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The High Hampton Inn is one of the locales in the new "Dirty Dancing."
JOE TENNIS

North Carolina
Towns Featured in
Upcoming 'Dirty
Dancing' Remake
Baby got back to the mountains of North Carolina in
2016. And now? The long-awaited remake of "Dirty
Dancing" shows up on ABC-TV on May 24.
This new "Dancing" stars Abigail Breslin as Baby,
Sarah Hyland as Baby's sister Lisa, Trevor Einhorn as
Neil Kellerman and Colt Prattes as Johnny Castle, the
dancer role made famous by the late Patrick Swayze in
the original big-screen "Dirty Dancing." This 2017 TV
musical is a remake of the 1987 flick filmed at both Lake
Lure, North Carolina, and Mountain Lake, Virginia.
High Hampton Inn of Cashiers, North Carolina,
takes a prominent role in the new movie.
Filming took place at that iconic family resort during

May 2016-with crews capturing the golf course, dining
room and Hampton Lake plus hotel structures that have
been standing since the 1930s.
"There were probably 600 folks here between the
cast and the crew and the extras," says Clifford Meads,
the general manager at High Hampton Inn. "And I was
excited because of all the movie remakes I could think
of, 'Dirty Dancing' fits this property."
Families come to the High Hampton Inn year after
year, says Meads-just like they do in the movie's fictional Kellerman's Resort. "So it fit us to a 'T.'"
To the east, the new cast also spent time on the
Main Street of Hendersonville, North Carolina, as more
shooting took place at the nearby Kanuga Conference
& Retreat Center. They became regulars at restaurants
like Hendersonville's Mountain Deli, where you'll find
an autographed "Dirty Dancing" cast photo on a wall.
"This is where they were hanging out," says the assistant manager, Jerry Fitzgerald. "They absolutely loved
our food. And we were so happy to see them."
Want to go? highhamptoninn.com; mountaindelinc.com

-Joe Tennis

25 Years ago in Blue Ridge
Country
On April 17, the roar of cheering fans and the crunch of popcorn replaces the din of hammers and drills. Opening day of McCormick
Field's 1992 baseball season will be underway . . . McCormick Field's
life has been one of baseball's most colorful: It saw Babe Ruth and Lou
Gehrig hit exhibition-game homers; stock car champions careen down
the track; and movie cameras film Bull Durham.
-Susan Calhoun, writing in the March/April 1992 issue about the $3
million renovation to McCormick Field, home of the Asheville Tourists, who
open their 2017 home season on April 13.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017

Features
Festival Guide 2017
Waterfalls of North Carolina: A Photo Essay
Wytheville Loves Edith
Barry Glick, Garden Guy
Vanishing Landmarks of North Georgia
Cheese!
Departments
From the Editor
Contributors
Mill Creek Stories
Worth a Click
Creature Feature
The Good Walk
Mountain Report
Country Roads
Singing in the Garden
Festivals & Events
Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Intro
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Cover1
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Cover2
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 3
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 4
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 5
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - From the Editor
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Contributors
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 8
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 9
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Mill Creek Stories
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 11
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 12
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 13
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 14
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 15
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Worth a Click
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Creature Feature
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - The Good Walk
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 19
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Mountain Report
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 21
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Country Roads
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Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 25
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Festival Guide 2017
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Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Waterfalls of North Carolina: A Photo Essay
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Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Wytheville Loves Edith
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Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Barry Glick, Garden Guy
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Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Vanishing Landmarks of North Georgia
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Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Cheese!
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