The Linville River is a gentle stream as it passes through the town of Linville.  Color is past peak in the area and many leaves have been falling today.  (Photo by Skip Sickler)

 The High Country has experienced some incredible fall weather the last few days and it is forecasted to continue throughout the week.  The upper elevations and towns such as Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk are past peak at this point but the color is very nice along routes up to the mountains from the piedmont.