North Carolina Attractions

Recycling In The High Country

Who Takes What: Here is a list of the local governments that operate recycling programs, what types of materials they accept and how to get them to the recycling center. Ashe County: The Ashe County government, in conjunction with the towns of Jefferson and West Jefferson, operate a drop-off recycling program using recycling dumpsters placed at five points...

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12 things to Do, See, and Experience in Durham

12 things to Do, See, and Experience in Durham Dirty, boring, and dangerous. Those were the words that formerly defined downtown Durham (and 20 years ago, those words weren't too far off-base). But a funny thing happened over the past decade or so. The abandoned factories that once blemished the landscape transformed into dazzling shops, restaurants, and condos. A slew of imaginative chefs brought new...

Boone Antique Mall

The Antique Mall that's got it all! Three floors of quality antiques, the selection is unbelievable. Furniture to glasswear to clocks and watches. More, more, more! Boone Antique Mall is formerly Harrod's Antiques. Boone Antique Mall is located in Historic Downtown Boone on West King Street next to Our Daily Bread Restaurant. Boone Antique Mall 805 W King...

CHOOSE & CUT Days

CHOOSE & CUT Days Now firmly established as an annual tradition in the High Country, Choose & Cut season signals the official start of Christmas festivities for many families. Both local residents and out-of-towners take advantage of the numerous Choose & Cut farms throughout the area to pick the perfect showcase for their treasured family ornaments. Before this...

The Blue Ridge Soap Shed

The Blue Ridge Soap Shed Now making 130 varieties, The Blue Ridge Soap Shed offers one of the largest selections of handmade soap made in the world. They make it all, ranging from good-for-your-skin goat milk soap, shea butter and 100% Olive Oil Castile soaps, to Grandma's Ole Lye Soap, an Appalachian tradition. They make their handmade soap completely from scratch, combining raw...

MEMORIES of Winters Past

MEMORIES of Winters Past Our senior adults in the High Country can tell you what winter meant to them as youngsters – and it’s a far cry from what our children know as winter today. Before her recent passing at the age of 86, Mazel Parlier remembered growing up as an only child “back in the good old days,” when winters were much colder and harder to endure than they are today. She...

A Brief History of Winston-Salem

A Brief History of Winston-Salem The first settlers in Forsyth County were the Moravians, a group from the Bohemia and Moravia regions of Czechoslovakia who separated them-selves from the Catholic Church in the 1400s. Persecution resulted in a move to Germany in the 1700s and they soon began settlements in North America, first in Savannah, Georgia, then to Pennsylvania, where they...

Fishing Areas in McDowell County

Curtis Creek Public Fishing Area (PFA), Old Fort How To Go: From Asheville, take I-40 east (or from Morganton, take I-40 west) to the Old Fort exit. Go east on U.S. 70 approximately two miles, turn on S.R. 1227 (Curtis Creek Road); go approximately two miles. The pier is on the left. About the site: A universally accessible pier and parking area have...

Bob Timberlake Gallery

Bob Timberlake Each season is a celebration at The Bob Timberlake Gallery in Lexington. The Gallery will hold three Open Houses in 2009 featuring craftspeople, music and other special events. Bob is also on hand from 1–4 pm to sign things and meet visitors. Comfortable, casual and just a touch elegant, Bob Timberlake captures your sense of style. From fine art...

Blue Ridge Bedrooms

Blue Ridge Bedrooms Offering a complete line of bedroom furniture, mattress sets, daybeds, bunks, futons, slipcovers, headboards, bed frames and more. Located on the corner of 105 and East King Street, Boone, NC, since 1987. All major credit cards accepted and local delivery is available. Their business is in your bedroom. Blue Ridge Bedrooms 1542 HWY 421 Gateway Shopping...

Hiking Information

Not all hiking trails are created equal, but it’s difficult to go wrong when choosing any of the High Country’s footpaths. Whether you’re an experienced hiker who lives for challenging terrain or a couch potato who can’t walk a quarter-mile without huffing and puffing, these mountains and valleys offer something for everyone. Do you want an easy stroll...

Boone Becomes - Windmill City

Today's quiz; what had 2000 kilowatts, created devotees called 'wooshies', was the largest of its kind in the world, and didn't work? Answer; the U.S. Department of Energy wind-powered electric generator constructed on Howard's Knob in October, 1978. Standing 131 feet high, sporting two 97 foot blades that rotated counterclockwise at 35 miles an hour, the...

SkyLine / SkyBest

SkyLine / SkyBest SkyBest Communications, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SkyLine Membership Corporation. Established in 1998, SkyBest offers a variety of deregulated services including dial-up and broadband Internet, long-distance, business systems and network solutions. In its role as a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC), SkyBest has offered dial tone service...

Lucretia's Fine Children's Apparel, Gifts, & Furniture

We invite you to open our door to a trunk full of surprises. Brighten your day in Lucretia's whimsical world, where we specialize in designer children’s clothing. "See something you want, ask your grandmother?" was first quoted by my mother and now many of our customers repeat the exact words written high on our wall in Lucretia's children’s clothing...

Attractions in Winston Salem

Attractions in Winston Salem Activities to delight every person and every whim await you in Winston-Salem, the City of Arts & Innovation. There are endless ways to enjoy the arts—performance and visual styles—and you can plan your visit to coincide with several fi lm, theater or wine festivals. You can step back in history, strolling historic towns, buildings and homes, then step...