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Work Day Set for Beech Mountain Adventure Trail Park

Beech Mountain, NC – The Beech Mountain Bike Club has announced a collaborative trail workday on Sunday, July 11th. Over the past 6 months many area residents have banded together to create what will soon be the Beech Mountain Adventure Trail Park, a comprehensive public trail park totaling 20+ miles of trail for hiking, biking, running, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing use.  Full Story

Gearing Up for The Grizzly

Western Youth Network is preparing for the 4th Annual Grizzly Ride, a 65 mile bike race that attracts cyclists from all over the state and beyond for what has been named one of the most challenging routes in the area.

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Bluegrass Series to Benefit Son's Light Ministries

A new bluegrass series  will be held at  Son's Light Coffee House at 174 Boone Heights Drive (beside Los Arcoiris Mexican Restaurant).   Full Story

'Rollin' for Owen' Seeks to Help Cancer Victim


Rollin' for Owen is a motorcycle ride, car show and BBQ lunch to benefit Owen Miller and his family. It will be held on June 26, 2010 (Rain Date: July 17, 2010) at the Old Watauga High School located at 400 High School Drive in Boone, N.C.  info:

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Cherry Bear

Took this picture this evening from our bedroom window.  This full-grown bear just wandered into our back yard and sat down under the cherry tree and began eating the cherries. He was there long enough for me to get my camera and take his picture, but the flash must have startled him and he moseyed off.
John Ferguson
Banner Elk

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King Bees Kick Off Todd Summer Music


Free summer music in the park kicks off this weekend in Todd with hometown blues favorites The King Bees.

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Grandfather Mountain, NC-- On June 27 Grandfather Mountain will host the 86th Annual Singing On the Mountain in MacRae Meadows.

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High Country Hospice Gearing Up for Annual Bazaar

BOONE, NC -- High Country Hospice is getting things organized for the 3rd Annual Bazaar. Full Story

Blue Star Mothers of the High Country MEETING on Sunday, June 13

A meeting for military mothers will be held on Sunday, June 13, 2010 at the National Guard Amory at 2:00.   Full Story

Westwood Elem PTO Holds Golf Tourney

Westwood Elementary School's PTO has been an incredible source of support to the school, the students, and the faculty and staff this year. Despite the struggling economy in our county, this group of parents and teachers has raised amazing amounts of money. Full Story

What is the A Cool 5 Race Weekend?



The A Cool 5 Race weekend is a compilation of events that began in the summer of 2008 on Beech Mountain. Full Story

Making Faces

Awesome shot of my niece and my Boston terrier

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Open House Benefits Watauga Education Foundation

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Lessons at Glendale Springs

High Country Jubilee Chorus Invites You to SING!

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Mountain Madness 3v3 Tournament

High Country Soccer Association will be hosting the 5th round of the North Carolina 3v3 Champions Cup on July 17 at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex.  The tournament is open for registration to teams of all abilities.

Age brackets begin at U6 and go through adult.  Cost is just $130 with no event t-shirts for a team with a maximum of 6 players or $160 for the team including event t-shirts.  Top three teams in each division earn points towards the NC Champions Cup and qualify for the National Finals to be played in Myrtle Beach, SC in August.


More information and registration can be found at:


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Watauga County Tourism Development Authority Urges Locals to Help Clear the Tanawha Trail in May

The Watauga County Tourism Development Authority will play a support role in a late-May effort to help the Blue Ridge Parkway reopen the Tanawha Trail after last winter’s storm damage. Currently, portions of the trail are impassable from Grandfather Mountain to Price Park.

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Watauga Community Band Presents Spring Concert Today

wcb050110-1.jpgRain today?  Come to Rosen Concert Hall for some fun music from your neighbors. (Photos by Pat Maddux)

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