Community and Business

September 29, 2015 (BOONE, NC) - For city slicker Barry Hersh, a native of Brooklyn, NY and a long time resident of Miami, FL the initial thought of having surgery in the rural mountains of North Carolina seemed out of the question. However, that all changed last year after meeting Dr. Evan Ekman of Appalachian Regional Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center (AppOrtho) at Hound Ears Club.

BOONE, N.C. – September 28, 2015: – For the fifth consecutive year the High Country Turkey Trot 5K will take place Thanksgiving morning on the Boone Greenway Trail at the Clawson-Burnley Park entrance. This year, for the first time, fully automatic chip timing will be utilized for the 5K Race. The race will kick off at 9:00am with the Fun Run, for casual runners, joggers and walkers immediately following. Hearts of Hospitality House, the ladies ambassador group for Hospitality House, is helping to organize the event with 100% of proceeds going to provide food, shelter and life-changing services to individuals and families living in need.

“Who’s Gonna Fill their Shoes”? That is the question on the minds of David Johnson and the legendary country band, Dixie Dawn, as they kick off the Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music’s Fall Concert Season on Saturday night, October 3rd at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium. The doors open at 7pm and this much anticipated Dixie Dawn concert begins at 7:30pm. Johnson and the band always pick a theme for their special JSMHM yearly performance, and with the lost this past year of some of Country Music’s biggest stars, they decided to pay tribute to many of their musical heroes.

September 24, 2015 (Boone, NC) - Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) is excited to offer Hologic 3D Mammography for breast cancer screening. 3D mammography produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue.