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More Boone North Carolina Magazine articles:

Tweetsie Railroad
See photos and learn about the real Tweetsie . . .

Hickory Ridge Homestead
See photos and learn about the history of the Boone North Carolina area . . .

Horn in the West
See photos and learn about the history of Daniel Boone in the Boone North Carolina area . . .

Blue Ridge Parkway
See photos and learn about the Blue Ridge Parkway near Boone North Carolina . . .

Moses Cone Mansion
See photos and learn about the Moses Cone Mansion near Boone North Carolina . . .

Julian Price Park
See photos and learn about the Julian Price Park near Boone North Carolina . . .

Bass Lake
See photos and learn about Bass Lake near Boone North Carolina . . .

Fall Color in Boone
See photos of the beautiful Fall colors in Boone North Carolina . . .

Winter in Boone
See photos and learn about Winter in Boone North Carolina . . .

Appalachian State
Learn about Appalachian State University history and progress . . .

Downtown Boone
See photos and learn about businesses in downtown Boone . . .

Kraut Creek Festival
Kraut Creek is the nickname of Boone Creek as it flows through downtown Boone. Learn how it got its name and about the festival that celebrates its history ...

Appalachian State Football
Learn about this nationally-known football team ...

Farmers Market
Locally-grown produce and more ...

Ben Long Frescoes
See the works of North Carolina fresco artist Benjamin Long IV ...

Mast General Store
The Mast General Store in Valle Crucis and downtown Boone ...

Valle Crucis Community Park

Valle Crucis Park in Valle Crucis North Carolina 2013

Along with Grandfather Mountain, Valle Crucis is one of the sites most visited by people vacationing in the area. An area whose history is that of a quiet valley where local mountain people long ago picked up their mail and purchased the few "store-bought" goods they could afford, today it is filling up with large, expensive homes, bed-and-breakfasts, a few restaurants and, like so many places, the required "winery."

As Valle Crucis has developed, some local residents have worked together to build a sense of community and the Valle Crucis Community Park has become the center of that growing community

Click here to learn more . . .

2013 Doc and Rosa Lee Watson MusicFest
Sugar Grove NC

Doc and Rosa Lee Watson Music Fest in Sugar Grove North Carolina 2013

The Musicfest in Sugar Grove is still going strong while the memories of Doc and Rosa Lee Watson add energy to this special venue for folk and bluegrass music.

Click here to learn more . . .

Daylilies of the North cxarolina Mountains

Daylilies of the North Carolina Mountains     

It's daylily time in the northern North Carolina Mountains and you will see them growing wild by the roadside and cultivated in manicured gardens. Daylilies are so popular because of the variety of colors, shapes and sizes available. There is no mistaking them for anything else. And we know they won't be there long so we photograph them, stop on the side of the road to gawk at them and, always, smile when we see them.

Raffaldini Winery in Groce North Carolina near Boone NC

Raffaldini Winery
Ronda, NC

There was a time when the mention of North Carolina wines sounded like a desperate attempt to recover from the tobacco market crash. But, the efforts of many individuals, investors, winemakers and researchers have resulted in increasingly credible entries into the wine market.

Raffaldini Winery in Ronda, NC, just one hour from Boone is a full-scale grapes-to-wine winery founded by a family with deep roots in Italian wine making.

Learn more . . .

Watauga County Farmers Market 2013 2013 Watauga County Farmers Market Begins May 4

2013 Watauga County

Farmers Market Begins May 4

Spring planting has begun and winter CSA activity is closing down. It must be time for the Farmers' Market.

After a few years of doubt about the market's location, the Farmers' market will open in its traditional space, the Horn in the West parking lot. The market opens at around 8 a.m. and lasts until noon.

The normally high spirits will be dampened this year by the death this week of leading organic farmer Charles Church. Charles' farm, Watauga River Farms, was an early convert from tobacco to organic vegetable farming and he has been a leader, co-ordinator, cheerleader and, most important, a mentor to many of the area's enthusiastic new organic and sustainable-method farmers.

