Page 1

SPARTA

Your Guide To The Blue Ridge Mountain Heartland

2009

COMPLIMENTARY COPY

Featuring: Sparta, Roaring Gap, Piney Creek, Laurel Springs, Glade Valley, & Ennice, NC & neighboring communities A PUBLICATION OF THE ALLEGHANY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE www.sparta-nc.com


2


WELCOME TO SPARTA, N.C.

SPARTA Explore the rhythm...

Artist Corner..................................................4 Welcome to Sparta, North Carolina......... 5

Dining & Catering...................................... 35 Catering • Coffee Shops • Delis • Restaurants

Exploring........................................................ 7 Artisans’ Studios • Entertainment, Attractions & Music • Galleries & Museums • Golf Courses • Parks • Recreation • Wineries

County Map................................................ 38

David Johnson - see bio on page 4

Your Guide To The Blue Ridge Mountain Heartland

Real Estate and Construction................. 41 Building Supplies • Cabinetry & Woodworking • Concrete • Condos & Town Homes • Developers • Electrictian • Excavating • Fencing • Flooring/Wall Coverings • General Contractors • Gutters • Heating & Air Conditioning • Home Inspections • Manufactured Housing • Nurseries & Landscaping • Painting • Plumbing • Portable Toilets • Real Estate Agencies & Auctioneers • RV Development • Well Drilling • Window Replacement • Wood Stoves

Recurring Activities.................................... 1 1 Festivals and Events................................... 1 2 Calendar of Events..................................... 1 4 Mountain Life.............................................. 17 Advocacy, Trade & Support Groups • Arts & Heritage Organizations • Choose & Cut Christmas Tree Farms • Christmas Tree Farms • Churches • Clubs & Civic Organizations • Education • Farms • Government • Industrial & Manufacturing • Service Organizations

Services Directory.................................... 51 Accounting, Bookkeeping & Tax Services Advertising & Marketing • Attorneys • Audio/Video Production • Automotive Parts & Service • Banks & Financial Services • Beauty Salons & Related Services • Business Consultation & Counseling Services • Child Care • Cleaning Services • Computer & Technology Services • Conference Centers • Employment Services • Entertainment & Music Production • Equipment Rental • Event Planning Funeral Homes • Garbage / Waste Disposal • Graphic Design • Health, Medical & Fitness • Heating Oil/Propane • Insurance • Newpapers • Nurseries & Landscaping • Nursing Home & Residential Care • Office Supplies & Equipment • Pest Control • Pet Care • Photography & Framing • Printing • Small Engine Repair • Tanning • Transportation & Limousine Service • Utilities • Web Development

Message Alleghany Board of Commissioners ........................................................................19 Message Sparta Town Council .................21 Shopping...................................................... 23 Apparel • Arts & Crafts • Books • Computers • Convenience Stores/Gas • Educational Supplies • Electronics & Video • Floor & Wall Coverings • Florists • Fruits & Vegetables • Gifts & Antiques • Grocerys & Food Markets • Gun Shops • Hardware • Home Decor & Renovations • Jewelry • Pharmacies • Sporting Goods • Wineries • Wood Stoves Come Stay With Us................................... 27 Apartments • Bed and Breakfast Inns • Campgrounds • Conference & Retreat Centers Motels • Vacation Rental Cabins, Homes & Condos

Historic Snapshots................. 21, 24, 37, 49

Alleghany Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center 58 South Main St. P.O. Box 1237 Sparta, NC 28675 336-372-5473 800-372-5473 336-372-8251 fax www.sparta-nc.com director@sparta-nc.com

3


WELCOME TO SPARTA, N.C.

Artist Corner.... On the Cover: Artist, John Sturgill and his family moved to Piney Creek in 1970. He has been painting since 1989 and is self taught. He taught art for 4 years, for the Arts Council. John is a founding member of Alleghany Arts and Crafts, where more of his work is displayed. John also makes musical instruments and copper craft items. He is the son of the late 'Uncle Dave' Sturgill, featured in the third “Foxfire” book for his handmade traditional musical instrument shop in Piney Creek. Paintings on the cover, pages 27 & 34. Phyllis Haile, one of the 5 founding members of Little River Gallery of Sparta, focuses primarily on pottery and oil painting. She has a B.S. in Commerical Art and has studied oil portraiture and interior design. In 2003, Phyllis, was awarded a study grant from the Regional Artist Project of Northwest North Carolina and in 2007 won first place at the Blue Ridge Art and Photography Show in Dobson, NC. She currently serves on the Jury Committe and Display Committee for the Alleghany Arts & Crafts Gallery. Phyllis’ work can be seen at the Little River Gallery of Sparta, located at 33A North Main St. Paintings on pages 5, 17, 36. Chris Davis has been a resident of the Blue Ridge Mountains for the past 38 years. In 1975 she began painting professionally under the name of Studio Redwood, Inc. She is a previous art instructor for Alleghany County Schools (NC) grades K-8; Wilkes (NC) and Wytheville (VA) Community Colleges; Davie County (NC) Parks & Recreation Department; and in various private settings. She owned a retail art gallery/frame shop for many years that is now open by appointment only. In her gallery located in Roaring Gap, NC, she displays her paintings, faux finish samples, painted furniture and accessories, and framing samples. Please visit www.StudioRedwood.com. Paintings on pages 4 and faux finish on page 24. The late David Johnson studied fine art at Boston University and was the supervisor at Audio Visual Graphics, Naval Education and Training Center, Newport, RI, for 30 years. After traveling throughout NC, Dave chose beautiful Laurel Springs to live out the rest of his life. Besides oil painting, Dave also loved woodcrafting birds and ducks. Some of Dave’s best works were of the local area and are held in private collection by his wife, Joan Johnson of Blue Ridge Graphics. Paintings on pages 3 and wood carving on page 26.

Chris Davis, Studio Redwood

4


WELCOME TO SPARTA, N.C.

Phyllis Haile - See bio on page 4.

Welcome To Sparta...

This is a special year for Alleghany County and Sparta, North Carolina. Throughout 2009 we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the county's founding with special activities in addition to our traditional events. Whether you are a fifth generation native, a new comer, or a visitor, you are invited to celebrate our history and experience our corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In 1859, the state legislature carved off the eastern portion of the sprawling Ashe County territory to better serve the settlers attracted to the bounty of this land. Following the valley of the New River, the boundary of a new county was formed and named for the Native American word meaning fine stream. Alleghany community life revolves around Sparta, the county seat and only municipality. The surrounding countryside is dotted with Christmas tree and cattle farms, reflecting the role agriculture still plays in our economy. While this is a 21st century community, its history has demonstrated an appreciation of our natural beauty. In the 1930s, Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. Congress, Bob Doughton struck a deal with President Franklin Roosevelt to support Social Security passage in exchange for the president's assurance that the proposed Blue Ridge Parkway would pass through his native Alleghany County. Today, that Parkway is an enduring testament to his legacy and the beauty of the area. Alleghany attorney and Sparta's first mayor, Floyd Crouse, mounted a campaign in the 1960s to oppose damming of the New River for hydroelectric power. Crouse died before he could witness that campaign's success, but today Sparta's town park bears his name and canoeing and tubing families frolic in waters of the New as they enjoy the river's natural beauty that was first glimpsed by Native Americans. If you are considering a visit to our community, The Alleghany County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center will work extra hard to make you feel welcome. Just call, email or write us, or check our website at www.Sparta-NC.com. And when you are in town, drop by the Visitors Center. Our community pride will be on display all year long. - Bob Bamberg, Director Alleghany County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center 58 South Main Street • P.O. Box 1237 • Sparta, NC 336-372-5473 • www.Sparta-NC.com • 800-372-5473 5


EXPLORE

6


EXPLORE

Exploring...there’s alot to do! The beauty of the outdoors encourages the young and the old to explore the activities and attractions of the countryside. In the east, the Blue Ridge Parkway winds along the continental divide. In the west, the New River snakes its way along the county western and northern borders. Between them the countryside is dotted with grazing cattle, country churches and fields of Christmas trees. You will want to find time to visit local artists' studios and galleries. And while you are out and about sample the offerings of our wineries. Stop by the free Monday evening jam at Crouse Park. If you play, bring your instrument and sit it. Spend an evening tapping your toe to a fiddle tune at a music hall. Step up to the challenge of mountain links. Along with the Blue Ridge Parkway, New River State Park in the west and Stone Mountain State Park in the southeast are special places to visit. Let the following pages guide you on your adventure.

7

• Artisans’ Studios • Entertainment, Attractions & Music • Galleries & Museums • Golf Courses • Parks • Recreation • Wineries


EXPLORE

Artisans’ Studios

White Dove Woodworks 1438 Hwy 21 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-6485

Blue Ridge Wood Crafters 593 Andrews Ridge Rd. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 657-0421 See our ad on page 6.

www.WhiteDoveWoodWorks.com

Cater Pots 209 Antioch Church Rd. Sparta, NC P: (336) 372-4604 www.Caterpots.com

Alleghany Jubilee 27 North Main S. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4591

Craven Handbuilt Porcelain 333 Foxfire Lane Independence, VA 24348 P: (276) 579-2195 www.CravenStudio.com See our ad on page 10. Hollyberries Quilting Studio PO Box 1227 Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 363-5252 See our ad on page 8. Little River Gallery of Sparta 33A North Main Street Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-3007 Mangum Pottery of Turkey Knob 280 Turkey Hollow Ln Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5291 www.MangumPottery.com

See our ad on page 9.

