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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

 
Caldwell Arts Council August Exhibit “BODY WORKS”

The Caldwell Arts Council is pleased to announce the August exhibit: “BODY WORKS” featuring figure artwork by Davidson College Assistant Art Professor Hagit Barkai in the main floor galleries.  Figure artists featured in the upstairs gallery are: Bobbi Miller (Moran Full Story

 
Alleghany County Fiddlers Convention 2014

The Alleghany County Fiddlers Convention is Friday and Saturday, July 18th and 19th at the Alleghany Fairgrounds in Sparta, N.C. Prizes are awarded in bluegrass and old time individual and band categories for youths and adults, and a dance contest. The event starts at 5 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. Full Story

 
Area Graduates Receive SkyLineScholarships

Eleven area high school graduates have been named to receive local through SkyLine Membership Corporation. The SkyLine scholarships are named in memory of longtime director and former SkyLine President Frank James and are awarded to children of SkyLine/SkyBest customers who reside in the Full Story

 
ROTARY CLUB OF BLOWING ROCK CELEBRATES OUTSTANDING YEAR

The Rotary Club of Blowing celebrated a great year of leadership and fund raising at the Annual Banquet and Installation of Officers held at Chetola Resort. Funds raised for charitable endeavors Full Story

 
Boone Fourth of July Festivities Set

The Town of Boone has a full day of activities planned to celebrate the July 4th holiday. Activities begin at 11:00 am on King Street in downtown Boone with the annual July 4th parade. Please join us
as we honor our Grand Marshalls, Bricca and Sonny Sweet and celebrate Full Story

 
Hospitality House Fish Fry Monday

Hospitality House is rolling out the welcome mat for its Wilkes County friends and supporters on Monday June 30. Serving Wilkes County for nearly twenty years, Hospitality House is hosting a Down Home Fish Fry and Open House to thank the Wilkes County community for their ongoing support. Full Story

 
Managing The Cat Population in the High Country

Watauga Humane Society (WHS) has been receiving more feral and outdoor cats than it can care for and place in homes or barns and is seeking the community’s help to manage the outdoor and feral cat population. WHS has been told to expect to receive as many as 60 cats from Full Story

 
Banner Elk Concerts in the Park; Week 2

The second concert of the summer series “Concerts in the Park” will be The Major Sevens.  The concert is on Thursday, June 26th at 6:30pm and is free. The band is made up of guitarist Brooks Forsyth, fiddler Drayton Aldridge and Robert Hunt, contributing the mandolin and backup guitar. Full Story

 
Blowing Rock Gets Set for July 4th Festivities

The Fourth of July is upon us and that means lots of fun family entertainment. Blowing Rock Parks & Recreation is having their annual Fourth of July Festival again on Saturday, July 5th and Sunday, July 6th in Memorial Park on Main Street. Activities on Saturday begin with an Adult Horseshoe Full Story

 
Additional Space Available in Pre-kindergarten Program

Spaces remain available in local pre-kindergarten classes for four year olds that meet state eligibility requirements and parents are being encouraged to apply for the open slots. “Thanks mostly to a new collaborative effort sponsored by the Lucy Brock Child Development Center, we have more Full Story

 
High Country Farm Tour June 28th-29th

Join Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) for the 2014 High Country Farm Tour June 28th and 29th, from 2-6 PM. The High Country Farm Tour, now in its 8th year of success, is an event hosted by Blue Ridge Women In Agriculture (BRWIA) aimed at facilitating relationships between Full Story

 
School Bus Driver Training Set for July

School bus driver training will be offered at Watauga High School July 9-11. The classes are free and run from 8:30-3:30 each day. Before attending the class, anyone who is not a current Watauga County Schools employee must have a recommendation from the principal or assistant Full Story

 
F.A.R.M. Fresh Project Funded by Grant

F.A.R.M. Cafe is pleased to be the recipient of $3,000 in grant funding from the Watauga Community Foundation in support of the F.A.R.M. Fresh Project.   This project will increase the amount of local, fresh food that F.A.R.M. Cafe serves and enable the Cafe to strengthen partnerships with local Full Story

 
The Write Stuff

The Third Annual High Country Festival of the Book is almost upon us!!! The festival is organized by the Friends of the Watauga County Public Library to draw attention to the importance of books, reading and literacy, with two special ticketed events on June 27 and a day-long Book Festival on June 28. Full Story

 
High Country Audubon Announces Research Grant

High Country Audubon Society (HCAS) is pleased to announce a grant opportunity to support bird research in the High Country of North Carolina.  HCAS is the local chapter of the National Audubon Society and Audubon North Carolina, serving Watauga, Ashe, Wilkes, Alleghany and Avery counties. Full Story

 
Watauga County Community Foundation Awards Grants

The board of advisors of the Watauga County Community Foundation announces 2014 grant awards from the Watauga Legacy Fund, WCCF’s community grantmaking fund, according to Brian Crutchfield, Chair of the Grants Committee. WCCF awarded eleven grants totaling $18,200 through Full Story

 
Riverfest Floats into Valle Crucis

Riverfest, a festival celebrating the Watauga River and the High Country’s natural resources, will take place at Valle Crucis Community Park June 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be free and open to the public.

Full Story
 
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