Michael Lovett is a senior in the communication program at Western Carolina University. His concentration is in public relations and his minor is marketing. Michael has lived in Jackson County for over ten years, and was very familiar with Dillsboro going into this project. Michael loves the outdoors and living in the mountains, he plans to remain in Western North Carolina after graduation. This summer Michael is beginning an internship with Asheville based firm JB Media, and getting married, before finishing his time at WCU in the fall.
Dillsboro, North Carolina, is a quaint town filled with historic memories and artistic culture. Since the founding in 1889, millions have flocked to the area to escape from fast-paced living, and enjoy the beauty that Dillsboro has to offer. Sitting on U.S. Highway 441 and Federal Highways 19A-23 and State Highway 107, Dillsboro is a hub for traffic every day and provides a station for historians, artists and outdoorsmen. In A Guide to Historic Dillsboro, Tyler Cook, Michael Lovett and Susan Shelton explore the treasures of Dillsboro and provide a detailed narrative of merchants that work hard to make Dillsboro a thriving town. Not only do they look into what makes Dillsboro so great, but provide tales that make you ponder on how the area has affected the nation, and what you can do to make sure your visit to Dillsboro is enjoyable and memorable.