R.G. Absher is striving to spotlight the Yadkin Valley, which is known as the gateway to the high country, so that locals and visitors alike will recognize the “crown jewel of natural resources” that exists right here in Wilkes County.
One of the things that makes Hatteras Island unique is the generational culture: the native residents typically stay on the island for life, and some of them go back 7 or 8 generations of living on the island.
What sets the Outlanderseries apart from other historical fiction/fantasy is the thoroughly-researched and accurate historical aspects included by the author. In fact, Beth’s own interest in North Carolina’s history has been incited as her interest in Outlander has increased.
Allen and Ken both live by the Rotary motto of “service above self”, recognizing that this is the heart of it all. We all have something to give back to improve the lives of others, either time, talent, or treasure, and this is just the way you can choose to walk through life.
The Wilkes County Hall of Fame’s goal is to recognize the human capital of Wilkes County and remind the citizens of the stories and excellence of the individuals’ lives, inspiring students to pursue their goals by being encouraged by the accomplishments of those before them.
The herb and botanical industry in North Carolina averages $2 billion per year and includes common herbs such as lavender, ginseng, echinacea, lemon balm, golden sill, ginger root, mushrooms, black cohosh, and medical marijuana or hemp.
From gold to ghost stories, it is safe to say that this old mining town is still very much full of life!
Dale’s efforts have jump-started the rejuvenation of downtown Wilkesboro, supported by local merchants, private investments, and local government funding.
Tom Dooley’s story continues to be one that captivates the generations, those near and far.