By Paul T. Choate
July 12, 2012. The July 2012 Commemorative Doc Watson edition of High Country Magazine is now available, and it was worth the wait! This month’s issue features the legendary musician on the cover in memory of his passing and also includes an extensive profile of his life by Jesse Wood.
In addition to the story on Doc, this issue also features stories on:
• the “road to rescue” for animals at the Ashe County Animal Shelter, by Clare Tager
• a profile on local potter, Bob Meier and his shop, Doe Ridge Pottery, by Ethan Woodhouse
• prolific local artist Debbie Arnold and her 25+ years experience, by Rebecca Gitlen
• the always-popular summer dining guide, compiled by our staff
• Henry Vaughn and his high-end woodshop in Foscoe, by Jesse Wood; and
• Chuck Weber’s “wild west” themed 8,600-square-foot home in the Linville Ridge Country Club, by Linda Kramer
The magazine takes a look at the seemingly endless High Country road construction projects as the Parting Shot, as well as the usual run of great insider tips, fascinating facts, conversation starters and fun stuff to do — the Mountain Echoes!
Mountain Echoes this month feature a profile on local banjo prodigy, 14-year-old Brandy Miller, the tale of the Appalachian State baseball team’s best season ever, information about the brand new Dan and Dianne May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at Lees-McRae, a look at a great 50’s-style diner — Troy’s 105 Diner — on Highway 105 in Boone, details on the upcoming SugarBrew festival and a look at the 21st annual Fine Art and Mastercraft Festival in Banner Elk.
As usual, the issue will also feature an extensive calendar of events and six “Don’t Forget” events, so you can plan your whole summer. Also be sure to check out our fashion shoot on pages 44-47, featuring models from BJ’s Resortwear, the Doncaster Outlet, M.C. Adams Clothier and Gladiola Girls.
To all our readers, thank you so much for reading us!
Pick one up at any of your favorite distribution spots in the High Country. You can also read the entire magazine online at hcpress.com/high-country-magazine-online.