Blue Ridge Country Recognizes Best Mountain Towns

Blue Ridge Country magazine readers have awarded the best mountain towns in the 2013 Best of the Mountains poll. Asheville, N.C. was awarded platinum for best big city, followed by Roanoke, Va. winning the gold award. Readers voted Charlottesville, Va. as the platinum winner for best medium town, selecting Blacksburg, Va. as the gold winner. […]

Sylva, NC: More than just a cool courthouse…

Welcome to Sylva… a progressive small town in Jackson County situated amidst the Great Smoky Mountains. Downtown, a Main Street community, has many restaurants and shops along its tree-lined streets. Educational opportunities are virtually unlimited, with Western Carolina University only 7 miles away in Cullowhee, and Southwestern Community College in Sylva. Recreational opportunities are numerous […]

Blowing Rock’s Winterfest

Blowing Rock’s 12th annual Winterfest is Jan. 28-31. This four-day celebration of everything winter is packed with activities and events for day-trippers and overnight guests alike. Winterfest begins Thursday evening with “WinterFeast,” hosted by The Manor House Restaurant at Chetola Resort. Culinary delights abound as the area’s fine restaurants come together for this once-a-year dining […]

Weaverville’s 6th Annual Christmas Candlelight Stroll

The Weaverville Business Association invites you to enjoy the sights and sounds of a small-town Christmas in downtown Weaverville during the 6th Annual Christmas Candlelight Stroll on December 11, 2009, from 6 until 9 p.m. The festivities actually begin a little before 6 p.m. when Santa rides into town on his horse-pulled carriage (his reindeer […]

Franklin, NC Endorses Economic Development Plan

Source: The Franklin Press By Melanie Lebert Aldermen have formally endorsed the Town of Franklin Economic Development Plan. Paul Combs, the STEP coach from the North Carolina Rural Center, presented the plan to the town board at their meeting Monday night. “The intent of the Rural Center is to help small towns,” Combs said. “It’s […]