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WAGON TRAIN REVIVAL & RIDE ROLLS THROUGH ASHE COUNTY

Come find faith, fellowship and fun as the annual Wagon Train Revival & Ride rolls through Ashe County on June 12, 13 & 14th 2015. Evangelist B.J. Grimmett, is the featured speaker with a powerful, dynamic message that changes lives.  Friday check-in begins at 5:00 pm with free hotdogs, a Full Story

 
Hearts of Hospitality House Golf Tourney Set

Get ready to tee off on June 6, 2015 with Hearts of Hospitality House and Mountaineer Cleaners as they host the 1st Annual High Country Charity Golf Tournament. Taking place at Boone Golf Club, the four-person scramble format tournament has a shotgun start of 8:00 AM that Saturday Full Story

 
Northwestern Studios Present "Jazz, Tap & More Revue”

Northwestern Studios will present two family friendly dance productions this weekend.  Jazz, Tap & More Revue” will be presented on Friday, May 22nd at 7:00pm.  A comic children’s ballet “The Sun and The Moon” will be performed on Saturday, May 23rd at 7:00pm and Sunday, Full Story

 
Family Fun Festival Saturday A WHS

A Family Fun Festival at Watauga High School on Saturday, May 16 will offer local families the chance to enjoy a great time while supporting the Extended Learning Center (ELC) afterschool program of the Watauga County Schools.  The event, which runs from 1-5 p.m., will feature Full Story

 
Green Valley School Willy Wonka Play At WHS

Green Valley School has embarked on a new project – THEATRE!  For the first time since anyone can remember, Green Valley is producing a theatre production, Willy Wonka.  Auditions were last December and the children have been rehearsing ever since.  The cast and of course, their parents! Full Story

 
F.A.R.M. Café Pop-Up Saturdays!

F.A.R.M. Cafe is pleased to announce it will be taking its mission to feed all regardless of means out into the High Country region beyond Boone. Thanks to a generous donation received through the Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge. The first F.A.R.M. Pop-up Cafe will be held this Full Story

 
Chamberlain named Realtor of the Year

Early in his career, Joe Chamberlain learned how to react to the unexpected. More than once the Ashe County Realtor® would be busy taking potential buyers to a property for sale when the hazards of mountain driving called for quick action. “I can recall on a few occasions Full Story

 
Valle Crucis Teacher Wins Wellcome Award

First grade teacher Katie Matthews of Valle Crucis School has been chosen as a recipient of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers, a highly competitive grant that provides $175,000 over five years to support exemplary and Full Story

 
Building a Buzz for Bees

An ambitious group of High Country students is setting up a honeybee colony at Grandfather Mountain in an effort to educate thousands about the pollinator's plight. But a recent reduction in grant funding for the project means the group needs additional support to fuel the Full Story

 
BRAHM Names Giduz as Executive Director

The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) has announced the selection of Lee Carol Giduz as its new Executive Director.  On the first of April,  Giduz will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Joann Mitchell last October.  The selection was made after a national Full Story

 
WYN 30th Anniversary Kicks-Off New Program

Western Youth Network (WYN) is kicking of their 30th year anniversary with a new School Based Mentoring Program. This initiative pairs volunteers with a youth who needs extra support in the school setting. The mentor provides their mentee with academic and social encouragement during Full Story

 
High Country United Way to Fund Agencies

The High Country United Way is now accepting applications for programs for the fiscal year 2015-2016.  We seek proposals that meet the goals identified by our Community Impact Visioning Councils as well as those that continue to meet basic and emergency needs. Full Story

 
SAT Prep Class Offered at Appalachian

Registration is now open for the AppState Office of Conference and Camp Services SAT Preparation Program. This course is offered in Boone prior to the College Board May 2 test date at Watauga High School. Students can choose the course that best fits spring schedules. For 2015, this Full Story

 
New Craft Enrichment Classes at ASU in February and March

A variety of community craft classes are beginning in February and March on the campus of Appalachian State University. Craft Enrichment at Appalachian State offers affordable classes taught by regionally known craft artists. These programs are open to everyone interested. Below is a list of classes starting soon: Full Story

 
WHS Tech Teams Qualify for State

Two teams of Watauga High School students won awards at the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Qualifying Tournament at ASU on Saturday and will advance to the state tournament at NC A&T University in Greensboro on February 14th. The two teams competed under the names of Team 8190 Full Story

 
Four CCC&TI Art Student's Art to Raleigh

Four art pieces by Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute students will become part of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) permanent art collection in Raleigh, N.C.
Since 1998, the NCCCS office has sponsored an annual exhibition of artwork submitted by Full Story

 
Home Energy Contest Reveals Needs

In announcing the three winners of its “High Country Home Energy Makeover Contest” today, Appalachian Voices said that the need for residential energy efficiency improvements in one of the poorest areas of the state is even greater than originally believed. Nearly 70 residents of the High Country Full Story

 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

As part of a week of celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, celebrated today, there is a National Day of Service, with events including the 16th Annual MLK Challenge, with registration at Legends at 8am for placement on a team for a day of service with ASU and ACT (Appalachian Full Story

 
Grace Academy Chili-Cook Off Raises $19,000

More than 600 area residents recently attended Grace Academy’s 6th annual Chili-Cook-Off fundraiser on Saturday, November 8, and helped raise $19,000 for the school.  Money raised will help off-set the cost of tuition and greatly contribute to the school’s operating budget.

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