Jackalope's View at Archers Inn provides an intimate dining experience for every discerning taste. Elegantly prepared and creative entrées feature fresh seafood, mountain trout, certified angus beef and exotic...

High country History - 1900-1909

ASU, Mast Store, And More Lees-McRae College The Jones House Wade Brown

Advanced Realty

Advanced Realty Advanced Realty was established in 1994 when Ada Webster and Vivian Woodard joined forces to create the only "Team" oriented real estate company in the area. The years of partnership have been a proven success! Not only has their partnership been a success, the teamwork attitude shared amongst all the agents and staff has paved the way to providing the "...

Down Towne

A Down Lite Factory. Experience the comfort of goose down in a lightweight blanket of goose down, comforter, pillow, or feather bed and more. 818 Highland Ave. NE in Hickory, NC. Down Towne Hickory, NC Phone: 828-324-1231

Dining in High Country

The High Country is full of excellent restaurants, featuring everything from fine cuisine to family style establishments. Read on for a listing of the area's best. Click on the name below for details: The Bistro Little Switzerland Boone Take-Out Express Black Cat Burrito Joe's Italian Kitchen Angelica's Vegetarian Restaurant The Woodlands Barbecue...

Prospect Hill B&B Inn

Prospect Hill B&B Inn Built in 1889 of hand-made brick, this house is a Victorian shingle-style home which looks very northern. Its builder, Major Joseph Wagner, served in the Union Army during the Civil War. He had mercantile and mining interests in the post-war era. Daniel Cranford measure the footer for the patio retaining wall. The Rambo family bought the house in 1910 and...

Blue Planet Map Company

Discover maps of all kinds plus other resources for exploring your world: globes, atlases, and travel guidebooks to nature guides, compasses, altimeters, and GPS units. You're sure to find something unexpected and interesting. Blue Planet Map Company 240 Shadowline Dr Ste AA7 661 W. King Street, Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-264-5400

Century 21 Elliott Properties

Century 21 Elliott Properties CENTURY 21 Elliott Properties is a full service real estate company which boasts more than a quarter of a century of success in Central and Western North Carolina. It was founded in 1980 by Charlie Elliott and currently maintains offices in both Boone and Greensboro, North Carolina. CENTURY 21 Elliott Properties offers services to both buyers and sellers of...

Memorable Mountain People - "Colb" McCanless

Watauga County has had many good sheriffs and a few bad ones over the years. But not one was quite so bad - or so colorful - as David Colvert "Colb" McCanless. McCanless' life was a classic case of a good man who went wrong by degrees. He started out life as the son of a farmer who lived at Shull's Mills. In 1862, he became a deputy under Sheriff Jack...

The Gamekeeper

The Gamekeeper No trip to Blowing Rock is complete without visiting The Gamekeeper. This gourmet restaurant serves a blend of upscale elegance and rustic charm, with a menu that includes perfectly prepared game plus continental and American originals. Join chef Ken Gordon for an unforgettable dining experience that includes fine wines, decadent desserts and mountain-style...