• Get Your Head Wet at Valle Crucis Community Park; American Fisheries Grant Promotes Aquatic Exploration

    April 24, 2018.  Valle Crucis Community Park will offer masks and snorkels for visitors to explore local waterways this summer, thanks to a grant from the North Carolina Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. The snorkels were provided by Two World Divers of Boone, and will be available for checkout from the park office. According to Kevin Hining, Northern Mountain Education Specialist with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, “The snorkels will provide an excellent opportunity for park visitors to better explore the many unique aquatic critters in the Watauga River.” Snorkel users should exercise caution when moving rocks or other aquatic habitat so as not to disturb these vital ecosystems. “Moving too many rocks can change the environment in ways that could potentially harm delicate species such as salamanders and insect larvae. Carefully turning over rocks to see what lies beneath is the goal,” according to Andy Hill, Watauga Riverkeeper and Valle Crucis Community Park Board Member. / Read more…



  • 34th Annual Valle Crucis Community Park Benefit Auction Held August 26 at the Apple Barn

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    July 26, 2017.Valle Crucis Community Park is a local treasure in the High Country. “The Park,” is a nonprofit organization that survives on donations. All are encouraged to join in the community effort of supporting the Valle Crucis Community Park through the 34th Annual Valle Crucis Community Park Benefit Auction. There is a wide variety of donations from local stores, restaurants, retailers, artists, attractions, and so much more! All proceeds go to help maintain the park.  / Read more…



  • Mast General Store of Boone and Valle Crucis to Host Land Trust Day this Saturday, June 3

    June 1, 2017. On Saturday, June 3, the Mast Stores in Boone and Valle Crucis will welcome the Blue Ridge Conservancy (Valle Crucis) and the New River Conservancy (Boone) to the stores in celebration of Land Trust Day. Volunteers will answer questions about the organizations, and will offer information about the benefits of protecting land. Mast will donate 20% of the day’s sales to support conservation efforts. / Read more…



  • High Country Audubon Society Erects Chimney Swift Tower in Valle Crucis Community Park

    May. 9, 2017. Visitors to Valle Crucis Community Park this spring will notice a new structure in the corner of the park behind the Visitors Center. It looks like a wooden chimney on metal legs and is designed to serve as a nest site for some of the park’s chimney swifts. / Read more…



  • SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: Alpaca Farm Day Tours at Apple Hill Farm

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    Sept. 19, 2016. Join Apple Hill Farm in discounted walking tours of the farm for the ‘Alpaca Farm Day’ this Saturday and Sunday. Guests will have the chance to get up close and personal with alpacas, llamas, guardian donkeys, angora goats, horses, and more! By Emily Willis / Read more…



  • THIS SATURDAY: Meet Impressionist Oil Painter Amos Westmoreland at Alta Vista Gallery

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    Sept. 21, 2016.Impressionist oil painter Amos Westmoreland is also a Colorist, and he’s bringing the colors of autumn into Alta Vista Gallery in Valle Crucis with a new show, “All Nature Sings.” The public is invited to meet the artist and hear his story at the show’s opening reception on Saturday, September 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. / Read more…



  • Contra Dances at the Apple Barn in Valle Crucis Continue This Weekend on Saturday

    Aug. 17, 2016.Get ready to dance at the Apple Barn in Valle Crucis on Saturday, Aug. 20! Whether or not you know how to contra dance, everyone is encouraged and welcomed to come out and have a turn at it, starting with a beginners dancer workshop at 7:30 p.m. and the dancing continues from 8-11 p.m. By Emily Willis / Read more…



  • Summer Concerts in the High Country: Your Guide to Enjoying Free Live Music This Weekend

    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. / Read more…



  • Hidden Gems Available at Holy Cross Episcopal Church Rummage Sale July 14-16

    July 7, 2016.With a little time and effort, shoppers can track down treasures during the rummage sale at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, located on Highway 194 in Valle Crucis. The sale begins on Thursday, July 14, and runs until Saturday, July 16. The sale is open each day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and admission is free. / Read more…



  • Valle Crucis Community Park’s New Welcome Center Brings Workshops and Opportunities

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    June 27 2016. A new welcome center at the Valle Crucis Community Park housed guests Thursday evening, June 16, for a celebration of its grand opening equip with food, refreshments and an official ribbon cutting ceremony. By Angela Gazzillo / 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…



  • High Country Audubon Society to Meet April 19, Albers to Discuss Tree Swallow Expansion

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    Feb. 25, 2016.Want to learn about local bird populations and other wildlife? The National Audubon Society can help you with that! Get involved with the High Country chapter of the society to take advantage of the events and the programs it offers. These mountains have a one-of-a-kind birding experience! By Kaitlan Morehouse / Read more…



  • Explore the Outdoor Labyrinth at Valle Crucis Conference Center at March 18 Retreat

    March 10, 2016. Have you ever wanted to check out the breathtaking grounds of the Valle Crucis Conference Center? Here’s your chance. Located on more than 450 acres of wooded mountains and farmland, the campus is centered on the historic Mission School and draws in many large and small groups of guests every year. Its countless programs, safe housing, healthy food, reasonable costs and beautiful grounds make it a great place for retreats and get-togethers, but you’ll have a chance to see it for yourself at the Lenten Labyrinth Walk on Friday, March 18. This one-day retreat will take you on a “modern-day pilgrimage” and teach you how the simple outdoor labyrinth on campus can be used to transform your Lenten experience. The Rev. Rebecca Husband-Maynard of Stacking Stones Ministry, an ordained minister in the Baptist tradition, will lead the labyrinth walk. / Read more…



  • High Country Small Plate Crawl: Here’s Your Guide to Participating Restaurants and Menus

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    Jan. 26, 2016. Want to sample the High Country’s best food on the super cheap? Of course you do! Boone Independent Restaurants announces its 2016 High Country Small Plate Crawl and partnership with Blowing Rock’s Winterfest! The crawl kicks off WinterFest on Wednesday, Jan. 27 and will run through Sunday, Jan. 31. / Read more…



  • Coopers Donate 21 Acres of Pristine Valle Crucis Farmland to Blue Ridge Conservancy

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    Jan. 7, 2016. Local residents and conservation advocates John and Faye Cooper recently donated to the Blue Ridge Conservancy more than 20 acres of pristine Valle Crucis farmland, ensuring the property’s future as a valuable part of the community and an educational resource. The Coopers, owners of The Mast General Store, purchased the property in two parcels — the first in the early 1990s and the second almost 10 years later — and knew from the beginning that they needed to protect the land. By Jessica Isaacs. / Read more…



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