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Grandfather Mountain sets five temperature records in February

LINVILLE, NC — Winter finally arrived at Grandfather Mountain in February, bringing with it five new daily temperature records, the first substantial snow of the season and winds close to 100 mph. A frigid spell in the third week of

Jefferson Avenue in West Jefferson NC Named Great Main Street

North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association’s Great Places Initiative announces Great Main Street Award Winners. (March 3, 2015 – West Jefferson, NC) – Anyone who has enjoyed the classic charm of a Main Street knows intuitively when it’s

Chills & Thrills Await at Tweetsie Railroad’s Ghost Train Halloween Festival

Tweetsie Ghost Train Blowing Rock September 25-October 31

Blowing Rock, N.C. (September 9, 2014) – When the eerie sound from the whistle of a steamlocomotive pierces the peaceful quiet of an autumn High Country night, it can only mean onething: it’s time for Tweetsie Railroad’s annual Ghost Train®

Grandfather Mountain Hawk Migration September 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   Aug. 22, 2014 Migrating raptors soar over Grandfather Mountain in September Hundreds or even thousands of raptors will soar over Grandfather Mountain in September as the birds of prey

Grandfather Mountain welcomes iconic rhododendron blooms

The vivid fuchsia blooms of the Catawba rhododendron are beginning to emerge at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, revealing a spectacular annual show sure to impress even the most seasoned observer.   “Out of all the diversity we have here on

Land Trust Day is June 7 2014 at Mast General Store

VALLE CRUCIS and BOONE, NC – The Mast General Store celebrates Land Trust Day with the Blue Ridge Conservancy (BRC) and the National Committee for the New River on Saturday, June 7th. Recognized for the twelfth year at Mast Store,

June Race Weekend Provides Five Runs for Entire Family

BEECH MOUNTAIN, N.C. – Eastern America’s highest town announces five options for runners during this year’s “A Cool 5” race weekend, June 20-22.   The event has grown from a single race in 2006 into a multi-race format contested over

Grandfather Mountain earns 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

For the third consecutive year, Grandfather Mountain has earned a Certificate of Excellence from traveler review website TripAdvisor.  The accolade honors excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on Award recipients

Grandfather Mountain Otter Habitat Reopens

After a two-and-a-half-month closure for renovations, the otter habitat has reopened at Grandfather Mountain.    Otters Nottaway and Luna have relocated back into the public eye, allowing their adoring fans to watch their antics from a renovated underwater viewing area.

Family Fun Month Promotes Togetherness this June on Beech

BEECH MOUNTAIN, N.C. – Bringing families together is the focus this June during Beech Mountain’s inaugural Family Fun Month.   For the entire 30 days, Beech Mountain offers organized activities, family fun initiatives, and lodging specials.   The list of