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The outdoor drama, a blending of historical story lines with singing and dancing, was created in North Carolina. The state has three of the nation's oldest-â€“\"The Lost Colony\" (Manteo), \"Unto These Hills\" (Cherokee), and \"Horn in the West\" (Boone). Two have sound financial footing; one does not. Vora discusses how productions are paid for and why audiences of these oldest of outdoor dramas are slipping away.
The Biltmore Estate in Asheville is one of North Carolina's premier tourist attractions. Visitors are usually unaware of the many activities that go on behind the scenes to keep the place running for their enjoyment. Vora describes some of the activities of the estate's 1,600 employees, such as mowing pasture-size lawns, repairing building damage brought on by a century of wear and weather, and making wine.