• Bald Guy To Re-Envision Company After Fire

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    Aug. 20, 2016. As the fatal Valle Landing fire was still burning, Don Cox, owner of Bald Guy Brew, was walking in the direction of Watauga River Road, away from the charred rubble, away from where he’s been roasting coffee beans for about three years. Cox parked down the road because emergency officials weren’t letting anyone near the fire, and as he walked away from his labor of love, Cox said it felt like a movie, one where a chapter of someone’s life is closing amidst the smoke and ash and rising sun. By Jesse Wood



  • Business Spotlight: Outdoor Adventure Meets the Elegance of the Arts at Sky Retreat

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    Aug. 19, 2016. The husband-and-wife team Dimitrijus “Dima” and Merin Sazinas moved here from Charlotte and opened the center in April. The retreat boasts 13 beautiful new log cabins that are available for rent, and a host of exciting things to do while you’re there, including mountain biking and hiking, tubing and kayaking, paragliding and tandem rides, ballroom and Latin dance lessons and fitness classes. By Jessica Isaacs. / Read more…



  • Business Spotlight: Carolina BBQ Serves Up Good Food and Good Times in Newland

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    Aug. 18, 2016. If you’re looking for a good time this weekend (or any weekend, for that matter), you ought to sit for a spell at Carolina BBQ in Newland, where the food is great, the people are friendly and there’s always music in the air. Carolina BBQ is a family oriented business in more ways than one. Stop by to eat and you’ll find several members of the Calvert family at work, as well as longtime employees have become part of the Calvert clan, too. By Jessica Isaacs. / Read more…



  • Lost Province Brewing Company Hosts Fundraiser for Bald Guy Brew Sunday

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    Aug. 18, 2016. Join Lost Province this Sunday, Aug. 21 for a fundraiser benefiting Bald Guy Brew. On Friday, Aug. 12, our community suffered a great loss when Valle Landing was destroyed in a fire. We as a community are devastated by the loss of life and business. / Read more…



  • Potters of the Blue Ridge Plates and Platters on Display at Doe Ridge Through Aug. 19

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    Aug. 10, 2016. “Bob has been in pottery in Watauga County for 40 years. He started at Appalachian State after leaving the military. He was a marine,” said Carol King, office manager and featured artist at Doe Ridge. “He came to school here, discovered pottery, fell in love with it and kept on doing it. The artists in this show are either his students, people who have worked with him or for him or have been in some way associated with him over the years.” By Jessica Isaacs. / Read more…



  • AMB and High Gravity to Host ‘Mountain Ninja Warrior’ Competition on Saturday, Aug. 20

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    Aug. 17, 2016.Appalachian Mountain Brewery and High Gravity Adventures have teamed up to host the Mountain Ninja Warrior competition, a fundraiser based on the television series, “American Ninja Warrior,” which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20. Compete to show your skills from noon to 5 p.m. or stop by to see it in action from 6-9 p.m. By Emily Willis / Read more…



  • NC Painters Tony Griffin and Gregory Smith to Open at the Art Cellar Gallery Aug. 18

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    Aug. 16, 2016. One of this season’s much anticipated exhibitions opens at The Art Cellar Gallery this week featuring highly regarded NC painters, Tony Griffin and Gregory Smith. This two man exhibition “Continued Explorations” features both artists continued explorations of the regional landscape, aging structures and other focused views of the character and landmarks of the region. / Read more…



  • Knitting with Alpacas: Local Photographer Shares Images from Apple Hill Farm

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    Aug. 15, 2016. “On Saturday, I visited Apple Hill Farm in Banner Elk to observe the monthly knitting with alpacas session. Guests sit in the grove and knit as alpacas graze behind them,” she said. “It was interesting to see the whole process — the alpacas produced the wool; it was spun and hand dyed on the farm; sold in the store; and then, it was being turned into interesting projects!” Photos by Cindy McEnery / Read more…



  • Tractor Supply Company To Open in Boone on Old US 421 South as Early as October