Entertainment, Attractions & Music

Gem Valley LLC 2489 Little Peak Creek Rd. Jefferson, NC 28640 P: (336) 982-5177 www.GemValleync.com Silver Dollar Music Park 214 Glade Valley Church Rd. Glade Valley, NC 28627 P: (336) 372-5825 www.SilverDollarMusicPark.com

Galleries & Museums Alleghany Arts & Crafts 36 N Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-1776 See our ad on page 6. Blue Ridge Gallery of Fine Arts 103 Gallery Lane Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-1711 www.BlueRidgeFineArt.com 8

John Harmon Gallery 10100 US Hwy 21S Roaring Gap, NC 28668 P: (336) 363-9138 www.JohnHarmon.com Little River Gallery of Sparta 33A North Main Street Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-3007 Sparta Teapot Museum of Craft & Design 18 S Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-7238 www.TeaPotMuseum.org See our ad on page 9. Studio Redwood 10436 US 21 S. Roaring Gap, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-7111 Golf Courses Crestview Golf Course 215 Crestview Lane Ennice, NC 28623 P: (336) 657-3471 Deer Creek Motor Coach Park 2524 Edmonds Road Galax, VA 24333 P: (919) 724-1957 See our ad on page 6. High Meadows Country Club 1288 Country Club Rd. Roaring Gap, NC 28668 P: (336) 363-2622 www.HighMeadowsCountryClub.com


EXPLORE

New River Country Club 611 Golf Course Rd. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4869 Olde Beau Golf Club 729 Olde Beau Blvd Roaring Gap, NC 28668 P: (336) 363-3333 www.OldeBeau.com See our ad on page 7. Parks

Fender Home Improvements & Trout Farm 7046 NC Hwy 18 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 657-7266

Skate Zone Amusement Center 498 Beaver Creek Rd. West Jefferson, NC 28694 P: (336) 246-3232 www.SkateZoneNC.com

New River Campground & Canoe 6286 US Hwy 21 N Sparta, NC 24348 P: (336) 372-8793 www.CanoeingTheNew.com

Sparta Guns & Ammo & Fishing Hole 648 Osborne Road Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4867

Razor's Edge Skate Park Corner of NC 18 N & Grayson St. Sparta, NC 28675 New River State Park P: (336) 372-2501 358 Hwy 221, N Access Rd. www.SkateRazorsEdge.com Laurel Springs, NC 28644 P: (336) 982-2587 Rick's Smallmouth www.NCsparks.gov Adventures 1757 Pleasant Home Rd. Stone Mountain St Park Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-8321 3042 Frank Parkway C: (704) 519-5717 Roaring Gap, NC 28668 www.FishTheNew.com P: (336) 957-8185 www.NCsparks.gov Rivercamp USA 2221 Kings Creek Rd. Recreation Piney Creek, NC 28663 P: (336) 359-2267 www.RiverCampUSA.com Alleghany Wellness Center Riverside Canoe 508 Collins Rd. & Tube Rental Sparta, NC 28675 2966 Garvey Bridge Rd P: (336) 372-2944 Crumpler, NC 28617 www.AlleghanyWellnessCenter.com P: (336) 982-9439 See our ad on page 7. www.RiversideCanoeing.com Blue Ridge Parkway www.NPS.gov/blri

Triple E Riding Stable / Alleghany Trail Blazers 5988 US Hwy 21 S Glade Valley, NC 28627 P: (336) 372-5366 www.3EStable.com Wineries Chateau Laurinda Vineyard & Lodge 690 Reeves Ridge Road Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-2562 www.ChateauLaurindaVinyards.com

See our ad on page 8.

Grapestompers 102 Thistle Meadow Laurel Springs, NC 28644 P: (336) 359-2995 (800) 233-1505 www.Grapestompers.com Thistle Meadow Winery 294 Elk Knob Road Laurel Springs, NC 28644 P: (336) 359-2995 (800) 233-1505 www.ThistleMeadowWinery.com

See our ad on page 6. 9


EXPLORE

10


RECURRING ACTIVITIES

There's Always A Lot To Do ...

Almost any time is a good time to be in Alleghany County and Sparta, North Carolina. In the summer and fall, the New River beckons the adventurous sportsman as well as relaxed tuber drifting down river. The Blue Ridge Parkway offers scenic vistas, preserved historic sites, hiking and exploring. And any time of year you can hear the sound of a guitar or a banjo as part from a staged performance or in an informal jam. The county's 150th Anniversary year adds many special activities and events that you won't want to miss. Below is a rundown of recurring activities that can be enjoyed any time. Pages 12 and 13 highlight major Festivals and Events. The Calendar on pages 14 and 15 is a concise listing of times and places for the many activities small and large throughout the year. Please note that events are located in Sparta unless indicated otherwise.

Recurring Activities ... Monday @ 6p: Crouse House Pickers at Crouse Park. Come to listen or to sit in this informal bluegrass and old time music jam. Tuesday @ 7p; Saturday @ 8p: Alleghany Jubilee. Local bluegrass and old time bands perform at the former Spartan Theater, $4 admission. 25 N. Main St. 336-372-4591 Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11a-5p: Sparta Teapot Museum of Craft and Design Preview Gallery. Exhibits vary. No admission charged. 336-372-7238 May 17 - Oct. 25, 2-5p each Sunday: Outdoor free concert at Stations Inn, area's only motorcycle resort. Local rock and country bands. Laurel Springs 336-359-2888 www.StationsInn.com May 29 - Oct 31, 10a-4p, Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Brinegar Cabin Demonstrations of Historic Craft, Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Post 238.5. 540-745-9680 May 29 - Oct 30, Friday: Ranger Program at Bluffs Lodge, Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Post 241, natural or cultural history topic in patio. Call for times. 540-745-9680 May 29 - Oct 31, Friday & Saturday: Ranger Program at Doughton Park Campground, Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Post 239, natural or cultural history topic. Call for times. 540-745-9680 June - Oct, 2-5p each Saturday and Sunday: Outdoor free concert at Freebornes Eatery and Lodge, Laurel Springs 877-528-7356 www.freebornes.com Most Fridays & Saturdays: Silver Dollar Music Park, Glade Valley, music, dance, food. 336-372-6874 Visit www.SilverDollarMusicPark.com for more information. June - Mid. October, Blue Ridge Music Center, Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Post 213,

Saturday and Sunday concerts, weekly programs. www.BlueRidgeMusicCenter.org 276-236-5309

11


EVENTS

Festivals & Events... Lawn Mower Racing This is the home of the Alleghany Mower Racing Association, an opportunity for good ol' boys to experience a bit of the thrill of NASCAR on a smaller, less expensive scale. Three races are planned for the County Fairgrounds: May 9, June 20, and August 29. Check the Calendar of Events on page 14 for exact times. History of Alleghany Play Our history will be on the stage of the Sparta School Auditorium June 26, 27 and 28 as actors and citizens recount the highlights of the county's history. Check the Calendar of Events on page 14 for exact times. Details also available at www.AC150.com on the Web. July 4th Weekend Celebration Alleghany County loves to celebrate the Fourth of July and the weekend begins with a street dance in Crouse Park Friday evening. Saturday there are old-fashioned games, a 150th Anniversary picnic at Crouse Park, the big Independence Day Parade down Main Street, and a Tailgating Party in the Alleghany High School parking lot, culminating with fireworks. It is enough fun to exhaust even the heartiest patriot. Check the Calendar of Events on page 14 for exact times of each activity. Alleghany Fiddlers Convention Musicians and dancers from around the region gather at the County Fairgrounds to determine who is the best, July 17-18. More details at www.AlleghanyFiddlers.com on the Web. Blue Ridge Mountain Fair/Quilters Guild/Car Show Weekend Artisans come from far and wide for this art-in-the-park event at Crouse Park, behind the Courthouse in Sparta, July 24-25. Be entertained as you shop for one-of-a-kind items from area artisans. Just down the road in the Black Building at the County Fairgrounds the Alleghany Quilters Guild will be showing off their talent. And the VFW Car Show is on display in the NAPCO parking lot. This is a weekend with something for everyone. Check the Calendar of Events on page 14 for exact times.

12


EVENTS

Queens Pageant A lot of community pride will be on stage in the Sparta School Auditorium, Aug. 1, for the competition that will chose the queens to represent the county's 150th Anniversary. Check the Calendar of Events on page 14 for exact times. Details also available at www.AC150.com on the Web. Alleghany County Fair This is the traditional county fair with rides, cotton candy, livestock competition and agricultural displays at the county fairgrounds. Livestock competition begins Aug. 24 and continues each night. The carnival arrives on Thursday, Aug. 27. In addition to the rides and food, fair week closes on Saturday with a lawn mower race and fireworks. Check the Calendar of Events on page 14 for exact times. Mountain Heritage Festival Sparta's Main Street is closed to vehicle traffic to permit artisans, crafters, food vendors, demonstrators, entertainment and special 150th Anniversary activities to spread out for this daylong event, September 19. Learn more at www.Sparta-NC.com/heritage on the Web. 150th Anniversary Parade The US Marine 2nd Aircraft Wing Band will be leading the parade down Main Street in a culmination of 150th anniversary events. The Anniversary Queens' Float will feature those ladies chosen to represent our community, followed by numerous other special floats. Plan to stay for the Marine Band concert at Woodruff Field later in the evening. Check the Calendar of Events on page 14 for exact times. Details also available at www.AC150.com on the Web. Thistle Meadow Wine Festival On Oct. 3, Thistle Meadow Winery in Laurel Springs is hosting this gathering of area vintners offering samples of the fruit of their labor. Also available: food, music and wine-making information and supplies. Details also available at www.ThistleMeadowWinery.com on the Web. Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Season Beginning Nov. 15 and continuing through December 20, local farms open their fields to let visitors pick the perfect tree. Dec. 5, the Christmas Craft Fair in the Black Building at the County Fairgrounds and its sister event at the Silver Dollar Music Park offer opportunities to shop handmade items for special Christmas gifts. Details also available at www.Sparta-NC.com/choose on the Web.

13


CALENDAR OF EVENTS MAY

Event

Location in Sparta or as noted

Time

Contact

1 - 7/18

Penland School of Craft Exhib.

