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January 2018 – Souvenir Shirts

January 2018 – Souvenir Shirts

Listed as one of the top ten “must-do’s” for the Banner Elk area, Souvenir Shirts is located on Hwy. 184 at the base of the Sugar Mountain ski slopes. They sell everything from local Woolly Worm tee-shirts and ski apparel to homemade fudge and ice cream, and have been providing Sugar Mountain, Beech Mountain, and Banner Elk souvenirs and gifts since 1987!   Souvenir Shirts 3175 Tynecastle Hwy. Banner Elk, NC 28604 (828) 898-6441…

December 2017 – Mountain Jewelers

December 2017 – Mountain Jewelers

Tim and Karen Bounds started Mountain Jewelers in 1985 while attending Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, and have been in the same location ever since. Tim and Karen believe that jewelry should give a feeling of enjoyment for many years, so they specialize in classic styles of well-made jewelry. They treat their customers the way they would like to be treated. Mountain Jewelers sells well-made gold, sterling silver, diamonds, pearls, charms, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, watches and Seiko clocks.   Mountain Jewelers Tim & Karen Bounds 205 Pineola Street Newland, NC 28657 (828) 733 – 0186 jewelert@bellsouth.net Christmas Hours: Mon-Sat:…

November 2017 – River Dog Coffee & Cafe

November 2017 – River Dog Coffee & Cafe

The River Dog is located in beautiful Linville, NC in the Linville Village Shopping Plaza which is just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. We offer delicious espresso and coffee drinks, homemade baked goods, breakfast, lunch and soup items, free WiFi and much more in a warm and cozy mountain setting. Seasonal latte flavors are available now. The River Dog has a great staff with great smiles working to make your day a little better. Come and visit so they can brighten your day! Winter hours: Mon & Fri: 7-2 / Sat & Sun 8-2. River Dog Coffee & Cafe Yong Lomax 3616 Mitchell Ave Linville, North Carolina (828) 733-9333 yong@theriverdogcoffeehouse.com…

October 2017 – Guardian ad Litem

October 2017 – Guardian ad Litem

Established by statute in 1983, the North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program has been serving abused and neglected children for more than 30 years. Our mission is to provide trained independent advocates to represent and promote the best interests of abused, neglected, and dependent children in the state court system and to work expediently toward a plan that ensures these children are in a safe, permanent home. All Guardian ad Litem advocates are trained, supervised, and supported by program staff in each county of the state. The collaborative model of GAL attorney advocates, volunteers, and staff ensures that all North Carolina children who are alleged by the Division of Social Services to have been abused or neglected receive GAL legal advocacy services. NC Guardian ad Litem – 24 Judicial District Valerie Daniels 200 Montezuma Street Newland, North Carolina 28657 (828) 737-6721 valerie.r.daniels@nccourts.org…

September 2017 – Peak Real Estate

September 2017 – Peak Real Estate

Welcome to the High Country of North Carolina; no better place to live, no better place to work and no better place to play. The High Country has some of the most beautiful scenery nature has to offer and combines it with a gentleness and civility that beckons you to make this place your home. Come see why so many are making it their home…you’ll simply fall in love with who we are. Chris and Jim of Peak Real Estate, located in Banner Elk on Tynecastle Highway, will be happy to answer any questions you may have concerning the purchase of your new home or sale of your current home. They understand the importance of your investment. Peak Real Estate Jim Fitzpatrick 4501 Tynecastle Highway, Suite 6 Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604 828-898-1880 info@peakrealestatenc.com or fitz@skybest.com…

August 2017 – High Country Wealth Management

August 2017 – High Country Wealth Management

We are dedicated to providing investment management and strategic wealth planning to the High Country. Simply put, we strive to be our client’s trusted advisor. As a financial advisory firm, our primary focus is to provide unbiased opinions that are designed to achieve long term investment results. High Country Wealth Management does this with the highest levels of trust, integrity and respect while always collaborating using a team approach. We are dedicated to professionally supporting, educating, and providing informed direction to each and every client. High Country Wealth Management Jeff Davis 82 High Country Square Tynecastle Highway 184 Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604 828-898-3993 jdavis@highcountrywealth.com…

July 2017 – The Avery Journal Times

July 2017 – The Avery Journal Times

The Avery Journal Times has proudly served as Avery County’s newspaper of record since 1959, covering community news for the whole of Avery County, southern Watauga County, northern Mitchell County and Roan Mountain, Tennessee. The award winning Avery Journal Times produces a print newspaper every Thursday that is delivered to subscribers all over the country, as well as available at almost 100 rack locations in Newland, Banner Elk, Crossnore, Spruce Pine and Roan Mountain, TN. The Avery Journal Times 335 Linville Street Newland, NC 28657 (828) 733-2448 or (828) 733-0401…

June 2017 – Wahoo’s Adventures

June 2017 – Wahoo’s Adventures

Since 1978, or for 39 years, Wahoo’s has consistently offered the highest quality whitewater rafting, canoeing, tubing, and hiking experiences available east of the Rocky Mountains. Wahoo’s is nationally acclaimed for safety, cuisine, and award-winning service, while continually raising the bar in the Southeastern Paddle-sports Industry. We offer high-quality shower and restroom facilities, fulfilling meals, excellent camping sites, entertaining and well-trained guides. We have fully equipped Outposts on all our rivers in order to offer our customers the luxury of readying themselves for their next adventure here in the High Country. With outposts on the New River in Boone, NC, and on the Watauga River in Elizabethton, TN, we are conveniently close to Asheville, NC, Banner Elk, NC, Blowing Rock, NC, Erwin, TN, Johnson City, TN, and Elizabethton, TN. Any size group can be accommodated and Wahoo’s still offers the highest quality trips at the lowest prices in the region. Wahoo’s Adventures PO BOX 3094 Boone, NC 28607 (828) 262-5774 1-800-444-RAFT…