    Aug. 11, 2016. Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today announced that construction is underway on a new location in Boone, the Company’s 69th location in North Carolina. / Read more…



  • Photos: Boone Chamber Celebrates Award Winners, Anniversaries, New Leadership

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    Aug. 10, 2016. Members of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce convened Monday night at Tweetsie Railroad for a night of wild west fun, friendship and recognition. The crew enjoyed a Cowboy BBQ buffet, music from the Watauga Community Band before the program and experienced the park later in the evening. Photos by Jan Todd. / Read more…



  • WHAT’S GOING ON? at Old Parthenon Cafe Space? Realtor To Open Taco/Tequila Joint

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    Aug. 10, 2016. In a college town, “tacos and tequila” sounds like a solid business plan. David Welsh, a former realtor with Caldwell Banker Blair and Associates for nearly 20 years, is behind the “extensive renovation” underway at the old Parthenon Café. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • HGA and AMB to Host Mountain Ninja Warriors Fundraising Competition Aug. 20

    Aug. 2, 2016. On Saturday, August 20, eight local nonprofit organizations will team up with High Country businesses to compete in High Gravity Adventures’ and Appalachian Mountain Brewery’s first ever Mountain Ninja Warrior competition. Inspired by the popular “American Ninja Warrior” television series, the Mountain Ninja Warrior competition will put athletes through a challenging race against the clock, where they will take on High Gravity Adventures’ ground and aerial obstacles in a race to the top of the course. A nonprofit and business will form a team in a quest to raise money for the nonprofit, selecting one male and one female athlete to conquer the course. / Read more…



  • Boone Real Estate Report: Interest Rates Fall Near Record Low as Sales Surge

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    Aug. 1, 2016. The local real estate economy continues to follow a familiar tune – sales hit new highs, interest rates remain near historic lows, and inventory is just keeping up with the pace. Those three trends combined for an incredible month of sales in June, when local Realtors® sold more homes that month than they have in almost nine years. It’s a good time to be in the market. / Read more…



  • Animal Emergency & Pet Care Clinic’s Linzey Named Veterinarian of the Year in NC

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    July 27, 2016. Boone veterinarian, Dr. David W. Linzey, was recently named 2016 North Carolina Veterinarian of the Year by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association. “I am truly grateful for receiving this award in recognition of many years of service and contribution to the veterinary profession in our state,” Linzey said. / Read more…



  • A Sign of the Times: Shannon’s Curtain to Close After 31 Years of Business in Boone

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    July 25, 2016. Family owned and operated under the same roof since 1985, Shannon’s Curtain, Bed and Bath has offered its clientele long-lasting, high quality, moderately priced home textiles and décor from day one. Limited access to merchandise due to overseas manufacturing is one of several reasons the shop isn’t making enough sales to stay in business. By Jessica Isaacs. Photos by Ken Ketchie. / Read more…



  • Oils by Impressionist Sheila Hancock at Alta Vista Gallery, Reception July 23

    July 18, 2016. There are definitely “Mountain Vistas” in Valle Crucis ― even indoors ― in Alta Vista Gallery’s new show with that title, featuring oils by Sheila Wood Hancock, an Impressionist who excels at painting High Country landscapes. On Saturday, July 23, the public is invited to meet the artist at the show’s opening reception from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The show is hanging now through August 15. / Read more…



  • Business Spotlight: Head Out to Horse Country for a Stay at Leatherwood Mountains Resort

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    July 20, 2016. The variety of lodging options and luxury amenities combined with a pristine natural environment make the perfect recipe for your next mountain getaway, whether you’re crossing the country to get here or just driving down the road. Story and Photos by Jessica Isaacs. / Read more…



  • This Week at Linville Falls Winery: The Harris Bros, Clay Lunsford, Yoga, Art in the Barn

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    July 18, 2016. It has been a beautiful and busy summer at Linville Falls Winery. Many talented musicians have been featured on the patio thus far, and there are many more to come as live music continues through the season from 2-5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Also this weekend, enjoy Yoga in the Vineyard and the latest art class. / Read more…



