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Spring Trail Work Days Set for Emerald Outback on Beech

Beech Mountain, NC – Beech Mountain Parks & Recreation Department has announced trail workdays throughout the spring months on the Emerald Outback trails, which will be held Saturday, March 26, Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, May 8. Full Story

“Read Across America” lives up to its name at Mabel

Fourth and fifth graders at Mabel Elementary School were read to in Nome, Alaska on Monday and it wasn’t even a field trip. Full Story

February Busy for AWF, OASIS, New Hospitality House

February has been a busy month for non-profits Appalachian Women’s Fund, the Hospitality House, and OASIS.

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NEWLAND, NC -- The Board of Directors of the Avery County Humane Society announced this week that the organization has raised more than half of the amount needed as a match toward the $1 million challenge grant being made by a generous supporter.

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Healthcare Foundation and Jersey Mike's Subs Team Up for Month of Giving in March

Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation (ARHF) is joining forces with Jersey Mike's Subs restaurants throughout the Boone area in a March "Month of Giving" fundraising campaign to provide funding for the Cancer Resource Alliance (CRA). Full Story

Molly Barker, Tri-Athlete, to Speak at A Cool 5 Race Weekend Pasta Dinner

Beech Mountain Parks & Recreation Department is proud to announce that Molly Barker, founder of the Girls on the Run organization, will be attending the A Cool 5 Race Weekend as the keynote speaker for the Friday, June 10th A Cool 5 Pasta Dinner Presented by Girls on the Run. Full Story

Young Enrepreneurs at ASU

Anyone interested in entrepreneurship, sustainability and creativity shouldn't miss this event. ASU’s Center for Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce our annual Young Entrepreneurs Symposium (Y.E.S.),

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Storyteller Orville Hick at Lees-McRae

If you feel winter dragging you down, break away for an evening of old-time mountain fun.  Traditional storyteller Orville Hicks will be practicing his art at Lees-McRae College beginning at 7:00 in Evans Auditorium on February 17.

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4th Annual A Cool 5 Race Weekend

Beech Mountain, NC - Beech Mountain Parks & Recreation Department has announced the Fourth Annual A Cool 5 Race Weekend benefit event. The A Cool 5 Race Weekend is a compilation of events, birthed in June of 2008, held in Beech Mountain, NC annually.

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CRNAs Celebrate National Nurse Anesthetist Week

January 23-29, 2011 is National Nurse Anesthetist Week. Established by the American Association of Nurse Anesthestists (AANA) in 2000, National Nurse Anesthetists Week was created to highlight the profession of nurse anesthesia and encourage Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Full Story

Celebrate National Wear Red Day at Boone Mall

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WeCAN Offers Fuel Assistance

As temperatures continue to plummet, many in our community face utility cutoffs and heating fuel shortage. Since 2002, Watauga Crisis Assistance Network (WeCAN) - a program of Hospitality House - Full Story

Ann Has Your Girl Scout Cookies!

Ann M is taking orders for Girl Scout Cookies now through January 17th?  Cookies are $4 a box and the varieties this year are Thin Mints, Caramel deLights, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Thanks-A-Lot, Shout Outs, Lemonades and Shortbread.  She is also taking donations to send cookies to the military.  You can email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or look for Girl Scouts to be at booths in mid February.  Ann wants to sell 1000 boxes to help her Girl Scout Troop.

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Clayton Joe Young Photos at Caldwell Arts Council

The Caldwell Arts Council is pleased to announce their January exhibit, “The View from Home” on display January 7-January 27, with an opening reception set for January 7, 5-7:30pm, hosted by members of Caldwell Voices.

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Line Dance Lessons at Glendale Springs

Now that it gets dark so early and nothing to do, why not join us on Thurday Night at Mountain Music Jamboree in Glendale Springs for LINE DANCE CLASSES. Beginner class 5:30 -7:00 and regular class 7:00-9:00. Have fun, learn to dance and meet new friends, not to mention the good exercise.Call 336-957-7211 or 336-877-6648 for more information,

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Highland Camerata to Present Winter Concerts

The Highland Camerata, the region’s premier chorus, will present its annual set of Christmas concerts on December 7, 10, and 12.  On Tuesday, December 7, Sparta Presbyterian Church will host the concert at 7:30 in the evening.  On Friday, December 10 at 7:30 pm, the concert will be at Brush Creek Hall, home of the Camerata. Full Story

What Season?

Snow on the flowers and the pumpkin outside

Mountainside Lutheran Church after an early

season snowfall. Full Story

Go Apps!

I may be young at heart but I have that football spirit.

Go Apps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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