Sparta Teapot Museum

Th, Fr, Sa 10a-5p

336-372-7238

7

Celtic Music - Naomi's Fancy**

Alleghany Library

6:30p

336-372-5573

9

Spring Lawn Mower Race

County Fairgrounds

5p

336-372-4593

11

Drama**

Alleghany Library

6:30p

336-372-5573

16

Skate Safe Day

Razors Edge Skate Park

12n

336-657-0858

23

Shrine Poker Run

Wagoner Building

9a

336-657-2036

23

Home Wine-Makers Showcase

Thistle Meadow Winery, Laurel Springs

12n - 5p

800-233-1505

30

Old Fashioned Brush Arbor Day*

County Fairgrounds

10a - 2p+

336-657-3133

JUNE

More information at www.Sparta-NC.com

*toll free* 800-372-5473

4

Music of Rob Mangum & Dennis Shaw**

Alleghany Library

6:30p

336-372-5573

6

2nd Annual Mud Sling

County Fairgrounds

3p

336-572-9388

8

Folktales by Michael Williams**

Alleghany Library

6:30p

336-372-5573

16

Native American Magic & Music**

Alleghany Library

3:30p & 7p

336-372-5573

19

Be Happy, Be Healthy Celebration

Alleghany Memorial Hospital

3-6p

336-372-2944

20

"Go Skate Day" Festival

Crouse Park

11a

336-657-0858

20

Shrine Duck Race

Una's River Bottom

12n

336-657-2036

20

Spring Lawn Mower Race

County Fairgrounds

5p

336-372-4593

22

Local Herbs**

Alleghany Library

6:30p

336-372-5573

26-28

History of Alleghany Play*

Sparta School Auditorium

7p Fri/Sat 2p Sun

336-359-8000

29

BRParkway History & People**

Alleghany Library

6:30p

336-372-5573

JULY 3-4

Lions Club Horse Show*

Fairgrounds

Fri 5p Sat 9a

800-372-5473

3

Dance - Mixed Emotions Band*

Crouse Park

6:30 - 10:30p

336-372-5025

4

Old Timey Hillbilly Games for Children*

Crouse Park

10a

336-372-5025

4

Community Picnic*

Crouse Park

12n

336-372-5025

4

4th of July Parade*

Downtown Sparta

2p

800-372-5473

4

Old Timey Hillbilly Games for Adults*

Crouse Park

After Parade

336-372-5025

4

Piney Creek School All Years' Reunion*

Piney Creek School

4p-7p

336-359-2285

4

Tailgate Party*

Alleghany High School

6p

800-372-5473

4

Fireworks Show

Alleghany High School

Dusk

800-372-5473

5

Sparta School-Wide Reunion

Woodruff Stadium

2p

800-372-5473

9

Doctors of Music**

Alleghany Library

6:30p

336-372-5573

10 - 12

125th Anniversary Celebration

First Baptist Church

See ad on pg. 16

336-372-8446

13

Cuban/Hispanic Celebration**

Sparta United Methodist Church

6:30p

336-372-5573

17 - 18

Fiddlers' Convention

County Fairgrounds

5p Fri - 10a Sat

800-372-5473

18

Demonstrations: Women's Pioneer Skills

Blue Ridge Pkwy Mile Post 238.5

10a - 4p

540-745-9680

Th Fri Sat 10a5p

336-372-7238

23-9/26

Mtn. Musical Instruments Exhibit

Sparta Teapot Museum

24 - 25

Alleghany Quilters' Guild Show

Black Building, Co. Fair Grounds

10a-4p

336-372-5838

24 - 25

Blue Ridge Craft Fair

Crouse Park

4p Fri 9a Sat

336-363-3099

25

Annual VFW Car Show

NAPCO & Cruise Out Parade

8-4p

336-372-2177

27

History and Songs - Ricky Cox**

Alleghany Library

6:30p

336-372-5573

14


CALENDAR OF EVENTS AUGUST 1

150th Queens’ Pageant

Sparta School Auditorium

7p

3

Storytelling & Mountain Music**

Alleghany Library

6:30p

336-372-5573

8

Brinegar Days Celebration

Blue Ridge Pkwy Mile Post 238.5

10a-4p

540-745-9680

13

Oldtimers Band

Alleghany Library

6:30p

336-372-2012

15

Native American Gathering

Crouse Park

9a - until

800-372-5473

22

Demolition Derby

County Fairgrounds

7p

336-372-5597 336-372-5597 336-372-2012

27 - 29

Alleghany County Fair

Fairgrounds

6-10p Th & Fri.; 4-11p Sat

29

Lawn Mower Race

Fairgrounds

7p

SEPTEMBER

More information at www.Sparta-NC.com

800-372-5473

*toll free* 800-372-5473

12 - 13

Centennial Celebration & Decoration

Piney Creek United Methodist Church, Piney Creek

Call for times

336-359-2285

18

Street Dance & Old Timey Costume Contest*

First Community Bank

7p

336-372-4591

19

Mountain Heritage Festival

Main Street, Sparta

10-4:30

800-372-5473

24

Cranberry Creek Band**

Alleghany Library

6:30p

336-372-5573

26

150th Parade/Costume Day*

Main Street, Sparta

2p

336-372-4591

26

US Marine 2nd Aircraft Wing Band Concert

Woodruff Field

7p

800-372-5473

27

Rhonda Vincent

Silver Dollar Music Park

3p

336-372-6874

28

Telling & Drawing Jack Tales**

Alleghany Library

6:30p

336-372-5573

1- Jan 30

Invitational Craft Exhibit

Sparta Teapot Museum

Th, Fr, & Sa 10a-5p

336-372-7238

3

Shrine Poker Run

Wagoner Building

1p

336-657-2036

3

Thistle Meadow Wine Festival

Thistle Meadow Winery, Laurel Springs

12n-5p

800-233-1505

5

Auto Harp Music & Song**

Alleghany Library

6:30p

336-372-5573

17

Hillbilly Show

Sparta School Auditorium

7p

336-372-4591

31

Skatin' Not Satan

Skatepark, next to Crouse Park

4p

336-657-0858

Trunk or Treats

Crouse Park in conjunction with Skatepark Event

4p

800-372-5473

OCTOBER

31

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER Nov 15 Dec 20

Choose & Cut Farms Open

Various Farms

Nov 28

Christmas Parade

Main Street, Sparta

2p

800-372-5473

Dec 5

Christmas Craft Fair

Black Building, Co. Fair Grounds

9a-4:30p

800-372-5473

Dec 5

Christmas Craft Fair

Silver Dollar Music Pk., Glade Valley

9a-4:30p

800-372-5473

800-372-5473

* Special 150th Celebration Activity ** Library's Hometown Heritage Programs

Many annual events will have a 150th anniversary theme. For details, contact number listed or the Chamber of Commerce: 800-372-5473 or 336-372-5473. 15


MOUNTAIN LIFE

16


MOUNTAIN LIFE

Mountain Life... • Advocacy, Trade & Support Groups • Arts & Heritage Organizations • Choose & Cut Christmas Tree Farms • Christmas Tree Farms • Churches • Clubs & Civic Organizations • Education • Farms • Government • Industrial & Manufacturing • Service Organizations

Churches, cows and Christmas trees are how our countryside is sometimes described. That alliteration speaks to the area's strong spiritual heritage and the endurance of agricultural life. Christmas trees are the county's largest agricultural product. Cattle are second. Local manufacturing and industry provide jobs and products that are sent throughout the state, country and world.

Advocacy, Trade and Support Groups Alleghany Christmas Tree Association 90 S Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5597 www.AlleghanyCTA.com Alleghany Council on Aging 85 East Whitehead St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4640 Alleghany County Democratic Party 1620 Independence Rd. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-2591

Phyllis Haile - see bio on page 4.

Community and service organizations and civic groups enrich our mountain life. Progressive government and exemplary education serve citizens well. The following pages are a guide to those aspects of community life.

Alleghany County Home Builders Assoc. PO Box 489 Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 657-7610

Miles J.O.B. Fund 565 S Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5646 www.JobFund.org

American Cancer Society 87 Montview Drive Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-1568 www.Cancer.org

National Committe for the New River 4 N. Jefferson Ave. West Jefferson, NC 28694 P: (336) 246-4871

www.AlleghanyHomeBuilders.com

American Red Cross 104 West St. Wilkesboro, NC 28697 P: (336) 838-4563 www.WilkesRedcross.org

Arts & Heritage Organizations

Alleghany Arts Council P.O. Box 962 Friends of Alleghany Library Sparta, NC 28675 122 N Main St. P: (336) 363-9190 Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5573 www.nwrl.org See our ad on page 16. 17


MOUNTAIN LIFE Arts & Heritage Organizations Continued Alleghany Community Theatre PO Box 206 Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-8024 Alleghany County Fair Committee P.O. Box 1448 Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-8747 Alleghany HistoricalGenealogical Society PO Box 817 Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-3002 www.AHGS.org Alleghany Quilters Guild 79 Boyer Lane Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-7080 Highland Camerata P O Box 90 Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5519 Choose & Cut Christmas Tree Farms Bickerstaff's Trees, Inc. 92 Greenery Lane Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-8866 www.BickerstaffTrees.com Crazy Fox Tree Patch 135 Fox Trail Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-2162 Discount Tree Farm 2552 Hwy 221 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-8242 www.WardenDiscountTrees.com

Edwards Choose & Cut 1767 Big Oak Road Ennice, NC 28623 P: (336) 657-3463

Garvey Christmas Tree Farm 442 Laurel Glenn Church Rd Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-2870 J W Evergreens 1836 Shelton Ave Statesville, NC 28677 P: (704) 878-2941 www.JWEinc.com Joe Edwards Christmas Tree Farm 2081 Pine Swamp Rd. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-1711 Lil' Grandfather Mtn. Choose & Cut Farm 15371 NC Hwy 18 S Laurel Springs, NC 28644 P: (336) 372-9613 LilGrand.com Maines Tree Farm 113 Bob's Ln Glade Valley, NC 28627 P: (336) 363-2901 McInnis Tree Farm 468 Presnell Rd Ennice, NC 28623 P: (336) 657-8072 Papa Goats Tree Farm & Rental Cabin 687 Three Creeks Ln Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-3055 (704) 827-1261 18

Pardue Farms 830 Pardue Road Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-8106 Pine Shadows Farm 153 Camp Butler Rd. Roaring Gap, NC 28668 P: (336) 363-2065 Roberts Tree Farm 223 Wilson Road Ennice, NC 28623 P: (336) 657-8587 Sam Miller Trees 14633 NC Hwy. 18 South Laurel Springs, NC 28644 P: (336) 359-2365 The Old Quarry Farm 2076 Shawtown Rd. Glade Valley, NC 28627 P: (336) 657-3556 Tom Miller's Tree Farm and Nursery 13893 Hwy 18 S Laurel Springs, NC 28644 P: (336) 359-2004 F: (336) 359-2043 www.TomsTrees.com Christmas Tree Farms Homer & Bonnie Sides Christmas Trees 938 Grandview Dr Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5324 www.HomerandBonnieSides.com


COUNTY WELCOME

Alleghany County Board of Commissioners

L-R: Milly Richardson, Randy Miller, Chairman Ken Richardson, Doug Murphy and Steve Roten.

