Our small towns are nestled in the forests and near pastures of the ancient Uwharrie Mountains. Our eight counties include the Yadkin and Pee Dee rivers and a chain of sparkling lakes. We live in close proximity to numerous 5 million people in growing metropolitan areas - Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, NC and Spartanburg and Florence SC - yet enjoy a quality and pace of life that sets us worlds apart. Here visitors can discover some of what the area has to offer. Click on the Area Map above to find accommodations, attractions, dining, outdoor recreation and cultural recreation, and beautiful scenic byways. You can also choose from the links below to learn more about all that our region has to offer.