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Green Drinks Boone on July 12 Hosted by Upper Watauga RiverKeeper / Appalachian Voices in Sugar Grove

The July 12th meeting of Green Drinks Boone will be hosted by Upper Watauga Riverkeeper Donna Lisenby at her newly constructed home in Sugar Grove. Donna’s home was designed by Boone Architect Amy Tyson and Donna’s partner Nita O’Brien.  It was constructed by Sunny Day Homes with featured elements made by local craftsmen and suppliers, many of whom will be on hand to answer questions about their work. Full Story


BOONE, NC - Stretching from Grandfather Mountain to Kingsport, Tenn., the Watauga River is a valuable resource to thousands of people and countless animal populations. The Watauga River Partners’ Picnic in the Park is an opportunity for the community to learn about the Watauga River and ways to protect and preserve it. Full Story

Humorist Jeanne Robertson is coming to Ashe County

Nationally known humorist Jeanne Robertson will perform at the Ashe Civic Center on Friday, July 22 in a fundraising event for Habitat for Humanity.  Doors open for a Silent Auction at 6:00 pm. Performance is at 7:30 pm.  Whether regaling audiences with her experiences as a 6'2" Miss Congeniality in the Miss America Pageant Full Story

“Wine & Wickets” to Benefit the High Country Women’s Fund August 21st

Linville, NC –The High Country Women’s Fund invites the public to its inaugural Croquet Tournament at the Eseeola Lodge Croquet Court on August 21st.  Registration begins at 1:00 pm and play starts at 2pm. Members of the High Country Women’s fund are organizing this event to raise money and awareness of their mission to inspire, educate and empower women toward self-sufficiency.

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“Picture Yourself Here”: BRAHM Benefit Auction Opportunity to Enjoy Evening of Food, Fun and Fine Art

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum’s “Picture Yourself Here!” Benefit Auction will begin with a pre-auction reception at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 at Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery. Approximately 30 exceptional pieces from regional artists and collectors will be available for purchase. Full Story


Watauga County ranks 7th  in the state for recycled materials recovery out of 100 total counties according to a recent report released by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC DENR).  Watauga County has ranked 8th and 9th respectively in the state for the two previous years. Full Story

Steppin' Up for Yellow Mountain

With the shrinking of state, local, and county funds, most agencies are feeling the pinch—or the bite—or the crash, depending on the impact on their budgets.  In Avery County, one organization is launching an effort to make back $25,000 of the funds they will be missing from state and local budgets with “Step Up for Yellow Mountain,” an event this weekend.

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Lees-McRae College introduces the Summer Lunch and Learn Series

Lees-McRae College is pleased to announce a new “Lunch and Learn Series” on Thursdays at noon this summer beginning June 16.  Everyone is invited to attend the series that features faculty of Lees-McRae College lecturing from their respective fields while enjoying lunch in MacDonald Dining Hall. Full Story

First Home Bout for Roller Girls Saturday
This is our 1st home bout EVER! And the 1st time RollerDerby has ever made it to the high country!!! It's this Saturday the 18th at the George M. Holmes Convocation Center

GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, NC- Grandfather Mountain announces an additional special event during the Highland Games, “A Celtic Morning on the Mountain”. On July 10 at 8:30 a.m. there will be a Scottish breakfast followed by a performance from the Chelsea House Orchestra. The breakfast will take place at 8:30 a.m. in Mildred’s Grill Full Story

ACT Readers Theatre To Present Annual Courtroom Drama

Alleghany Community Theatre will present its annual ACT Readers Theatre courtroom drama on June 25 at 7:00 pm in the Alleghany County Courthouse courtroom at the intersection of routes 18 and 21 in Sparta. Directed by Bob Bamberg, the production will be Agatha Christie’s “Witness for the Prosecution.” Full Story

John & Ruth Blue Scholarship Endowment Awards Scholarship to Sam Littlejohn of Watauga High School Class of 2011

The John & Ruth Blue Scholarship Endowment, a fund of the Watauga County Community Foundation, is pleased to announce the recipient of the Blue Scholarship for 2011. Sam Littlejohn, one of the top academic students at Watauga High School, has been selected to be the Blue Scholar for 2011.

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Green Drinks Boone on June 14 to Focus on Green Plumbing

The June 14th meeting of Green Drinks Boone will be hosted by Thunder Hill Plumbing and will focus on how green plumbing issues are changing the face of water conservation in the High Country.  As the only licensed green plumbing firm in the area, owners Andy and Heather Krause Full Story

A Cool 5 On-Line Registration Deadline TONIGHT

Online registration will close on at 11:59pm. Yes, TONIGHT! If you happen to miss the deadline, day-of registration is available (shirts available on first-come, first-serve basis).
Join us as we raise funds for the Beech Mountain Parks & Recreation Department Community American’s with Disabilities Act accessible Fishing Dock Program!

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Mitford Comes 'Home' to Blowing Rock Again

This Schedule of Events contains information about this weekend’s festivities in Blowing Rock, NC.  Everyone is encouraged to get in on the fun of turning Blowing Rock into Mitford for the weekend.  Restaurants should feature Mitford-style specials, shops are encouraged to offer customer Mitford discounts or feature special items. Full Story


SUGAR GROVE, NC- A celebration of Appalachian music and cultural heritage, the 14th Annual MusicFest 'N Sugar Grove will take place July 8 and 9, 2011 on the grounds of the Historic Cove Creek School in Sugar Grove, NC. Performers include eight-time Grammy winner and guitar legend Doc Watson, Full Story

High Country Triple Crown June 4th

Take advantage of the early registration discount for The Valle Crucis Cub 7-Miler, the first race in the High Country Triple Crown series! The Cub will be held June 4 and is sponsored by Mast General Store. Full Story

It’s Time to Make YOUR Nominations for The Blue Ridge Electric Customer Service Star Award!

Beginning in this month, the membership at large can nominate someone for the BREMCO Customer Service Star Award.  We’ll e-mail everyone the nomination form in a separate e-mail the first week of each month.  Be on the lookout for those who go above and beyond the call of duty and deliver really great customer service. Full Story

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