First-place winners took home a $600 cash prize and were award performances at Merlefest, which draws tens of thousands of fans each year to Wilkesboro.
The Steep Canyon Rangers host this annual festival, which benefits the Cindy Platt Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County.
Tellico will play The Altamont Theatre on Friday.
The town of Chimney Rock remains threatened by fire, animal welfare agencies are swinging into action and volunteers are collecting supplies for firefighters.
Asheville has incredible musical talent. Here's a sampling.
Also, a new business called GEARU specializing in providing outdoor gear to locals through a membership program, and more.
Music for the event includes members of Tellico and Rod Picott.
The music fest by the river kicks off Friday.
Merlefest on the Road kicks off Thursday at The Isis Music Hall in West Asheville.
Joe Kendrick's ambitious "Southern Songs and Stories" series melds personal interviews, live shows and behind-the-scenes access.