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Connecting the Pieces a Gala for Autism

Appalachian State students will host a Gala for Autism to raise awareness and funds for Autism Speaks, North America’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. The event will take place on November 9, 2012 at Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock from 6pm to 10 pm. Connecting the Pieces a Gala Full Story

 
Bandanas Event to Benefit WYN

On Monday, October 29th from 5pm to 9pm Bandana’s BBQ & Grill will host “Give Back Night,” featuring members of the ASU football team to benefit Western Youth Network.  The event will be held at Bandana’s BBQ & Grill, Highway 105, Boone, NC. At the event, Full Story

 
Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Series at Lees-McRae College features Dr. Ralph C. Wood

The Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Series at Lees-McRae College is pleased to host Dr. Ralph C. Wood on October 22-23 in Evans Auditorium in the Cannon Student Center on the campus of Lees-McRae College.  He will present two lectures: “J.R.R. Tolkien: Full Story

 
“Fueling the Fight” for Breast Cancer Prevention

Giving back to help a cause that’s close to the hearts of customers and employees is what “Fueling the Fight” is all about for Blue Ridge Energies, the propane subsidiary of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation. If you’ve seen the pink propane delivery trucks driving around Full Story

 
Lees-McRae Invites Homecoming Participation

Lees-McRae College invites community businesses and organizations to participate in the annual Homecoming Parade on Saturday, October 6 at 11 a.m. on Main Street in Banner Elk. Join parade grand marshal Dr. David Burleson, Avery County Superintendent of Schools, Full Story

 
52 Weeks of Hope--Hospitality House

The Hospitality House Board of Directors invites the communities of its seven mountain county region to join them at 11:30 a.m. Friday, September 28 for their 7th annual luncheon. This years’ theme, Fifty-Two Weeks of Hope will celebrate the restored hope, Full Story

 
Blowing Rock Moves to the 'Beach'

The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce welcomes The Embers and Chairmen of the Board to an outdoor concert this Friday September 14th at the Blue Ridge Mountain Club.  Gates open at 4:00 and local favorite, Soul Benefactor gets the show started at 4:15. Full Story

 
Watauga River Partners Gets Grant

Watauga River Partners, a nonprofit environmental organization based out of Boone, N.C., has received a grant from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources to develop a watershed rehabilitation plan for Beaverdam Creek, Full Story

 
Beech Bark Park Hosts Event

Beech Mountain's new Bark Park was a big hit as it hosted the town's 6th annual dog show Labor Day weekend. A total of 48 dogs competed and those four dozen furry competitors drew quite a crowd. Nearly 300 people watched dogs prance through the big dog pen

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Double Rainbow over ASU

Maybe a sign of things to come?  This shot of the double rainbow heading into the ASU-Montana game Saturday evening, came with the sunset hitting the retreating rain shower as the stands began to fill.  ASU won the game and this was the 'shot of the day' with the great photo.

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Lees-McRae Names New Nursing School

Lees-McRae has announced that they will begin the process of construction of a building to house their new program, their release says that, “Based on student interest, marketplace demand and the generous donation from Daniel and Dianne May, Full Story

 
Perfect: 1st ASU BSN Students Pass State Exam

One hundred percent of the first graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Appalachian State University passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).  In addition, 100 percent of these students Full Story

 
KAREN McNEIL JOINS LIFESTORE INSURANCE

Lifelong Watauga County resident Karen McNeil has joined the LifeStore Insurance team as an account executive in the Boone office, located at 1675 Blowing Rock Road. Karen lives in the Watauga County community of Rich Mountain Full Story

 
LifeStore Names Boone Insurance Manager

LifeStore Insurance recently named Sandra Storie Williams as VP and Branch Manager of LifeStore Insurance in Boone. Sandra will be assuming the management role of Pam Fisher who retired earlier this summer. Sandra brings 30 years of experience Full Story

 
150+ Attend BREMCO-ARHC Health Fair

Thanks to Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation , Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, and a grant from the Blue Ridge Electric Members Foundation, services worth more than $30,000 were given during a recent health fair

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Hospitality House Dinner, Open House

Hospitality House invites the communities of its seven mountain county region to join them for dinner and open house on Thursday, August 23 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Hospitality House resident chef Allison Jennings, along with the Unitarian Full Story

 
OASIS, Inc. Announces Crisis Line Volunteer Training

OASIS, Inc.  (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information and Shelter) is a private, non-profit volunteer organization that has been serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Watauga County since 1978. OASIS provides: Full Story

 
LMC Award of Merit Winner for Restoration

Lees-McRae College is pleased to announce that Preservation North Carolina awarded Deborah Buxton and the College a 2012 Gertrude S. Carraway Award of Merit for the restoration of the Daniel Boone VI Cottage. The Carraway Awards are presented

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Families To Benefit from Ashe Fundraiser

Bake Sale and Silent Auction for Angel Trippe & Trethan Ham. At Faith Fellowship, August 18th from 11am-2pm. Local business are donating items to be auctioned off. Barker Stone of Lansing has donated at Amish made rocking chair Full Story

 
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