  • Coffee Talk with Artist David Birmingham Set for Saturday, July 16 at Art Cellar Gallery

    July 12, 2016. Birmingham’s oils on canvas transport viewers to the mountain vistas, tree lined roads and waters edge of the mountain region.His ability to capture the light, shadow and mood of his subjects has developed over his lifetime, as he traveled the world sketching and painting the scenes around him. During this talk the artist will give insight into his interesting artists journey, sharing his passion for all the arts and his vast knowledge as a studio artist and a teacher. / Read more…



  • Go Ahead and Play Me: Photos from Banner Elk’s Downtown Piano Project Unveiling

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    July 12, 2016. Pedestrians in Banner Elk now have music to stroll by thanks to the “Go Ahead, Play Me” public art project. Six pianos placed throughout downtown encourage passersby to take a minute and tickle the ivories. The Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce worked with Lees-McRae College to present the project, which debuted Saturday, July 9, and will continue for approximately a month. Photos by Ken Ketchie. / Read more…



  • All Aboard the Summit Express: Enjoy Scenic Lift Rides at Sugar Mountain This Summer

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    July 7, 2016. Didn’t make it out to Sugar Mountain this past ski season? Don’t worry; you can still experience the brand new Summit Express on a scenic lift ride, which are offered each weekend through Sept. 4 this summer. On this super cool six-seater, there’s plenty of room for your family and friends to tag along. Cushy seats, comfortable foot rests and gentle loading and unloading guarantee a great experience. Lift ticket prices are $14 for a one-time ride, $35 for an all-day ticket and children ages 4 and under ride free with an adult. By Jessica Isaacs. Photo by Ken Ketchie. / Read more…



  • Piano Project Unveiling, Paint Out Competition Slated for Second Saturday in BE July 9

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    July 7, 2016. If you’ve never had the chance to explore the charming town of Banner Elk, there’s no better time to jump right in than this weekend’s Second Saturday festivities. On the second Saturday of every month this summer, the Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce and a variety of local businesses will team up to offer additional family fun, exciting specials and plenty of reasons to take a stroll through the downtown area. By Jessica Isaacs. Photo by Ken Ketchie. / Read more…



  • Future Work Prosperity Tour In Boone July 7 To Focus on Job Disruption and Emerging Skills

    July 6, 2016. The Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) at NC State University will head to Boone, NC in the Northwest Regional Prosperity Zone on July 7 as part of its statewide FutureWork Prosperity Tour. With support from Duke Energy Foundation and Local Government Federal Credit Union, along with regional partners, Appalachian State University and Catawba Valley Community College, IEI staff and friends will travel by bus to each of North Carolina’s eight Prosperity Zones, as defined by the NC Department of Commerce. / Read more…



  • New Porch Provides Beautiful Outdoor Seating and Expansion at Vidalia Restaurant

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    July 1, 2016.A long overdue, highly anticipated outdoor expansion has been added to serve as the perfect summer compliment to Vidalia, a local upscale restaurant.  By Angela Gazzillo / Read more…



  • Don’t Miss Rising Nashville Star Whitney Layne at Café Portofino Friday Night


    June 30, 2016. Country music up-and-comer Whitney Layne will play a special show on Porto’s famous patio beginning at 5 p.m. and will play songs including her popular 2015 single, “Broke But Tan.” Ray’s Weather calls for sunshine and good times, so stop by for dinner and drinks and kick back to some great new music. By Jessica Isaacs. / Read more…



  • 125 Years of High Country History: Photos from the Green Park Inn’s Anniversary Gala

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    June 29, 2016. This summer, the resort celebrates its 125th anniversary in the High Country, and local leaders, descendants of the original developers and friends in the community gathered there on Saturday for a gala in honor of the milestone. Lorry Mulhern, the inn’s general manager, said the event saw a great turnout and guests enjoyed a beautiful atmosphere, great service and a wonderful evening of dinner, drinks, dancing and music. By Jessica Isaacs. Photo by Ken Ketchie. / Read more…



