Brought to you by Mountain Alliance, the Blowing Rock WinterFest Silent Auction & Raffle takes place Saturday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Blowing Rock is home to countless restaurants, each boasting unique menus and signature items, making the task of choosing where to eat a difficult one.
Visitors to WinterFest will now have a low-cost option to enjoy their weekend in Blowing Rock as, for the first time, an ice skating rink will be available for patrons to skate on.To be located at the basketball courts in Blowing Rock Memorial Park, Harrison Herbst of the Blowing Rock Chambe…
BOONE — The town of Boone and the Jones House Community Center announce that the annual downtown Boone Christmas Parade will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.
While many live in the High Country for the wonderful colors and feel of autumn, each winter seems to arrive quicker than the last. Residents and visitors of the mountains must always be prepared for frigid temperatures, icy streets and car troubles.
Trees. Trees. Trees. The High Country is full of them. Specifically the type of trees that are decorated during the Christmas season. No matter what size, shape or type you’re looking for, you will be able to find the perfect tree for you and your family on a farm in the High Country.
Autumn casts a colorful reflection on Grandfather Lake, as fog shrouds Grandfather Mountain above. Much of the foliage on the mountain is at or near peak color, with leaves also changing at lower elevations. According to Dr. Howie Neufeld, Appalachian State University professor of biology pr…
The place of the general store is an iconic stalwart of small-town communities. Prior to the advent of the “big-box” stores so prevalent today, the general store was a cornerstone to the local consumer. Carrying a wide range of merchandise, the small structures served as a community hangout …
One of the most popular recreational activities in the High Country, nothing beats enjoying a cool day riding on the roads of the Appalachian Mountains while embracing the beautiful sites of the changing leaves of autumn.
This time of year, especially around the High Country, the questions invariably arise: “When will the colors of fall cover the High Country?” and “When will they be at their peak?”
Visitors looking to immerse themselves in the autumn mountain atmosphere will find tons of mountain biking trails that will be sure to not disappoint.
BOONE — The campus of Appalachian State University was recently the site of tower cranes making intricate maneuvers to install the outdoor sculptures selected for the 31st Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition.
BOONE — An Appalachian Summer Festival will present diverse works of theatre and dance to captivate and inspire audiences from all backgrounds.
The village of Gordon south of Edinburgh in Berwickshire is the earliest documented Scottish home of the Gordons. Adam Gordon was granted land in Long-Gordon in Berwickshire by Malcolm III, and in 1093 Adam fought with him and died by his side at the Battle of Alnwick. The Border Gordons rem…
Arts and crafts have also remained an important part of the economic development of the High Country communities with towns and counties benefiting from the gifts and talents of our artisans and craftsmen.
For more than a half century, some of the finest craftspeople and artisans in the Southeast have made regular trips to Blowing Rock to participate in Art in the Park.
For more than six decades, the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in Linville has served as a grand tartan reunion where clans gather from around the world to celebrate their Scottish heritage.
BLOWING ROCK – SAVOR Blowing Rock returns Thursday, April 20, through Sunday, April 23 with over 50 official events in which revelers can enjoy all things wine, brew, spirits, grilling and everything in between.
ASHEVILLE — The U.S. Forest Service encourages visitors to the National Forests of North Carolina to use caution when recreating this winter because of additional hazards in the woods.
BLOWING ROCK — On snowy, wintry nights, the Chetola’s holiday lights can be seen from the road, glowing in all colors behind the snow-capped trees.
WATAUGA — As autumn hues begin to creep into the High Country hillsides, there are multiple resources for planning your trip to view the annual fall color display.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is particularly popular among visitors in autumn, offering scenic overlooks and opportunities to experience the beautiful colors of the changing leaves.
These hills are alive with a variety of activity during the autumn season — it’s all about football for some, clearing out, cleaning out and preparing for winter for others — and for many, it’s about getting a head start on Christmas.
Residents of the High Country, as well as numerous visitors come to the region each late autumn, often with families in tow, to find and purchase that perfect Christmas tree to adorn the home and celebrate the season.
The towns of Banner Elk and Beech Mountain have teamed up to celebrate Independence Day weekend. The inaugural Mile High Fourth of July takes place July 1-4 and includes fireworks, barbecue, nine bands, a parade and more.
For a relaxing, easy and enjoyable activity, visit the Daniel Boone Native Gardens in Boone, where hundreds of native species from North Carolina are represented, including trees, wildflowers and ferns.