John Doyle, who has long been considered the most accomplished and important guitarists in Irish and acoustic music worldwide, is coming to the High Country this Saturday, November 28th. Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music is presenting its Celtic Christmas Concert beginning at 7:30pm, at Saint Elizabeth of the Hill Country Catholic Church in Boone. Doyle will help jump start your holiday spirit with his amazing guitar playing, heart-felt renderings of traditional Irish and original songs and his sharing of personal stories of how Christmas was celebrated in his boyhood home in Dublin. Joining Doyle for this special seasonal concert will be Irish fiddle sensation, Duncan Wickel.
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s TRIO/Educational Talent Search program hosted an induction ceremony Monday, Nov. 16 for new students at the college’s J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir. The program officially welcomed 121 students from middle and high schools across Caldwell County as part of the event.
JEFFERSON, North Carolina – November 16, 2015 – If the cover of Janet C. Pittard's new book, A Hospital for Ashe County: Four Generations of Appalachian Community Health Care, looks familiar, it should come as no surprise. Stephen Shoemaker's print of the old Ashe County Memorial Hospital on McConnell Street in Jefferson, which was adapted for use on the publication, can be seen in many homes and businesses in Ashe County. The story behind the painting is one of many that make up the rich history of Ashe County's hospital. Inside the cover, the names of many Ashe County families fill the pages of this account of the community's heroic efforts to build a hospital of its own.
(LINVILLE, NC) - Charles A. Cannon Jr. Memorial Hospitalwas recently recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health(NOSORH) for overall excellence in Quality,