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High Peaks Leads Very Challenging Hike Dec. 2

Experienced, fit hikers are invited to join High Peaks for an extremely strenuous adventure on the Black Mountain Crest Trail on Friday, Dec. 2. This all-day hike of 9 miles will go up the Woody Ridge Trail, south along the Crest Trail over Winter Star Peak to Deep Gap and then back down the Colbert Ridge Trail. Only seasoned, tough hikers should try this, and they should be prepared for ...(more)

High Peaks Leads Two Hikes Oct. 7

Catch a glimpse of early fall colors by joining NC High Peaks as it leads two hikes on Friday, Oct. 7 – one long and hard and the other a bit easier. Both outings should offer stunning views. The long hike of 8 miles is rated as extremely strenuous and will take hikers from Mt. Mitchell State Park down the Buncombe Horse Range Trail to Rock Creek in the South Toe River Valley. The easier hike ...(more)

15u Boys Tournament Baseball in Boone

15u TOURNAMENT WRAP UP (Pictures) These young men…what can I say but they absolutely played their hearts out this weekend to represent Yancey County. They made us so proud!! They started out playing Thursday against Western Harnett and won 11-1. Friday, they went up against Dare County and won 7-1. Saturday morning they were up against Washington County (another undefeated team in the 8 ...(more)

Highland Games – Women’s Heavy Athletics

LINVILLE, N.C. – Meagan McKee finished first in four of the seven women’s heavy athletic events during the 2022 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, thereby claiming the top spot overall for the competition. McKee previously placed second at these games in 2019. The history teacher from Vermont has been doing heavy athletics for eight years and is the 2019 and 2021 Highland Games World ...(more)

Highland Games – Men’s Heavy Athletics

LINVILLE, N.C. – Jonathan Harding finished first in three of the seven men’s heavy athletic events during the 2022 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, earning him the top spot overall for the competition. While he has competed at these games before, this was his first year doing so as a pro. The 34-year-old from Austinville, Va., is a high school English teacher at Pulaski County High ...(more)

Highland Games Track and Field

LINVILLE, N.C. – Moses White of Deep Gap, N.C., didn’t need shoes to finish first place in the 880-yard dash during the 66th annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games held at MacRae Meadows this past weekend. The local runner was attending the games with his brother and decided to sign up for the weekend’s track and field competition on Saturday, July 9 at the spur of the moment. When he ...(more)

The 45th Annual Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion

The 45th Annual Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion presented by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System WHAT: A bucket list ride for serious cyclists, The 45th Annual Assaults presented by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System is one of the most intense, premier cycling experiences in the Southeast. This year, approximately 700 cyclists from across the U.S. will be participating. Participants ...(more)