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About High Country Press

High Country Press was established 05-05-05 by Ken Ketchie along with the help of many writers, editors, designers, sales, and support staff. On Feb. 29, 2012, the newspaper made the transition to the World Wide Web. On 02-02-22, Sam Garrett was named as the new publisher.

Our web based newspaper www.highcountrypress.com serves Watauga, Avery, and Ashe counties of Northwestern North Carolina. The publication is based in Boone, focusing on news, community information, and events in Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Linville, West Jefferson, and other surrounding areas of the High Country.

High Country Press Publications publishes the High Country Magazine twelve times a year and a seasonal Visitor Guide for the summer, fall, and winter seasons.

Mailing address: High Country Press • P.O. Box 152 • Boone, NC 28607

Email: info@highcountrypress.com

Advertising: Email michelle@highcountrypress.com

Letters to the Editor: Email sam@highcountrypress.com

Calendar Submissions: Email info@highcountrypress.com

Internship Opportunities: Email sam@highcountrypress.com


Sam Garrett – Publisher

Michelle Harrell – Advertising Director

Ashley Poore – Creative Director

Harley Nefe – Editor

Anna Beth Adcock – High Country Magazine – Writer

Josh Floyd – Photographer

Tim Gardner – Writer – Avery County

Sarah Mathis – Intern – App State

Peter Morris – High Country Magazine – Writer/Photographer

Sherrie Norris – Writer

Kris Testori – Writer – Blowing Rock

Jan Todd – High Country Magazine – Writer/Photographer

Zach Hill – Writer – Boone