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Great Season for Twisterstwister_pic1.jpgCongratulations to the Tri-County Twisters 16U Fast Pitch Softball Team on a winning season!  Full Story
 
Faith Chapel Annual Fall Festival

Come join us at Faith Chapel CCCU in Fleetwood N.C.

 

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Showers for Halloween? Great DRY Fun!Showers on Halloween (Saturday) afternoon AND evening?!?  Keep the kids dry AND happy by bringing them to the Sugar Grove Halloween Festival from 3 to 6 PM.  Don’t worry if you don’t have costume(s) for the kids because there will be a “Green Costume” table that will have previously used, donated costumes as well as other homemade things to dress the kids up.  (If you have any costumes you would like to re-cycle, bring them along.  Each costume you donate will get you $1 off the $8 price of the event.)  Another table that has been added since the earlier press release is a Halloween Cookie Decorating Table with pre-baked cookies just waiting to be frosted and decorated by the kids.  
The Haunted Hallway for kids 10 & over will be from 7 to 10 PM. Full Story
 
Beat the Blues Benefit Concert
Want a fun night out and support a great cause at the same time? Then this is the event for you!
 

Upcoming Fundraising Events:

Blues Artist Terry Garland's "Beat The Blues" Benefit Concert

  November 13, 2009    7:30 pm

Adults $15 / Students & Children $5

Hayes Auditorium at Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, NC

Visit www.terrygarland.com to hear samples of Terry's music

PLUS...

Blazing Saddles Quilt Raffle 

Be sure to purchase your tickets for a chance to win one of two beautiful handmade quilts that are being raffled.  Winners will be announced Nov. 13 at the Terry Garland concert, Hayes Auditorium, Lees-McRae College

 

If you would like tickets and live in the Boone area...please call (828) 264-5332 and I will be happy to deliver them to you. My daughter rides with Blazing Saddles and it is a wonderful program so I, as a mother of one of the riders, want to thank you personally for your support.

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LEARN TO LINE DANCE

BEGINNER CLASS Every FRIDAY Night 6:30-8:30 PM
REGULAR CLASS Every THURSDAY Night 6:30-8-30 PM
AT Mountain Music Jamboree on Hwy 16 North at Glendale springs.
COST ($6.00 per night)
For more information call 336-957-7211, 336-877-6648 or email Wanda at
wanda43@charter,net
JAMBOREE ALSO HAS BAND EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT 7:00-10:00 PM
JOIN US FOR CLASSES AND DANCING ON SATURDAY NIGHT

 

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Blues Artist Terry Garland's "Beat The Blues" Benefit Concert

November 13, 2009    7:30 pm
Adults $15 /  Students & Children $5
Hayes  Auditorium at Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, NC
Visit www.terrygarland.com to hear samples of  Terry's music

 

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Faith Chapel Fall Festival
                                                    Faith Chapel
                                                        Annual
                                                    Fall  Festival
 
                         Come join us at Faith Chapel CCCU in Fleetwood N.C.
                               Starting at 6 pm Saturday  October 31, 2009
                               Have fun with our games, Hayrides, Air jump,
                                         all kinds of prizes for all ages.
                                   free hotdogs, drinks, and  lots of fun
                                  So Bring your kids and a bag of candy
                               and join us. Every kid will get an equal bag
                                         of candy when they leave.
                                      
                             For more info call Jeremy at (336)-977-2176
 

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Dance Classes in Glendale Springs
LEARN TO LINE DANCE
BEGINNER CLASS Every FRIDAY Night 6:30-8:30 PM
REGULAR CLASS Every THURSDAY Night 6:30-8-30 PM
AT Mountain Music Jamboree on Hwy 16 North at Glendale springs.
COST ($6.00 per night)
For more information call 336-957-7211, 336-877-6648 or email Wanda at wanda43@charter,net

JOIN US FOR CLASSES AND DANCING ON SATURDAY NIGHT
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Trunk or Treat at Deep Gap VFD

Trunk or Treat

Deep Gap Vol. Fire Dept.

Saturday, October 31st

5:00p.m-7:00p.m.

 

Open to the Community

Come out and give out candy to the children of our community!!

 

**If you wish to wear costumes please remember this is a family oriented event.

Please keep everything family friendly!!

 

For more info please call Becky Parsons 828-964-3583

 

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Bethel Fall Festival
Bethel Elementary School will be having their fall festival Saturday,
October 24th from 4:30 - until?  There will be all kinds of games for the
kids, square dancing, clogging, face painting, BBQ (4:30-6:30), silent
auction, and Bingo to start around 6:30.  There are lots of great prizes!
.  There will also be a supervised movie showing (rated G) for the kids
so their parents can play Bingo.
Meals will include BBQ or hot dog, baked beans, coleslaw, bread, dessert
and drink.  $7 for adults and $4 for middle schoolers and younger.
Games will cost $5 for an unlimited play wrist band or .50 per play. 
Kids will also have an opportunity to paint their own pumpkin and take it
home with them for $2, as well as pie throwing contest for $1.
Bingo will cost $1 per playing card plus .50 per game.
There should be great fun for all!
Ya'll come!
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Mason and the Leavesmasons_pics_2_047.jpgMason Tate, loves the touch of the fall leaves says his grandmother Pam Stapleton of Boone. Full Story
 
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The beautiful Mountain top at Elk Knob of the fall leaves.
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4th Annual Valle Crucis Punkin Fest, Saturday, October 24

The Western Youth Network will be hosting their 4th Annual Valle Crucis Punkin Fest on Saturday, October 24 at the Mast General Store Annex in Valle Crucis. Why "punkin"? " 'Cause it's so much more fun than pumpkin!

