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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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WHS Playmakers Perform 'Fable'

On Monday night, October 27, the WHS Honors Acting class, the Pioneer Playmakers, will perform “A Fable”, their entry for the North Carolina Theatre Conference High School Play Festival. Written as a collaborative musical by Jean-Claude van Itallie, “A Fable” tells the story of Full Story

 
Harvest For The Homeless Event in Ashe

Ashe County Coalition for the Homeless (ACCH) and Hospitality House are teaming up for Ashe County’s first Harvest for the Homeless campaign. Taking place Saturday October 18 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Bohemia in downtown West Jefferson, the public is invited to stop by Full Story

 
Bassist Inspires Hardin Park Pre-K

Erik Dyke, a double bassist with the NC Symphony visited the pre-kindergarten classroom at Hardin Park last Tuesday afternoon.  Dyke talked with the class about the musical elements of pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics and about the types of instruments (strings, Full Story

 
Sarah Tyndall Wins Watauga Spelling Bee

Sarah Tyndall, an eighth grader at Cove Creek School won the Watauga County Schools Spelling Bee Friday, correctly spelling “harpsichord” as the final word in the competition. In addition to Sarah, the other school champions participating in Friday’scompetition included Parker Full Story

 
Living Jazz Legend Phil Woods In concert Tuesday

Appalachian State University’s Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Faculty are hosting a concert Tuesday October 14th, on the stage of the Schaefer Center with Phil Woods; composer, arranger and bandleader, called a true American ambassador for jazz.  He has performed with nearly every Full Story

 
F.A.C.E.S. AT F.A.R.M.

F.A.R.M. (Feed All Regardless of Means) Café will be hosting a new community forum and dinner monthly starting in October. F.A.C.E.S., which stands for Food, Agriculture, Community, Economy, and Spirituality, will be a platform for community members to discuss issues affecting the Full Story

 
'Blueprints & Bow Ties' for Habitat families

Once again Watauga County Habitat for Humanity will host its 3rd fundraising gala and live auction– Blueprints & Bow Ties, Thursday, October 2, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm, at the new Boone Bagelry location at 125 Graduate Drive of Hwy. 105 in Boone, NC.  Bow ties optional! Full Story

 
ASU Homecoming Blood Drive Wednesday

The 8th Annual Homecoming Blood Drive will take place on Wednesday September 24th at the Holmes Convocation Center! For our friends in the High Country, the 1,200 Pint Homecoming Blood Drive will take place from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. in the Holmes Convocation Center. Please Full Story

 
Prescription Medication Abuse Today at WHS

You're invited to come to a presentation on "Prescription Medication Misuse" with Fred Wells Brason II, taking place this afternoon at 5:30pm Watauga High School Auditorium. Join us as we address prescription medication misuse, both personal and community; the issues, Full Story

 
Hope Luncheon for Hospitality House

Join us at Blue Ridge Mountain Club’s Watson Gap Pavilion, a site of unparalleled mountain beauty that sits at the crossroads of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway, as we share with you our thirty-year history of hope, current stories of triumph Full Story

 
Family Fun Horse Show

Everyone is invited to come out to enjoy a great outdoor day and join the fun at the “Family Fun Horse Show” this weekend, Saturday, August 23.  The Horse Show will host fun games, classes for Traditional and Racking horses and events for riders and non-riders of all ages! Some of the Full Story

 
Parkway New Site for Pre-K Class

Parkway School will be the site of a new pre-kindergarten classroom provided through a collaboration of the Lucy Brock Child Development Laboratory Program (LBCDLP) of Appalachian State University, the Children’s Council of Watauga County, and the Watauga County Schools. The classroom, formally Full Story

 
Hospital House Planning Meeting Wednesday

Hearts for Hospitality, an organization that acts as Ambassadors and Supporters of the Hospitality House is hosting a meeting on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Grace Lutheran Church in Boone, NC.  Area women are invited to attend.  Discussion will center around a fundraiser billed as Full Story

 
Toe River Arts August Events

DEBBIE LITTLEDEER EXHBIIT

Debbie Littledeer brings her new book to the Burnsville TRAC Gallery on August 9. Drawing on a personal mother/daughter relationship and friendship with co-author Ellie Kirby, Debbie will include some of her original artwork, giclees of the pictures, photos, drawings, notes and explanations on Full Story

 
Hospitality House Pig Pickin' Tuesday

Hospitality House is rolling out the welcome mat for its Ashe County neighbors, friends and supporters on Tuesday July 29. Serving Ashe County for nearly twenty years, Hospitality House is hosting an Old-Fashioned Pig Pickin’ and Open House to thank the Ashe County community and Full Story

 
Boone DBDA Sculptures On Display

The Downtown Boone Development Association is pleased to present three new public art sculptures in downtown Boone as well as one permanent piece located at the sculpture pad in front of the Jones House Community Center. The three new public art pieces in downtown Boone will Full Story

 
Hospitality House Launches Thrift Shop

One year in the making, Hospitality House is finally ready to unveil their latest project, “Welcome Home Thriftique.” Located at 182 Boone Heights Drive, this unique shopping experience will open its doors on Friday July 25 and Saturday July 26 from 10am – 6pm and Sunday July 27 12pm – 6pm. Full Story

 
Avery Lawmen Spread Good News

When someone hears “good news” from a law enforcement officer, they usually think of being told that they don’t have jury duty or they aren’t receiving a citation.  However, there is a group of officers with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office that have a different slant on good news. Full Story

 
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