North Carolina Attractions

From Pig Paths To State Roads

Few inventions changed the face of America as much as the automobile. As Henry Ford and other auto magnates were striving to make the automobile affordable to the middle class, state highway commissions were trying to keep up with the growing. Demand for good roads. In the rugged mountain areas of Western North Carolina the need for such roads was dire and...


Corner Palate Bar & Grille

We serve a large menu with a variety of different foods. We serve burgers, steaks, seafood, pasta, and sushi on Friday and Saturday night. We are open 7 days a week and have a full service bar. Our bar has life entertainment on the weekends and kareoke on Tuesday nights. Restaurant Number: 828-898-8668 And the Bar Phone Number: 828-898-8667. Corner Palate...

High Country History (1980-1989)

Drinking Wars: A Wet Decade Growing Pains Marked - (And Marred) The 1980's Watauga Airspace - Maintaining A No-Fly Zone The Birth Of Beech Mountain In 1981

The Electrification of The High Country

As we barrel through the last sixty-some-odd days of the year, more than a few folks are getting a little antsy about the Y2K bug. One of the oft-repeated concerns is a computer problem affecting the electrical grid. "What shall we do," some ask, "if we are without electricity for an extended period of time?" It's an important question but one that you...

High Country History (1940-1949)

Letters Home From Bamboo To Berlin And The Battle of the Bulge After The Flood And During The War The Story of Odus Watson The Flood Of Forty

Green Park Inn's Divide Tavern

The Divide features a newly renovated Bar and Restaurant. Our menu features Black Angus Ribeyes, Pasta and Seafood. Full ABC permits. Daily drink specials and Monday night Football specials with free hors d'oeuvres and pizza. Weakend country breakfast buffet includes eggs, bacon, sausage, omelets, waffles, and fruits. 295-3141.

Mountain Meadows Farm Country

Enjoy expansive mountain views, sweet mountain breezes, in quiet serenity. Relax on our large rear deck, lovely front porch or slate patio. All areas have plenty of comfortable seating. Our Inn is a spacious 5,102 sq. ft. Built in the old craftsman style with our guests comfort in mind, features include a radiant heat system, fireplaces, private baths,...

Pleasant Papers

Pleasant Papers in Blowing Rock offers you the very best in wedding and social invitations, newspapers, books, stationery, writing instruments, scrapbook materials and gifts. So why go elsewhere? Pleasant Papers 1806 West Innes Street Salisbury, NC Phone: (704) 633-6095

Fishing Areas in Montgomery County Moore County

Lake Luke Marion CFP, Carthage Moore County Parks & Recreation, Phone: (910) 947-2504 How To Go: In Carthage, go south on N.C. 22 (McNeil Street). Go 0.1 mile; turn left on Saunders Street. Go 0.3 mile; turn right on Pine hurst Avenue. Go 0.5 mile; the lake is on the left. About the Lake Luke Marion: Brush has been cleared from several bank areas, and...

The Bistro

Food and art. Exciting pasta dishes with seafood, beef, chicken and a variety of vegetarian entrees. Exquisite desserts and fine wines. The Bistro 115 New Market Center in Boone. Boone, 265-0500 Phone: 828-265-0500

The Seeds Of Belief

Mountain people have traditionally kept close ties to the land, and for good reason. Up until this century, and even well into it in many areas, you lived by what plant and animal life the mountains offered. An important part of getting through the winter was preparing well ahead of time, stocking away produce for the lean months. Of course, it helped to be...

Letters Home - Clyde Love & World War II

Letters Home - Clyde Love & World War II Clyde Love entered the Armed Services on July 18, 1941. He left the United States April 18, 1944 and landed in Scotland on April 27, a tank commander in the 705th Tank Destroyer Battalion under the command of General George S. Patton. Clyde Love is now deceased, but the letters he sent to his family are being shared with our readers as a memorial tribute,...

High Country History (1930-1939)

The WPA - New Deal Brought Modern Structures, New Hope Blue Ridge Parkway - A Source of Excitement In Region Throughout Decade The Great Depression - A Turning Point For Watauga County

The Birth Of Beech Mountain In 1981

The highest town east of the Mississippi was incorporated in 1981: Beech Mountain. The small but opinionated community came to life at the same time that its major attraction was folding. The Land of Oz was a famous attraction based on the book by Frank Baum, featuring Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion. After a strong run in the...

Growing Pains Marked - (And Marred) The 1980's

Growing Pains Marked - (And Marred) The 1980's From toxic dumps to high-rises to shopping centers, the 1980's was the decade when growth pressures came to a head in Watauga County. Many believe the "activist" attitude grew from groups formed in Ashe County to oppose a Virginia dam. The dam would have backed up the headwaters of the New River, destroying the area which was recently designated one of...