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1st Tie Dye Trot on Sunday, April 14th

The High Country will experience its first “Tie Dye Trot” on Sunday, April 14th at 2pm at the Greenway Trail. Hosted by High Country Dance Studio in Boone, North Carolina, and sponsored by Wells Fargo, Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff, New River Building Supply, and many other generous local businesses, Full Story

 
Hospitality House Sees Record Success, Reduced Funding

The numbers are in and it’s both good news and bad for the Hospitality House. Demand for services stayed on the rise during 2012 with 20% more people seeking food, shelter and crisis assistance than the previous year; however, that increased demand was met with record success. Full Story

 
CCC&TI Announces Latest Edition of Branches

CCC&TI has announced that Branches, the college’s literary and arts magazine, will be released in February. The publication features prose, poetry and artwork from both CCC&TI students and members of the community. A call for submissions was issued last spring and almost 200 literature Full Story

 
Watauga High School Band FUNd Raiser

The Watauga High School Band Boosters are ‘drumming’ up support for the band with an event that involves music—Bluegrass music.  And food—a chili dinner—perfect to warm a February Friday night.  The chili dinner starts at 5 Friday night, February 22nd at the school, followed by Bluegrass Full Story

 
Boone PD Welcomes New Officers

The Boone Police Department recently appointed three new officers to the force. Brian Christopher Woods, 30, a Caldwell County native, was a police officer in New Hanover County.  Woods also serves in the United States Coast Guard Reserve.  Woods joined the police department on October 15, 2012. Full Story

 
Boone Teen Takes First Place on Guitar

Kinsey Greene, 14, of Boone, NC takes first place in youth guitar at 2013 App Heritage Fiddlers Convention!

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The 2013 SAT PREP COURSE

There are two courses to choose from in 2013: MARCH COURSE: 6 Sessions Total:  Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays – March 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28. APRIL COURSE: 6 Sessions Total: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays – April 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20.Class size is limited! Full Story

 
A BIG Thank-You!

The High Country area is blessed with many caring and giving business owners and managers.  For the last 32 years, area businesses and church affiliates have made financial contributions or offered amazing discounts toward a one-day event called AppKIDS Full Story

 
Snowman Building at Beech

Frosty has a competitive side at our annual Snowman Building Contest. Gather your family and friends for this battle of the snowballs and let your creativity be the guide as you build your snowman, woman or animal in effort to win the heart of the crowd. You are sure to build a memory

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Winter Pickin’ Party for United Way at Heritage Hall

On Saturday, February 23, at 6pm, in an effort to reach their goal for 2013, the Johnson County United Way will present a benefit concert, featuring Faultline, Fire in the Kitchen, Laurel Creek Trail, New Covenant, and Slice of Bluegrass on the Heritage Hall stage. These groups boast some of the area’s top musicians, Full Story

 
Terrific Kids at Mabel Elementary

When you’re honoring Terrific Kids at Mabel Elementary School, you end up with a lot to celebrate, and the school did just that on Tuesday as it honored students for good character, strong academic performance, and perfect attendance. With an enrollment of 185 students Full Story

 
Appalachian Women’s Fund 'Basic Buckets'

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" For the MLK holiday last week, industrious and socially conscious ASU students honored Dr. King’s legacy by participating in the 14th Annual MLK Challenge. Full Story

 
CCC&TI Foundation Selects New Board

Several new members recently joined the Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Board of Directors. Rick Coffey, President of McCreary Modern, is among the new members. Coffey is involved with several other organizations in the community including Full Story

 
What's in a Name? Ask ASU Prof

Onomastics. It’s a word a computer spellchecker won’t recognize but one that speaks volumes to those who study names and naming practices. Dr. Donna L. Lillian, director of the women’s studies program at Appalachian State University and an associate professor of English,

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Birdland Big Band at J.E. Broyhill Civic Center

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s J.E. Broyhill Civic Center will present Live at Birdland featuring the Birdland Big Band directed by Tommy Igoe on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Live at Birdland features The Birdland Big Band directed by Tommy Igoe in a setting designed Full Story

 
Children’s Playhouse Seeks Great Friends to Families

The Children’s Playhouse is searching for a resident of the High Country whose greatest joy comes from helping kids and families, the 2013 winner of the Great Friend to Families Award. Nominations for this award are due on February 15th. The fifth annual Great Friend to Families Full Story

 
National College Scholarships Available through SkyLine

Area high school seniors whose parents are telephone service subscribers of SkyLine Membership Corporation and SkyBest Communications may apply for the 2013 Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarship and the FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarship. FRS was established in 1994 Full Story

 
WATCH D.O.G.S at Mabel School

WHO:      Students and fathers and father-figures of Mabel...SPEAKERS:  Sheriff Len Hagaman:  The Importance of Dad’s in Our Society Today and County Commissioner John Welch:  The Role of Dad’s In Education. WHAT:     ‘Dads and Kids’ Pizza Night to kick off a new innovative Full Story

 
The Water Coolers at J.E. Broyhill Civic Center

If you need a laugh to start out the new year, The Water Coolers will quench with your thirst for a night of comedy on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s J.E. Broyhill Civic Center.  The Water Coolers show is a quirky comedy revue by a troupe Full Story

 
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