By Rebecca Herman
“We have reconnected the broken trail,” said Gloria Malley Beauchamp, project coordinator, on Saturday October 25, during the Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s (TSDAR) 100th anniversary rededication of the first Daniel Boone Trail marker in Trade.
In 1914, Mrs. Lindsey Patterson of Winston-Salem, N.C. came up with an idea to honor Daniel Boone and other pioneers by placing 45 markers along a 400-mile trail to commemorate the journey that Boone walked from North Carolina on his way to Kentucky. Patterson began the work along with other DAR members from NC, TN, VA and KY to bring this idea to fruition. More...
Woolly worm winter weather forecast is in
Though a little worm dubbed “Kwazimodo” took top weather forecasting honors at the 2014 Banner Elk Woolly Worm Festival, Tomahawk employees discovered this ominous jet-black woolly worm just outside our own backdoor.
Each year, the Woolly Worm Festival holds a race and the winning worm is said to hold the key to winter weather predictions with each band of color representing a week in winter. Black bands represent harsh winter weather while orange “wool” signifies a welcome break from the frigid cold and snow. The black and orange bands of the 2014 Woolly Worm Festival Champion, Kwazimodo, (owned by ninth grader Vince Wyman of Graham, NC) predicted a frigid but somewhat dry winter. However, the Tomahawk’s Woolly Worm we’ve playfully (but perhaps appropriately) dubbed Arctic Andy, paints a much more dramatic portrait of Johnson County’s upcoming winter.