May 2017 – Holston Camp & Retreat Center

May 2017 – Holston Camp & Retreat Center

Since 1959, Holston Camp has welcomed kids seeking a refuge from the seasonal heat and a sanctuary for spiritual, mental and physical growth into 150 acres of forest, lakes and streams nestled in the mountains of western North Carolina. We encourage campers to “unplug” for the week and listen to the sounds of the wind in the trees, the mountain birds, and the rushing creek. It’s a time to make new friends, learn new activities and skills, and simply enjoy the outdoors. Our mission invites all people to experience a transformation of mind, body, and spirit as they engage in a community of faith, recognizing grace through our transcendent God, and seeking greater understanding of themselves, others, and the environment. Holston has a tradition of small group camping with a big group plan. We would love to host your group conference or retreat. We are open all year so that our guests can enjoy each season in the high country. Let us provide your group comfortable accommodations, delicious meals, challenging activities, and the serenity of a clear blue mountain lake. We are open all year so make reservations to stay with us today Holston Camp & Retreat Center PO BOX 428 Banner Elk, NC 28604 844-465-7866 info@holstoncenter.org…

April 2017 – Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

April 2017 – Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Grandfather Mountain is a mountain, a non-profit attraction, and a North Carolina state park near Linville, North Carolina. At 5,946 feet (1,812 m), it is the highest peak on the eastern escarpment of the Blue Ridge Mountains, one of the major chains of the Appalachian Mountains. The Blue Ridge Parkway passes by the south side of the mountain and also passes over the nearby Grandmother Gap. It is located at the meeting point of Avery, Caldwell (highest point), and Watauga (highest point) counties. The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established by the Morton family in 2009 to operate the scenic travel attraction Grandfather Mountain in Linville, N.C. The Foundation manages the roughly 720-acre property that includes the Mile High Swinging Bridge, Nature Museum and Animal Habitats. All proceeds from sales of tickets and souvenirs go toward preserving Grandfather Mountain and sharing its wonders in ways that deepen visitors’ appreciation of nature and inspire good stewardship of the Earth. The mission statement of the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, adopted in 2014, is: “Inspiring conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, understand and value the wonders of Grandfather Mountain.” The Stewardship Foundation is managed by a seven-member Board of Directors, which in turn employs the leadership and staff of the Grandfather Mountain attraction. The Charlotte region and has expanded to Raleigh and Boone, NC. Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation US 221 & Blue Ridge Parkway Linville, NC 28646 828-733-4337…

March 2017 – Andrew Roby General Contractor

March 2017 – Andrew Roby General Contractor

Andrew Roby is the premier custom residential contractor in the Carolinas. Specializing in remodeling, kitchen and bath renovations, new homes and handyman services, Andrew Roby “makes it home” for clients through exceptional quality, craftsmanship and customer service for life. In 1950, Andrew Robicsek, a Hungarian immigrant, founded a one-man remodeling and handyman service in Charlotte, NC. Two years after starting the company, Roby (Robicsek changed his name) hired Glenn Haston as Superintendent. The two would work together for more than 25 years, establishing the growing organization’s reputation. In 1976, Haston bought the firm outright and today, the second and third generations of Haston’s extended family work for the company. Now, more than 66 years later, Andrew Roby General Contractor is the largest custom residential remodeler in the Charlotte region and has expanded to Raleigh and Boone, NC. Andrew Roby General Contractor 6858 NC Highway 105 South Boone, NC 28607 828.963.4747 Email: hellomountains@andrewroby.com…

February 2017 – Carolina Mountain Life

February 2017 – Carolina Mountain Life

For 20 years, Carolina Mountain Life Magazine has reflected the heartbeat of the High Country with stories showcasing the people and places that make living or visiting this area special. We are excited to promote this wonderful magazine during the month of February. Happy 20th Anniversary Carolina Mountain Life and Babette McAuliffe. Carolina Mountain Life PO Box 976 , Linville NC , US , 28646 Call: 828-737-0771 Email: livingcarolina@bellsouth.net Free distribution throughout the High Country including Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, Seven Devils, Foscoe, Valle Crucis, Linville and Newland, Morganton, Spruce Pine, and West Jefferson….

January 2017 – Appalachian Home Care

January 2017 – Appalachian Home Care

Appalachian Home Care is a leading provider of home care services in the High Country of North Carolina. Founded in 2003, with the vision to provide high quality health care to individuals of all ages, in the comfort of their own home, Appalachian Home Care has continued to please their clients whether they are longtime residents or seasonal visitors to this beautiful area. Appalachian Home Care 7929 NC Hwy. 105 South, Suite B Boone, NC (828) 963-8233 E-mail: info@apphomecare.com Appalachian Home Care serves eight surrounding counties including Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, Ashe, Burke, Yancey, Wilkes and Alleghany….

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