Click here to go to the Farmers' Market website . . .

Click here to hear an interview with Charles Church . . .

Festival of Flowers Biltmore House Asheville NC

The Biltmore House Starts Its 2013 Festival of Flowers with Orchids

The planners at the Biltmore Estate never think small when planning events. The new tourist season begins each year with the Festival of Flowers and this year they return to one of Frederick Law Olmsted's plans for the gardens . . . orchids.

Click here to learn more . . .

The New River in Gauley Bridge West Virginia

Our New River Ends in Gauley Bridge, West VA

The New River gets 2 starts in Watauga County. One of the oldest rivers on the planet flows north from Ashe County to Virginia and through a wild ride in West Virginia before it meets the Gauley River in Gauley Bridge, West Virginia and, at their confluence, form the "Great Kanawha."

Click here to learn more . . .

Appalachian State Old Time Fiddlers Convention 2013

Appalachian State

Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention

The 5th annual ASU Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention was held in the Plemmons Student Union on Saturday February 9, 2013.

Pickers, strummers and dancers rehearsed in hallways and in stairwells while waiting for their competitions.

Click here to learn more . . .

Wright Brother National Memorial Site

Wright Brothers National Memorial: Kill Devil Hills NC

First in Flight. We see it on license plates and tourism ads but how many make it to the Outer Banks, to Kill Devil Hills, to where two brothers from Ohio changed the world?

While North Carolina claims the site, America claims Wilbur and Orville, two bicycle designers who read about the science that others were gathering on human flight and propelled it forward until they reached their goal.

The center of the Wright Brothers National Memorial Site is a 60 foot monument on a 90 foot hill. That's a lot of elevation on the Outer Banks and it offers a hint of the view from "up there" in a flying machine.

Journey to the memorial by plane and learn about two American heroes . . .

Click here to learn more . . .

Update: Grandfather Mountain State Park

Grandfather Mountain State Park Linville North Carolina

The State of North Carolina purchased "the backcountry" of Grandfather Mountain in 2008, 2 years after Hugh Morton's death, and created the Grandfather Mountain State Park in 2009.

In a complex deal, the Morton family inheritors kept the fun part, called "the attraction", and created a foundation to continue to develop its nature education facilities and to host the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Singing on the Mountain festivals . . .

Click here to learn more . . .

Chimney Rock and Lake Lure North Carolina

Day Trips: Chimney Rock & Lake Lure            

In 1902 Dr. Lucius Morse moved from Missouri to Hendersonville, just south of Asheville, for the more favorable climate to cope with his recently diagnosed tuberculosis. During one of his day trips he found Hickory Nut Gorge and the Chimney Rock rising above the gorge and envisioned a resort attraction to rival any in the east. His vision came true but not by the path he planned . . .

Click here to learn more . . .

MusicFest in Sugar Grove NC 2012

MusicFest 'n Sugar Grove 2012    

For the 15th year in a row, fans showed up at the Historic Old Cove Creek School, home of the Doc Watson Museum, to attend the MusicFest 'n Sugar Grove.

This year they gathered to pay tribute to the show's host Doc Watson, who died this May. The festival's intimate setting has forged a close relationship between audience and musicians here over the years . . .

Click here to learn more . . .

New River Winery

New River Winery    

Local sourcing is a way of life in Boone, fiercely important to many of the area's residents.

Wine shipped from France? Australia? South America or even California? Not necessary any more. In recent years, the foothills region has developed some excellent wines, but even closer to home, in the little town of Lansing, North Carolina, winemakers Darlene Massey and Nic Slaton are making wines almost exclusively from locally-grown grapes and the early reviews are good . . .

Click here to learn more . . .

Doc Watson       
March 3, 1923 - May 29, 2012       

Doc Watson Boone North Carolina

The High Country's most famous citizen, Arthel "Doc" Watson died on Tuesday at age 89. Fans have been gathering at his statue on King St. to celebrate his life.

