Concord worm wins race
Posted October 16, 2010
Banner Elk, N.C. — Cole Peurifoy, 5, of Concord, brought the woolly worm which captured first place in Saturday races at the 33rd Annual Woolly Worm Festival in Banner Elk.
As part of the festival, Avery County native Tommy Burleson issued a winter forecast based on the worm's fuzzy stripes.
Burleson said the first week of winter, Dec. 21-27, would be cold with snow. Weeks 2-4 extremely cold with snow. For week 5, Burleson forecast an ice storm. He saw more extreme cold in weeks 12 and 13.