Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Spruce Pine Named One of the South's Next Great Mountain Towns

Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine's July issue features Spruce Pine as one of the South's Next Great Mountain Towns. The Mitchell County Chamber has focused on both Craft and Outdoor Recreation in its promotions for the last several years with their Craft Your Adventure tag line. More recently, the Spruce Pine Main Street office, and new Director Bryan Freeborn, have also been touting the outdoor recreation benefits of Spruce Pine and the surrounding areas.

"Spruce Pine and our entire county is becoming more recognized by outdoor enthusiasts," says Patti Jensen, Tourism Director for the Chamber. "BROM's recognition is a great boost for the whole area in terms of highlighting our outdoor recreation businesses and locations. We appreciate Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine for this special recognition." Check out the article here!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Meet Barbara Cook: NC Mineral and Gem Festival Dealer

WNC Magazine's June issue features a great article about one of our wonderful dealers at the NC Mineral and Gem Festival. Barbara Cook has been a dealer at the NC Mineral and Gem Festival for many years and brings a tremendous following of customers to her booth each year. She is such a sweet and special person and we look forward to seeing her each year!

Click HERE to read a very interesting story about Barbara's life, her annual treks to Nepal and the inspiring work she is doing with the people there.

NC Rhododendron Festival

Great article about the upcoming 65th NC Rhododendron Festival in the June issue of WNC Magazine! Click HERE to read the article!

Don't forget to mark your calendars and clear your schedule the weekend of June 17-18 for the 65th NC Rhododendron Festival! You will have plenty to keep you busy with the pageant, car show, craft fair, ducky derby, 10K race, and more! Invite your friends to the street dance on Friday and Saturday nights for a real good time!

See you there!