If you are contemplating a visit to Alleghany County, you could not have chosen a better time. During 2009, the entire county will be celebrating it sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of our founding. In addition to the regular activities, there will be special sesquicentennial activities throughout the summer and fall. Please consult the calendar of events for specific dates and activities. With the Blue Ridge Parkway spanning the breadth of the county and the New River winding along our borders, the outdoors beckon for your attention. If you are considering relocating to Alleghany County, I can't imagine a better place to live. Our schools excel in the quality of education they provide and I can't think of a more lovely place in the world. I hope the information presented here answers any questions you may have about the county. And if you should become a resident of Alleghany, county government stands ready to serve you. - Ken Richardson, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners

19


MOUNTAIN LIFE Churches

Education

Industrial & Manufacturing

Christ Episcopal Church 2543 US Hwy 21 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-7983

Alleghany County School Administration 85 Peachtree St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4345 www.Alleghany.k12.nc.us

International Pipes & Accessories, LLC 1731 US Hwy 21 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5521

www.ChristChurchAlleghany.org

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship 1276 Grandview Dr. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 657-0555 www.ccf-Sparta.org First Baptist Church of Sparta 202 S. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-8446 See our ad on page 16. Sparta Presbyterian Church 160 S. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5045 www.SpartaPresbyterian.org

Sparta United Methodist Church 190 N Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4441 www.UMCSparta.com Clubs & Civic Organizations New River Shrine Club PO Box 1065 Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5261

Wilkes Community College 115 Atwood Street Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5061 www.Wilkescc.edu Farms Fern Ridge Berry Farm 332 Fern Ridge Lane Galax, VA 24333 P: (276) 236-0002 www.BRPrk.com/BerryFarm Government Alleghany County 348 S Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4179 www.AlleghanyCounty-NC.gov

High Country Workforce Development Board 719-A Greenway Rd Boone, NC 28607 P: (828) 773-1373 www.HighCountrywdb.com Town of Sparta 304 S. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4257 www.TownOfSparta.org

Rotary Club of Alleghany PO Box 1293 Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-7158 www.Sparta-nc.com/Rotary See our ad on page 47. Sparta Lions Club P.O. Box 1002 Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 657-8026 See our ad on page 16. 20

Martin Marietta Composites, Inc. 114 Industrial Park Dr. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-6311 ww.MartinMariettaComposites.com

See our ad on page 16. NAPCO, Inc. 120 Trojan Ave. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5228 www.napcoUSA.com

New River Artisans, Inc. 528 Piney Creek School Rd. Piney Creek, NC 28663 P: (336) 359-2216 www.NewRiverArtisans.com Parker Sales & Service 69 Parker Lane Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-2812 www.PSASinc.com TruLine Truss, Inc. 3225 US Hwy 21 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-2226 www.TrulineTruss.com


TOWN WELCOME

Sparta Town Council Town Council Members: Mike Parlier, Robert Andrews, Mayor John Miller, John Brady, Agnes Joines, Lois Sheets and Town Manager Bryan Edwards

As Alleghany County's only municipality, Sparta is the hub of business and community life. It is a thriving community and with its cool summer temperatures it is a popular vacation destination. If you chose to visit, our friendly businesses are eager to serve you. We are proud of all our small town has to offer. Be sure to visit Crouse Park, one of the nicest town parks you will find in a community of our size. There is something to do for all age groups. We recently opened a skate park there and it has proven to be very popular with our young people. If you are considering a move, the Town of Sparta is always ready to welcome new residents. - John Miller, Mayor of Sparta

Historic Snapshot * One of the earliest settlers to the county was Joseph Doughton, Around 1791, he contracted typhoid fever while part of a team surveying the line between North Carolina and Virginia and was taken in by Lieutenant George Reeves who had settled along the New River in what is now Grayson County, Va. Doughton was nursed back to health by Lieutenant Reeves' daughter, Mary. During his convalescence, they fell in love and were married. They settled in what would become Alleghany County. * In 1859, to better serve the settlers in eastern Ashe County, the N.C. Legislature proposed a new county - Alleghany - with a county seat to be located at its center. James H. Parks, David Landreth and David Evans donated 50 acres of land for the county seat where Sparta is now located. Tradition has it that it was proposed the county seat be named after Parks, but he declined and suggested it be named, Sparta, after the Greek city-state.

21


MOUNTAIN LIFE Service Organizations Alleghany Cares, Inc 25 Womble St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5959 See our ad on page 39. Alleghany County Community Foundation PO Box 1702 Sparta, NC 28675 P: (828) 328-1237 www.222.nccomf.org Alleghany County Cooperative Extension 90 S Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5597 www.Alleghany.CES.NCSU.edu

Alleghany County Group Homes, Inc. 133 Health Services Rd. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5671

Alleghany County Rescue Squad, Inc 61 Trojan Ave Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5043

Miles J.O.B. Fund 565 S Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5646 www.JobFund.org

Alleghany Partnership for Children 994 N Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-2846 www.AlleghanyKids.com

Sparta Revitalization Committee PO Box 1020 Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-8956

Better Business Bureau of Northwest NC 500 W. 5th St., Suite 202 Winston Salem, NC P: (800) 777-8348 www.nwnc.bbb.org Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission 710 Beech Street N Wilkesboro, NC 28659 P: (336) 667-7174

22


SHOPPING

Shopping...

• Apparel • Arts & Crafts • Books • Computers • Convenience Stores / Gas • Educational Supplies • Electronics & Video • Floor & Wall Coverings • Florists • Fruits & Vegetables • General & Variety Merchandise • Gifts & Antiques • Grocerys & Food Markets • Gun Shops • Hardware • Home Decor & Renovations • Jewelry • Pharmacies • Sporting Goods • Wineries • Wood Stoves

S & L Outdoor Supply Apparel Alleghany Cares, Inc 25 Womble St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5959 See our ad on page 39. Gill's Jeans & Things 42 N. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336)372-8856 S&L Outdoor Sports Supply 38 S Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5686 www.Sloutdoors.com See our ad on page 24.

Blue Ridge Gallery of Fine Arts 103 Gallery Lane Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-1711 www.BlueRidgeFineArt.com Blue Ridge Wood Crafters 593 Andrews Ridge Rd. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 657-0421 See our ad on page 6.

John Harmon Gallery 10100 US Hwy 21S Roaring Gap, NC 28668 P: (336) 363-9138 Seasons Gifts & Home Decor www.JohnHarmon.com 38 S. Main St. Craven Handbuilt Sparta, NC 28675 Porcelain P: (336) 372-5929 333 Foxfire Lane Arts & Crafts Independence, VA 24348 P: (276) 579-2195 Alleghany Arts & Crafts www.CravenStudio.com 36 N Main St. See our ad on page 10. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-1776 See our ad on page 6. 23

Little River Gallery of Sparta 33A North Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-3007 Mangum Pottery of Turkey Knob 280 Turkey Hollow Ln Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5291 www.MangumPottery.com Studio Redwood 10436 US 21 S. Roaring Gap, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-7111 www.StudioRedwood.com Studio Roxie 381 S. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-6544 www.StudioRoxie.com Quilts by Delta 176 Peterson Lane Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5838


SHOPPING

Historic Snapshot

Faux finish at Redwood Studio

* In 1890, Hugh Chatham discovered the beauty of the Laurel Branch region of eastern Alleghany County as he rode horseback buying wool for his father's mill. He persuaded friends to join with him in forming the Roaring Gap Summer Resort Community. Four years later, a three-story, 200-room hotel had been constructed. By the turn of the century, the community offered guests year-round ice harvested in the winter and stored at the hotel, telephone service, tennis, basketball and bowling and trout fishing nearby. * In 1911, the Elkin-Alleghany Railroad was formed to bring rail service up the mountain to Roaring Gap and improve transportation to the North Carolina Piedmont. Track was laid to the foot of the mountain, but no further. The company eventually went bankrupt and Alleghany County has the dubious distinction of being the only western North Carolina county that never had rail service.

24


SHOPPING Books Books ‘N Friends 122 N Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5155 www.nwrl.org See our ad on page 16. Convenience Stores / Gas

Flooring & Wall Coverings Imaging Specialists / The Sparta Store Custom Wall & Floor 3 North Main St. Covering Sparta, NC 28675 1585 HWY 21 S P: (336) 372-3002 Sparta, NC 28675 www.SpartaStore.com P: (336) 372-4730 See our ad on page 50. Inside Additions 1433 US Hwy 21 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4507

Alleghany Motor Market/BP Twist & Shake Florists 80 North Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 Halsey Drug / P: (336) 372-8494 The Blossom Shop See our ad on page 34. 55 S. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 Betty's Convenience P: (336) 372-5599 Store & Deli 235 N Main St. Sparta Florist & Gifts Sparta, NC 28675 136 N. Main St. P: (336) 372-4530 Sparta, NC 28675 See our ad on page 34. P: (336) 372-8344 Pro Stop Fruits & Vegetables 10806 US Hwy 21 South Glade Valley, NC 28627 Blue Ridge Farmers P: (336) 363-9000 Market, LLC See our ad on page 34. 10436 Hwy 21 S Roaring Gap, NC 28668 Station's Inn P: (336) 363-2583 14355 NC Hwy. 18 South Laurel Springs, NC 28644 Fern Ridge Berry Farm P: (336) 359-2888 332 Fern Ridge Lane www.StationsInn.com Galax, VA 24333 P: (276) 236-0002 Educational Supplies www.BRPrk.com/BerryFarm Teachers' Tools & Tea Gifts & Antiques 67 West Whitehead Street Sparta, NC 28675 Buxton Abbey Fine P: (336) 372-1751 Furnishings 24 S Main St. Electronics & Video Sparta, NC 28675 Magic Home Entertainment P: (336) 372-7208 424 E. Main St. www.BuxtonAbbey.com Jefferson, NC 28640 See our ad on page 24. P: (336) 846-5603 Oldies But Goodies www.Magichent.com Radio Shack Alleghany Electronics 665 S. Main St., #2 Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-3474

Antique Mall & Auction House

50 Wee Care Ave Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336 572-2995 See our ad on page 22. 25

Posh Fox Gift Shop 10927 Highway 21 S Roaring Gap, NC 28668 P: (336) 363-3999 Sparta Florist & Gifts 136 N. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-8344 Tis The Season 314 S. Second Ave. West Jefferson, NC 28694 P: (336) 846-9488 See our ad on page 22. Wild Woodies 14234 HWY 18 Laurel Springs, NC 28644 P: (336) 359-8432 (336) 984-8088 Grocerys & Food Markets Blue Ridge Farmers Market, LLC 10436 Hwy 21 S Roaring Gap, NC 28668 P: (336) 363-2583 Food Lion, Inc. 381 S. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336)372-5585 www.FoodLion.com Lowe's Foods 665 S. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336)372-5691 www.LowesFoods.com Gun Shops Sparta Guns & Ammo & Sparta Fishing Hole 648 Osborne Road Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4867


SHOPPING S&L Outdoor Sports 38 S Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5686 www.Sloutdoors.com See our ad on page 24.

