Community and Business

The third annual Blue Ridge Bluegrass Retreat with Darin & Brooke Aldridge is October 19th at 2pm at Buck Stove in Spruce Pine.

On Sunday, October 6, the Orchard at Altapass will host its last book signing of the season—Thomas Goldsmith’s newly published “Earl Scruggs and Foggy Mountain Breakdown: The Making of an American Classic”—the story of a song that crossed the bluegrass/country barrier and into American mainstream music.

National Public Lands Day is this Saturday, and you can spend it learning about how hiking trails are constructed and maintained.

As the Blue Ridge Mountains begin to burst with fall color, Grandfather Mountain invites leaf-lookers to see the brilliant change from one of the best leaf-looking destinations in the South.

“My mom struggled with dementia for 12 years, but it wasn’t until I spent 8 minutes inside the Virtual Dementia Tour® that I truly understood what her world was like,” said Leeza Gibbons, Leeza’s Care Connection.