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CCC&TI Instructor Travels to Haiti During Spring Break

CCC&TI English Instructor Nancy Posey recently traveled with relief organization Healing Hands International to an area near Port-au-Prince, Haiti where she worked with local teachers. Full Story

Freda Nicholson reflects on Hound Ears Club 50th anniversary

Freda Nicholson knows a lot about firsts. She was the first president and CEO of Discovery Place, one of Charlotte’s top museums. As a result, she was also one of the first women to helm a major metropolitan museum in the U.S. Full Story

Wells Fargo grant will support scholarships for underrepresented students

A $250,000 grant from Wells Fargo will support the Dr. Willie C. Fleming Endowed Scholarship Fund at Appalachian State University, created to provide scholarships to underrepresented students. The grant will be made over a two-year period and counts towards the $200 million Campaign for Appalachian.

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CCC&TI Compass Students Shine at CANAM Competition

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Compass Students recently competed in the Cheer LTD Nationals at CANAM Competition in Myrtle Beach S.C. in both the cheer and dance categories. Full Story

Blue Ridge Electric Members Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

The Blue Ridge Electric Members Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2014 grant cycle and will continue through the application deadline date of August 31, 2014. Full Story

Watauga Extension Spotlight

The Watauga Extension Spotlight ventured out of the AM-1450 WATA studios this week to talk to NC Small Farmer of the Year Bill Moretz and others attending the NC Small Farms Week Kickoff at Boone United Methodist Church in Boone on March 24.

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Only 3% of the Population Donates Blood Products – Will You?

About 38 percent of the population is eligible to donate blood; however, only three percent actually do. The American Red Cross is encouraging individuals to join those who have stepped up to help save lives by donating blood or platelets. Full Story

Brain Food Boone launched by Hardin Park teacher

Brain Food Boone is a brand new enrichment service provider, focused on building confidence and increasing motivation for all levels of learners.

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Yadkin Bank gives $100,000 to Appalachian’s Walker College of Business

A $100,000 gift from Yadkin Bank to Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business will support the college’s Honors Convocation, an annual event and reception attended by the college’s highest academically achieving students, their families and members of the business faculty.

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Hardin Park Team Takes Battle of the Books

The Hardin Park School Gold Team has won the elementary grades championship in the Watauga County Schools Battle of the Books competition held Tuesday, March 18th, duplicating the achievement of a different Hardin Park Gold Team in the middle school Battle of the Books held one week earlier.

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Blue Ridge Electric, Energies Named Two of North Carolina's Best Employers

Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation and its propane and heating fuels subsidiary, Blue Ridge Energies, were recently named as two of the top 30 Best Employers in North Carolina for 2014. Full Story

Watauga High School Choral Groups Win Superior Ratings

The Watauga High School Honors Chorus and Advanced Women’s Chorus each received ratings of “Superior” at the North Carolina State Music Performance Adjudication (MPA) held at Wake Forest University Tuesday, March 11, marking the seventh year in a row that both choirs have received the highest possible rating at this event. Full Story

CCC&TI to Offer Extreme Super Summer Camp for Kids

This summer, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Continuing Education Division will once again offer “Extreme Super Summer Camp” for kids ages 5 and up. Full Story

Anne Donadio is WATA's Teacher of the Month

Boone's heritage radio station AM-1450 WATA and Clark Tire New Market Center are proud to present the Teacher of the Month award to Cove Creek School's Anne Donadio. Full Story

Hardin Park Gold Team is Golden in Battle of the Books

Hardin Park School’s Gold Team won the middle school championship in the Watauga County Schools Battle of the Books competition held Tuesday, March 11.

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Watauga Extension Spotlight

It's just about spring birthing time in the High Country! Livestock Agent Eddy Labus recently visited the Watauga Extension Spotlight to talk about the various animals giving birth to offspring in the next few weeks and what livestock owners can expect.

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Banner Elk Easter Egg Hunt in Tate-Evans Park

The Town of Banner Elk, and the Tourism Development Association have collaborated to bring an Easter Egg Hunt to Downtown Banner Elk on Saturday, April 12. Full Story

Chris Austin Songwriting Contest Accepting Entries Nov. 1

MerleFest, presented by Lowe’s, now offers three ways for aspiring songwriters to enter the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. The contest will accept mail-in applications from aspiring songwriters beginning Nov. 1 Full Story

Boone Chamber to Honor Charles Church

The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the 2013 Tuckwiller Award for Community Development will be presented in honor of Charles Church. The theme for the 58th Farm City Banquet is "A Heritage of Innovation". Full Story

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