Nestled within the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains and on the bank of the Yadkin River is the town of Wilkesboro. Outdoor recreation draws folks interested in mountain biking, birding and canoeing. The city hosts several festivals, including MerleFest, which celebrates Americana music and is held on the Wilkes Community College campus. The Tyson Foods processing plant, textile and furniture factories, and Lowe's lead the strong business climate in the area.
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