Festival Atop Beech: ‘LSD, Mushrooms, Ecstasy. You Name It’s Here,’ Influx of Thousands: ‘Good for Business’

Published Friday, August 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm
Aug. 10, 2012. “It’s been interesting – to say the least.” Referring to The Festival of Gnarnia taking place until Sunday morning, that phrase is recurring among locals atop Beech Mountain. With an influx of 5,000 people, many of them tour kids from out of state who are following the festival circuit, Beech is experiencing a bit of a culture shock. Read more...
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Build a Woodland Creature Home, Hear the Legend of Tom Dooley or Vista-View with Mt. Jefferson Programs

Published Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 12:30 pm
July 31, 2012. Mt. Jefferson Aug. Programs include Tee-shirt painting, nature hikes and the legend of Tom Dooley. Did Tom Dooley murder Laura Foster in the Shadows of the Blue Ridge? You can also build a mini-woodland creature house on Aug. 18. There's plenty of fun stuff to do at Mt. Jefferson. Read more...
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Ashe County Community Read 2012 Looks to Send Participants on “Journeys”

Published Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 9:55 am
July 31, 2012. August 2012 is just around the corner which means so is the start of Ashe County’s Community Read, an annual county-wide engagement in the reading and discussion of a selected book. For Community Read 2012, Ashe County residents are encouraged to participate by reading the book "Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-eyed Stranger" by part-time Ashe County resident and award-winning author Lee Smith. Read more...
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