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From the mountains to the coast and all points in between

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Spruce Pine BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival

Run for the hills and escape the summer heat!

Come chill with the most sizzling BBQ teams in the southeast and the hottest bluegrass in the nation! Join us in the cool Blue Ridge Mountains for the 3nd Annual Spruce Pine BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival on July 18 & 19, 2014.

The event features a sanctioned professional BBQ competition, live bluegrass, BBQ vendors, a cornhole tournament, championship clogging teams, craft vendors, local food vendors, public tasting & judging of competition BBQ, the Spruce Pine Skedaddle 5K and Fun Run, kid’s activities, and much, much more! The Spruce Pine BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival is hosted by Spruce Pine Main Street and the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine, and is sanctioned by the Southern BBQ Network.

No pets please and no coolers or backpacks with beverages. Headliners this year will include multiple IBMA winner and the 2013 IBMA Instrumental Group of The Year THE BOXCARS, IBMA nominees Darin & Brooke Aldridge, and crowd favorites THE SNYDER FAMILY BAND. For all the details including Advance Tickets and Reserved Seating check our webpage at: Friday, July 18, 2014 4pm – 10pm Saturday, July 19, 2014 10am – 4pm


Mark your Calendars for the
Candor Peach Festival!

The Town of Candor is pleased to announce the 18th Annual North Carolina Peach Festival will be held on Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at 145 Depot Street, Fitzgerald Park in Candor.  This year, in conjunction with the Festival is our 3rd Annual Peachy Feet 5K to be held on Friday night July 18h.  Entertainment for the Peachy Feet 5K will be provided by Loaded Dice. The North Carolina Peach Festival, which began in 1996, is held annually on the third Saturday in July.  We have 6000+ in attendance with over 200 parade entries, 85+ craft and food vendors, live entertainment featuring the Sand Band and Blue Horizon, helicopter and pony rides, kid’s games, and truck loads of peaches from local peach growers. We have expanded our vendor area and entertainment venues so that we have the opportunity to have a little something for everyone. The Festival is proud to promote our local farmers and the agricultural industry. Join us for the Peach Festival and become a part of North Carolina’s farming heritage.  For more information call the Town of Candor 910-974-4221 or email



The White Devil of Dublin, p.m.terrell’s 18th book release, may conjure up images of Ireland but the action takes place in present-day Lumberton, North Carolina. In the sequel to the award-winning The Tempest Murders released last year, Irish Detective Ryan O’Clery receives a call from a renowned historian who claims to have uncovered information about Ryan’s family. When he arrives for their meeting, he finds the woman has been murdered. As bodies pile up, he unravels the mystery, uncovering evidence that had lain hidden for more than eight hundred years and taking him to the Viking occupation of Dublin, Ireland. It will reveal a shocking secret that shakes his family to its core, and bring him face to face with an albino killer intent on settling the score.


The book contains scenes set in and around Lumberton. Detective O’Clery lives in the picturesque Tanglewood neighborhood, works at the nearby Lumberton Police Department, and travels around the city during his investigation. A related murder also occurs at the nearby Fayetteville Regional Airport and Ryan comes face to face with his archenemy Diallo Delport in a junkyard as the sun sets, leaving them in darkness. The climactic scene takes place atop the patriotic themed Lumberton Water Tower, a landmark visible around the city and from Interstate 95 that proclaims Lumberton’s status as an All-America City.


Author p.m.terrell moved to Lumberton ten years ago from Washington, DC. She found the area to be rich in inspiration and an area supportive of creative arts. The Ryan O’Clery Suspense Series is her second series set in Lumberton. The first, Black Swamp Mysteries, features CIA operatives trying to blend in while working international cases.

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Anson County Events


July 11th and 12th


Circle G Arena

8pm Lilesville, NC


Anson County Arts Council Events


July 12th


David Burnham

Ansonia Theatre

7:30pm Wadesboro, NC


July 13th

Veterans Music Show

Stanly County Singing Americans

Ansonia Theatre

3:30pm Wadesboro, NC


July 16th

Bach’s Lunch Music and Lunch

First Presbyterian Church

12pm Wadseboro, NC


July 19th


Big Bang Boom Band

Ansonia Theatre

3pm Wadesboro, NC

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Loved by young and old, the Horn in the West drama is located in the heart of Boone, North Carolina in one of the most beautiful outdoor theatres in the country. This adventure, from our nation's heritage, has offered thrilling outdoor entertainment to generations of Americans since it premiered in 1952.

Online Ticket purchasing is now available! 
Make your reservation online today!

Horn in the West 2014 Season

Dates: June 27 to August 16, Nightly Except Mondays
Times: 7:30pm Preshow; 8:00pm Main Performance

Rates: VIP Package: Adult VIP $34 and Child (12 and under) $24
(Gold Level Seating*) PLUS Complimentary Souvenir Program, VIP Lanyard, Guided Museum Tour, Daniel Boone Native Gardens Admission, Special Gift, Seat Cushion, Popcorn and a Drink

*Gold Level Seating: Adult Gold $25 and Child (12 and under) $13 
(First few rows of Upper or Lower Center Sections)

General Reserved: Adult Gen. $20 and Child (12 and under) $10

Enjoy dinner on our grounds before the show! 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner with Dan'l: A delicious Southern cuisine buffet, catered by Dan'l Boone Inn, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights only. Complete with crispy fried chicken, country ham, biscuits, green beans, stewed apples and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Adults: $15 - Children: $9. Advanced reservations required.

2014 Horn in the West County Nights
$10 Discount* Performance Tickets!

June 27, 28: Watauga Co. (opening weekend)
July 4, 5 and 6: Johnson Co., TN and Avery Co.
July 11, 12 and 13: Ashe Co, Alleghany Co. and Caldwell Co.
July 18, 19 and 20: Wilkes Co.
(starts over)
July 25, 26 and 27: Johnson Co., TN and Avery Co.
August 1, 2 and 3: Ashe Co. and Caldwell Co.
August 8, 9 and 10: Wilkes Co.
August 15 and 16: Watauga Co. (closing weekend)

*Call or stop by Ticket Office to make reservation at discounted price







Some of North Carolina’s greatest treasures can be found off the beaten path. You never know what you might find... an old-time general store, local artisan, or simply a picturesque view that takes your breath away. You’ll be swept away by the untouched natural landscape found on the backroads of this rural county.

In Anson County, you can discover all that and more. Come. Visit. Surround yourself with the beauty of North Carolina’s best kept secret.



Both restaurants are newly renovated, owned and operated by the original Coleman family... serving excellent seafood, in the true Calabash style, since 1940!  
 Coleman's Opens at 4pm daily.

Fabio's Restaurant in Downtown Newland... celebrating more than 7 years in business!

Cuisine that is always "exciting and new" from the former executive chef of the Love Boat!

Wonderful Wine Tastings at Fabio's!

Visit  for schedule

Call for reservations

Call for Details

106 Pineola St Newland, NC.


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