According to the Watauga Democrat online:

"Funeral arrangements for music legend Doc Watson have been set for Sunday in Deep Gap.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Laurel Springs Baptist Church on U.S. 421 in Deep Gap, according to Hampton Funeral Service. The body will lie in state at the church from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The Rev. Gary Watson and Pastor Larry Young will officiate, and burial will follow in the Doc and Merle Watson Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Laurel Springs Baptist Church. At other times, friends may call at the home of Watson's brother, G. David Watson, at 2930 Deerfield Road in Boone.

For more information, visit http://www.hamptonfuneralnc.com" .

Cove Creek Farm Heritage days 2011

Cove Creek Farm Heritage Days         

On September 17 the Historic Cove Creek School was the scene of the annual Cove Creek Farm Heritage Day celebration. Local farmers and craftspersons demonstrated techniques and products needed more than ever in our community.

Click here to learn more . . .

Jones House Community Center Boone North Carolina

Jones House Concerts on the Lawn         

On Friday August 26 visitors gathered at the Jones House Community Center in downtown Boone to hear local musicians Rick Ward and the Dashboard Hula Boys. The concert series, sponsored by the Mast General Store, is in its 19th year.

Click here to learn more . . .

Watauga Lake Tennessee near Boone North Carolina

Watauga Lake Tennessee

Just 45 minutes from Boone is the easternmost Tennessee TVA lake, Watauga Lake. Billed as one of the cleanest lakes in America, this 16-mile long lake is never crowded with boat traffic and its warm summer water temperatures make it ideal for swimming and boating.

Learn more about one of the best kept secrets in the area . . .

Watauga County Relay for Life Spring Thaw 5k run

Relay For Life Spring Thaw 5k Run

On a cold, wet early April morning more than 100 runners and walkers turned out the the Watauga County Relay for Life Spring Thaw 5k run. The event raises money for the Watauga Counth chapter of the American Cancer Society. . . .

Click here to learn more . . .

Apple Festival 2010 in Boone NC

2010 Hickory Ridge Apple Festival

The 30th annual Apple Festival was held at the Hickory Ridge Homestad Museum on Saturday October 9, a beautiful Fall day. The festival had games, crafts, tours food and some hints of Halloween to come. . . .

Click here to learn more . . .

Continental Divide Trail Race

Health Care in the High Country: Running, Biking, Hiking & More

While the nation as a whole has increasing numbers in the overweight and out-of-shape categories Boone hosts filled-to-capacity mountainous marathons, 100-mile bike races, triathlons and more. . .

Click here to learn more . . .

The 55th annual Farm City Days

55th Farm City Day at
the historic Blair Farm

The 55th annual Farm City Days was held at the historic Blair Farm off of Deerfield Road on Sunday August 15. Visitors were treated to up-close visits with farm animals, free ice cream and a chance to tour one of the oldest surviving houses in Watauga County.. . .

Click here to learn more . . .

Blowing Rock NC Farmers Market

Blowing Rock Farmers Market

Each Thursday from mid-May to mid-October you can shop for local vegetables and fruits under the trees near the park in Blowing Rock. Local farmers make it easier for Blowing Rock residents and visitors to "shop local" by coming here each week. . .

Click here to learn more . . .

Zydeco Moon Farm in Grassy Creek NC

Zydeco Moon Farm
Grassy Creek NC

Cheddar cauliflower, candy-striped beets, cherokee purple tomatoes. Freshly-picked vegetables, organically grown. Zydeco Moon Farm owners Sally Thiel and Joe Martin serve these vegetables up at farmers' markets throughout the area all summer. Learn more about their certified organic farm in nearby Grassy Creek NC . . .

Click here to learn more . . .

2010 MusicFest in Sugar Grove NC

MusicFest 'n Sugar Grove
July 9 - 10

The 13th annual MusicFest 'n Sugar Grove was held on July 9th and 10th at the historic Cove Creek School in Sugar Grove. Headliners included Doc Watson, the Kruger Brothers, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, the Snyder Family, Hay Sugar and Amantha Mill.

