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Top Content of November 2018

It's time for another roundup of our most popular content from this month!

#1: Thanksgiving Turkey Brigade

The biggest news of the month was that our Thanksgiving Turkey Brigade fundraiser raised enough money to provide full Thanksgiving meals to 12 local families in need, blowing past our initial goal of raising enough to support five families. 

#2: Black Mountain Rental

Two bedroom two bathroom ground level apartment attached to main house located in Black Mountain on top of mountain road. Very open living space floor plan. All new paint. Lovely outdoor area. 4WD vehicle highly recommended. Washer & dryer provided. Huge screened porch.

Utilities included: electric, water, trash pick-up, wi-fi internet, satellite TV, AC unit
Tenants pay for propane for heater . Perfect location for single person or maximum of two. Owners live in attached house. Application fee $30.00 for credit/criminal background check. Serious inquiries, only.

#3: Flat Laurel Creek Hike

We love showing off all the amazing outdoor adventures we get to go on in the natural playground that is Western North Carolina, and our Instagram followers like these glimpses into our beautiful region.

#4: Asheville, North Carolina: Happiest City in America

"Why are residents of this charming North Carolina city always smiling? Find out in our report on Asheville, NC: one of the happiest cities around" via

#5: Beer Flights!

And unsurprisingly, our fans love content related to beer since we do live and work in and near Beer City aka Asheville. 

What topics would you like to see us cover in our blog next month? Leave a comment and let us know!

Top Content for October 2018

It's that time of the month again... time to share the content that our fan's liked the most this month in hopes that YOU will also find value (and maybe a laugh or smile) from this content too. Which of these five top content pieces is your favorite?

1. Stainless Steel Appliances FTW

Over on Pinterest, people have been digging the stainless steel, sleek kitchen of 115 Portnvaille Road Black Mountain NC. Just under 1900 sq ft. LP smart siding with cedar shakes with hardwoods and tile throughout. Kitchen offers granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.

2. Hope Griffin, Local Musician



Wow! @hopegriffin from #blackmountainnc! #supportlocal #leaf2018 #leaffestival

A post shared by Cottonwood Properties (@cottonwoodproperties) on Every year, the fall L.E.A.F. festival, held in Black Mountain, brings an amazing array of musicians, vendors, and experiences to Lake Eden, This year, we got the chance to watch the extremely talented Hope Griffin, who lives right here in Black Mountain. Hope is described as a folk/Americana singer-songwriter, and " her free-spirited personality and ability to tell beautiful stories through song make her a true force to be reckoned with--and a hard excuse to miss."

Every fall, the L.E.A.F. festival comes to Black Mountain, bringing an array of amazing musicians, vendors, and experiences to Lake Eden. This year, we had the distinct pleasure of seeing local musician Hope Griffin perform. Take a listen and see why this folk/Americana singer-songwriter is making waves for "her free-spirited personality and ability to tell beautiful stories through song mak[ing] her a true force to be reckoned with--and a hard excuse to miss."

3. Fall is HERE!

Fall has finally come to Western North Carolina after a slight delay due to warm temperatures and rainy weather. But it's always worth the wait and our falls are one of the best in the world. We certainly love this time of year!

4. Speaking of Fall...

And since everyone goes crazy for the leafpeeping opportunities in Western North Carolina, it's no surprise that one of our most popular Facebook posts this month was the Fall Color Forecast provided by, an amazing thing for all things WNC! 

5. Apple Butter Festival

And right in tune with the season, people got excited about the Apple Butter Festival in Bakersville, which takes place each year in mid-October. Are you an apple butter fan?

5 Most Popular Pieces of Content for August

Every month, we're going to share a roundup of the five most popular pieces of content that we've shared. We hope you find these fun, interesting, and/or useful too!

1. 24 Hours in Asheville, NC 

Created by Dig Local Asheville, an app that helps you stay on top of daily specials, events, fun things to do, and other deals, this video shares this video in order to answer the question: "What can you pack into a single day in Asheville, NC? A lot! Whether you already dig Asheville, or you’re thinking about visiting, check out all the things that make this mountain town like no other place on the planet."

2.  A peaceful morning has broken at Sheets Gap (MP 252.8). Nothing like starting the day off with a view like this!

Every time we get to drive or hike along the Blue Ridge Parkway, we pinch ourselves because this mountain range and America's Favorite Drive is truly a magical route that we try to enjoy as much as possible! 

3. Western North Carolina has a rich railroad history. Black Mountain celebrates its ties to the railroad and its significance in our community's history each and every day.

Watch the video shared by Visit Black Mountain here.

4. 22 Sellers Lane Black Mountain NC

And the listing that got the most attention this month is this beauty!



5. Those Monday Blues...

Last but not least, we also make sure to share some things to just plain ol' make our followers laugh sometimes, and folks certainly enjoyed this Monday blues post! 

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