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Boone Officers Awarded Advanced Certification

Boone Police Department is proud to announce the awarding of the Advanced Law Enforcement Certification to three officers.  In accordance with the criteria established by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission,

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School Bus Driver Training Set

School bus driver training will be offered Ashe County Board of Education Annex July 17-19.  Classes run from 8:30-3:00 each day.  Watauga County residents wishing to become school bus drivers for the Watauga County Schools can complete their training at this Ashe County Full Story

Fundraiser for Lenoir Woman Needing Transplant

Monica Cawthon, 42, needs a lifesaving kidney transplant. Sadly, the costs associated with her transplant are overwhelming, and volunteers are hoping local golfers can help them raise funds to help. In 2010, doctors discovered Cawthon’s kidneys were losing function; Full Story

Two New Administrators Announced for Watauga County Schools

Dr. Stephen Martin has been named director of human resources and Dr. Michael Marcela has been appointed director of exceptional children’s services for the Watauga County Schools.  Both administrators are new to the Watauga County Schools but experienced Full Story

Promotions In Ashe County Schools

The upcoming 2012-2013 school year brings new personnel serving in different roles across the county.  Due to the recent retirement of Teresa Stansberry, Director of Exceptional Children and Pre-K,  from Ashe County Schools, Mrs. Terry Richardson, Full Story

WHS Student Places in National Competition

After placing first in Cosmetology Skills at the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference, Watauga High School's Sierra Mueller placed 16th in the same competition at the National SkillsUSA Leadership Conference in Kansas City, Missouri in late June. Full Story

July Programs for Kids at Grandfather Mountain

This July at Grandfather Mountain, Kindergarten-age kids through 3rd graders can enjoy special programming, geared toward further exposing young children to the environment.  Child participants in these events will enjoy reading books, singing songs, playing games and exploring, Full Story

Two Dates to Remember for High Country Women

Friday, July 13: Janice Holly Booth provides the keynote address at the High Country Women's Fund Power of the Purse Luncheon at the Blowing Rock Country Club, 200 Country Club Drive, Blowing Rock, 11 am - 2 pm. Tickets available online at, Full Story

Newland Riverwalk Concerts Kick Off Friday

Newland Riverwalk Summer Concert Series 2012 kicks off this Friday, and will be held every Friday night across from Lowes Foods, Downtown Newland from 6-9 pm. running thru August 31, rain or shine. The rain location has been moved to the Rock Gym located adjacent to Newland Elementary School. Full Story

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games After Dark

The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games offer visitors the opportunity to experience the Highlands of Scotland firsthand though traditional music, food and activities.  But what some might not realize is that when the sun goes down, the fun is only beginning. Full Story


The Grandfather Mountain Naturalist staff has made several additions to this year's first annual Grandfather Mountain Campout.  Hosted by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, the Campout offers participants unique, never-before-available opportunities on the Mountain and takes place July 27-29. Full Story

Appalachian Roller Girls at Holmes June 23rd

If you haven't been to an Appalachian Rollergirls (ARG) action packed bout, then you are definitely missing out on some great entertainment for the entire family.  ARG is an all female adult roller derby team in Boone N.C.  The team is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that Full Story

Wheels & Wings Air and Car Show at Ashe Airport

With a personality as large as the skies he flies, Johnny White is the hardest working man in the air show business.  Living his perilous passion from dawn to dusk, like other great artists, he is obsessively driven to develop, produce and perform.
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Boone Chamber Celebrates Membership with Parade

The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce is CELEBRATING BUSINESS...and recruiting new members!  Toward that end, the chamber will take to the streets on Monday, June 11th, with a parade showing off the colors of business in the High Country.  Don't know what that means? Full Story


June 13 marks a special day at Grandfather Mountain.  The Grandfather habitat staff has prepared a birthday celebration for the animals, providing programs and games for the Mountain's guests as well as birthday treats for Grandfather's furry and feathered residents. Full Story


On Saturday, June 9th, Nora Percival, author of ‘Weather of the Heart’ and ‘Silver Pages on the Lawn,’ will officially introduce her third memoir, ‘The Whirligig of Time,’ at the Watauga County Library, from 10 a.m. to noon. She hopes many of her enthusiastic readers Full Story

Cyclo.Via Back to Boone June 24th

Boone Area Cyclists is presenting our second annual Cyclo.Via on Sunday, June 24th from 11-5 pm.  This is a street festival celebrating human powered fun.  Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic and open for fun with or without wheels.  BMX trick team The Freestyle

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Moves at LifeStore Insurance

Jan Noffsinger, former owner of Parkway Custom Insurance Associates, Inc., has joined LifeStore Insurance. “We are pleased to have Jan as a member of our staff,” commented Jody Brown, President of LifeStore Insurance. “Jan’s knowledge and experience will be invaluable Full Story

Scholarships Available to ASU Math Camp

Summer is finally here, which means it is time for Math Camp at Appalachian State University. And for those in need, there is scholarship help available, thanks to the generosity of local citizens, as well as the American Association of University Women and the Boone Kiwanis. Full Story

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