Friday evening provided not only great music but also much needed rain. Saturday was a day filled with sunshine, a large crowd and an unforgettable performance by Doc Watson.

Click here for more photos . . .

Blood Sweat and Gears Bicycle Race Sugar Grove NC

Blood Sweat and Gears 2010

The main race is 100 miles long and includes 13,000 feet uphill. It winds through rural western Watauga County past gardens, horses, farms and some breathtaking scenery . . .

Read more . . .

Boating on Watauga Lake Tennessee

A Day on Watauga Lake

Remarkably, one of the area's best assets remains one of its best kept secrets. Just across the Tennessee border lies Watauga Lake, the easternmost of the TVA lakes.

This 16 mile lake has a 100-plus mile shoreline over half of which is in the Cherokee National Forest. Public marinas, boat ramps and beaches are easily accessible from Highway 321 and the views are spectacular. It is the best place in the area for boating, fishing or just getting away.

Read more . . .

Springhouse Farm near Boone NC

Farm to Market: Springhouse Farm

Still buying produce shipped over 2,000 miles from California while our local farms produce just-picked seasonal vegetables and fruits in astounding varieties? If so, it's time to take a closer look at what you are missing.

As Americans reawaken to the benefits of fresh, local foods we find that we live in an area with farmers experienced in sustainable and organic farming practices ready to meet our needs.

Springhouse Farm owner, Amy Fiedler, has quickly developed her farm as a significant provider of vegetables, herbs and honey and is working with other farmers to make it easy for us to buy local.

Read more . . .

The Old Hampton Store in Linville NC

The Old Hampton Store and Grist Mill in Linville NC

Once a stop of the original Tweetsie Railroad, the Old Hampton Store has become a place noted for its fresh barbeque sandwiches and its annual Cornbread Cookoff. . .

Read more . . .

Blue Ridge Parkway in the Boone North Carolina Mountains

2010 Watauga County Farmers' Market

May 2010

Buying local may be a new trend for some but the Watauga County Farmers' Market has been selling local produce for 37 years. This vibrant market is thriving as many people reevaluate their food sources and quality . . .

Read more . . .

Local Sculptor Richard Hallier Dies

Sculptor Richard Hallier

April 2010

Renowned sculptor Richard Hallier, whose sculptures of dancers, children and mothers are seen throughout our area, died last Saturday in Florida.

At left is a photo of his sculpture "Blessed Be The Tie That Binds" at the Crossnore School in nearby Crossnore, NC. Hallier was 65 years old. His obituary reports that he specialized "in life-size figurative bronze, he produced more than 200 life-size-sculptures in his body of work. His dedication to the female form, dancers and athletes won him high honors, and his work found placement in private and public collections throughout the world."

Learn more about Richard Hallier on his website

ASU 9th Annual Diversity Celebration

Orville Hicks at Appalachian State Diversity Celebration


The 9th Annual Diversity Celebration was held on the ASU campus on March 23rd. The Plemmons Student Union was crowded with people of all ages walking among the wide range of performers, exhibits and food halls.

Click here to learn more . . .

March 23 - 28: Black Banjo Gathering

Black Banjo Gathering

This week hundreds of musicians will gather in Boone for a reunion of the Black Banjo Gathering. Five years ago, the first "gathering" took place here and resulted in expanded opportunities for musicians involved with African American banjo music. Most famously, it led to the formation of the popular group The Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the reunion will take place at ASU Wednesday through Saturday, March 24 to 27.

The event will open with a concert on Wednesday, March 24, at Farthing Auditorium.

Click here to learn more . . .

Biltmore Estate in Asheville NC     

December 2009

Just 2 hours from Boone, a visit to the George Vanderbilt Biltmore Estate makes for a memorable day trip. See the house that is billed as the largest private home in America with 250 rooms. Visit the Biltmore winery, the River Bed Farm and the Deer Park. . . .

Click here to learn more . . .

