Susan Shelton is a senior at Western Carolina University, majoring in communication, a concentration in public relations and minoring in religion. Raised as a city girl, it didn’t take her long to fall in love with the mountains and the local community. Since attending Western,she has spent countless hours hiking, swimming, and just enjoying the outdoors. For as long as she can remember, she has loved exploring, and she plans to see as much of this world as she can. Her hope is that her career will help her accomplish that. Her goal is to live and work abroad for a non-profit organization. She will be spending Summer 2014 interning with the Town of Dillsboro and the Town of Sylva promoting A Guide to Historic Dillsboro as well as promoting the 125th Anniversary event taking place in September.
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.