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Erik Larsen

Our columnist went to Landrum, in search of a small town on the rise in Upstate South Carolina. What she didn’t know was that she’d find four such towns in the Carolina Foothills. Read more

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Joan Vannorsdall

This is a story about Story. It’s got unforgettable characters. A beautiful setting. A happy ending. And the promise of more to come. Read more

Our Blue Ridge Towns

Where Small Business is Big Business: An hour southwest of Asheville, two adjoining North Carolina towns have earned themselves a string of “firsts” and “onlys.” Read more

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Joan Vannorsdall

"Everyone’s Hometown." That’s what you see on the welcome signs coming into Thomas, West Virginia, population 554. Is a hometown feel enough to grow a remote high-valley town surrounded by national forest? Read more

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With the region’s coal mining jobs largely gone, the east Kentucky town is at work on new ways of success. Read more

Our Blue Ridge Towns