Armanti Edwards Appalachian State Football in Boone North Carolina

A Tribute to Armanti Edwards     

December 2009

Armanti Edwards' last game with Appalachian State provided all of the excitement that ASU fans have come to expect from him if not the desired outcome. To many in the Boone area, Edwards' graduation from ASU is the end of not just a football era but a time of positive national attention that many in the area have benefited from.

Coach Jerry Moore may very well provide more of this in the future but, for now, we pause to look back at this special athlete and young man. The day after their close loss to a strong University of Montana team with tremendous home field advantage a tribute to Edwards was written in, of all places, Helena Montana.

Click here to learn more . . .

Shop Local in Boone North Carolina

Christmas Preparations Begin

Preparations for Christmas in Blowing Rock North Carolina

November 2009

Holiday preparations are in full swing in the High Country. The Chamber of Commerce urges local residents to "Shop Local" for the holidays, an easy assignment given the wealth of local crafts and specialty stores. . . .

Click here to learn about one of the area's best sources of local crafts . . .

See photos of a Boone Christmas Parade . . .

Hands Gallery Crafts Co-op in Boone North Carolina

Hands Gallery Crafts Co-op

November 2009

Hands Gallery Crafts Co-op is the High Country's oldest crafts cooperative. It was formed in 1975 by a small group of local artists and some of its early members are still a part of the organization 34 years later . . .

Read more . . .

2009 Fall Colors on Grandfather Mountain near Boone NC

2009 Fall Color

The leaves are turning red and gold at the highest elevations off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. This photo was taken on October 8 2009 not far from the Linn Cove Viaduct.

The trees are just beginning to turn lower down in Boone and Blowing Rock.

Read more about the Blue Ridge Parkway . . .

See the Fall Colors on the ASU Campus . . .

See the Fall Colors at Linville Falls . . .

2009 Fall Colors in Downtown Boone NC
Linville Falls on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Boone North Carolina

Linville Falls

October 2009

Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile marker 316.4 is the park which contains the Linville Falls. This beautiful park with its trails through a hardwood tree forest shows off the falls from several vantage points.

See photos and learn more about Linville Falls . . .

2009 Labor Day on Grandfather Mountain near Boone NC

2009 Labor Day on Grandfather Mountain

The 2009 Labor Day weekend offered beautiful weather and many sites and events to choose from. Grandfather Mountain, the newest part of North Carolina's State Park system, was host to many visitors that weekend.

The view from the Mile High Swinging Bridge was far and filled with blue sky and layers of Blue Ridge Mountains.

Read more . . .

MusicFest in Sugar Grove 2009 near Boone NC

Boone's Neighboring Communities

Many Boone visitors spend much of their time in the area outside of Boone in its neighboring Watauga County communities. The Mast Store in Valle Crucis, Grandfather Mountain near Linville, The Todd General Store and many more great places to see are nestled in communities each with unique histories and character.

In Part 1 of these profiles, learn more about Sugar Grove, Cove Creek, Zionville an other small communities in western Watauga County.

Read more . . .

MusicFest in Sugar Grove 2009 near Boone NC

MusicFest 'n Sugar Grove 2009

July 2009

MusicFest 'n Sugar Grove reached new heights this year with the return of Doc Watson and, on the same stage, the Kruger Brothers, The Carolina Chocolate Drops and The Steep Canyon Rangers.

The Snyder Family Band, new to the show, earned 2 standing ovations as these very young players dazzled the crowd . . .

Read more . . .




MusicFest in Sugar Grove 2009 near Boone NC

                Jones House Community Center Concerts on the Lawn

                           Click here to learn more.

        Jones House Community Center in Boone NC
Daniel Boone Native Gardens in Boone NC

Daniel Boone Native Gardens

July 2009

Many visitors to Boone go to Horn in the West and the Hickory Ridge Homestead and many local and seasonal residents go to the Farmers' Market in the summer but tucked away next to these sites are the Daniel Boone Native Gardens. . . .

Read more . . .

