North Carolina Attractions

Lees-McRae College - Founded At Century's Turn

Lees-McRae College - Founded At Century's Turn A small Presbyterian college in Banner Elk combined religious and educational goals to start off the century with a mission and a prayer. A Presbyterian preacher, Reverend Edgar Tufts, was assigned to the Banner Elk region in 1897. In the winter of 1899, Tufts took some of the young people of the neighborhood into his study for further instruction to...

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Seventies Set Stage For Today's Watauga County

It always plays a little different up here in the mountains, and if the turbulence of the 1960's passed us by to a degree, the Seventies wrought some of the biggest changes ever seen in Watauga County. As if to serve notice of a new resort area mentality - and economy - The Land of Oz theme park opened on Beech Mountain in 1970. And the floodgates opened...

Southwind Enterprises

Southwind Enterprises is a most unique antique and collectibles shop. Located in the heart of the majestic mountains of Elk Park, NC, you will be warmly welcomed with memories of the past. There's something for everyone from beautiful 19th century furniture to dolls, 100 year old quilts, vintage jewelry. Come and meet us, we'd love to have ya. Southwind...

Worthy Namesake - Daniel Boone

Worthy Namesake - Daniel Boone Defined North Carolina Frontier He was a legend in his own lifetime, and the passing of time has done nothing to diminish the stature of Daniel Boone. Boone's namesake in many ways defined the wild northern mountains he so often returned to for hunting and solitude; changeable, contradictory, and irresistible. Boone first came to the High Country as a young...

History of High Country

History The 20th Century High Country History: As the years flow one into another, people tend to reflect on the changes that have taken place in the world. By looking at where we've been, it's easier to see where we're going. The Mountain Times has put together a special section looking at the 20th Century history of the High Country, the key world events that...

Upstairs Gallery

The UPSTAIRS GALLERY is downtown Blowing Rock's most vibrant show space for artists of substance. Located at 1098 Main Street on the second floor of the Martin House, visitors are awed by highly collectable artwork that spans the terrain from realism to abstraction. Owner artist Kevin Beck is joined by highly collectable colleagues: Wayne Trapp, Bob Rankin...

Fishing Areas in Caswell County

Rabbit Shuffie Pond Public Fishing Area (PFA), Yanceyville How To Go: From the intersection with N.C. 49 north of Burlington, take N.C. 62 north toward Yanceyville. Go 13.4 miles; turn left at the public fishing area sign on a gravel game land road. Go 0.5 mile on the gravel road to the pond (go left at all forks in the road). From Yancey ville, the gravel...

Guide Companies That Take You There

Guide Companies That Take You There Watauga Kayak: 1409 Broad Street Elizabethton, TN 37643 Phone:(423) 542-6777 Web: http://wataugakayak.com/ Backwoods Adventures: 325 Beech Mtn. Parkway Beech Mtn., NC 28604 2080 Jonesborough Rd. Erwin, TN Phone: 1-866-MTN-RAFT Web: http://www.backwoodsadventure.com/ Riverside Canoes: 2966 Garvey Bridge Road Crumpler, NC 28617 Phone: (336) 982-9439 Web: http...

Beer Wars Grip Blowing Rock

In the mid-1970's, Blowing Rock was coming into its own as the entertainment capital of the mountains, fueled by renowned venues like P.B. Scott's; and by alcohol. It was also coming to the end of its rope. Scott's was bringing huge national acts almost weekly, and entertainment almost nightly to the once-sleepy town, and with the attention and income came...

The 20th Century High Country History

When one millenium ends and another begins, people tend to reflect on the changes that have taken place in the world. By looking at where we've been, it's easier to see where we're going. The Mountain Times has taken a look at the history of the High Country in the Twentieth Century, the key world events that set the stage, and how the region has grown from...

Fishing Areas in Granville County

Lake Devin CFP, Oxford Oxford Parks and Recreation, Phone: (919) 603-1135 How To Go: Take I-85 and exit 202 (U.S. 15) toward Oxford. At first traffic light, turn left on Industry Drive; go approximately 0.3 mile. At the next traffic light, turn left on Providence Road. Go approximately 0.25 mile; turn right on Lake Devin Road (S.R. 1164). Go approximately....

Early High Country Religious Leaders

Rev. Samuel Doak: He was one of the first Presbyterian ministers to live on the western side of the Blue Ridge. Indeed, he was one of the first religious leaders of any kind on the frontier. On Sept. 26, 1780, he preached a short sermon to the men assembled at Sycamore Shoals - now Elizabethtown, Tenn. - who were about to march against Patrick Ferguson and...

Family Prescription Center

Mountain City's oldest drug store featuring old time atmosphere, with up-to-date service. Whether picking up a prescription, or a gift, enjoy your step back in time when you shop with us. Family Prescription Center 129 West Main Street Mountain City, TN 37683-1307 Phone: (423) 727-6501

Memories Frozen-n-Time

Come in and discover the beautiful world of freeze dried florals, a unique process of preserving flowers. They maintain their color, shape and look as if they have just been cut. Pick your favorite flower and color, then have them custom designed or pick from our displays or catalogs to match your home décor. We have wreaths, bouquets, center pieces,...

Mother Nature's Closet

A ladies up-scale consignment shop specializing in ladies clothing, collectibles, primitives, new and used items. Come shop with us! Owned and operated by Sharon Holden. Mother Nature's Closet 137 Main Street Elk Park, NC 28622 Phone: (828) 733-3907