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Raising the Floor

The Appalachian Rollergirls are hosting a Disco Dance Party this Friday April 29th at Black Cat in Boone. Come dance the night away with  a costume contest and raffles from 10pm - until... The $5 cover charge will help our fundraising efforts to purchase a sport-court floor! Music will be provided by Small Wonder and promises to be a rockin' rollergirl good time!

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Arbor Day Foundation Honors Boone with Tree City USA Award

Boone, NC, was recognized by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry.  Boone has earned this national recognition for 18 years.  Boone also received a Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating progress in its community forestry program. Full Story

Eggstravaganza at Buckeye on Beech

Eggstravaganza!  The Buckeye Recreation Center will have a light breakfast, then an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday morning, beginning at 9am. Full Story

Blue Ridge Electric Changes Things Up for Celebration of Earth Day 2011

Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is continuing its tradition of donating an item with an environmental theme to local elementary and middle school media centers, including Watauga County schools.  However, this year they are changing things up a bit. Full Story

Kill A Watt for Earth Day

Looking for ways to save energy and money? Tracking your electricity usage is the first step in reducing both areas.
In honor of Earth Day, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is introducing a new device called “Kill-A-Watt EZ™ electricity monitoring meters” Full Story

Camp Invention has Scholarship Money!

Have you been reading about Camp Invention and wishing your child could attend? Now, with the help of our local AAUW and other resources, we can help! Full Story

Parkway Team Places 3rd in State Odyssey of the Mind Competition

Parkway School’s seventh grade Odyssey of the Mind team took third place in the state in the middle school division of the Odyssey of the Mind tournament held in Asheville earlier this month.  Parkway’s team consists of Hannah Dallas, Max Schlenker, Shelby Reagan, Cole Funk, Mary Seramur, Alex Mancini, and Jonathan Gragg, and the team was coached by Parkway parent Lynn Schlenker. Full Story

Touched by Cancer

If your life, or the life of someone that you love, has been touched by cancer, we would like to invite you to become a volunteer with the Cancer Resource Alliance.  We work on behalf of community cancer patients to support them in their cancer journey Full Story

Honor Air Flight Project Takes Off

The Boone Sunrise Rotary Club is participating in a national initiative, the “Honor Air Flight Project," which provides funding and support to send WWII veterans to Washington, D.C., for a day-long tour of the city, combined with special activities and a ceremony that recognizes and honors their remarkable service to our nation. Full Story

CCC&TI Foundation Watauga team kicks off campaign

The Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute rallied its Watauga County fund-raising team March 30 in hopes of helping to meet the overall goal of $311,000 for 2011. Full Story

Local Stories of the March of Dimes

The Hampton family understands first hand how life can change if a baby is born too soon or unhealthy. Both of the Hampton children, Andrew, 13 , and Leah,8,  were born too soon and too small.  Have you ever picked up a 16 ounce block of cheese in a grocery store?   Imagine holding a baby that was the same weight. Full Story

WAMY Hosts Children’s Book Sale to Fight Poverty

WAMY Community Action, a local non-profit that has been helping the communities of Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey (WAMY) counties for almost 50 years, is hosting a children’s book fair to raise funds for programs like its Gardening Community fund.

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Beech is 30 May 1st

Beech Mountain, NC- The Town of Beech Mountain is proud to announce that it will be celebrating its 30th anniversary on May 1st of this year.  To celebrate, the town will be hosting a covered dish dinner for the community and honoring past and present mayors, council members, and employees of the Town of Beech.  There will also be presentations highlighting Beech Mountain’s streetscape plans and future community growth. Full Story

RAM Now Taking Applications for Summer 2011 Work Projects

Resort Area Ministries, Inc. (RAM) is now taking applications for Summer Mission work projects.  Each summer, RAM hosts church mission groups from the Southeastern United States.  These mission groups stay in Boone from three days to a week and assist RAM with work projects and campground ministries.

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ProStart Educator Excellence Award

Watauga High School teacher Lee Ann Williams has been awarded the 2011 ProStart Educator Excellence Award from the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association’s Education Foundation (NCRLA). Full Story

Appalachian Heritage Week at LMC

In the Mountains, of the Mountains and for the Mountains—these words have long defined Lees-McRae College.  This spring a special Appalachian Heritage Week will once again highlight Lees-McRae’s commitment to Appalachia. From April 4th through the 8th, Full Story

Improving your Child’s Future through the WIC Program

Pregnant mothers desiring to deliver healthy infants and mothers with hungry mouths to feed often need financial assistance in today’s economy. Many mothers also need nutritional advice when it comes to their diet as well as their child’s. Full Story

Yadkin Riverkeepers Event to Paddle Entire River

Join the Yadkin Riverkeeper for the organization’s Tour de Yadkin, an annual month-long river paddling event along 185 miles of the Yadkin River. From April 2 through 30, paddlers can kayak or canoe for a few hours or whole days with one of America’s leading river advocates,

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