Community and Business

The Orchard at Altapass welcomes author Mark de Castrique July 31, talking about and signing his latest book, Fatal Scores.

Fatal Scores is his eighth Sam Blackman mystery. Mark was born in Hendersonville and the author of nineteen novels: including seven set in the fictional North Carolina mountain town of Gainesboro, and seven set in Asheville.

The Orchard at Altapass is located at 1025 Orchard Road near Spruce Pine at mile marker 328.3 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The Orchard is a not-for-profit working orchard, music, and educational venue open 10 AM to 5 PM, Wednesday-Sunday.

For information, please visit or call 828-765-9531.