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F.A.R.M. Café Holding Pop-Up at Green Valley School

With summer coming to an end, F.A.R.M. Café is excited to bring community and fresh food to the Green Valley School in Boone, N.C. on Sept. 19, 2015. The local donate-what-you-can eatery will be partnering with Grace Lutheran Church and Bethany Lutheran Church in hosting a Pop-Up Event at the cafeteria of Green Valley School from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of thetwo local churches will be on hand as volunteers and hosts.

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The Blue Ridge Conservancy’s annual 5K fundraiser is happening in Blowing Rock

The 2015 Stick Boy Mayview Madness 5K returns to the High Country for its 16th year this Saturday, September 19th. With the Blue Ridge Mountain vistas and cooling air temperatures, it will make for a great morning event in Blowing Rock. Along with the 5K run, there will also be a 1-mile fun run for kids sponsored by Blue Ridge Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. Run the race and enjoy post-race celebrations after crossing the finish line at Bistro Roca.

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Foundation of CCC&TI in honor of the late Adam Klutz

The Blue Knights NC XXIV International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club Inc., has made a $500 gift to the Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Adam Klutz Scholarship, which supports students in the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program.

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The North Carolina State Employees Credit Union has awarded two $750 Continuing Education Scholarships to students from Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute.

The recipients, both photographed with Elaine Lockhart, CCC&TI's Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, are: Hunter Houston of Granite Falls (a graduate of the Electrical Lineman program) and Luis Sanchez of Boone (a graduate of the Basic Law Enforcement Training program).

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Second Annual ‘Paws for a Cause’ Returns October 3

Come join the many businesses and community volunteers that will be taking part in the Second Annual Paws for a Cause on Saturday, Oct. 3, an event to benefit the Avery County Humane Society.

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’Toons in Boone: New TCVA Show Celebrates the Center for Cartoon Studies, Starting October 2

Boone, NC—In a village in Vermont, there’s a school where the library is named after Charles M. Schulz (Peanuts), students enroll in such classes as Survey of the Drawn Story (“From the tapestries of Medieval Europe . . . to the modern graphic novel”) and the visiting faculty has included the comic-art luminaries Art Spiegelman, Jules Feiffer and Chris Ware. Even the diploma is a cartoon. While old fogies might scoff that cartoons are for kids, at Vermont’s Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS)—the nation’s premiere school for aspiring literary cartoonists—they’ve been training students for over a decade in the grown-up business of comic art, which happens to be one of the oldest forms of communication known to man (think cave paintings, illuminated manuscripts, hieroglyphics).

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Press Release for Peter Fletcher Classical Guitar Concert

World-Renowned and Recorded Virtuoso Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher Returns to Watauga County Public Library!

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Lineup announced for MerleFest

North Carolina's MerleFest, considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, will sponsor a diverse collection of artists showcasing their music as part of the Bluegrass Ramble during the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)'s World of Bluegrass multi-day event in Raleigh, N.C., this fall.


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Blowing Rock Hosts Debut Fall Classic Bike Ride September 26

BLOWING ROCK N.C. (September 2015) – For many years, late September was the time when cyclists from all over the Southeast made their way to Western North Carolina for the Bridge to Bridge ride from Lenoir to the top of Grandfather Mountain. Bridge to Bridge is no more...however, this year there’s a new ride that promises to bring riders back to the High Country: The Blowing Rock Fall Classic ride on Saturday, September 26.

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Fall Concert Series

Summer has come and gone and it’s time to begin planning for the most beautiful time of the year here in the High Country. Yes, autumn has arrived, and the folks at Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music are excited to announce their 2015 Fall Concert Series. Rodney Sutton, JSMHM director says, “We are presenting a total of eight concerts beginning in October that feature some of the region’s favorite musicians and bands, but we will also be introducing some exciting new groups to our audiences.”

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Appalachian Storytelling with Dr. Charlotte Ross

Charlotte T. Ross, also known as “the Legend Lady,” has collected or composed more than 3,400 tales of legends and laughter from Appalachia. She is an energetic performer, playwright, folklorist, story-teller, and speaker with experience in storytelling concerts, theatrical performances, conferences, school residencies, and workshops. Above all, she is a teacher.

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Hospitality House to Hold Eternal Hope Luncheon

BOONE, NC – August 12, 2015: Executive Director Tina Krause, along with the Hospitality House Board of Directors will be hosting its annual Hope Luncheon on Friday, August 21 in the heart of the High Country at Blue Ridge Mountain Club, where the Blue Ridge Mountains meet the Blue Ridge Parkway. Presented by the Robinson/Turner Real Estate Team, this year’s luncheon, Eternal Hope, will commence at 11:00 a.m. with a silent auction and wine social. Lunch will be served at noon with the program slated to end at 1:00 p.m.

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Student Makes Big Move to Learn from the Best

Mary Opila, an architect and former college instructor, recently decided to make a career

change and dive into the world of furniture re-upholstery. The Midwest native knew that

training was in order and sought out the best in the country. Appropriately, she landed in

Western North Carolina, the furniture capital of the world.

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Financial Literacy for Teens

Attention all teens! Do you think getting ready for your financial future is a game? Well you’re absolutely correct! The Watauga County Public Library is presenting Moneytopia – an electronic hands-on game which teaches teens and young adults how to begin their money map to a successful future.

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Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music Indoor Summer Concert Series is proud to announce the return of one of the High Country’s most popular trio’s – Strictly Clean and Decent. Fans of this dynamic group of talented musicians know that when SC&D rolls into town, an entertaining evening of musical variety and laughs will take center stage. This go-round, Strictly Clean and Decent will be joined by three of the most impressive young performers in Western North Carolina: multi-instrumentalist, Liam Purcell from Deep Gap; guitarist, Presley Barker from Traphill; and singer/song writer, Alyssa McLean from Lenior.

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Registration for Girls on the Run begins Aug. 10

BOONE: Local girls in grades 3 through 8 are invited to participate in Girls on the Run of the High Country (GOTR-HC). Registration for the fall semester will begin online Aug.10 at and the program will begin the week of Sept. 8.

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16th Annual Mayview Madness 5k Set for Saturday, Sep. 19

BLOWING ROCK N.C. (August 2015) – The 2014 running of the Stick Boy Mayview Madness drew more than 320 preregistered runners, ages 3 to 84, including more than 60 under 13. This year’s event takes place here on Saturday, September 19 on a course that winds through the historic Mayview neighborhood, with magnificent views along the route. With average race day high and low temperatures of 67 and 49 respectively, conditions should be perfect for running.

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Summer Operations Interns Selected At Blue Ridge Electric

Lenoir, North Carolina (July 31, 2015) — Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation has selected four interns to work with the operations crews in Ashe, Alleghany, Caldwell, and Watauga counties. The interns are learning different aspects of line construction and maintenance of the cooperative’s existing systems.

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Come find faith, fellowship and fun as the annual Wagon Train Revival & Ride rolls through Ashe County on June 12, 13 & 14th 2015. Evangelist B.J. Grimmett, is the featured speaker with a powerful, dynamic message that changes lives.  Friday check-in begins at 5:00 pm with free hotdogs, a

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