This little piggy went to the police department. Do you live in the Boone area? Do you live in the Boone area and are missing a pig? If so the Town of Boone Police Department is looking for you. The North Carolina mountain town police department took to social media hoping to find the owners of the lost pig. They have temporarily named the animal “Bacon”. The post, shared on Facebook says that Bacon came running across the road (Blowing Rock Road) after falling out of the vehicle he was traveling in. Luckily he was safe and headed right to a safe location.

After making a joke about how they are hiring (hey in this job market I don’t blame them, especially considering this story is getting publicity) they said that Bacon has been moved to the nearby Watauga County Sherriff’s office. Bacon will remain there for “safekeeping” until he can be reunited with his family.

The North Carolina police department asks that if you have any info about the lost pig, who he belongs to, or if you saw its escape, to please call 828-268-6900. Hopefully, Bacon will be returned to his rightful owners, and not become actual bacon. One thing is for sure, he’s had some excitement in his life! See the post and photos of Bacon below.


Update: "BACON" was handed off to extended family at Watauga County Sheriff's Office for safekeeping until owner is...

Posted by Town of Boone Police Department on Friday, September 1, 2023

This Tiny Town In North Carolina Was Just Named One Of The Nation's Best

The south is full of small towns. We talk about them often, and there are plenty to showcase. Then of course there are the major cities, which also get some respect and notoriety. But when you are craving a getaway where time really does slow down, and you can feel a part of the culture sometimes a small town is even too big. So perhaps plan a visit to a “tiny town”. The experts over at Southern Living Magazine and their readers recently voted on a list of the South’s Best Tiny Towns. And one tiny town in North Carolina was featured. Towns on the list are all under 10,000 population. And one in Texas has less than 100 residents who call it home.

In total twenty-one tiny towns were featured on this list. I’ve already told you one is in North Carolina, and it’s a place I’ve visited countless times. There are also two coastal South Carolina tiny towns featured. There is also a Smoky Mountain town that’s not too far from the North Carolina border. Additionally, another Tennessee town, and a couple from Georgia. While I haven’t visited every place they included on this list, the ones I have been I’d recommend! So the next time you’re in the mood for a weekend getaway perhaps try this tiny town in North Carolina or one of the others. Keep reading to see the North and South Carolina towns featured or you can read the full Southern Living analysis here.

  • North Carolina

  • Blowing Rock, NC

    Just outside of Boone sits Blowing Rock, NC. This quaint mountain town is somewhere I actually grew up going every summer. It’s beautiful year round, and features a small quaint downtown with shopping, restaurants, a public park, welcoming inns, and multiple festivals. In the summer check out the monthly Art In The Park festival where artisans from around the country set up booths monthly or in the winter check out Blowing Rock Winterfest. You’re a short drive from Boone, Banner Elk, and the area ski resorts. Plus Grandfather Mountain and Tweetsie Railroad.

    Population: 1,397

  • South Carolina

  • Georgetown, SC

    Situated in the area of South Carolina south of Myrtle Beach, Georgetown offers a completely different feel. This town of just over 8,000 people sits on the Winyah Bay and is actually the third oldest city in the Palmetto State. Visitors can enjoy shopping and dining along the scenic waterfront, fishing, and boating, and tours documenting the town’s rich history. And if you dare check out the ghost tours for a little spooky fun!

    Population: 8,333

  • Folly Beach, SC

    One of the beaches in the greater Charleston area is Folly Beach. Time here is spent away from the hustle and bustle of the holy city, but you’re close enough for an easy day trip or meal. While at Folly, spend time on the newly renovated pier, and enjoying the beach. You’ll also find appealing beach bars and casual eats. Folly is the perfect beach town for those who love to relax and unwind!

    Population: 2,056

  • Other Cities Recognized By Southern Living

    • Dahlonega, GA
    • Sanibel, FL
    • Broken Bow, OK
    • Gatlinburg, TN
    • Tybee Island, GA

    View the full list and Southern Living’s analysis of these towns here.

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