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June 13 marks a special day at Grandfather Mountain.  The Grandfather habitat staff has prepared a birthday celebration for the animals, providing programs and games for the Mountain's guests as well as birthday treats for Grandfather's furry and feathered residents. Full Story


On Saturday, June 9th, Nora Percival, author of ‘Weather of the Heart’ and ‘Silver Pages on the Lawn,’ will officially introduce her third memoir, ‘The Whirligig of Time,’ at the Watauga County Library, from 10 a.m. to noon. She hopes many of her enthusiastic readers Full Story

Cyclo.Via Back to Boone June 24th

Boone Area Cyclists is presenting our second annual Cyclo.Via on Sunday, June 24th from 11-5 pm.  This is a street festival celebrating human powered fun.  Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic and open for fun with or without wheels.  BMX trick team The Freestyle

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Moves at LifeStore Insurance

Jan Noffsinger, former owner of Parkway Custom Insurance Associates, Inc., has joined LifeStore Insurance. “We are pleased to have Jan as a member of our staff,” commented Jody Brown, President of LifeStore Insurance. “Jan’s knowledge and experience will be invaluable Full Story

Scholarships Available to ASU Math Camp

Summer is finally here, which means it is time for Math Camp at Appalachian State University. And for those in need, there is scholarship help available, thanks to the generosity of local citizens, as well as the American Association of University Women and the Boone Kiwanis. Full Story

Annual Women of Vision Luncheon Set at Linville Ridge

A woman’s work is never done, as the saying goes.  That statement is especially true for the supporters of the Appalachian Women’s Fund.  Now in their 5th year, plans for the annual Woman of Vision Luncheon are completed and tickets are on sale for the June 21st event at the Linville Ridge Country Club. Full Story

Annual Women of Vision Luncheon Set at Linville Ridge

Five years ago the Appalachian Women’s Fund joined forces with Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer, owners of Westglow Resort & Spa to establish this area’s leading and largest independent women’s fund.  For the fifth consecutive year, the Schaefers are the Premiere Sponsor and underwriters Full Story

Hospitality House Surpasses Feinstein Goal

The 2012 Feinstein Challenge has come to a close with Hospitality House surpassing its goal and raising $81,500 in their bid to eradicate hunger in the High Country.  A record number of individuals, schools, businesses and churches came together to put Hospitality House over the top in food, Full Story

Newland Businesses Prepare for Tourist Season

The Newland Business Association discussed the branding and marketing of Newland at its monthly meeting Tuesday. Membership of the NBA is now at 90 members, the highest in the organization’s history. Members present were told that the promoting of Newland is picking up speed as Full Story

Boone PR firm honored for electric cooperative communication

Local public relations and advertising firm, G&T Communications, Inc. was recently named in four national awards for its work with electric cooperatives. One of those was the Edgar F. Chesnutt award, the “best of the best” within the Spotlight on  Excellence awards program’s category for Best Total Communication Program. Full Story

Grubb Named Principal at Blue Ridge Elementary

Blue Ridge Elementary School will welcome a new principal for the 2012-2013 school year.  The Ashe County Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Callie Grubb, an assistant principal at Ashe County High School, on Tuesday evening May 15, 2012. Full Story

Turner New Ashe Coordinator of Child Nutrition

Ashe County Schools is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Martha Turner to the position of Coordinator of Child Nutrition.  Mrs. Turner steps into this role upon the retirement of Angelina “Angie” Thompson.  Mrs. Thompson who has served in this capacity for over four years, states, Full Story

"Name Your Own Price" Saturday at Avery Shelter

Avery County Humane Society is holding a Spring Fling event this Saturday, May 19, to celebrate the move into the new Adoption and Education Center in Newland. The Humane Society is offering a “Name Your Own Price” special on adoption fees for any cat or dog, puppy or kitten Full Story

Watauga Operation Medicine Cabinet May 19th

Operation Medicine Cabinet is set for May 19th in Watauga County.  Pick-up points are Food Lion Stores in Deep Gap, Blowing Rock, and Boone, the Foscoe Fiore/Rescue Department, and Beaverdam VFD. Full Story

Lees-McRae College offers several camps this summer including Outdoor Adventure and Wildlife Rehabilitation

Lees-McRae College offers a variety of summer camps for students who seek excitement both in and out of the classroom in a summer climate that is unrivaled. Whether they hit the bike trails or take to the stage, Lees-McRae has a camp for your child in a safe and enriching environment. Full Story

Camps at Appalachian State

Camp! Camps! Camps! Whatever his or her interest or age, we have a camp for your child this summer! Wet and Wild Week! Animal Studies! Anatomy Camp! Best Book Week! Math Camp! Unusual Olympics Week! Camp Invention! Russian Camp! Or, are sports your thing? Full Story

Hospitality House Closing in on Record

Only five days remain to take the Feinstein Challenge and join Hospitality House in their bid to end hunger in the High Country. A record number of individuals, schools, businesses and churches have taken the Feinstein Challenge and have raised almost $60,000 since March 1st. Full Story

NAMI Arts and Crafts at Boone Mall in May

Boone Mall will be the location of an Arts and Crafts Fair featuring a treasure trove of handmade items from soaps to jewelry, Saturday, May 26th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fair will include pottery, baskets, hand-painted gourds, soaps, candles, woven purses, knitted items, greeting cards, and many types of jewelry:

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First Annual Campout at Grandfather Mountain

This summer at Grandfather Mountain brings a brand new event, offering participants unique and new opportunities on the Mountain.  The First Annual Grandfather Mountain Campout July 27-29, is an all-weekend event hosted by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation. Full Story

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