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High Country Information … and lots more!

Photo of Viaduct on NC's Blue Ridge ParkwayThe Blue Ridge Parkway

Banner Elk/Avery County … Beautiful photos around North Carolina’s High Country and the town of Banner Elk, NC.

Banner Elk/Avery County Weather

Photo of Banner Elk's Woolly Worm Festival Logo

Banner Elk's Woolly Worm Festival

International Woolly Worm Festival News & Winter Weather Forecasting

The High Country Press … catch up on our local High Country news, entertainment, classifieds and so much more in one of the country’s best local publications ever published!

High Country Accommodations

Photo of Snow SkiingNorth Carolina Ski Resorts

Cabin Fever in Blowing Rock – if you like “rustic” and first class goods and service, this is the store for you!

Little Hee Haw Farm … Our clients and friends enjoy visiting our five horses (ages range from our  28 year-old Grand Madam Saddlebred to our sillie willie 4  year-old Paso Fino gelding), our two big donkeys and seven miniature burros, our rescued Golden Retriever, “Chester,” our Greater Swiss Mountain dog,  Maggie, and oPhoto of The Three Amigosur one sweet, petite but tough cat, Buttercup. And keeping a keen eye on da’ ol’ farm from above now is our beloved, Rusty — one of the sweetest, most handsome and biggest hearted Greater Swiss Mountain Dog ever to bless this world (11/24/99 – 02/04/10).  All our animals are no doubt some of the sweetest, smartest and most loving creatures to be found on earth and they have a great sense of humor too!Photo of Little Hee Haw Farm

Photo of Map of NC High Country

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Nancy Byerly Jones

Nancy Byerly Jones is enthusiastically resourceful and tirelessly dedicated to helping her clients build success stories that last...and as a family law and workplace mediator, she is a passionate advocate for helping keep folks out of the courtroom and moving positively forward with their lives. And, oh yes, she also loves every minute at her family's mountainside ranch - the happy and always active home of 5 horses, 9 donkeys, 3 dogs and 1 very tough cat! She writes about the critters at Southern Fried Blog