Sept. 17, 2012. Grayson Highlands State Park’s 36th Annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a $6 per day parking fee. This event is sponsored by the Rugby Volunteer Rescue Squad, Fire Department, and ladies auxiliary.
Aug. 6, 2012. A 1989 Jeep Cherokee combusted into flames as the driver was traveling down Howard Street in downtown Boone shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday night. Nobody was hurt, and the Boone Fire Department contained the blaze within a matter of minutes, but the scene drew a number of onlookers and police and fire personnel. It is estimated that the vehicle was left unsalvageable.
BY GREG HINCE