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New Restaurant in West Jefferson

Plans are currently in the works for West Jefferson to be home to a brewery by the end of the year. Frasers Restaurant and Pub is now under new ownership and will soon become Boondocks Brewing Tap Room and Restaurant. New owner Gary Brown hails from Rocky Mount but has owned a home in Creston […]

Sky Valley Zip Tours

The course offers Nine zip lines, a cliff jump, a swinging bridge, a leap of faith and countless views later – you have an experience you won’t soon forget. The course is located on 140 acres of pristine environment on which you will get to observe and enjoy diverse flora and fauna and a beautiful […]

All SoCon Preseason

The Mountaineers’ league-high 10 football preseason all-SoCon selections include three first-team honorees: junior quarterback Jamal Jackson from Atlanta GA, senior linebacker Jeremy Kimbrough Cedar Grove GA and defensive back Demetrius McCray from Newton Ga. Appalachian’s second-team honorees include sophomore offensive lineman Kendall Lamn From Charlotte NC, junior wide receivers Andrew Peacock from Durham NC and […]

Throwdown in Todd

Since 2010, Cooper’s Farm in Brownwood in Todd has dished-out a beast of a running course. (Don’t let the beauty of the New River Valley fool you, because there is a beast). Now in 2012, athletes can test their moxie on foot, on wheels, and in the water. Yes, the grueling 5-mile Gauntlet has returned, […]

Gas Price Rise

The state average was $3.18 per gallon on July 4 and it was the first time prices had dipped below $3.20 per gallon since February of 2011. As of Aug. 9, the North Carolina average is $3.59 per gallon according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report. This increase, though unwelcomed, should not come as a […]


Last year foreclosure filings dropped nearly 25 percent, and in December, some experts following real estate trends attributed last year’s double-digit drops in foreclosures to backlogged cases – and not because of the health of the real estate market. Though the High Country – Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties – has experienced nearly 250 foreclosure […]

Uphill Bike Race

Pirate Race Productions is thrilled to announce The Ascent Bike and Run Hill Climbs this Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Blue Ridge Mountain Club in Blowing Rock. The Hardest Bicycle Hill Climb in the South is 9.25-miles, with 3,200 feet of ascending, yielding an average grade of 5.9 percent with a maximum pitch of 17.5 […]

ASU Big Annual Sale on Campus

The 12th annual BIG Sale, sponsored by the ACT program at Appalachian State University, will be held at Legends on campus from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. ACT is Appalachian and the Community Together, the university’s volunteer clearinghouse. Items gathered at the end of spring semester during a Don’t Throw it Away […]

Unemployment Rates of NC’s Counties

Unemployment rates rose in 84 of North Carolina’s 100 counties in June, fell in 11 and were unchanged in five. When compared to the same month in 2011, unemployment rates declined in 91 counties, increased in six, and remained the same in three. June of last year, rates are down in nearly all of North […]

Charity Golf Event

For the sixth year in a row Casa Rustica the Italian-American cuisine restaurant located in Boone NC will be holding a Charity Golf Event at the RedTail Mountain Golf Club in Mountain City TN. The Tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 22, and Thursday, Aug. 23. Registration costs are $125 per person and $600 per […]