February 15, 2019 John Mangan, a member of the Board of Directors at Linville Resorts, Inc. has received one of the University of Georgia Athletics Department’s most prestigious honors. Mangan, a letterwinner and All-America tennis player at the University of Georgia, as well as a highly-successful businessman and philanthropist, was named the Hartman Award recipient for the past 2018 year at the university’s annual Circle of Honor Gala February 8th. Named for the late Bill Hartman, Georgia’s longtime kicking coach and chairman of the Georgia Student Educational Fund (Bulldog Club), the Hartman Award is one of the greatest honors given to a former University of Georgia student-athlete. The Hartman Award has been presented annually since 1992 and recognizes former Georgia student-athletes who have demonstrated excellence in their profession and/or in service to others by 20 or more years of superior performance after graduation. Only former varsity athletes who have received a baccalaureate degree from Georgia can be considered for the award. By Tim Gardner
June 5, 2017. State public health officials have announced that the Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital in Linville is the recipient of a $6.5-million grant to expand mental health and substance abuse services at the Avery County facility. By Michael Gebelein | Carolina Public Press
May. 4, 2017. High Country lovers of music, native cuisine and local craft beer, wine and cocktails should mark their calendars for next Saturday, May 13 when the Old Hampton Store in Linville will kick off Ramp Festival 2017. The festival will feature live music from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and local dishes and drinks, many of which are inspired by the famous plant of Appalachian folklore.
By Bailey Faulkner
May. 9, 2017. True Appalachian State University sports fans should clear their calendars on Friday, June 23 for the inaugural “Legends Gala” hosted by ASU athletics. The event, which will be held at the stunning Camp Yonahnoka in Linville, will offer attendees a chance to show their support for the university’s athletics. The gala will feature legendary college football coach Mack Brown along with a number of other longtime sports elites with ties to the High Country. By Bailey Faulkner – Photo Courtesy of App State Athletics
Sept. 21, 2016. Linville Ridge is pleased to announce that the Linville Ridge Employee Scholarship Fund Auction was held on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. The fall themed fundraising event, in support of employees, was attended by members and guests who bid on spa services, clinics and lesson, private catered dinners, wine tastings and employee decorated pumpkins and raised a record breaking $73,285.00. This is twenty percent more than what was raised in 2015.
July 28, 2016. On Friday, August 26 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., join us in a special event to celebrate the spectacular attributes of Grandfather Mountain and 100 years of NC State Parks. Host of Expeditions with Patrick McMillan and Director of the South Carolina Botanical Garden, Dr. McMillan will present a moving and inspiring lecture about the 5946’ mountain which is home to over 70 threatened or endangered species.
July 26, 2016. As the weekend approaches and you find yourself searching for fun things to do, try checking out one of the High Country’s many free concerts! Several towns and organizations in the area host a weekly summer music series, and these events are perfect for relaxing on a summer evening, socializing with the community and listening to some great live music. See our guide below for details about this weekend’s concerts.
July 21, 2016. As the weekend approaches and you find yourself searching for fun things to do, try checking out one of the High Country’s many free concerts! Several towns and organizations in the area host a weekly summer music series, and these events are perfect for relaxing on a summer evening, socializing with the community and listening to some great live music. See our guide below for details about this weekend’s concerts.
July 12, 2016. Carlton Gallery’s 34th Spring Group Exhibition which includes an Artists’ Spotlight “Perceptions of Nature” with Debbie Arnold, Tonya Bottomley and Trena McNabb is extended to run through July 17.
June. 29, 2016. Blaring bagpipes, astounding athletes and tons of tartans converge in Western North Carolina July 7-10 for the 61st annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. As the Games continue in their sixth decade, they hearken back to the rich cultural traditions of Scotland in a setting not so different from the mountains and glens 3,600 miles away.
June 20, 2016. The 92nd annual Singing on the Mountain gospel music festival comes to Grandfather Mountain in Linville Sunday, June 26, featuring a sermon by Andrew Greer and musical performances by the Primitive Quartet, Rick Webb Family, Michael Combs, the Cockman Family, Amantha Mill, Patricia Smith, The Parsons and Smokey Mountain Reunion.
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
June 14, 2016. It was the first major renovation of the ridge-top space since it was completed in 1984. “The update, was long overdue,” stated Scott Lutgert, owner and developer of Linville Ridge. “Our loyal members are very important to us,” Lutgert added. “All of the changes we’ve made are focused on continuing to give them a quality experience in the mountains.”
May 31, 2016. It was built in 1920. Today, current owners Abigail and Steve Sheets have invested countless hours and a lot of money into improving the historic general store and surrounding buildings, which now house a classic North Carolina barbecue restaurant, a trading post, an art gallery, an antique store and, new this summer, a tavern. By Jessica Isaacs.
May 4, 2016. “Naturalist Weekend provides a collection of unique programs that aim to connect people with the diversity of life found on Grandfather Mountain,” said Mickey Shortt, director of education and natural resources for the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation. “The foundation and its partners use the weekend to celebrate the arrival of spring on the mountain and share it with visitors to the area.”
April 6, 2016. The stunning grounds of Linville Falls Winery will play host to this month’s event, which will feature some of its award-winning wines, live music from Dave Calvert and a sampling of food from other local establishments. This time around, Elk Mountain Riding Company will be on hand, giving you a chance to tour the grounds on horseback. By Jessica Isaacs. Photos by Ken Ketchie.