Seasons Gifts & Home Decor 38 S. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5929 The Posh Fox 10927 US HWY 21 S Roaring Gap, NC 28668 P: (336) 363-3999

Hardware Stores Blevins Building Supply 7258 US Hwy 21 S Glade Valley, NC 28627 P: (336) 363-2216 See our ad on page 46. Farmers Hardware 11 S. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-8990

Jewelry Stores Lemons' Jewelry, Inc. 381 S. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336)372-5725 Pharmacies Halsey Drug 55 S. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5599

Home Décor & Renovations Inside Additions 1433 US Hwy 21 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4507

Sporting Goods S&L Outdoor Sports 38 S Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5686 www.Sloutdoors.com See our ad on page 24.

Margo's Interior Decorating 115 S. Main St. Galax, VA 24333 P: (276) 238-0058

www.MargosDecor.com

Oldies But Goodies Antique Mall & Auction House

‘Tis The Season

50 Wee Care Ave Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 572-2995 See our ad on page 22.

S & L Outdoor

Wineries Chateau Laurinda Vineyard & Lodge 690 Reeves Ridge Road Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-2562 www.ChateauLaurindaVinyards.com

See our ad on page 8.

Grapestompers Wine Making Supplies 102 Thistle Meadow Laurel Springs, NC 28644 P: (336) 359-2995 (800) 233-1505 www.Grapestompers.com Thistle Meadow Winery 294 Elk Knob Road Laurel Springs, NC 28644 P: (336) 359-2995 (800) 233-1505 www.ThistleMeadowWinery.com

See our ad on page 6. Wood Stoves G&B Energy 1070 Hwy 21 N Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4443 www.GBEnergy.com

Stout's Country Hearth 593 Andrews Ridge Rd. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-2065 www.HarmanStoves.com See our ad on page 42.

Oldies But Goodies

David Johnson (carved bird) - See bio on page 4.

26


COME STAY WITH US

Come Stay With Us... Sparta and Alleghany County have accommodation options to suit almost any visitor. There are motels, bed and breakfast inns, campgrounds and a variety of vacation rentals, as well as apartments for longer stays and conference facilities for special gatherings. You are sure to find something to suit your lodging needs and your pocketbook. And no matter when in the area you chose to say, with Sparta at the center of the county, you are just a few minutes away from this small town's shops and amenities.

• Apartments • Bed and Breakfast Inns • Campgrounds • Conference & Retreat Centers • Motels • Vacation Rental Cabins, Homes & Condos

John Sturgill - see bio on page 4.

27


COME STAY WITH US

28


COME STAY WITH US

Burgiss Farm Bed & Breakfast 102 Thistle Meadow Laurel Springs, NC 28644 336-359-2995 www.Breakfastinn.com

$90 to $100

2

Chateau Laurinda Vineyard & Lodge 690 Reeves Ridge Rd. Sparta, NC 28675 336-372-2562 or 800-650-3236 www.ChateauLaurindaVineyards.com See our ad on page 8.

$80 to $140

3

Davis-Bourne Inn 119 Journeys End Dr., Independence VA 24348 276-773-9384 www.DavisBourneinn.com

$100 to $155

5

Doughton Hall Bed & Breakfast 12668 Hwy 18 South Laurel Springs, NC 28644 (336) 359-2341 or (888) 799-5194 www.DoughtonHall.com

$90

4

Glade Valley Bed & Breakfast 330 Shaw Lane, Glade Valley, NC 28627 336-657-8811 or 800-538-3508 www.GladeValley.com See our ad on page 30.

$110 to $130

4

Harmony Hill Bed & Breakfast 1740 Halsey Knob Rd. Sparta, NC 28675 336-372-6868 www.HarmonyHillBnB.com

$110 to $160

5

$95 to $175

7

Mountain Hearth Lodge 110 Mountain Hearth Dr., Sparta, NC 28675 336-372-8743 www.MountainHearthLodge.com

29

Handicap Acces.

VCR/DVD

Rates

Bed & Breakfast Inns

Air Conditioning

www.CanoeingTheNew.com

Stone Mountain State Park 3042 Frank Parkway Roaring Gap, NC 28668 P: (336) 957-8185 www.ncparks.gov

Mountain View Lodge & Cabins 164 Mountain View Lodge Glendale Springs, NC P: (336) 207-7677 www.MTNViewLodge.com

Pets Allowed

New River Campground & Canoe 6286 US Hwy 21 N Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-8793

Riverside Canoe & Tube Rental 2966 Garvey Bridge Rd. Crumpler, NC 28617 P: (336) 982-9439 www.RiversideCanoeing.com

Jacuzzi/Hot Tub

Miller's Campground 973 Miller Rd. Laurel Springs, NC 28644 P: (336) 359-8156

Laurel Ridge Camp & Conference Center 124 Pendry Drive Laurel Springs, NC 28644 P: (336) 359-2951 (888) 831-5922 www.LaurelRidge.org See our ad on page 28.

Fireplace

Campgrounds

Rivercamp USA 2221 Kings Creek Rd. Piney Creek, NC 28663 P: (336) 359-2267 (800) 748-3722 www.RiverCamp.net

Restaurant

www.Sparta-nc.com/PineRidgeApts

Camp Cheerio 1430 Camp Cheerio Rd. Glade Valley, NC 28627 P: (336) 363-2604 (800) 226-7496 www.CampCheerio.org

Cable/Dish TV

New Sparta LLC Pine Ridge Apartments 47 Poplar St. #46 Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-8668

Conference Centers

New River State Park 358 US 221 N Access Rd. Laurel Springs, NC 28644 P: (336) 982-2587 www.ncparks.gov

# Bedrooms

Apartments


COME STAY WITH US

30


Jacuzzi/Hot Tub

Pets Allowed

Refrigerator

Jacuzzi/Hot Tub

Pets Allowed

Air Conditioning

1

4

Internet

Microwave Fireplace

Varies

Handicap Acces.

Restaurant Cable/Dish TV

3

VCR/DVD

Cable/Dish TV

Bedrooms

1

Alleghany Inn 341 N. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 336-372-2501/ 888-372-2501 www.AlleghanyInn.com See our ad on page 30.

# Units # Units

$165 to $200

Rates Rates

Motels:

Handicap Acces.

COME STAY WITH US

$57 to 64 $89

Doughton Park / Bluffs Lodge & Restaurant $85 45356 Blue Ridge Parkway, Laurel Springs, NC to 24 336-372-4499 $105 www.Sparta-NC.com/BuffsLodge Freeborne’s Eatery & Lodge $75 14300 Hwy 18 S, (Blue Ridge Mile Post 248) to 14 Laurel Springs, NC 336-359-8008 / 336-992-7340 $175 www.Freebornes.com Grayson Inn & Suites $61 155 Rainbow Circle, Independence, VA 24348 to 30 276-773-3313 www.Grayson-Inn.com

$80

Nikolas Restaurant and High Meadows Inn 10486 Hwy 21 S. Roaring Gap, NC 28668 336-363-2221 800-585-6309 www.Nikolas-HighMeadowsInn.com

$45 to 35 $99

Station's Inn 14355, NC Hwy.18 S (Blue Ridge Mile Post 248) Laurel Springs, NC 28644 336-359-2888 www.StationsInn.com

$60 to 29 $75

Vacation Rental Cabins and Homes: A High Meadows Hideaway 112 Valley Vista Dr. Roaring Gap, NC 28668 High Meadows Country Club & Golf Course P: (336) 751-0427 Alleghany Riverbend Mountain Cabin 1602 White Pine Dr. Ennice, NC 28623 P: (336) 852-3140 www.CyberRentals.com Alleghany Unique Rentals Mahogany Rock Rd. Sparta, NC 28675 336-372-4191 or 888-372-5244 www.Sparta-NC.com/Aur See our ad on page 28.

$60 to $75

3 2-4

Bald Knob Farm House 50 Bald Knob Rd. Sparta, NC 28675 336-372-4191 www.Sparta-NC.com/Aur See our ad on page 28.

$75

1

4

Blue Ridge Hideaway 8894 Hwy 18 South Laurel Springs, NC 28644 336-372-8677 www.Sparta-NC.com/BlueRidgeHideaway

$70

1

2

$165

1

3

$150 to $165

1

1

Blue Ridge Mountain House 764 Bullhead Rd. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (252) 393-2651/ (910) 526-6734 www.Sparta-NC.com/MountainHouse See our ad on page 28. Cabin at Glade Valley 330 Shaw Lane, Glade Valley, NC 28627 336-657-8811 or 800-538-3508 www.GladeValleyCabin.com See our ad on page 28.

31


$65 to $95

2

2

2

Carolyn's Mountain Healing Retreat 451 Vestal Road Sparta, NC 28675 336-689-1073 Cherry Tree Cottage 3943 Walnut Branch Church Rd. Sparta, NC 336-372-2989 www.Sparta-NC.com/CherryTreeCottage Dairy Barn 1103 Mahogany Rock Rd. Sparta, NC 28675 336-372-4191 www.Sparta-NC.com/Aur See our ad on page 28.

$75

1

$60 to $120

2 2-4

Deerwood Park 206 Bear Lodge Dr. NC 28675 336-372-8256 or 866-686-5263 www.DeerwoodPark.com

$115 10 2-4 to $150

Freeborne’s Eatery & Lodge $75 14300 Hwy 18 S, (Blue Ridge Mile Post 248) to Laurel Springs, NC 336-359-8008 / 336-992-7340 $175 www.Freebornes.com

3 2-4

Fox Den Mountain Cabin 135 Fox Trail Sparta, NC 28675 336-372-6719 www.Sparta-NC.com/FoxDen

$80 to

1

2

Granny's Old House 1827 Macedonia Church Rd. Sparta, NC 28675 336-372-4018 www.Sparta-NC.com/GrannysOldHouse

$60

1

2

Hocus Pocus Retreat & Cabins 4867 US 21 S Glade Valley, NC 28627 336-572-2115 www.HocusPocusRetreatAndCabins.com

$75 to $225

5 1-4

L & J Cabin Rentals 113 Chestnut Grove Church Rd. Sparta, NC 28675 336-372-8829 www.L-JCabins-Horses.com

$75 to $110

3 1-3

Longview Cabin Rental 231 Legra Rd. Piney Creek, NC 28663 704-506-0050 www.Sparta-NC.com/LongView

$125 to $140

1

3

The Mahogany Rock Roost 1137 Mahogany Rock Rd. Sparta, NC 28675 336-372-4191 or 888-372-5244 www.Sparta-NC.com/Aur See our ad on page 28.

$75

1

4

Meadowfork Farm Rental Cabin 759 Meadowfork Rd. Laurel Springs, NC 28644 336-372-4235 www.Sparta-NC.com/Meadowfork

$90

1

3

Miles Vacation Rentals 565 South Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 336-372-5646 or 800-553-2322 www.MilesNC.com See our ad on page 42.

