The Story Behind This One North Carolina State Park Is Unbelievable

Some of my fondest memories of visiting Grandfather Mountain were of course the bridge and the views, but most importantly – the bears. I remember being young and seeing the black bears in their natural habitat, roaming around the mountain, and us, as children, being mesmerized by this (somewhat) terrifying creature that was also absolutely […]

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A Look Back at the History of Ashe County

by Peter Bangma, 2006 Ashe County is located in the northwestern corner of North Carolina, bordered by Tennessee and Virginia. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, the county was formed in 1799 from portions of Wilkes County and named for Samuel Ashe, governor of North Carolina from 1795 to 1798. Its county seat, Jefferson, was […]

16 Fascinating Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most popular destinations in North Carolina. Located at milepost 384 in Asheville (and with several entrance ways throughout the state) the Blue Ridge Parkway allows North Carolinians and travelers to explore uncharted mountain wilderness, hiking trails, waterfalls, and sometimes just breathtaking scenery right from the comfort of […]