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Maybe you’re a North Carolina native, or maybe you are just a history buff. Either way, we believe you have to know and appreciate where you come from in order to get where you’re going. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of influential women in North Carolina history who’ve shaped this state we love for the better.

Mary Lapham - Tuberculosis Fighter

From the late 1800s to the early 1900s, tuberculosis was killing one in seven people in the entire country. It was the number one cause of death. Tuberculosis is also an airborne pathogen, which means you can catch it simply by standing too close to someone who is speaking or coughing, especially if they don’t even know they have it yet. To say the least, this was a scary disease to be faced with

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For those seeking fashionable and functional gear for all things mountain living, look no further than the Highland Hiker in Cashiers and Highlands, NC. Founded in 1982 by David and Carol Wilkes, the original Happy Hiker was a small hiking shop offering everything the rugged mountain man or woman needed to venture out into the great outdoors of Highlands hiking and camping. Walking sticks, hiking boots and fishing gear were just a sampling of offerings in the original Highlands, NC, store.

Flash forward almost a decade and the Highland Hiker was re-born and relocated to the highly coveted Main Street location in Highlands. This move was significant, not only because of the increased visibility on Main Street, but also because of the new building,

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The Highlands Food and Wine Festival, now celebrating its fourth year, is the area’s premier culinary event. Highlands, North Carolina is known to many as the crown jewel of the Western North Carolina mountains. A prestigious and picturesque town, Highlands sits on the edge of the Smoky Mountains at an elevation of 4,118 feet. It’s easy to see how the town got its name. During the summer months, many flock to this mountain sanctuary seeking cooler temperatures, breathtaking views from hiking trails, world class fly-fishing and magical waterfalls, but one of Highlands’ main attractions is the Highlands Food and Wine Festival. Events abound as everyone, visitors and locals alike, head for the outdoors. This town isn’t just for outdoor enthusiasts.

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