$125 to $175

6 2-5

32

VCR/DVD

2

Handicap Acces.

1

Air Conditioning

Cabin at Woodwind Hollow 1038 Oklahoma Rd Roaring Gap, NC $115 336-372-1622 / 800-513-1622 www.Cabins.com

Pets Allowed

2

Jacuzzi/Hot Tub

3

Cabins On Laurel Creek 1 mile off Blue Ridge Pkwy. Laurel Springs, NC 336-207-7677 www.CabinsOnLaurelCreek.com

Fireplace

Bedrooms

$125 to $150

Rates

# Units

Vacation Rental Cabins and Homes: (cont.)

Cable/Dish TV

COME STAY WITH US


Mountain Dreams Realty 3647 US Hwy 21 South Sparta, NC 28675 336-372-1622 or 800-513-1622

$79 to 15 1-5 www.MtnDreamsRealty.com See our ad on page 2. $137 Mountain Valley Condos 625 S. Asbury Dr. Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 336-372-9192 www.Sparta-NC.com/MountainValleyCondos

$85 to $95

2

Mountain View Lodge & Cabins 164 Mountain View Lodge Dr. Glendale Springs 336-207-7677 www.MtnViewLodge.com

$135 to $195

9 2-6

Olde Beau Golf Club Villas Olde Beau Bvd. Roaring Gap, NC 28668 336-363-3333 or 800-752-1634 www.OldeBeau.com See our ad on page 7.

$189 to 12 2-4 $265

2

The Ole House 889 Foggy Mountain Rd. Glade Valley, NC 28627 Varies 336-363-2827 or 910-579-7670 www.Sparta-NC.com/TheOleHouse

1

4

Papa Goats Tree Farm & Rental Cabin 687 Three Creeks Ln Sparta, NC 28675 P: 336-372-3055 / 704-827-1261

$85

1

1

The Place on the Blue Ridge Parkway Laurel Springs, NC 28644 336-869-3145 www.ThePlaceOnTheBlueRidgeParkway.com

$150 to $175

1

3

Serenity Plus 3647 US Hwy 21 South, Sparta, NC 28675 336-372-1622 or 800-513-1622 www.MtnDreamsRealty.com

$100

1

1

Sparrowhawk Cottage 651 Macedonia Church Rd. Varies Sparta, NC 28675 336-413-8216 www.SparrowhawkCottage.com

1

3

Sweet Water Vacation Rentals 2983 U.S. Hwy 221 Sparta, NC 28675 336-372-7432 www.SweetWaterVacation.com

$95 to $110

2

3-4

Tranquility Unlimited 87 Pine River Lane Sparta, NC 28675 336-372-8260 www.Sparta-NC.com/Tranquility

$135

1

2

Uncle Stacy's Cabin Laurel Springs, NC 28644 770-978-7261 UncleStacysCabin.com

$125

1

2

United Country Foxfire Realty 2760 US 21 South Sparta, NC 28675 336-372-5773 or 800-524-9041 www.Sparta-NC-Real-Estate.com See our ad on page 48.

$100 to $125

6

2-3

Windswept Cabin @ Red Roof Farm 260 Sassy Cats Ridge Sparta, NC 28675 336-372-1899 www.Sparta-NC.com/RedRoofFarm

$85

1

2

33

VCR/DVD

Handicap Acces.

Air Conditioning

Pets Allowed

Jacuzzi/Hot Tub

Fireplace

Cable/Dish TV

Bedrooms

Rates

Vacation Rental Cabins and Homes: (cont.)

# Units

COME STAY WITH US


DINING & CATERING

John Sturgill - see bio on page 4.

34


DINING & CATERING

Dining & Catering... • Catering • Coffee Shops • Delis • Restaurants

When you come, come hungry. For the casual diner, remember this is the south. That means good home cooking. Bread means choice that usually includes biscuits or cornbread. Unless otherwise requested, tea is iced and sweet - although hot tea and tea room fare is growing in popularity. Fried chicken, fried fish and even fried okra are almost ubiquitous. Speaking of fish, this may be the mountains, but we know seafood. Whether from a mountain stream just down the road or from the sea at the other end of the state, flounder, trout, shrimp, oysters, the best hush puppies are easy to find. This may be the mountains, but it's still North Carolina, and the old North State means barbecue whether pulled, chopped or falling off ribs, on a plate or in a sandwich, with slaw, either red or white. Just because it's North Carolina, doesn't mean we can't cook a good New York strip, t-bone or prime rib. And just because we are the mountains, doesn't mean we can't offer variety. Tea, iced and hot, or coffee, regular, decaf, espresso or a latte. Fried squash and fried pickles. Chicken and the lightest dumplings. Tacos, quesadillas and guacamole. A big burger or a

Catering Motley's BBQ 8882 US Hwy 221 Scottville, NC 28672 P: (336) 359-2191 Coffee Shops Backwoods Bean Shop 15 North Main Street Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-7888 www.BackwoodsBean.com Delis Alleghany Motor Market / BP Twist & Shake 80 North Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-8494 See our ad on page 34.

foot long dog. Ice cream, hand dipped or soft serve. And just because we are friendly, doesn't mean we don't offer fine dining. White linen, thin china, wine sipped from crystal and an evening where time is measured by good conversation and meal courses. When you come, come hungry. You won't leave that way.

Betty's Convenience Store & Deli 235 N Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4530 See our ad on page 34. Pro Stop 10806 US Hwy 21 South Glade Valley, NC 28627 P: (336) 363-9000 See our ad on page 34. Restaurants Brown's Family Restaurant 115 Jones St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-3400 See our ad on page 34. 35

Buckaroo's Grill 9431 Hwy 93 Piney Creek, NC 28663 P: (336) 359-2825 Burger King 477 South Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-7440 See our ad on page 34. Country Cupboard Cafe 12789 Hwy 18 Ennice, NC 28623 P: (336) 657-3566 Davis-Bourne Inn 199 Journey's End Independence, VA 24348 P: (276) 773-9384 www.DavisBourneInn.com


Phyllis Haile - see bio on page 4.

36


DINING & CATERING Restaurants Doughton Park / Bluffs Lodge & Restaurant 45356 Blue Ridge Parkway Laurel Springs, NC 28644 P: (336) 372-4499 www.Sparta-NC.com/BluffsLodge

Freeborne’s Eatery & Lodge 14300 Hwy 18 S Blue Ridge Mile Post 248 Laurel Springs, NC 28644 P: (336) 359-8008 www.Freebornes.com J.B.'s Pizza and Subs 371 N. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-2508 www.Sparta-NC.com/JBs KFC/Taco Bell 854 S. Main St. Sparta, NC 28655 P: (336) 372-2788 Mis Arados 403 S. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-1414

Motley's BBQ 8882 US Hwy 221 Scottville, NC 28672 P: (336) 359-2191 Mountain Surf Seafood Restaurant 12789 NC Hwy 18 N Ennice, NC 28623 P: (336) 657-8391 Nikola's Restaurant & High Meadows Inn 10486 US Hwy 21 S Glade Valley, NC 28627 P: (336) 363-6060 www.Nikolas-HighMeadowsInn.com

Old Mill Tavern 114 East Main St. Forest City, NC 28043 P: (828) 245-8110 Sparta Restaurant 41 N Main Street Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4447

Stations Inn Restaurant & Country Store 14355 NC Hwy 18 S Blue Ridge Mile Post 248 Laurel Springs, NC 28644 (336) 359-2888 www.StationsInn.com Subway 583 S. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4700 www.Subway.com The Pines Restaurant 50 Wee Care Ave. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4148 The Pizzeria 665 S Main St. Suite 125 Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-8885 The Ship's Wheel 577 N. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4900

Historic Snapshot * Bob Doughton was arguably the county's most noteworthy political figure. He served as a congressman to the area from 1911 to 1953 and from 1933 to 1947 was chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee. He is most associated with passage of the Social Security Act and legislation that led to construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Local lore has it that Doughton was not a fan of Social Security, but was persuaded to give his support in exchange for assurances from President Roosevelt that the Parkway would come through Alleghany County. Parkway construction began in Alleghany County, Sept. 11, 1835. Today, his home in Laurel Springs is preserved and is operated as Doughton-Hall Bed & Breakfast Inn. * Jan. 5, 1933, a fire in Ray's Lunch Counter spread quickly to adjoining buildings and sparks traveled across the street and ignited bird nests in the Courthouse belfry. The fire was so intense and fire-fighting equipment so crude - there was no water system, the town relied on hand pumps - that dynamite was used to extinguish it. The devastation was so great there was talk of consolidating with Ashe County. * Jan. 26, 1986, there was a fire in the same location, now known as Sparta Restaurant, but help from fire departments in neighboring counties, limited damage to four buildings destroyed.

37


MAP OF ALLEGHANY COUNTY

38


MAP OF ALLEGHANY COUNTY

39


REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION

40


REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION

Real Estate & Construction...

More and more travelers who come to Sparta and Alleghany County for a visit end up staying for a lifetime. Some come to escape summer heat. Others to escape the chaos of urban life. All are attracted to the beauty of the land.

Whether a condominium or gated community; a small farm or a home along the fairway of a challenging mountain golf course, a mountaintop development or a creek-side cottage, there is something to suit almost anyone.

41

• Building Supplies • Cabinetry & Woodworking • Concrete • Condos & Town Homes • Developers • Electrician • Excavating • Fencing • Flooring/Wall Coverings • General Contractors • Gutters • Heating & Air Conditioning • Home Inspections • Manufactured Housing • Nurseries & Landscaping • Painting • Plumbing • Portable Toilets • Real Estate Agencies & Auctioneers • RV Development • Well Drilling • Window Replacement • Wood Stoves


REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION

42


REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION Building Supplies Blevins Building Supply 7258 US Hwy. 21 South Glade Valley, NC 28627 P: (336) 363-2216 See our ad on page 46. TruLine Truss, Inc. 3225 US Hwy 21 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-2226 www.TrulineTruss.com Cabinetry & Woodworking Horton's Cabinets 4222 US Hwy 21 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-1818 See our ad on page 48. White Dove Woodworks 1438 Hwy 21 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-6485

Deerwood Park 206 Bear Lodge Dr. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-8256 www.DeerwoodPark.com Highland Springs 215-B Highland Springs Rd. Thurmond, NC 28683 P: (336) 372-4967 highlandsprings-nc.com Legra Land Investors, Inc. 525 East 9th St Hialeah, FL 33010 P: (305) 887-8249 888-44-LEGRA F: (305) 882-5713 www.Legra-Land.com See our ad on page 44. Electrician

General Contractors Andrews Construction / Riverside Log Homes / Stoneridge Estates 1028 HWY 21 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5560 F: (336) 372-7982 www.RiversideLogHomes.net

See our ad on page 42.

