Concord worm wins race
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.Posted — Updated
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.