The Parson's Table in Jonesborough Tennessee

The Parson's Table
Jonesborough Tennessee

April 2009

Many in the Boone area will remember large billboards advertising the Parson's Table restaurant in Jonesborough, Tennessee. The restaurant closed after many years as one of the most popular restaurants in the region but the historic building has been purchased and a new business is beginning. . .

Read more . . .

Artist Teresa Cerda in Boone North Carolina

The Crossnore School
"Miracle in The Hills"

April 2009

The Crossnore School was started in the early 1900s by Drs. Mary and Eustace Sloop and the citizens of the Crossnore North Carolina area. Learn about this remarkable story that continues today. . .

Read more . . .

Artist Teresa Cerda "Horizons & Colors"
The Turchin Center through June 6 2009

Artist Teresa Cerda in Boone North Carolina

April 2009

"Local" artist Teresa Cerda was born in Santiago Chile, has lived for 15 years in Madrid Spain and, in 2005, became a part of the Boone community when her husband accepted a position at ASU. Learn more about this talented and unique artist . . .

Read more . . .

Reids Cafe and Catering Company in Boone North Carolina Mountains

Reid's Café & Catering

March 2009

Located in Boone's historic old jailhouse, Reid's Café & Catering offers great weekday lunches, Thursday & Friday dinners and a well-established catering business. . .

Read more . . .

Spring 2009 in Boone North Carolina

Spring in Downtown Boone


Spring is arriving in the High Country. Crocuses and jonquils are beginning to bloom and temperatures are warming.

Learn more about downtown Boone . . .

The Hunger Coalition in Boone North Carolina

Helping Others Help


March 2009

Times are hard for more and more people and Watauga County is no exception. The Hunger & Health Coalition feeds hundreds of people in the area who might go hungry otherwise . . .

Learn more about the Hunger & Health Coalition. . .

Elk Knob State Park near Boone North Carolina

Elk Knob State Park

January 2009

Elk Knob State Park is one of North Carolina's newest state parks. Learn more about this beautiful mountain park . . .

Learn more about Elk Knob State Park. . .

Appalachian State Football in Boone North Carolina

ASU Homecoming

October 4, 2008

ASU play the Citadel at Kidd-Brewer Stadium at 3 p.m. on Homecoming Saturday, October 4 . . .

Learn more about Appalachian State . . .

Daniel Boone Days in Boone North Carolina

Daniel Boone Days 2008

September 2008

The first annual Daniel Boone Days, created and sponsored by the High Country Press and Mountain Fountain Productions, were held from Thursday September 4 through Saturday the 6th.

Events included a symposium on Daniel Boone led by Boone biographer Robert Morgan, a foot race up Howard's Knob and a day of music and storytelling . . .

Learn more . . .

Watauga County Farmers Market in North Carolina

2008 Watauga County
Farmers' Market

August 2008

Anyone who attended the Farmers' Market in the 1990s would be surprised to see this years' large crowds and brisk sales. The Watauga County Farmers' Market has come into its own and is thriving . . .

Learn more . . .

Mast General Store in Valle Crucis near Boone North Carolina

The Mast Store & Annex in
Valle Crucis

August 2008

The Mast General Store has been a must-see for many Boone area visitors since it re-opened in 1980. Its rural setting in scenic Valle Crucis in western Watauga County makes it a special outing for visitors.

Some of the earliest recorded history in the county took place in this valley and for much of the last 120 years the store has been a gathering point, a post office, a grocery and hardware store and much more . . .

Learn more . . .

The Greenway in Boone North Carolina

The Greenway

August 2008

The Greenway Trail, the Don Kennedy Trails and the Watauga County Swim Complex are centrally located in Boone and are shared by residents, visitors and ASU . . .

Learn more . . .

MusicFest in Sugar Grove July 11 - July 13

Music Fest with Doc Watson in Sugar Grove North Carolina

July 2008

Doc Watson had to cancel his appearance but the Music Fest 'n Sugar Grove went on with a record crowd, great weather and fantastic music . . .

Learn more . . .

