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Preserve America Presidential Award: The Blue Ridge Heritage Initiative

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On May 3, 2004, President and Mrs. George W. Bush presented the Preserve America Presidential Award to the staff of the North Carolina Arts Council. The award recognizes agencies, non-profit organizations, and individuals in the Appalachian region of North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia who collaborated on a project called the Blue Ridge Heritage Initiative. Since 1996, those involved in the project have worked to develop heritage tourism as a way of preserving the region's cultural traditions.