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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

K-9 Obedience Class Sponsored by The Avery County Sheriff’s Office

Class will be held one night a week for 6 weeks. Classes will start on Tuesday May 1st, 2012 at 6:00 PM and will last until 7:00 PM. Location will be at the Avery County Square. Once completed a certificate of obedience will be given to all handlers and dogs. Class size will be limited; Full Story

'Gerlefest' Rolls into Town, Benefits Humane Society

Appalachian Rollergirls (ARG) will be hosting their first home bout "GERLEFEST,"of their second season in Boone NC on April 28th at 5:00 pm at the Holmes Convocation Center.  ARG is Boone's first and only local female Rollerderby team.  The girls will be bouting against the B-Dazzlers of Charlotte NC. Full Story

Avery County Penny Challenge for Eagle Habitat

Avery County elementary students collected their loose change March 19 - 30 and brought it to school for the Penny Challenge hosted by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.  The five elementary schools collected a total of $3,745.75, all benefitting the upcoming renovations on the eagle habitats Full Story

Great Friend to Families Awards

Presented by Storie Street Grille and the Orthodontists & Pediatric Dentists Drs. Mayhew, Conn, Scheffler and Hardaway, the 4th annual Great Friend to Families award recognizes sustained contributions by an individual to the well-being of young children and their families in the High Country area. Full Story

Avery Animal Shelter Move Underway

Moving day is today for the Avery County Humane Society, moving to the new facility on New Vale Road in Newland. On Thursday, April 19th, at 10:00 a.m., the Avery County Humane Society’s Adoption and Humane Education Center at 279 New Vale Road, in Newland, North Carolina, Full Story

Hall of Legends Event Honors Avery Citizens

A very special celebration honoring ten of Avery County’s best-known citizens will take place on Sunday, June 24th at 4:00 p.m. at the new Hugh Chapman Center for Families. The Center, part of the Williams YMCA of Avery County and located on the campus of Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville, Full Story

April Donations to F.A.R.M. Cafe to count in Feinstein Challenge

F.A.R.M. Cafe is participating in the Feinstein $1 Million Challenge between now and April 30. Make a donation (cash, check, pledge or food item) to F.A.R.M. Cafe before the end of the month and the Feinstein Foundation of Rhode Island will also make a contribution to Boone’s pay-what-you-can community cafe. Full Story

Local Groups Fight Hunger by Taking the Feinstein Challenge

Only three weeks remain to take the Feinstein Challenge and join local schools, churches, businesses and civic organizations in the fight to end hunger in the High Country.  Hospitality House has partnered with the Alan Shawn Feinstein Foundation and at the conclusion of the challenge will receive a grant Full Story

Major Spring Meeting of Friends of High Country State Parks

Everyone who supports the area’s four State Parks is urged to attend the Friends of High Country State Parks’ first major membership meeting Wednesday evening April 18th. It’ll be easy to attend the pre-dinner time meeting on the ASU Campus in Belk Library room 114. Full Story

On to Iowa; Parkway Team Wins State OM

Parkway's 8th grade team took first place at the State Finals of Odyssey of the Mind last weekend, sweeping all three components (long-term, style and spontaneous) of the competition.  The team is the first ever from the Watauga County Schools to make it to the World Finals for Odyssey of the Mind Full Story

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