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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

Bernhardts to lead CCC&TI Foundation Drive

Known best for leadership in the furniture industry and local philanthropy, Anne Bernhardt and Alex Bernhardt, Sr. are now lending their leadership to this year’s 2013 Annual Fund Drive of the Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute.  The Bernhardts, long-time supporters Full Story

Tony Pope Memorial Scholarship

The Catawba Valley Traffic Club, during its Feb. 19 meeting in Hickory, officially established the endowment of the Tony Pope Memorial Scholarship, which was presented to the Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. The gift will ensure ongoing support for scholarships Full Story

CCC&TI Graduates New Class of Linemen

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute recently held its fifth Electrical Lineman graduation on Feb. 14, 2013. There were 13 graduates. New to the program with this group of graduates was an underground utilities component. Pictured are: front row, left to right, Full Story

Relay For Life Kickoff Rally on March 4

On March 4, at 6:00 pm, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Watauga County will officially get underway as event volunteers and participants gather at Greenway Baptist Church Family Life Center for a kickoff rally to launch their fundraising efforts for the year. Full Story

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

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