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Blue Ridge Explorer (News for Visitors)


Holiday lights brighten the winter nights and bring a special glow to this festive season all across North Carolina's mountains and foothills. Handmade crafts, choose 'n cut trees, and more make holidays in the North Carolina mountains and foothills a special experience.
Every fall visitors to Western North Carolina ask when will the autumn leaf colors be at their best? And of course, the answer is elusive, because the color peaks at different times and places,
Music is part of the family for the performers at the Blue Ridge Music Trails Traditions concert set for Thursday, September 17, at 7 pm at the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, NC. 

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On the Blue Ridge (News for Partners)


The stories presented here and in future issues demonstrate the power of partnerships, and how by working together we can strengthen the prosperity of the region while preserving what makes it so special.
Get your tickets now for the banjo event of the year—Banjopalooza! A Blue Ridge Music Trails "Traditions" concert, this show will feature some of the most talented banjo players around.
We invite you to join us at a special Homecoming event at "Gather ‘Round the Blue Ridge" 2015. Tickets are now on sale!

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