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Teachers become students during Research Experience for Teachers at Appalachian

A dozen teachers from Western North Carolina participated in a six-week summer program at Appalachian State University and learned to use computer visualization and other computer applications to create lesson plans and labs Full Story

$59,000 in Grants From HCWF

The High Country Women’s Fund (HCWF) has announced $59,000 in grants this year for 10 area agencies to support women and children in need. “In Watauga and Avery counties, there are over 15,000 women and children living in poverty,” said Becka Saunders, Allocations Chair Full Story

Blueberry Adventure

At the end of a bumpy mountain road lies a hideaway from Watauga's usually College town bustle. Follow the neatly painted wooden signs off of Highway 421 and onto Brownwood in Deep Gap to Mr. Chuck Lieberman's family farm. Mr. Lieberman has been a neighbor for 29 years, Full Story

Appalachian Women's Fund raises over $70k

The Appalachian Women's Fund 6th annual Women of Vision Luncheon was a smashing success, raising over $70,000. Held at Linville Ridge Country Club on June 27, the luncheon was attended by more than 220 people.

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Pudney of Beech Mountain Receives Scholarship

The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation (CCUF) awarded Riley Pudney of Beech Mountain a scholarship from the Local Government Federal Credit Union Scholarship Fund. Pudney who is a member of LGFCU plans to attend Emory and Henry College. The Scholar Vision Funds are a collection

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Watauga Students Awarded Scholarships from BREMCO

Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is committed to the community and helping students achieve their academic goals is one way of showing a commitment to the future of the cooperative's service area. Four graduating seniors from Watauga High School were selected to receive Full Story

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

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