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LMC Award of Merit Winner for Restoration

Lees-McRae College is pleased to announce that Preservation North Carolina awarded Deborah Buxton and the College a 2012 Gertrude S. Carraway Award of Merit for the restoration of the Daniel Boone VI Cottage. The Carraway Awards are presented

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Families To Benefit from Ashe Fundraiser

Bake Sale and Silent Auction for Angel Trippe & Trethan Ham. At Faith Fellowship, August 18th from 11am-2pm. Local business are donating items to be auctioned off. Barker Stone of Lansing has donated at Amish made rocking chair Full Story

John Clanton to direct music for LMST’s Show Boat

Lees-McRae Summer Theatre is honored to have among its cast and crew renowned conductor John Clanton as the music director for Show Boat opening Wednesday in Hayes Auditorium.
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Ashe County Schools Holds 11th Annual Golf Tournament

The Ashe County Board of Education’s Annual Endowment Fund Golf Tournament was held July 18, 2012.  A field of 24 teams participated in a captain’s choice round of golf at the beautiful Jefferson Landing Golf Club.  The Ashe County Schools Endowment Board Full Story

'Get Local' Partners with Vidalia

One can’t-miss sign of summer? Bold berries—from nearly-black blackberries to blue-hued blueberries to rosy-red raspberries—which are popping up now at area farmers tailgate markets and on the menus of Appalachian Grown™ partner restaurants. All get the focus this month

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Donation Help Avery Humane Soc. Fix Felines

Avery County Humane Society has launched a new spay/neuter program called “Help Fix Me.” Doris Swor, board member, remarked that the program donors, Bill and Kathy Avery are matching every $25 gift and using the funds to fix roaming cats and dogs. Full Story

Boone Officers Awarded Advanced Certification

Boone Police Department is proud to announce the awarding of the Advanced Law Enforcement Certification to three officers.  In accordance with the criteria established by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission,

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School Bus Driver Training Set

School bus driver training will be offered Ashe County Board of Education Annex July 17-19.  Classes run from 8:30-3:00 each day.  Watauga County residents wishing to become school bus drivers for the Watauga County Schools can complete their training at this Ashe County Full Story

Fundraiser for Lenoir Woman Needing Transplant

Monica Cawthon, 42, needs a lifesaving kidney transplant. Sadly, the costs associated with her transplant are overwhelming, and volunteers are hoping local golfers can help them raise funds to help. In 2010, doctors discovered Cawthon’s kidneys were losing function; Full Story

Two New Administrators Announced for Watauga County Schools

Dr. Stephen Martin has been named director of human resources and Dr. Michael Marcela has been appointed director of exceptional children’s services for the Watauga County Schools.  Both administrators are new to the Watauga County Schools but experienced Full Story

Promotions In Ashe County Schools

The upcoming 2012-2013 school year brings new personnel serving in different roles across the county.  Due to the recent retirement of Teresa Stansberry, Director of Exceptional Children and Pre-K,  from Ashe County Schools, Mrs. Terry Richardson, Full Story

WHS Student Places in National Competition

After placing first in Cosmetology Skills at the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference, Watauga High School's Sierra Mueller placed 16th in the same competition at the National SkillsUSA Leadership Conference in Kansas City, Missouri in late June. Full Story

July Programs for Kids at Grandfather Mountain

This July at Grandfather Mountain, Kindergarten-age kids through 3rd graders can enjoy special programming, geared toward further exposing young children to the environment.  Child participants in these events will enjoy reading books, singing songs, playing games and exploring, Full Story

Two Dates to Remember for High Country Women

Friday, July 13: Janice Holly Booth provides the keynote address at the High Country Women's Fund Power of the Purse Luncheon at the Blowing Rock Country Club, 200 Country Club Drive, Blowing Rock, 11 am - 2 pm. Tickets available online at, Full Story

Newland Riverwalk Concerts Kick Off Friday

Newland Riverwalk Summer Concert Series 2012 kicks off this Friday, and will be held every Friday night across from Lowes Foods, Downtown Newland from 6-9 pm. running thru August 31, rain or shine. The rain location has been moved to the Rock Gym located adjacent to Newland Elementary School. Full Story

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games After Dark

The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games offer visitors the opportunity to experience the Highlands of Scotland firsthand though traditional music, food and activities.  But what some might not realize is that when the sun goes down, the fun is only beginning. Full Story


The Grandfather Mountain Naturalist staff has made several additions to this year's first annual Grandfather Mountain Campout.  Hosted by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, the Campout offers participants unique, never-before-available opportunities on the Mountain and takes place July 27-29. Full Story

Appalachian Roller Girls at Holmes June 23rd

If you haven't been to an Appalachian Rollergirls (ARG) action packed bout, then you are definitely missing out on some great entertainment for the entire family.  ARG is an all female adult roller derby team in Boone N.C.  The team is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that Full Story

Wheels & Wings Air and Car Show at Ashe Airport

With a personality as large as the skies he flies, Johnny White is the hardest working man in the air show business.  Living his perilous passion from dawn to dusk, like other great artists, he is obsessively driven to develop, produce and perform.
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