Pilot Mountain: photographer Sonja Tilley, was our absolute top post for the week, and we thank her for allowing us to share again in our round-up!
Another top share of the Week! the Cape Fear River by Keith Green
Runner-up post for the week:
If the North Carolina General Assembly includes the recommendation of Gov. Pat McCrory in its two-year budget starting July 1, Aycock and four other historic sites across the state would close to the general public, keeping just enough staff to maintain buildings and grounds. McCrory estimates the state could save $500,000 a year from shutting down the Aycock Birthplace in Fremont, the Polk Memorial in Pineville, the Vance Birthplace in Weaverville, House in the Horshoe in Sanford and the Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort. McCrory also recommended rolling back hours across the state’s 20 other historic sites to five days a week, for a total estimated savings of $650,000 a year.
culled from this link:
Another runner-up? Looking Glass Falls from Western North Carolina Happening
“Did You See That?” by Joe Sledge
Throughout North Carolina, there are these wonderful roadside attractions, either right off the road or farther afield. Did You See That? A GPS Guide to …North Carolina’s Out of the Ordinary Attractions is a collection of over 90 unique attractions across North Carolina, complete with detailed descriptions, photos, and the exact latitude and longitude coordinates of each location contained in the book. Merely put the coordinates into any navigation device or app, and the reader will be led right to the subject of their choice. Also included are rating guides for the oddity of each spot, and how difficult it will be to get to the location. If you want to get out to see more of the Tar Heel state, check out a copy at this link and get exploring!
Other misc top posts and information:
HUMMINGBIRD FOOD ¼ cup sugar to ¾ cups hot water..stir until clear..no need for food coloring. Tip: wasps are attracted to the color yellow, so may want to remove the yellow design on some feeders..the hummers don’t care!
Link for Waterfall app of NC
more info available at: https://www.facebook.com/waterfalls.wnc