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Blowing Rock WinterFest Celebrates 20 Years

The 20th annual Blowing Rock WinterFest, taking place Jan. 25-28, features several returning and new festivities to get excited about. The schedule includes the Polar Plunge in Chetola Lake, WinterFeast restaurant crawl, WinterPaws Dog Show, JazzFest, wine tastings and more.

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The 2018 North Carolina Travel Guide uses three different covers to reflect the diverse natural beauty found in the state’s mountain, Piedmont and coastal regions. Download the free 175-page guide or request a physical copy be sent by mail, and start making travel plans for 2018.

Asheville's One of the "Coolest Places to Go in 2018"

Forbes.com recently revealed what many in North Carolina often say: Asheville is a very cool place. The publication deemed it one of the "15 Coolest Places to Go in 2018," with Asheville having the distinction of being the only U.S. city on the list.

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