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Boone PD Welcomes New Officers

The Boone Police Department recently appointed three new officers to the force. Brian Christopher Woods, 30, a Caldwell County native, was a police officer in New Hanover County.  Woods also serves in the United States Coast Guard Reserve.  Woods joined the police department on October 15, 2012. Full Story

Boone Teen Takes First Place on Guitar

Kinsey Greene, 14, of Boone, NC takes first place in youth guitar at 2013 App Heritage Fiddlers Convention!

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There are two courses to choose from in 2013: MARCH COURSE: 6 Sessions Total:  Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays – March 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28. APRIL COURSE: 6 Sessions Total: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays – April 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20.Class size is limited! Full Story

A BIG Thank-You!

The High Country area is blessed with many caring and giving business owners and managers.  For the last 32 years, area businesses and church affiliates have made financial contributions or offered amazing discounts toward a one-day event called AppKIDS Full Story

Snowman Building at Beech

Frosty has a competitive side at our annual Snowman Building Contest. Gather your family and friends for this battle of the snowballs and let your creativity be the guide as you build your snowman, woman or animal in effort to win the heart of the crowd. You are sure to build a memory

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Winter Pickin’ Party for United Way at Heritage Hall

On Saturday, February 23, at 6pm, in an effort to reach their goal for 2013, the Johnson County United Way will present a benefit concert, featuring Faultline, Fire in the Kitchen, Laurel Creek Trail, New Covenant, and Slice of Bluegrass on the Heritage Hall stage. These groups boast some of the area’s top musicians, Full Story

Terrific Kids at Mabel Elementary

When you’re honoring Terrific Kids at Mabel Elementary School, you end up with a lot to celebrate, and the school did just that on Tuesday as it honored students for good character, strong academic performance, and perfect attendance. With an enrollment of 185 students Full Story

Appalachian Women’s Fund 'Basic Buckets'

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" For the MLK holiday last week, industrious and socially conscious ASU students honored Dr. King’s legacy by participating in the 14th Annual MLK Challenge. Full Story

CCC&TI Foundation Selects New Board

Several new members recently joined the Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Board of Directors. Rick Coffey, President of McCreary Modern, is among the new members. Coffey is involved with several other organizations in the community including Full Story

What's in a Name? Ask ASU Prof

Onomastics. It’s a word a computer spellchecker won’t recognize but one that speaks volumes to those who study names and naming practices. Dr. Donna L. Lillian, director of the women’s studies program at Appalachian State University and an associate professor of English,

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Birdland Big Band at J.E. Broyhill Civic Center

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s J.E. Broyhill Civic Center will present Live at Birdland featuring the Birdland Big Band directed by Tommy Igoe on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Live at Birdland features The Birdland Big Band directed by Tommy Igoe in a setting designed Full Story

Children’s Playhouse Seeks Great Friends to Families

The Children’s Playhouse is searching for a resident of the High Country whose greatest joy comes from helping kids and families, the 2013 winner of the Great Friend to Families Award. Nominations for this award are due on February 15th. The fifth annual Great Friend to Families Full Story

National College Scholarships Available through SkyLine

Area high school seniors whose parents are telephone service subscribers of SkyLine Membership Corporation and SkyBest Communications may apply for the 2013 Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarship and the FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarship. FRS was established in 1994 Full Story

WATCH D.O.G.S at Mabel School

WHO:      Students and fathers and father-figures of Mabel...SPEAKERS:  Sheriff Len Hagaman:  The Importance of Dad’s in Our Society Today and County Commissioner John Welch:  The Role of Dad’s In Education. WHAT:     ‘Dads and Kids’ Pizza Night to kick off a new innovative Full Story

The Water Coolers at J.E. Broyhill Civic Center

If you need a laugh to start out the new year, The Water Coolers will quench with your thirst for a night of comedy on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s J.E. Broyhill Civic Center.  The Water Coolers show is a quirky comedy revue by a troupe Full Story

ROCKET KIDS: Two Rivers Community School Students’ Race to the Moon

From Sputnik to spacewalk, the Two Rivers middle school students have followed it all.  Last Wednesday evening at the Boone Armory, they exhibited their scale models of the many rockets and space artifacts that led to the day Neal Armstrong could step out on a moonscape. Full Story

Alleghany Community TV Expands to Internet

Alleghany Community Television has added to its website a new streaming service for content broadcast by the station. The new streaming pages went online November 21, 2012 and feature links to programs including meetings of the Alleghany County Commissioners, the Sparta Town Council Full Story

December Student of the Month

Zach Shepherd, a student in Mr. Calhoun’s Horticulture 1 class, is the December student of the month.  Zach has one of the highest averages in class and is always going and beyond on class projects.  He is a leader among his peers and exhibits a work ethic that is second to none. Full Story

Boone Police Personnel Changes

Chief Dana Crawford and the Boone Police Department are pleased to announce a recent personnel change within the police department. Master Police Officer Justin Warren, who has served the last two years as a detective, has been selected for a position Full Story

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