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Appalachian Women's Fund Helps a Dozen Agencies

The Appalachian Women’s Fund has completed grant allocations with a record breaking $68,000 total to twelve non-profit agencies serving impoverished women and children.  While funds were granted to agencies in four mountain counties, two of those recipients serve populations in seven nearby counties.

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Sustainable Business Summit Coming to Boone September 30

If you are interested in growing your business with sustainable business practices and principles, exploring sustainable business opportunities, sharing your sustainable business experiences and hearing those of others as well as understanding how to use sustainable practices Full Story

Democratic Women's Club to Feature BOE Member

Watauga County School Board member John Welch will address the September luncheon of the Democratic Women’s Club on the future of the local school system and the challenges presented by the new state and county budgets, both under the control of new Republican majorities.

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Pinto Bean Supper at Bethelview

A Pinto Bean Supper will be held on Saturday, September 24, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Bethelview United Methodist Church, located on Ridge Road just off Castle Ford Road in Boone.  The menu includes pinto beans, cornbread, slaw, variety of potatoes, variety of desserts

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Craft Enrichment at Appalachian State offers Something for Everyone

The Fall schedule for Craft Enrichment classes includes pottery, painting, spinning, bowl turning, basket making, quilting, collage, jewelry, stain glass, and glass fusing. Classes meet once per week, and both day and evening classes are offered. Whether you are a hobbyist,

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CCC&TI Student Wins Statewide Student of the Year Award

Boone, N.C. - Marcia Alayon, an English as a Second Language student at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Watauga Campus, recently brought home a statewide award from the annual North Carolina Community College System’s Basic Skills and Full Story


GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, NC - On Saturday, September 10, Grandfather Mountain will offer a fun-filled opportunity for families to enjoy the nature and culture of the North Carolina mountains. Kidfest provides children of all ages with entertaining activities Full Story

CCC&TI announces Caldwell Cuisine fall schedule

HUDSON, N.C. – Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Culinary Arts program has announced the dates and menus for its fall semester installment of Caldwell Cuisine. Each of the six meals will be served at 6 p.m. at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir

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Cove Creek Farm Heritage Day marks the beginning of the fall harvest season with a celebration of Watauga County’s farming community and rich cultural traditions. Presented by Cove Creek Preservation and Development, in conjunction with the Watauga County Cooperative Extension, Full Story

National Megan’s Law Helpline & Sex Offender Registration Tips Program

The National Megan’s Law Helpline (888) ASK-PFML (888) 275-7365, is available to provide support to communities: on issues related to accessing sex offender registration information; responsible use of information; sexual abuse prevention resources; and accessing crime victim support services. Full Story

Family, friends and the local community are coming together to hold a sale to benefit two families.

Danny Campbell recently lost his battle with Leukemia. Ethan Love, 10 months old, has been diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis. The sale benefits these two local families. Both the Campbell and Love families live in Watauga County NC.

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CIT Training Mayland Community College-Avery Campus

A total of 16 participants including officers from Avery County Sheriff’s Office, Boone Police Department, Appalachian Regional Health Care, Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, ASU and Marion Police Department completed Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) at Mayland Community College Avery Campus the week of August 1-5, 2011. Full Story


Grandfather Mountain recently installed its first interactive exhibit since opening the Nature Museum in 1990. Made possible by a partnership between NASA, Appalachian State University and the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, the exhibit focuses on weather and climate. Full Story

Fall Programs for Watauga Parks & Rec

Watauga County Parks and Recreation is now offering the following fall programs: Full Story

Purrfect Saturday for Avery Humane Society

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Watauga Arts Council Workshops on August 10 and 16

The Watauga County Arts Council is offering two workshops this month that focus on marketing and entrepreneurial skills for artists. “The Portfolio Makes the Artist” with Scott Ludwig will be held on Wednesday, August 10th, from 5:30-8:30 pm. Scott will help you boost your art career by developing a more marketable, digital portfolio. Full Story


The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation recently partnered with the New Opportunity School for Women at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk. Jennie Abbott, an intern from the program, shadowed the Mountain’s naturalists for two weeks this summer. Full Story

Scagnelli Named Director of Parks and Recreation Department

The Town of Beech Mountain has promoted Daniel Scagnelli to oversee its parks and recreation department. Scagnelli took over as director of parks and recreation on June 29. He was elevated from fitness and wellness coordinator after a long interview process that included several candidates. Full Story

Talk to Me! Breastfeeding: A 3D Experience

August 1-7 has been designated as World Breastfeeding Week. The theme is “Talk to Me! Breastfeeding - A 3D Experience.” Moms can stay connected with breastfeeding support by linking with other breastfeeding mothers, trained health care providers, WIC peer counselors, and parent support groups. Full Story

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