Grandfather Mountain near Boone North Carolina

Grandfather Mountain
Linville, North Carolina

May, 2008

Many visitors to the Boone are see the profile of Grandfather while driving through nearby Foscoe on Highway 105. But the view from Grandfather is of the whole region and its natural beauty . . .

Read more . . .

St Marys Fresco in West Jefferson near Boone North Carolina

Ben Long's
St. Mary's Episcopal Church Fresco

April, 2008

In the 1970s North Carolina artist Ben Long created 2 paintings and a fresco in St. Mary's Episcopal Church near West Jefferson NC. The works of art transformed the little church which now receives thousands of visitors each year . . .

Read more . . .

Glendale Springs Holy Trinity Church Fresco

Holy Trinity Church Ben Long Fresco in Glendale Springs near Boone North Carolina

April, 2008

In the summer of 1980, North Carolina artist Ben Long painted the fresco of "The Last Supper" at Holy Trinity Church in Glendale Springs, near the Blue Ridge Parkway in the northern mountains of North Carolina.

The church now receives tens of thousands of visitors each year . . .

Read more . . .

Parkway Craft Center at the Moses Cone Manor
opens March 15

U S Airways In Flight Magazine features Boone North Carolina

March, 2008

The Southern Highland Craft Guild shop at the Moses Cone Center in the Moses Cone Park just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock opened for the season on Saturday March 15.

The shop sells exclusively the work of some of its Craft Guild 900 members . . .

Read more . . .

U S Airways In Flight Magazine features Boone North Carolina

Boone Featured in US Airways
Inflight Magazine

January, 2008

"The attractions of Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina are obvious the moment you reach the Blue Ridge Mountains: fresh air, great scenery, and lots of ways to relax. Yet a spirit of entrepreneurship makes this High Country region an attractive business destination, too. Despite - or because of - these towns' location nearly 100 miles from a large city or major airport, they have developed robust economies with global reach." . . .

The January 2008 US Airways in-flight magazine gives a lengthy and glowing report on life in the High Country. . .

Read more . . .

National Storytelling Center in Jonesborough Tennessee

Day Trips around Boone

January, 2008

Jonesborough is the oldest town in Tennessee. It is a town rich in history and filled with beautifully maintained historical buildings. It the home of the National Storytelling Center and where Andrew Jackson started his law career. It has Bed and Breakfasts in old restored buildings and many unique restaurants. And it is just 1 1/2 hours from Boone . . .

See more photos. . .

 Holiday Shopping in the North Carolina Mountains in Boone North Carolina

Shopping in & Around Boone NC

November 2007

Shopping in the Boone North Carolina area is a long-standing tradition for many people and families in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Many pick a weekend to come to the High Country to buy their Christmas trees and wreaths, have a holiday lunch and go to Downtown Boone, the Boone Mall or the Shoppes on the Parkway Outlet Mall to buy holiday gifts. . .

Read more . . .

 Cloggers at the Valle Country Fair in the North Carolina Mountains

The 2007 Valle Country Fair

October 25, 2007

The Valle Country Fair is a high country tradition. Each year on the third Saturday of October when the leaves are in full Fall color and the Woolly Worm Festival starts in Banner Elk, over 10,000 visitors come to this beautiful turn in the road near Boone North Carolina . . .

Read more . . .

Early Fall Color in the High Country

Fall Leaves at Watauga Lake near Boone North Carolina

October 22, 2007

A dry summer has led to a beautiful Fall in the High Country of Boone North Carolina .

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Tweetsie Railroad: Before it was an Amusement Park

Kraut Creek Festival in Boone North Carolina Boone NC

October, 2007

Most visitors to the North Carolina High Country know Tweetsie Railroad as an amusement park. But before there was Tweetsie as we know it today, there was the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad . . .

Read more . . .

Kraut Creek Festival 2007

Kraut Creek Festival in Boone North Carolina Boone NC

September 22,2007

The 15th annual Kraut Creek Festival was held in downtown Boone on Saturday September 22.

This celebration of the downtown area and its Boone Creek (nicknamed Kraut Creek) has become a local tradition . . .

Read more . . .