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Many activities in the regions surrounding the Blue Ridge Parkway are available year-round for free. Special events, hiking, live music, volunteering and lots more are included in this article. Read More
Before the second weekend in August each year, lovers of country and mountain music leave their homes in time to be in Galax, VA for the Annual Old Fiddler’s Convention. Started in 1935, it is the oldest and largest fiddler’s convention in the world. Folks come from all over the… Read More
I bet most of us have an example of a vacation that didn’t go as planned. A road was closed, a parking lot was full, traffic slowed or halted your progress to your destination. It throws a wrench into your travel plans and can even derail your trip. So, what should you do to help prepare for the unexpected? Here are nine practical tips for planning a successful Blue Ridge Parkway road trip. Read More
The Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding mountain communities in both Virginia and North Carolina have a long and storied history as an arts and culture destination. Traditional artisans still practice their crafts, while up and coming artists forge ahead in new techniques and cutting edge creativity. Read More
August 26 Program: My U-2 Years By Gregory Ehr On Friday, August 26, at 2:00 p.m., Col. Richard “Duke” Woodhull, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), will present the free program “My U-2 Years… Dancing with the Dragon Lady”. The presentation will be held at the Rogow Room of the… Read More
Top equestrian competitors exhibit in classes loaded with chrome and flash! A USEF Heritage Competition. Outdoors at Broyhill Equestrian Preserve. Read More
A drive along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway is literally a trip through time. But there’s lots more history and heritage to experience along the Parkway beside the route itself. But there’s lots more history and heritage to experience along the Parkway beside the route itself. Read More
Enjoy a 15% discount off nightly vacation cottage rental rates now through November 30, 2023! Clean comfortable lakeside cottages with air conditioning, heat and Wi-Fi. Montfair is a great place to reconnect with family, loved ones and friends. Enjoy onsite fishing, birdwatching, stargazing, onsite canoes and bikes for guest use. Read More
The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas invites local residents and visitors to a unique event on Thursday, March 16 at 3:00 and 4:30 pm at the Flat Rock Bistro Cinema, 2700-D Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock. “Through Their Eyes” is a series of six brief films produced for museum galleries… Read More
The Highest French Honor Comes to D-Day Veteran in Brevard by Janis Allen On December 7, U.S. Navy D-Day Veteran George Sarros will be given the French Légion d’honneur Medal by Consul General of France, Anne-Laure Dèsjonqueres, in a public ceremony at Brevard’s courthouse gazebo at 1:00 PM. (Inclement… Read More