For more than 20 years, the WNC Rail Corridor Committee has worked tirelessly to prove the economic viability of restoring the historic rail link between Salisbury and Asheville. With changes in the rail industry looming and younger travelers showing increased interest in train travel, the committee is partnering with towns and municipalities and freight rail companies to pursue a new, three-pronged strategy.
March marks the beginning of winery tour season. Western North Carolina’s wine industry boasts about 30 wineries and vineyards, many of which welcome visitors for tours and tastings.
Dozens of people came out in the rain for Train History Day at the Cradle of Forestry on Saturday. Visitors, ranging from ages eight to 90, blew the whistle and rang the bell of a 1915 Climax logging train.
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In 1880, the telegraph was the fastest means of communication, using long and short beeps to send messages hundreds of miles. The fastest way to travel across the country was by train. Today we've come full circle: We talk in tweets, and we dream of ways to use the "rapid transport" Google Fiber would bring […]