“Dining out in North Carolina will become
healthier starting Saturday, January 2, when the state’s new smokefree
restaurants and bars law goes into effect.
The local health department encourages local residents
to celebrate Tasty Tuesdays. Anyone can participate in Tasty Tuesdays by
visiting any local restaurant for one meal every Tuesday in January.
It’s a great way to show appreciation to local restaurants for
cooperating with the new law.
To report a possible business violation of the
smokefree restaurants and bars law, call the local health department, or visit
www.smokefree.nc.gov, or call the Care-Line at 1-800-662-7030.
The High Country High School Community Chorale will perform their Christmas choral concert on Thursday, December 17, 2009. The performance will take place in Hayes School of Music in Rosen Concert Hall on A.S.U.’s campus beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Santa's Toy Box collection effort kicked off Friday with a day-long effort in front of Mast General Store in downtown Boone. Hopes for a successful effort were raised with the generosity of folks who stopped by and gave new toys or money.
Oak Grove will host a special outdoor Christmas drama next Friday Dec. 11 at 6:30pm called "Journey to the Cross". The performance is free and open to the public. Hot chocolate and apple cider will be served. For more information call (828)268-1143.
Multiple High Country residents shared their rainbow pictures and
accounts after a Wednesday filled with rain, wind and cold
temperatures. Click on Read More link for more.
* photos captured by Billie Jo Greene via mobile phone
while leaving the ASU campus around 5pm. and Lee Becton at Land Harbor* If you have pictures of events in the High Country email them to
The region’s premier chorus, The Highland Camerata, will present its annual set of winter concerts on December11, 13, and 15. On Friday, December 11 at 7:30 pm, the concert will be held at Brush Creek Hall.
BOONE – Joseph Toney, Boone native and Appalachian State freshman majoring in graphic design and minoring in entrepreneurship, won second place in a global ski design competition sponsored by one of the world's top professional freestyle skiers, T. J. Schiller.
'Tommy' Reprise to be Fish Finale-UPDATEThere have already been a number of ‘Fish Finales’ this fall as the curtain draws on the long High Country career of broadcaster and musician Bill Fisher. Festivities and a performance this Friday may be the final act, barring one final home ASU football game.
(photo supplied--Bill Fisher second from right) Full Story
Employees came back from their Thanksgiving break to a beautiful winter scene at Grandfather Mountain on Friday. Gusts to 80 mph have kept the top half of the Mountain closed but visitors have still been able to enjoy a dusting of snow and ice coating the trees.
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.