Small towns continue to appeal to folks…

Holly Springs, N.C.: Quiet town in ‘Research Triangle’ emerges as new second-home market SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012 BY¬†¬†SHANNNON ROXBOROUGH Not all that long ago, to suggest Holly Springs, N.C., as a destination would have been a stretch. Up until the last decade of the 20th century, the central North Carolina town led a quiet existence, […]

Ellerbe: Small town character in the Sandhills of NC!

Once known as a peach center, Ellerbe now features truck farming, tobacco farms, and poultry and swine farms in the surrounding area. Downtown has antique stores, a general merchandise store, a hardware; beauty salons, funeral homes, a realty/forestry office, a medical clinic, banks, churches, grocery stores, a feed, seed, and fertilizer store, a small-engine repair […]

Maxton: “A Good Place To Live”

The first settlers in this area settled along the Shoe Hill Creek and Lumber River in the 1700’s. Incorporated in 1874 as Shoe Hill (from the Gaelic “S”, the shape of the nearby creek), Maxton also held the names of Tilden (after an 1876 Democratic candidate for US President) and Quhele (Gaelic for “arrow part […]

Hiddenite, NC: “Gem of the Brushies”

Source: Associated Content Published August 12, 2010 by: David B. Bolick Hiddenite, North Carolina, is located in Alexander County and in a spur of the Blue Ridge Mountains called the Brushy Mountains. For such a small unincorporated town it boasts some unusual history and interesting attractions. The area used to be called White Plains and, […]

NC Pickle Festival in Mount Olive: April 23-24!

The N.C. Pickle Festival Pickleball Tournament, set from noon to 4 p.m. in Mount Olive College’s Pope Wellness Center. The Band of Oz on Friday, April 23 at the Mount Olive Airport. Enjoy great music, and be a part of a great N.C. Pickle Festival tradition! Tickets are $12. Gates open at 7 p.m. The […]