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Antiques

When buying a new house, something that makes it a home is your own personal touch. Antique stores in Western North Carolina are very and a special way to add character into a home is to use unique objects that others may not have, like antiques!

Why Antiques?

Why Antiques?

For many, decorating with antiques is a way to connect with our past and create a sense of history in the space we live in. We often find ourselves stumbling upon hidden treasure finds that accidentally create a love at first sight type of feel accident, while some people are lucky enough to carry these antiques down through many generations. On the other hand, we also have collectors that dedicate their lives to finding these hidden treasures in order to share them with others.

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Landscaping Tips for Your Home

When looking for a new home, one might be looking at more than the inside of the property. It is important to see how the outside is utilized as well. We have landscaping tips for your home and we’ll show you how to make the best of your space. During these times of COVID, many people are staying home and finding new hobbies, one of those being landscaping. Whether you are new to landscaping and looking for a hobby, or just wanting to improve your home, we have tips for you!

Benefits of Landscaping Your Home

Benefits of Landscaping Your Home

While learning some of these landscaping tips for your home, you may find there’s a lot of benefits that come along with it, besides providing curb appeal. One of the major benefits that landscaping provides is that it is good for the

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North Carolina Wild Mushroom Guide

One of the many things that makes Western North Carolina so unique is its flora and fauna, especially our wide variety of mushrooms and fungi. Let us be your North Carolina wild mushroom guide, so you know what’s growing right in your backyard! Western North Carolina has a wide variety of mushrooms including medicinal, edible, and poisonous.

Throughout our North Carolina Wild Mushroom Guide, we mention many edible species local to Western North Carolina. However, while foraging wild mushrooms is very fun, we advise you to use extreme caution and do careful research before consuming any mushrooms that you may find in the wild. There are many species that have dangerous look-a-likes.

Popular Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms in WNC

Popular Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms in Western North

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Here in Western North Carolina many people are dedicated to helping others. One of the ways that this is made possible is through the many nonprofits Western North Carolina has to offer. These nonprofit organizations in Highlands and Cashiers help throughout the community by giving back and making things possible for others who may not be able to make things possible for themselves. Nonprofit organizations in Cashiers and Highlands range from environmentally related options to health, networking, making an impact and much more.

If you’re searching for a new place to live and a tight knit community is important to you, you’ll love living here knowing there are a variety of nonprofits in NC that can help you or your neighbors when you need it the

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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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