Blue Ridge Mountains

That question is being asked by residents worried about the impact of a proposed $1.5 billion sale of a nonprofit hospital system that serves 18 mostly rural counties.
The stunning North Carolina city made us feel right at home.
When I graduated college in 2009, I had this naive idea that I would instantly be flooded with good job offers. Now I just laugh at my young 21-year-old self. Instead, I left North Carolina (where I went to college) and moved back home to Massachusetts.
No. 3 -- The People. Jerry Douglas, who I believe has yet to miss a MerleFest and is scheduled to headline the Watson Stage
The Weatherstation Inn may not be right on the ocean, but it's within walking distance of a couple solid beaches and attractions, and features attractive boutique-style rooms for couples.
Summer turned to fall while I was in South Carolina, but you would never have known by the warm days and balmy nights.
Blackrock Summit View ISO 200 f/10 1/100 18 mm focal length - Photo Credit: Heather Hummel Photography Each image caption
The 14th annual FloydFest promises to bring some musical flares (and flair) to Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains in a few short weeks.
Restaurants and shops thrive in a downtown area that Forbes calls one of America's Best Downtowns. The perfect starting point to see for yourself is at Augusta Twenty, recognized by ELLE magazine as one of the top 50 boutiques in the country.
When I announced five years ago that we were moving to North Carolina, my writer and artist friends assumed we'd move to Asheville. "It's the creative capital of North Carolina," I heard repeatedly.