  • ‘A Great Crowd’ Turns Out to Meet Artist William Dunlap at the Art Cellar in Banner Elk

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    June 27, 2016. “He has such great energy and enthusiasm — it’s very contagious. He has such a nice, disarming nature in some ways, and he makes you want to join in the conversation or just sit back and see what he’s going to say next,” said Liz Brown. “He’s just fascinating because he has such a vast knowledge of art history and his own artistic intent and energy is just so alive.” By Jessica Isaacs. Photos by Ken Ketchie. / Read more…



  • Photos: Wine and Beer Festival at Linvile Falls Winery a Huge Success for Avery Chamber

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    June 27, 2016. The chamber sold nearly 200 tickets in advance and the event saw a steady crowd of 400-500 people at a time throughout the afternoon. Featured local vendors included: Banner Elk Winery and Villa, Booneshine Brewing Company, Grandfather Vineyard, Linville Falls Winery, Flat Top Brewing Company and Beech Mountain Brewing Company. By Jessica Isaacs. Photos by Ken Ketchie. / Read more…



  • William Dunlap: Meet the Acclaimed Artist with High Country Ties at Art Cellar June 26

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    June 17, 2016. This award-winning artist has made a name for himself as a distinguished painter, sculptor and arts lecturer over the past four decades. He will soon head back to the Blue Ridge Mountains, a place that holds a part of his own history, for a show and reception at Banner Elk’s own Art Cellar Gallery. By Jessica Isaacs. / Read more…



  • Short Mean Fiction: Celebrated Artist William Dunlap to Share New Book in Banner Elk

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    June 21, 2016. Dunlap will be in town this weekend to share about his new book, Short Mean Fiction — a collection of vignettes focused on notes and characters from his sketchbooks developed over 40 years of making art. Born, neglected and recently rediscovered, Dunlap’s entirely fictitious characters are figments of his unchecked imagination. His storytelling employs much of the same “hypothetical realism” that is applied to his artwork. By Jessica Isaacs. / Read more…



  • A Cleaner World Opens New Store in Linville, Offering Seamstresses a New Opportunity

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    June 23, 2016. A Cleaner World and C.W. Alterations have opened a new store in Linville, providing customers with not only a more convenient location, but the opportunity to work closely with seamstresses Sharon Crump and Nicole Wagoner.  By Angela Gazzillo / Read more…



  • Grab a Drink: Avery County Wine and Beer Festival is Back June 25 in Linville Falls

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    June 16, 2016. Have you been dying to try some local craft beer and wine but haven’t had the time to tour them all? If so, the Avery County Chamber of Commerce will bring them all to one spot for you next weekend. By Jessica Isaacs. / Read more…



  • Meet Contemporary Impressionist Painter Joan Sporn at Alta Vista Gallery on Saturday

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    June 22, 2016. The public is invited to Alta Vista Gallery in Valle Crucis to chat with the artist on Saturday, June 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served at the reception and the show will hang through mid July. Sporn’s latest batch of 23 oils are different from her past work. Artwork by Joan Sporn. / Read more…



  • White Fence Farm Opens New Rental Property in Blowing Rock, Ribbon Cutting Set for Friday

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    June 22, 2016. Want to take a sneak peek at Blowing Rock’s latest vacation rental? Owners Fulton and Denise Lovin invite you to swing by and check the place out on Friday before you hit the town for the evening. The ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 24 at the cottage, 250 Sunset Drive. Stop by to tour the house and enjoy wine and cheese before you head across the street to the Inn at Ragged Gardens for Best Cellar’s weekly live music. By Jessica Isaacs. / Read more…



  • Join the Green Park Inn’s 125th Anniversary Festivities at Friday’s Community Open House

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    June 21, 2016. “The Green Park Inn has been a part of this community since before the town was a town. There was a community here that was known as Green Park before the town was incorporated,” said Lorry Mulhern. “It is integral to the identity of Blowing Rock and the High Country, and this is a good opportunity to invite people to celebrate the milestone.” By Jessica Isaacs. Photo by Michelle Hrin Photography. / Read more…



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