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22533
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Mixed-media artist Courtney Dodd, originally of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, creates art from collected objects and flea market finds to create pieces that speak to the nature of loss, change, and regeneration. Her interest began with courses in iron and glass at Penland School of Crafts 2005-2006.
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22534
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The little community of Texana, a multi-ethnic community of whites, African Americans, and a few with Cherokee ancestry, was almost completely self-sufficient. Texana is located near the Cherokee town of Murphy, NC and is named for its founder, Texana McClelland, an African American woman who settled there in the 1850s.
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22531
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Blowing Rock's annual Winterfest gets participants out in the cold, fresh air for food, fun, and activities like the Polar Plunge at Chetola Lake.
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22542
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NASCAR and liquor have a long-intertwined history rooted in the back roads of North Carolina, especially in the western part of the state. Junior Johnson is perhaps the most famous bootlegger-turned racer, but he is certainly not the only North Carolinian to popularize the sport.
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22539
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Beginning in the 1930s, promoters of Western North Carolina's ski industry worked hard to make the area a viable center for snow sports in the South.
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23716
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The author tells of his upbringing outside Bryson City. His family was self-sustainable on a homestead, a type of lifestyle that seems to be gaining popularity today. The author argues the back-to-the-land movement is not a fad but an enduring lifestyle.
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23719
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George Stuart is a dedicated archaeologist and shares his life experiences, what led him to choose his career path, and his excitement when working with Mayan artifacts.
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23721
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The origins of NASCAR trace to liquor tax laws and the Prohibition Era, when Western North Carolina moonshiners raced around back roads, escaping the law as they made their deliveries. Smith discusses the history of bootlegging and NASCAR.
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23726
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Resourceful and dedicated bikers take to the mountain bike trails at Tsali at night. Biowheels of Asheville sponsors weekly night rides at Bent Creek Experimental Forest throughout winter.
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23724
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Tager discusses the history of Appalachian dialects, how they changed over the years, and how some academics have recorded and studied the dialects.
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23725
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Miles discusses the suffering and loss of North Carolina's regiments during the battle of Gettysburg.
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22538
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Forced annexation of communities which already provide for their own needs and are opposed to the annexation is merely an extension of urban sprawl by governments which cannot manage their budgets effectively. Though legal in North Carolina, the forced annexation of Biltmore Lake into Asheville is a classic example of this phenomenon.
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22540
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Shopping in the college town of Boone, NC offers everything from antiques to clothing boutiques. Local shops include the Boone Antique Mall, The Jean Pool, Loretta's Vendetta, the Shoppes at Farmers Hardware, and Snow Paws. Also, Our Daily Bread offers soups and sandwiches after a long day of shopping.
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22537
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Annexation is a necessary tool used to make sure that the expensive costs of municipal services are shared by all that benefit from them. Asheville is a perfect example.
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22545
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Owners of Banner Elk Winery, Dede Walton and Richard Wolfe, are passionate about Indian cuisine and pairing dishes with their homegrown wines. Presented at the couple's bed and breakfast, the Villa at Blueberry Farm, the winter feast experience introduces diversity and fusion into local dining and catering and gives guests an alternative to traditional winter meals.
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