• Air Force Veteran: Don Presley

    We had a great visit today with Air Force Veteran, Don Presley!!! Don was born and raised in Maryville, TN. He graduated from Alcoa High School in 1966 and he worked for Alcoa Aluminum Company before joining the Air Force. Don entered the Air Force in November, 1968 and he completed basic training at Lackland […]

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  • Murphy Riverwalk Volunteer Invasive Plant Workday

    Monday, January 24, 2022 @ 2:00 PM  Murphy, NC 28906 On Monday afternoons weather permitting this winter and spring, MountainTrue will host volunteer workdays to control nonnative invasive plants and restore native habitat along the Riverwalk in Murphy, NC. We will use hand tools to cut invasive shrubs like Chinese privet and then treat the […]

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  • Homeward Bound Pet of the Week: Gordy

    Meet Gordy, a 6# chi who was born in July, 2021. He was surrendered along with 2 other chi’s who were living outside. Gordy is a loving little boy, very active and playful. He is getting along well with the fosters’ 2 male dogs. Because of his size and age, we would not recommend little […]

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  • 10 North Carolina Destinations Where Count on me NC is Top of Mind

    As we all begin to start planning trips once again, Count On Me NC – a public health initiative that empowers all of us to do our part to keep one another safe and healthy – has made it easy to find destinations that put you, our visitors, first. All participating businesses have taken additional training and implemented new procedures such as ensuring staff […]

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  • Army Veteran- Benny Humphrey

    We had a great visit today with Army Veteran, Benny Humphrey! Benny was born and raised in Knoxville, TN and he graduated from Rule High School in 1965. He moved to Blount County after graduating high school. Benny was drafted into the Army in March, 1967 and he completed basic training at Fort Benning, GA. […]

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  • Winter Birding in Graham County

    Graham County is a Birder Friendly Community and several locations within the county are part of the North Carolina Birding Trail – Smoky Mountain Area. The Cherohala Skyway, the Joyce Kilmer/Slickrock Wilderness Area, Stecoah Gap, Snowbird Mountain Lodge and Fontana all are sites well known for the variety of birds that can be seen during […]

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  • The Dogwood ~ Live Music

    The Dogwood is Blue Ridge’s newest hangout spot. Their goal is to provide you with a casual, fun, eclectic atmosphere along with top-notch food and drinks. Live Music Schedule Friday, January 14th – Travis Bowlin – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, January 15th – Andrew Golden – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, January 16th – Trevor Ciongoli – 1 p.m. […]

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  • Fire in the Valley-Chili Cook Off

    Annual VFW Post 7620 Fire in the Valley Chili Cook-Off will be held at the Valley town Cultural Arts Center for 2022. Sign up as a Chili Cooker, a Vendor, or come by and taste the competitor’s chili and vote! 𝗔𝗗𝗠𝗜𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡: $𝟱 𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗥𝗬 𝗙𝗘𝗘: $𝟮𝟬 All fees go toward prizes and to help the VFW […]

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  • Air Force Veteran- Samuel Whitehead

    We had a great visit today with Air Force Veteran, Samuel Whitehead! Samuel was born and raised in Blount County and he went to Chilhowee View School. He received his GED after serving in the Air Force. Samuel enlisted in the Air Force in April, 1955 when he was 17 years old. He served as […]

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  • Astronomy Night- Watching the Stars

    Come join us for a chance to watch the stars! We want you to come out and join us and take a look through one of the on site telescopes or just lounge around with your friends and family and observe the stars and the skies! We’ll observe whatever the sky wants to show us, […]

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  • Homeward Bound Pet of the Week: Micah

    Meet Micah, an 8 month old, 20 lb. lab/flat coat mix. Micah has had a tough life in such a short time. He’s recently been rescued from a hoarding situation with 25+ dogs. He has had limited experience with the human touch until he got to Homeward Bound. We are socializing him with the volunteers […]

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  • Chilly Bear Chase 5K

    3.1 Miles, 2 States, 1 Steelbridge .. a 5K like no other, costumes encouraged!!! The course takes runners through the charming downtowns of McCaysville and its sister city, Copperhill, Tennessee – two cities united by a state line at the heart of the historical Copper Basin. Covering 3.1 miles, participants will not only cross from […]

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  • 11th Annual Fire & Ice Chili Cook Off and Craft Beer Festival

    11th Annual Fire & Ice Chili Cook Off and Craft Beer Festival February 19, 2022 12:00 pm – 4:00 p.m. 790 Block of East Main St & Downtown City Park  Mark your calendars for live music, ice sculptures, amazing chili and craft beer! Buy a $10 Tasting Card to sample the competition and vote for […]

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  • bin322 Wine & Tapas Bar Live Music and Events

    Excellent regional wines from all over the world, tapas and international platters to complement our great wine selection. Monday Evenings ~ SINGO – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Singo is a mix of Bingo and great music. To play, everyone is given a bingo card. We’ll play about a minute of each song and you […]

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  • Live Music ~ Bear Claw Vineyards & Winery

    Life is busy, and there isn’t always enough time to slow down and reconnect with the people that you care about most. At the vineyard, time moves slower, relationships connect better, and many smiles are shared. Join us for a tasting of our award winning wine while listening to live music.  Live Music Schedule   Friday, January 7th – The […]

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  • Disney’s – Descendents The Musical ~ Blue Ridge Community Theater

    Show Dates:  January 14 – 30 Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM Sundays at 2:00 PM   It is present-day, and in the kingdom of Auradon, all of Disney’s beloved heroes and royalty are living happily ever after, safe from the terrifying villains and troublesome sidekicks they have banished to the magic-free Isle of the […]

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