Asheville resident Hillary Livaccari holds her 2year-old, border collie named Neon as the pair watch a competition in the field trails during the 22nd Annual Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival in Huntersville on Nov. 12.
Asheville resident Hillary Livaccari holds her 2year-old, border collie named Neon as the pair watch a competition in the field trails during the 22nd Annual Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival in Huntersville on Nov. 12. Marty Price Marty Price
Asheville resident Hillary Livaccari holds her 2year-old, border collie named Neon as the pair watch a competition in the field trails during the 22nd Annual Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival in Huntersville on Nov. 12. Marty Price Marty Price

Historic Rural Hill went to the dogs during festival

November 22, 2016 1:44 AM

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