Caldwell Construction Company 10886 HWY 21 S Roaring Gap, NC 28668 P: (336) 363-2693 www.JamesCaldwellConstruction.com

Davis Construction Company PO Box 1207 Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5294

See our ad on page 9.

Carolina Electrical and Plumbing PO Box 113 Roaring Gap, NC 28668 P: (336) 363-2160

Concrete

Excavating

Dittrich Construction and Properties 203 Fox Run Lane Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-1555

Chandler Concrete 23 Birch Lane Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4348

Greene's Excavating 10754 Hwy. 18 S Laurel Springs, NC 28644 P: (336) 359-2501

E & H Construction & Seamless Guttering 271 Tedder Road Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-2188

www.WhiteDoveWoodWorks.com

Condos & Town Homes Andrews Construction / Riverside Log Homes / Stoneridge Estates 1028 HWY 21 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5560 www.RiversideLogHomes.net

See our ad on page 42.

Ridgeway Manor Condominiums 2400 US Hwy 21 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (800) 470-8949 (336) 372-7475 www.RidgewayManor.com See our ad on back cover. Developers Catalyst Development 118 Eastern Air Lane Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4781

S.D. Wyatt Excavating 1925 Mahogany Rock Rd. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-2771 Fencing David's Fencing 128 Doodlebug Lane Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 657-7796 Flooring/Wall Coverings Custom Wall & Floor Covering 1585 HWY 21 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4730 Inside Additions 1433 US Hwy 21 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4507 43

Fender Home Improvements & Trout Farm 7046 NC Hwy 18 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 657-7266 J. E. Woodie & Sons 1640 Hwy 21 N Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4974 See our ad on page 46. McCall's Construction & Seamless Guttering 165 Maple St Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-1793 (336) 363-4984 See our ad on page 46.


REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION

44


REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION General Contractors Continued

Nurseries/Landscaping

Shaw Brothers Construction 811 Shawtown Road Glade Valley, NC 28627 P: (336) 657-8395 www.ShawBrothersinc.com

Scott's Landscaping & Rent-All 565 S Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-1626 (800) 553-2322 See our ad on page 38.

Gutters

Painting Interior/Exterior

E & H Construction & Seamless Guttering 271 Tedder Road Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-2188 McCall's Construction & Seamless Guttering 165 Maple St Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-1793 (336) 363-4984 See our ad on page 46. Heating/Air Conditioning B&B Heating & Electrical PO Box 987 Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336)657-0352 See our ad on page 46. Carolina Heating and Air 10886 HWY 21 S Roaring Gap, NC 28668 P: (336) 363-3000 Home Inspections High & Low Country Home Inspections PO Box 8 Crumpler, NC 28617 P: (336) 385-0913 Manufactured Housing Sparta Home Center 1584 US Hwy 21 N Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-7488 800-785-8650

www.SpartaHomeCenter.com

See our ad on page 40.

David Richards Painting 590 Blevins Hollow Road Piney Creek, NC 28663 P: (336) 359-8818 See our ad on page 41. Plumbing Carolina Electrical and Plumbing PO Box 113 Roaring Gap, NC 28668 P: (336) 363-2160 Stanley Smith Plumbing Contractor 990 Mahogany Rock Rd. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-8035/657-7177 See our ad on page 48. Portable Toilets B&C Port-A-John 39 Hendrix Rd. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-7307 Blue Ridge Pumping 425 Rash Road Glade Valley, NC 28627 P: (336) 363-1155 Real Estate Agencies & Auctioneers Boyer Realty & Auction 1246 Hwy 21S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-8888 F: (336) 372-4283 www.BoyerRealtyandAuction.com

Chris Jones, Realtor PO Box 219 Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 657-1720 F: (336) 246-4516 45

Dixon Auction & Realty Co. 27 N. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336)372-8642 F: (336) 372-7473 Genia George Realty 10942 US Hwy 21 S Roaring Gap, NC 28668 P: (336) 363-9190 F: (336) 363-3370 High South Realty 522 South Main St. Jefferson, NC 28640 P: (336) 846-1818 (877) 846-1818 www.HighSouthRealty.com See our ad on page 59. Miles Realty 565 S Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5646 (800) 553-2322 F: (336) 372-5649 www.MilesNC.com See our ad on page 42. Mountain Dreams Realty 3647 US Hwy 21 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-1622 (800) 513-1622 www.MountainDreamsRealty.com

See our ad on page 2.

River Mountain Realty 1640 US Hwy 21 N Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4445 F: (336) 372-4448 www.RMRealtyNC.com See our ad on page 40. Roaring Gap Realty 10806 US Hwy 21 South Glade Valley, NC 28627 P: (336) 363.9999 F: (336) 372-6176 www.RoaringGapRealty.com Rollins Real Estate 1075 US Hwy 21 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4663 F: (336) 372-4663

www.Sparta-nc.com/rollinsre


REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION

46


REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION Real Estate Agencies & Auctioneers Continued Scenic Realty & Auction 10888 US Hwy 21 Roaring Gap, NC 28668 P: (336) 363-1111 F: (336) 363-9084 www.ScenicRealty.com Sherrill Faw Realty 307 10th St. N Wilkesboro, NC 28659 P: (336) 903-0060 F: (336) 903-0058 United Country Foxfire Realty 2760 HWY 21 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5773 F: (336) 372-7694 www.Sparta-NC-Real-Estate.com

See our ad on page 48.

Winestone Real Estate 1544 Memorial Park Drive Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-7011 F: (336) 217-8554 www.WinstoneRealestateGroup.com

RV Development Deer Creek Motor Coach Park 2524 Edmonds Road Galax, VA 24333 P: (919) 724-1957 See our ad on page 6. Well Drilling Sharp's Well Drilling Company, Inc. 77 Rivers Edge Rd. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-8644 See our ad on page 42.

47

Window Replacement Better-View Renovations 426 Rockhouse Lane Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4545 See our ad on page 41. Wood Stoves G&B Energy 1070 Hwy 21 N Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4443 www.GBEnergy.com Stout's Country Hearth 593 Andrews Ridge Rd. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-2065 www.HarmanStoves.com See our ad on page 42.


REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION

48


HELPFUL CONTACTS

UTILITIES

GOVERNMENT

Alleghany Cablevision (336) 372-5801 Blue Ridge Electric (336) 372-4646 Charter Communication (888) 438-2427 SkyLine Telephone (336) 372-1350 Embarq Telephone (866) 304-6820

Alleghany County Aministration (336) 372-4179 Town of Sparta (336) 372-4257

GOVERNMENT SERVICES

EDUCATION

Alleghany County Library (336) 372-5573 Dept. of Social Services (336) 372-2411 Register of Deeds (336) 372-4342 Drivers License (336) 372-6442 Public Transportation (336) 372-8747

Alleghany County Schools (336) 372-4345 Wilkes Community College Alleghany Campus (336) 372-5061

Weekly Services Alleghany Garbage Service (336) 372-4413

EMERGENCY SERVICES Dial 911 for all emergencies!

Newspapers Alleghany News (336) 372-8999 The Declaration (276) 773-2222

Alleghany Memorial Hospital (336) 372-5511

Historic Snapshots * The New River winds along the county's western and northern border and is reputed to be the world's second oldest river. In the 1960s, Appalachian Power threatened to dam the river and flood much of western Alleghany County for hydroelectric power. Alleghany attorney and Sparta's first mayor, Floyd Crouse, led a battle to defeat the dam. He died before the battle was won when the river gained federal designation as a National and Scenic River in 1976. Once paddled by Indians, today this historic river is prized by families for canoeing, tubing and fishing.

49


SERVICE DIRECTORY

50


SERVICE DIRECTORY

Service Directory...

These professionals are ready to assist you with your business needs. • Accounting, Bookkeeping & Tax Services • Advertising & Marketing • Attorneys • Audio/Video Production • Automotive Parts & Service • Banks & Financial Services • Beauty Salons & Related Services • Business Consultation & Counseling Services • Child Care • Cleaning Services • Computer & Technology Services • Conference Centers • Employment Services • Entertain & Music Production • Equipment Rental • Event Planning • Funeral Homes

51

• Garbage / Waste Disposal • Graphic Design • Health, Medical & Fitness • Heating Oil / Propane • Insurance • Newpapers • Nurseries & Landscaping • Office Supplies & Equipment • Pest Control • Pet Care • Photography & Framing • Printing • Small Engine Repair • Tanning • Transportation / Limousine Service • Utilities • Web Development


SERVICE DIRECTORY

52


SERVICE DIRECTORY Accountants, Bookkeeping Dan R. Murray, Attorney at Law & Tax Preparation 19 S. Grayson St. H & R Block Sparta, NC 28675 323 N Main St P: (336) 372-5681 Sparta, NC 28675 Donna Shumate, P: (336) 372-4197 Attorney At Law www.HRBlock.com 83 S. Main St. Issac Forester, CPA Sparta, NC 28675 4 S. Main St. P: (336) 372-8922 Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-1676 Heather R. Klein, See our ad on page 49. Attorney at Law 451 N Main St. Advertising & Marketing Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-7799 Alleghany News 20 S. Main St. Neaves and Gillespie, P.A. Sparta, NC 28675 45 N Main St. P: (336) 372-8999 Sparta, NC 28675 www.AlleghanyNews.com P: (336) 372-7608 Goosedown Graphics, Inc. www.GillespieLawOffice.com 2125 Eastchester Dr., Vannoy & Reeves, PLLC Ste 105 112 S. Main St. High Point, NC 27265 Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 883-0234 P: (336) 372-8740 www.Goosedown.com Automotive Parts Maxwell Marketing & Services PO Box 156 Roaring Gap, NC 28668 B&T Tire & Auto P: (336) 363-2458 1035 N. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 Mountain Endeavors P: (336) 372-5411 PO Box 435 See our ad on page 52. Glade Valley, 28627-28675 P: (336) 372-2433 CARQUEST of Alleghany www.MountainEndeavors.com 256 N Main St. Presnell's Printing & Sparta, NC 28675 Photography P: (336) 372-5545 1397 US Hwy 21 S See our ad on page 52. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5989 City Body Shop www.Sparta-nc.com/presnells 32 Jones St. Sparta, NC 28675 The Declaration P: (336) 372-4833 PO Box 70 See our ad on page 52. Independence, VA 24348 P: (276) 773-2222 Banks & Financial Services Attorneys Adams & Ivy, PLLC 58 S Grayson Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5519 www.AdamsIvey.com See our ad on page 54.

