This Labor Day Weekend, join us in Historic Hendersonville, NC for the 68th Annual North Carolina Apple Festival, a four-day celebration in honor of the North Carolina Apple. From August 29th-September 1st, the NC Apple Festival features a street fair on Historic Main Street including free, live entertainment, arts and crafts, apple growers selling apple products, children’s & youth activities, special exhibits and open houses, food and, to top it all off, the King Apple Parade on Labor Day. Capture the spirit of a hometown celebration that has something for the whole family, with many individual events and entertainers throughout the festival.    Start your day off with one of the breakfasts featuring delicious apple dishes, of course and then spend the rest of the day enjoying the excitement of Main Street as well as many other activities and performances across the community.  And on Labor Day, don’t forget the King Apple Parade!


It’s a place to slow down and reconnect with the simple joys in life - a leisurely stroll on the beach, playing fetch with Fido or enjoying a day out on the water. Whether you choose to visit the pristine beaches of Oak Island or historic Southport, OIA offers over 600 vacation rentals with pet and event-friendly options. Visit our full-service website 24 hours a day for online reservations and availability, as well as: specials, golf packages and much more. Your island escape is waiting. Call us today to find your place by the sea!

Oak Island Accommodations
8901 E. Oak Island Drive
Oak Island, NC


If you like breathtaking mountain beauty, outdoor activities and roads to adventure, you will love Graham County, NC. Trade the bustling crowds for natural assets that are larger than life and a heritage as vivid as red oak in the fall.

Four lakes, a wild river and miles of streams make this a popular destination for fly-fishing. Additionally, the Cheoah River’s whitewater ranks among the longest and steepest in the Southeast. Or hit the road and the trails of the Cherohala Skyway and the Indian Lakes Scenic byway. Take in the endless vistas overlooking the mountains and hike the storied trails that you’ll find when you explore the Nantahala National Forest.

When you’re ready to rest, campsites, RV sites, cabins, historic lodges, inns and even themed motor-tourism destinations await adventure weary travelers.

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Avery County holds the esteemed honor of being the 100th and last County incorporated in the State of North Carolina. Located in the northwest mountains of North Carolina, it is part of the region known as the “High Country.” With a total population of 17,968, the county has less than 2,000 year-round residents.

Typical summer temperatures range in the mid to upper 70′s and winter, with its bounty of snow blanketing our mountain slopes, becomes a mountain escape to snow lovers, with some of the best skiing in the South. Fall turns the majestic mountain vistas into a kaleidoscope of changing fall foliage. Spring is a great time to explore the many waterfalls and hiking and biking trails along quite stretches of winding roads.

We welcome your arrival to the highest places off the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Carolina’s, like the Town of Beach Mountain, the highest incorporated town East of the Mississippi. Come experience what it’s like to walk across Grandfather Mountains Mile High Bridge.

We invite you to reconnect with family and friends in a place where relaxation is the hardest thing you need to do all day. Come Play!


Ideally situated on NC Interstate 95, Lumberton is the halfway point between New York and Florida. Just South of Lumberton’s city limits at Exit 13, East/West Interstate 74 intersects I-95.

Lumberton’s hotels and restaurants, conveniently located along the I-95 corridor, make traveling easy for visitors. Take any of our four exits – 17, 19, 20 or 22 – and you will have your choice of over 1,450 hotel rooms and suites, as well as many dining options for your enjoyment.

Spend the night with us and wake up to history, culture and fun. Hike and bike on the Riverwalk near Historic Downtown as you enjoy the beauty of the Lumber River, listed as a National Wild and Scenic River and voted one of North Carolina’s Top Ten Natural Wonders.

“Brake” here and you will return again and again.


Lumberton, NC Visitors Bureau


Blue Heron Realty invites you to stay in one of our vacation rentals on Ocracoke Island, NC. Perhaps you’ve heard of the island’s rich history, miles of undisturbed powder-white beaches, and great fishing. Now it’s time to experience it yourself! Ocracoke is about beauty, a quieter time and place, and renewal.

Visit our website to discover and book your next island getaway! At view photos, pricing and up-to-date calendars for all properties AND book at your convenience. With a diverse selection of rental properties all around the village, our goal is to help you make life-long memories! Blue Heron is a small, locally owned company and we know how to help you make your time on Ocracoke as relaxing or as exciting as you choose.

If you’re looking for a great getaway on the Outer Banks, we promise you’ll find exactly what you are looking for  a pristine beach, a small village, miles of soft sand, lazy waves and the chance to truly escape!


The towns of North Carolina’s Crystal Coast have a charm all their own and something to offer everyone. The pristine beaches, array of boating and fishing opportunities, delicious restaurants and fresh local seafood help make this beautiful area the perfect place for a beach vacation or second home. Factor in the Southern hospitality and friendly people, lovely old homes, exciting festivals and tournaments, historical sites, museums and aquarium and you are sure to return to this area again and again.

Locals think of the area spanning from Emerald Isle through Pine Knoll Shores/Beacon’s Reach and Atlantic Beach over to Morehead City and into Beaufort as one community, and travel between the areas is easy & enjoyable.

Cannon & Gruber, REALTORS offers the best in real estate sales and vacation rentals providing families with beach cottages, residential homes, condominiums and building sites.