 

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Gospel Dramas at St. Elizabeth

runyan.jpg Frank Runyeon, star of As The World Turns will be performing two one-man Gospel Dramas this Thursday, October 22nd at 7pm.  Sermon on the Mount followed by Hollywood vs. Faith will be performed.  Tickets are $10 each or $30 for a family.  This dramas are appropriate for teenagers and above. 

St. Elizabeth Catholic church is on Pilgrim's Way in Boone, just off Meadowview Drive.  Phone 828-264-8338.

See http://www.frankrunyeon.com/ for more information about this amazing performer. 

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Dinner, Drink, Silent Auction and Music--Only $6!The Annual Kiwanis Spaghetti Supper is this Friday at Appalachian Brian Estates in Boone. Spaghetti, salad, drink and dessert--all for only $6!  Members of the Watauga Community Band will provide music during the event, and there will be great items for the silent auction. 
So come by for great food and a chance at merchandise, tickets and more. 5 to 7:30 this Friday Evening at Appalachian Brian Estates, Shadowline Drive, Boone! See your favorite Kiwanian for tickets or buy your at the door. Full Story
 
Raleigh Concert Band Joins Watauga Community Band For Sunday Concert
The Raleigh Concert Band is coming to Boone this weekend for a joint concert with the Watauga Community Band. The concert is Sunday afternoon at 3 in Rosen Concert Hall on the ASU campus, on River Street.
The two bands have been practicing the music separately, and will bring it together for this event, so it will be lots of fun!
It will be a Sunday afternoon of great entertainment--and it's free!
October 14th thru October 6th
 
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Citizens' Plan for Watauga to Hold Community MeetingsPUBLIC NOTICES FOR “CITIZENS’ PLAN FOR WATAUGA” COMMUNITY MEETINGS


In 2007, the Watauga County Board of Commissioners authorized the preparation of a comprehensive plan for the County and appointed a seven member Plan Oversight Group to guide in the preparation of the plan, which has been entitled the “CITIZENS’ PLAN FOR WATAUGA”.  In late 2007 and early 2008, the   Plan Oversight Group sponsored a series of community meetings to hear public input regarding important community issues and priorities and agreed to convene future meetings to review the progress of this planning process with the public.  These follow up meetings are scheduled for the following dates and locations:

•    Cove Creek Elementary School                   November 2, 2009        6:00 PM
•    Parkway Elementary School                        November 3, 2009        6:15 PM
•    Watauga County Administration Building     November 5, 2009        6:00 PM

Draft copies of the plan may be seen on the County’s website (www.wataugacounty.org) or at the offices of the Watauga County Planning & Inspections Department.  Comments about the plan may be made on the County’s website. Following these meetings, the Plan Oversight Group will review the comments received, revise the draft plan as needed, and present it to the Board of Commissioners for their review and consideration.

We sincerely thank the citizens of Watauga for your input and support of this important planning initiative and we encourage your participation.

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2nd ANNUAL CHANGE OF LEAVES FESTIVAL

Wet weather didn’t dampen the spirits of a crowd of car enthusiasts, members of the community, the Fleetwood Volunteer Fire Department and Habitat for Humanity volunteers.  Crown Point developers invited the community to spend the day on Saturday October 10 at their lavish facilities to enjoy the environment, tour the new homes, and help raise funds for Ashe County Habitat for Humanity and Fleetwood Volunteer Fire Department.

 

The event, featuring a collection of Porsche and BMW sports cars from across the southeast, was the second annual Fall Concours to benefit community organizations.  Judging of the cars is usually preceded by hours of polishing and primping of the vehicles.  This time, the process was pre-empted by judges in raincoats watching the rain glisten on the cars.

 

The new Ashe County Habitat for Humanity affiliate, formed a year ago, is a Christian housing ministry dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing in the community.  Habitat is not a hand-out program, but rather a hand-up opportunity for members of the community to earn their home through sweat equity….that is, physically working on the building of their own home.  Homeowners must qualify for and pay a mortgage for their home.  The cost of the home does not include any profit or the cost of the volunteer labor used to build it, thus making it more affordable.  Homeowner mortgage payments are subsequently used to fund the building of additional homes for others.  Habitat does not just build houses, but rather a homes and community.

 

Community support for the event was overwhelming.  Local businesses that provided door prizes included Stephen Shoemaker Gallery, Everything I Love Gift Shop, Ashe County Ford, Ana Maria Gift Shop, The Cutters Edge Salon, Pam’s Unique Boutique, Style Depot, McNeill’s, The Cabin Store, Shatley Springs Jewelry & Gifts, Hobby Barn, Spin A Yarn – Weave A Web, Deluxe Barber Shop, Reflections Hair Salon, and the Cutters Edge Salon.

 

Scott Roberts, managing partner of Crown Point, has been dedicated both to Habitat and the community.  “We want to make sure that we are part of the community by inviting our friends to celebrate with us and by working side by side with community members to make Ashe County a better place for everyone.”

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Fun in the Park Kudos
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The Town of Boone’s “Fun in the Park Day” held on Saturday, October 3rd was a huge success with Mayor Clawson and the Beauti-Fly in tow.  The event was an educational outreach program to teach children the importance of being good stewards of our planet by recycling, conserving water and keeping our community free of litter.  Kudos to all who made this possible.

 

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