AF Financial Group 381 S Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-7990 www.AFGrp.com See our ad on page 50. 53

BB&T Bank 173 S Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4326 www.BBT.com Carolina Farm Credit 282 N Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-8587

www.CarolinaFarmCredit.com

Fifth Third Bank 406 S. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5631 www.53.com First Citizens Bank & Trust 621 S Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5651 First Community Bank 57 N. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-2265 www.FCBresource.com See our ad on page 48. Grayson National Bank 98 S. Grayson St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-2811 See our ad on page 52. State Employees' Credit Union 381 South Main St Suite 103 Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-7815 (888) 732-8562 www.NCsecu.org Beauty Salons & Related Services Hair Gallery 21 1284 US Hwy 21 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-6464 Skintastic 1284 Hwy 21 South Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-6464


SERVICE DIRECTORY

54


SERVICE DIRECTORY Business Consultation & Counseling Services Blue Ridge Business Development Center 115 Atwood Street Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-1525 www.BlueRidgebdc.org Dialogue Matters 563 Rector Rd. Ennice, NC 28623 P: (336) 657-3032 See our ad on page 54. H & R Block 323 N Main St Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4197 www.HRBlock.com High Country Workforce Development Board 719-A Greenway Rd Boone, NC 28607 P: (828) 773-1373 www.HighCountrywdb.com Child Care Alleghany Partnership for Children 994 N Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-2846 www.AlleghanyKids.com Camp Cheerio 1430 Camp Cheerio Road Glade Valley, NC 28627 P: (336) 363-2604 (800) 226-7496 www.CampCheerio.org Cleaning Services

Integrated Technology Enterprises, Inc 115 Atwood Street Sparta, NC 28675 P: (704) 510-2718

Silver Dollar Music Park 214 Glade Valley Church Rd. Glade Valley, NC 28627 P: (336) 372-5825

Conference Centers

Equipment Rental

Camp Cheerio 1430 Camp Cheerio Road Glade Valley, NC 28627 P: (336) 363-2604 (800) 226-7496 www.CampCheerio.org

Scott's Landscaping & Rent-All 565 S Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-1626 (800) 553-2322 See our ad on page 38.

Laurel Ridge Camp & Conference Center 124 Pendry Drive Laurel Springs, NC 28644 P: (336) 359-2951 (888) 831-5922 www.LaurelRidge.org See our ad on page 28. Employment Services Alleghany Job Link 115 Atwood St., Ste C Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-9675 Select Staffing 947 N. Bridge St. Elkin, NC 28621 P: (336) 526-3552 www.SelectStaffing.com Entertainment & Music Fire Tiger Productions 8167 Bean Acres Rd. Belews Creek, NC 27009 P: (336) 595-8468

www.FireTigerProductions.com

Stewarts' Rental Cleaning 124 Old Greene Road Ennice, NC 28623 P: (336) 657-3535 Computer & Technology Services Blue Ridge Business Development Center 115 Atwood Street Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-1525 www.BlueRidgebdc.org 55

www.SilverDollarMusicPark.com

Event Planning Innovative Occasions 219 Cherry Lane Rd Glade Valley, NC 28627 P: (336) 363-2560 www.mtnwedding.com See our ad on page 52. Funeral Homes Grandview Memorial Funeral Home 789 Grandview Dr. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5621 www.GrandviewFuneralHome.com

Garbage/Waste Disposal Alleghany Garbage Service 196 Atwood St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4413 See our ad on page 54.


SERVICE DIRECTORY Generations Home Health Agency 665 S. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-1755 www.Generationshha.com See our ad on page 50. High Country Home Health and Hospice 400 Shadowline Dr., Ste 100 B Boone, NC 28607 P: (336) 372-8018 See our ad on page 55. Garbage/Waste Disposal B&C Port-A-John 39 Hendrix Rd. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-7307 Blue Ridge Pumping 425 Rash Road Glade Valley, NC 28627 P: (336) 363-1155 Graphics Design Blue Ridge Graphics 709 Ballard's Private Drive Blountsville, TN 37617 P: (423) 323-4303 www.BlueRidgeGraphics.com

See our ad on page 49.

Imaging Specialists 3 North Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-3002 www.ImagingSpecialists.net See our ad on page 50.

Alleghany Eye Clinic 665 S. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-2253 Alleghany Family Practice 214 Doctors St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5606 Alleghany Memorial Hospital 233 Doctors St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5511 www.AmhSparta.org Alleghany Wellness Center 508 Collins Rd. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-2944 www.AlleghanyWellnessCenter.com

See our ad on page 7.

Center for Family Wellness 325 S Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 Health, Medical & Fitness P: (336) 372-1666/760-9355 Alleghany Chiropractic Center 771 S Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-2005 See our ad on page 54. Alleghany Children's Dental Center 665 S Main St. Suite 202 Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-7228

John J. Kovacich, MD 248 Doctors St., Suite A Sparta, NC 28675 P: (335) 372-2481 Living Water's Home Care 623 Hendrix Rd Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5978 Medi-Home Care 72 S. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4028 www.MSA-corp.com New River Behavioral Healthcare 1650 NC Hwy 18 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4095 www.NewRiver.org Rebecca Todd, Massage Therapist 325 S Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 200-2213 See our ad on page 56.

www.CenterForFamilyWellness.com

Heating Oil / Propane

Dr. Keith Oliver 18 S. Grayson St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4493

G&B Energy 1070 Hwy 21 N Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4443 www.GBEnergy.com

G. Terry Johnson, DDS, PA 146 Doctors St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-8299 See our ad on page 20.

Home Town Oil & LP Gas 1154 NC Hwy 18 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-1610

See our ad on page 39.

56


SERVICE DIRECTORY Insurance AF Banking Insurance Investments 381 S. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-7990 www.AFGrp.com See our ad on page

The Villages of Ashe Assisted Living, Inc 151 Village Park Drive West Jefferson, NC 28694 P: (336) 846-1008 www.RidgeCare.com See our ad on page 57.

Quality Business Services 101 6th St., Suite 15 N Wilkesboro, NC 28659 P: (336) 838-2957

Newspapers

Quality Control 316 C St. N Wilkesboro, NC 28659 P: (336) 667-9607

C S Forester Benefits Group 291 10th St. N Wilkesboro, NC 28659 P: (336) 838-1670

Alleghany News 20 S. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-8999 www.AlleghanyNews.com

First Choice Insurance Services / Edwards, Crouse & Hodge Insurance 349 S Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-8858/6950

The Declaration PO Box 70 Independence, VA 24348 P: (276) 773-2222

Parkway Custom Insurance Associates Inc 13306 US HWY 221 S Fleetwood, NC 28626 P: (336) 877-2614

Ikon Solutions 2550 West Tyvola Rd. Suite 410 Charlotte, NC 28217 P: (704) 227-7313

www.ParkwayCustomInsurance.com

Office Supplies & Equipment

See our ad on page 50.

The Brady Insurance Agency, LLC 484 S Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-8717 Nursing Homes & Residential Care Alleghany Care & Rehabilitation 179 Combs Street Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-2441 www.SunBridgeHealthCare.com

See our ad on page 51.

Alleghany County Group Homes, Inc. 133 Health Services Rd. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5671 Rose Glen Village 407 West Main Street Wilkesboro, NC 28697 P: (336) 667-2952

www.RoseGlenWilkesboro.com

57

Pest Control

Pet Care Save A Pet Foundation PO Box 44 Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 363-9187

www.Alleghany.petfinder.com

Dogs By Debbie, Groomer 2418 Grandview Dr Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-2039


SERVICE DIRECTORY Photography & Framing John Harmon Gallery 10100 US Hwy 21S Roaring Gap, NC 28668 P: (336) 363-9138 www.JohnHarmon.com Presnell's Printing & Photography 1397 US Hwy 21 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5989

www.Sparta-nc.com/presnells

Studio Redwood 10436 US 21 S. Roaring Gap, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-7111 www.StudioRedwood.com Studio Roxie 381 S. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-6544 www.StudioRoxie.com Printing For Zac Printing 337 Wooten Rd. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-2255 Creative Printers 4 N. 6th Ave. West Jefferson, NC 28694 P: (336) 246-7746 www.CPrinters.com Interstate Graphics 3208 Hanover Rd. Johnson City, TN 37604 P: (423) 282-1511 www.IGI4color.com See our ad on page 47. Minors Printing 643-N Greenway Rd. Boone, NC 28607 P: (828) 264-6366 www.MinorsPrinting.com Precision Printing 1302 Blowing Rock Rd. Boone, NC 28607 P: (828) 265-0004

Presnell's Printing & Photography 1397 US Hwy 21 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5989 www.Sparta-nc.com/presnells

Small Engine Repair Sparta Motorcycle & Small Engine Repair 77 Duncan St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-2223 See our ad on page 38. Tanning Hair Gallery 21 1284 US Hwy 21 S Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-6464 Studio Roxie 381 S. Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-6544 www.StudioRoxie.com Transportation / Limousine Service Alleghany In Motion 90 S Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-8747 www.AlleghanyCounty-NC.gov/AIM

See our ad on page 18.

Innovative Occasions 219 Cherry Lane Rd Glade Valley, NC 28627 P: (336) 363-2560 See our ad on page 52. Utilities Alleghany Cablevision, Inc 15 N Main St. Suite B Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-5801

www.PrecisionPrintingGroup.com

58

Blue Ridge Electric Membership Co 1889 US Hwy. 21 South Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-4646 ext. 4419 www.BlueRidgeEMC.com See our ad on page 21. Carolina West Wireless 1307 Curtis Bridge Rd. Wilkesboro, NC 28697 P: (336) 973-5000 www.CarolinaWest.com Skyline Telephone Membership Corp. 199 Grayson St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-1350 www.Skyline.org See our ad on page 19. Web Development Blue Ridge Graphics 709 Ballard's Private Drive Blountsville, TN 37617 P: (423) 323-4303 www.BlueRidgeGraphics.com

See our ad on page 49.

Goosedown Graphics 2125 Eastchester Dr Suite 105

High Point, NC 27265 P: (336) 883-0234 www.Goosedown.com Imaging Specialists 3 North Main St. Sparta, NC 28675 P: (336) 372-3002 www.ImagingSpecialists.net See our ad on page 50.

Buxton Abby


59


Sparta Magazine 2009  

Alleghany, North Carolina Chamber of Commerce Events and Business Directory

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you