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April's Calendar of Events in Ashe County!
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How To Determine A Price For Your NC Mountain Home!
Survey About Buyers in the NC High Country!
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Improvements for Selling Your NC Mountain Home!
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Fresco Paintings in West Jefferson NC

The Frescoes Paintings in West Jefferson NC and the Frescoes in Glendale Springs NC are a major tourist attraction, and very important to the region's economy. Those who do visit Ashe County NC for the frescoes typically include visits to our art galleries, restaurants, shops, and the famous Ashe County Cheese Factory here in West Jefferson NC.

During the 1970s, internationally renowned fresco artist Ben Long created these magnificent works of art in two small antique churches here in Ashe County NC. Each is significant to the Christian community. His first frescoes was done in Saint Mary's Episcopal Church on the southwestern side of West Jefferson NC. There you will see his image of Mary Great with Child, John the Baptist, and The Mystery of Faith. A few years later he created a life-size depiction of the Last Supper at the Holy Trinity Church in Glendale Springs NC. 

Thousands of people visit the frescoes each year both for their religious significance and because they are beautiful works of art. Many have visited numerous times. And for those of us who have the privilege of living in Ashe County, we go often because it is a favorite place to take out of town family and friends.

The Ashe County Frescoes Foundation was created by community members for the purpose of protecting and preserving these works of art. The organization was established as a North Carolina nonprofit corporation with a board of directors - a majority of whom cannot be members of the Episcopal congregation. Donations can be made to the organization and are used only for expenses related to these unique and great works of art.

While visiting the frescoes or any of the attractions Ashe County has to offer come by A1 Mountain Realty and let the expert Ashe County NC Realtors show you Homes for Sale in Western North Carolina or Land for Sale in Western North Carolina. Whatever your need Ellen or Gwen can help you find that perfect piece of Ashe County Real Estate you have been dreaming of.




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Fleetwood Falls
In the scenic Blue Ridge mountains of western North Carolina is a quiet place called Fleetwood.  Here recreation doesn't move in the fast lane; its pace leaves one renewed. Nearby are fine public golf courses and the south's best ski resorts. Fleetwood Falls is located in beautiful Ashe County, just a few miles off US 221, between West Jefferson and Boone, North Carolina.    There's a community called Fleetwood Falls which takes its name after the... click here for more

April's Calendar of Events in Ashe County!
April is a good month to take that vacation and travel to the North Carolina Mountains and watch all this beauty unfold. Special rates can be found if you're just coming for a visit or if you happen to be in the market for a home or land, it's a great time to begin looking for that dream home. It's an excellent time of the year to be in the Blue Ridge Mountains.      ... click here for more

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