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Know Before You Go: Total Solar Eclipse

On Aug. 21, Western North Carolina's visitors and residents will witness a total solar eclipse. Here's how to prepare for this truly astronomical experience – and where to see it.

Get Your Fresh, World-Renowned Popcorn

Popcorn pairs well with road trips, baseball games and outdoor movies. If you've enjoyed gourment popcorn, it may have come from Shallowford Farms Popcorn in Yadkinville. Grab your favorite flavor during a tour.

The Lost Colony and Long-Running Dramas

We know drama in North Carolina – outdoor drama, that is. The Lost Colony, Unto These Hills, and Horn in the West have been major summertime attractions delighting audiences for more than 65 years.

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