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24th Annual Hickory Oktoberfest 2009

Oktoberfest is back and better than ever!  Come and celebrate the 24th year of Hickory’s Oktoberfest on October 9, 10 and 11, 2009.  Three stages (Main Stage Sponsored by Carolina West Wireless) will present non-stop…


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The 14th annual Flat Rock Music Festival

The 14th annual Flat Rock Music Festival is one of western North Carolina’s destination festivals for families, musicians and music lovers.  Hosted at Camp Ton-a-Wanda in Flat Rock, NC; the festival showcases emerging talent through the singer-songwriter…


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Kimberley’s Story

I was never extremely overweight, however, I was very conscious of my mid-section and even as a child I remember holding in my stomach as I walked around. My obsession with my weight began in…






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Teen Drivers With Attitude

By Frank Canna For teens, learning how to drive is not easy. Sure, most teens can figure out how to load their MP3 player, send text messages and accomplish a host of other high tech…