North Carolina Attractions

Martin-Beardsley house

Martin-Beardsley house This unusual house at the corner of Ideal Way and Park Road, Charlotte, is a unique example of Asian influences on the popular Bungalow style. rchitects generally find their inspiration among styles of previous periods and in other lands, then add their own touches. The Bungalow style harkens back to wayside shelters used by the British during Victorian...

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C R Laine Furniture Co Inc.

C R Laine Furniture Co Inc. Established in 1958, C.R. Laine Furniture company, Inc. had humble beginnings. With three part-time employees and their founder/owner, C.E. Roseman, Sr., they produced small numbers of goose neck rockers. since that time, C.R. Laine has grown into a full service upholstered furniture manufacturer producing the best in customized, bench-crafted upholstery....

Fishing Areas in Transylvania County

Davidson River, Coontree Public Fishing Area (PFA), Pisgah Forest How To Go: From Brevard, take U.S. 276 north. Go approximately four miles; U.S. Forest Service Coontree Recreation Area parking lot is on the left. About the site: A universally accessible paved path starts in the parking lot and leads to three universally accessible fishing piers along the...

Orville Hicks

Orville Hicks Orville Hicks carries on the centuries-old tradition of storytelling. He is a mountain original, a native of the Beech Mountain area who grew up hearing the old men and women tell tales of a magical boy named Jack and his adventures, of kings and princesses, dragons and castles. Unlike most of the young'uns of his generation, young Orville absorbed...

Grandfather Mountain Trails

Grandfather Mountain Trails Grandfather Mountain, one of the tallest and most rugged in the Eastern United States, is crisscrossed with well maintained trails, most of them for experienced hikers. Some lead into Grandfather’s deep woods, but most scale cliffs that can sometimes be dizzying in height. Permits are required for trail access, and hikers are strongly advised to exercise...

High Country Churches: Religions Old and New Flourish in the Mountains

High Country Churches: Religions Old and New Flourish in the Mountains The Blue Ridge Mountains are covered with churches, some seemingly as old as the hills themselves, tiny wooden buildings tucked away in valleys or nestled along streams. Others are modern edifices of brick and steel, but with the same promise of fellowship and community. Virtually all the churches in the region welcome visitors, and finding an out-of-the-...

Anderson Realty & Mountain Vacation Rentals

They Invite You To Stay With Us Only Once...The Experience Will Keep Bringing You Back! They are a Family owned business offering that personal touch! They have completely furnished romantic getaways, secluded cabins, and spacious family retreats offering them first! Cabin Vacation Rentals in Boone, Blowing Rock, Valle Crucis, Banner Elk, Hawksnest, Todd,...

DOG FRIENDLY Travel Tips

DOG FRIENDLY Travel Tips While the High Country’s mix of beautiful weather, gorgeous scenery and relaxed pace continues to draw human travelers from all over the world, these same features also make the region ideal for canine tourists as well. It’s common to see every manner of dog enjoying the mountain travel experience with their owners, but an uncomfortable time for man and...

Memorable Mountain People - Charles McKinney

Jacob Carpenter (1833-1920) lived on Three Mile Creek in what is now Avery County. He kept a record of deaths in his region, which includes this famous entry, quoted verbatim. "Charles McKinney ag 79 dide May 10 1852 ware a farmer lived in blew ridge had 4 womin cors married 1 live in McKinney gap all went to fields to mak grane all went to crib for corn...

Fishing Areas in New Hanover County

Sutton Lake Public Fishing Area (PFA), Wilmington How To Go: From I-40, take exit 398 and go west on N.C. 53 through Burgaw. Go 10.5 miles; turn left on U.S. 421. Go 17.5 miles on U.S. 421 south; turn right on a small paved road at the Sutton Lake and Commission boating access area signs. Go 1.5 mile to the end of the road and the Sutton Lake Boating...

Charleston Forge Outlet

Charleston Forge Outlet Susan and I started their business careers fresh out of college by opening a small retail fireplace shop in 1974 here in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. This picturesque community sits atop the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, so cool summer breezes and cold snowy winters have attracted new home builders without a...

Wildcat Flea Market & Self-Storage

Watauga's largest indoor flea market, Wildcat Flea Market is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday May through October. Over 40,000 square feet includes antiques, furniture, collectibles, china, quilts, a restaurant, the Hanging Museum, self-storage units, and much more. The Wildcat Flea Market has been a high country tradition for nearly 30 years. A restaurant...

Fishing Areas in Jackson County

Balsam Lake Public Fishing Area (PFA), Cullowhee Highlands Ranger district office, Phone: (828) 526-3765 How To Go: From Sylva, take N.C. 107 south; turn left on N.C. 281 at Tkaseegee. Go approximately nine miles, turn left on S.R. 1756; continue about five miles. Follow the U.S. Forest Service signs beginning at the intersection of N.C. 107 and N.C. 281...

Healthy Walking Trails

Healthy Walking Trails (Inner-City Trails): A walk a day never hurt anyone, in fact it’s more likely to help. Thanks to the beautiful mountain scenery combined with the ubiquitous national obsession for healthy living, the High Country is home to multiple locations excellent for an afternoon walk or jog, and a few of these trails even allow cycling and...

CCC&TI

CCC&TI Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute serves students in Watauga and Caldwell counties. Founded on April 2, 1964, the two-year college has had it main campus in Hudson since 1967. The school serves as a focal point for both technical training and adult education in the region. It is an important resource for people who dropped out of school...