BOONE – It was the summer of 1978. On a beautiful day in the mountains of western North Carolina the unthinkable happened: Bandits robbed the passengers of the Tootsie Railway, the most popular tourist attraction in the area.
HICKORY — Registration is now open for Lenoir-Rhyne University’s fifth annual Summer Youth Music Band Camp. The camp provides middle school and high school students an opportunity to enhance their musical talents through instruction by professional clinicians. This year’s camp is scheduled f…
BLOWING ROCK – Many people who visit the Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina think they are in a virgin forest, untouched by man. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County’s On the Same Page Literary Festival, celebrating ten years of bringing the best in literary arts to the region, has opened the Festival’s Page Crafter’s writing competition. In association with the 2017 Festival, which will take place September 12-16, in Ashe Co…
BLOWING ROCK — After a period of relatively few delays, flagging operations have resumed on several sections of the U.S. 321 widening project.
WILKESBORO — MerleFest, presented by Window World and slated for April 27-April 30, 2017, is pleased to announce the return of the Acoustic Kids Showcases to the 2017 festival.
“I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel; speak unto them saying, at even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God.” (Exodus 16:12)
Editor’s note: The following is a chapter from the manuscript titled “Ole Mean Carrie Buck,” written by Thomas Buxton of Columbia, S.C. The manuscript is based on interviews with his mother, Carrie Miller Buxton, about her life in Blowing Rock in the middle of the 20th century.