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Scholarship to Madison Elise Arnold Harman

The John & Ruth Blue Scholarship Endowment, a fund of the Watauga County Community Foundation, is please to announce the recipient of the Blue Scholarship for 2013. Madison Elise Arnold Harman, one of the top academic students at Watauga High School, has been selected Full Story

 
Red Cross Issues Emergency Blood Request

The American Red Cross issued an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give because many fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of July. “We are counting on generous volunteer blood and platelet

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$15 Spay/Neuter Summer Special

From July 4 through Labor Day, Watauga Humane Society will offer an awe inspiring $15 Summer Special on Spay/Neuter services, for dogs and cats, both male and female.  The goal is to spay/neuter at least 100 pets in need, in the month of July and even more in August! Full Story

 
Bethelview-Valle Crucis United Methodist Charge Announce New Senior Pastor

Bethelview and Valle Crucis United Methodist Churches will welcome newly appointed Pastor Elaine Hall on Sunday, July 14th. Hall, her husband, Clint, and two sons, Martin and Philip, relocated to Boone from Springfield, VA. Rev. Hall earned her Bachelor of Science Full Story

 
Opinion: NC Lawmakers Constructing “Trojan Horse” to Sell Out Public Schools

Lawmakers in Raleigh are about to destroy NC’s public school system with a set of bills that ignores sound educational research and enacts the exact opposite policies instead.  With another set of bills they plan to redirect your tax money into private charter and religious schools that are held Full Story

 
British Soccer Camp at Brookshire Park

Challenger Sports will be hosting their British Soccer Camp in Watauga County this summer. The camps will run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challenger’s team of 1,000 British soccer coaches flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs. Full Story

 
Simms Ashe Teacher Assistant of the Year

Ashe County Schools is pleased to announce the Ashe County Schools Teacher Assistant of the Year.  Teacher assistants play a vital role in the education of Ashe County students and we value their dedication and on-going service to our schools.  These paraprofessionals provide instructional support and clerical assistance Full Story

 
Taylor is Ashe Teacher of the Year

Ashe County Schools Central Office Staff visited Westwood Elementary School Friday, May 3, 2013 to honor Dr. Mandy Taylor, academically gifted (AIG) specialist, as Ashe County Schools Teacher of the Year (TOY) for 2013-2014 school year.  Each spring, schools select a Teacher of the Year Full Story

 
WHS Students Headed to Governor's School

Watauga High School students Madison Casey, Sidney Ginn, Jenna Messer, Spencer Schlenker, Sidney Wiswell, and Mary Margaret Zrull have been selected to attend Governor’s School of North Carolina, a prestigious five week summer program offered to 550 of the most academically gifted students

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Grace Academy Ninth Graders Attend Government Leadership School

Ninth graders from Grace Academy, a classical Christian school located in Boone, NC, recently attended a four-day legislative leadership course in Raleigh called TeenPact. Offered in 39 states from Alaska to Texas to Maine, this comprehensive leadership school challenges students to grow

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BR Horse Show Grants ASU Equestrian Team

The March 18th meeting of the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Foundation Board included the presentation of a grant to the Appalachian State University Equestrian Team.  The grant is to help defray costs of entry fees for the Team’s spring competitive schedule.  In presenting the award, Full Story

 
Avery Pregnancy & Resource Center Golf Tourney

Please join us for the first annual Avery Pregnancy & Resource Center Golf Tournament held on Thursday, May 2nd at Linville Golf Club in Linville, NC. The day's activities begin at 11:30 a.m. with registration and lunch.  The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 12:30 and conclude with awards, Full Story

 
ACT Readers Theater "Meeting of the Minds"

ACT Readers Theatre continues its series of "Meeting of Minds” productions with show 8 scheduled for March 27, 28 and 29. The show will present a new cast of characters including Martin Luther, Voltaire, Plato and Florence Nightingale.  Produced and directed by Dudley Carpenter, Full Story

 
First Graders First Class Community Service

Integrating different subject areas into project based learning has been a growing trend in education for years and it’s vividly on display in Amy Eberle’s first grade classroom at Hardin Park School.  Her young students are getting acquainted with basic business concepts, Full Story

 
EGGstravaganza Downtown Boone March 23rd

The Downtown Boone Development Association, The Town of Boone, the Jones House Community and Cultural Center, and the Watauga County Public Library, in conjunction with many local business sponsors, are announcing the 2013 Easter EGGstravaganza. The event will take place from

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Spaghetti Shindig for Green Valley at Boone UMC

The Spaghetti Shindig, a community music and dinner event to benefit Green Valley School PTO, will be held on Friday night, March 15th from 5 until 8pm.  The Shindig will be held at the Boone United Methodist Church Family Life Center.  Enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner and great bluegrass Full Story

 
Blowing Rock Police Welcomes New Officer

Blowing Rock Police welcomed a second new hire this week. Bobby Canter from Deep Gap began his employment with our department on Friday. Bobby will be riding the next few weeks with field training officer Troy Reynolds. Bobby is married and has two children. Full Story

 
Toby Cone-Watauga Principal of the Year

Cove Creek School Principal Toby Cone has been selected by his fellow principals as the Watauga County Schools Principal of the Year for 2013-14.  His selection was announced Monday afternoon in a surprise visit to the school by Superintendent Dr. David Kafitz, Board of Education member Barbara Kinsey, Full Story

 
J.E. Broyhill Civic Center Presents Traditional Musicians Showcase

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s J.E. Broyhill Civic Center will host the 15th Annual Traditional Musicians Showcase on Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.  The theme for the show is “Cecil Palmer: A True Guitar Man.” Cecil Palmer Full Story

 
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