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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

ROCKET KIDS: Two Rivers Community School Students’ Race to the Moon

From Sputnik to spacewalk, the Two Rivers middle school students have followed it all.  Last Wednesday evening at the Boone Armory, they exhibited their scale models of the many rockets and space artifacts that led to the day Neal Armstrong could step out on a moonscape. Full Story

Alleghany Community TV Expands to Internet

Alleghany Community Television has added to its website a new streaming service for content broadcast by the station. The new streaming pages went online November 21, 2012 and feature links to programs including meetings of the Alleghany County Commissioners, the Sparta Town Council Full Story

December Student of the Month

Zach Shepherd, a student in Mr. Calhoun’s Horticulture 1 class, is the December student of the month.  Zach has one of the highest averages in class and is always going and beyond on class projects.  He is a leader among his peers and exhibits a work ethic that is second to none. Full Story

Boone Police Personnel Changes

Chief Dana Crawford and the Boone Police Department are pleased to announce a recent personnel change within the police department. Master Police Officer Justin Warren, who has served the last two years as a detective, has been selected for a position Full Story

WeCAN Observes Ten Years of Crisis Assistance

This year the Watauga Crisis Assistance Network (WeCAN) observes its tenth year of helping community neighbors in crisis.  Conceived, organized and funded by the faith community in 2002, WeCAN is administered by Hospitality House and serves as a clearing house of benevolence assistance Full Story

Watauga High HOSA Students Win District

Watauga High School students Maggie Cook and Austin Wilcox, first place winners of a HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) regional competition in CPR and First Aid.  The competition included 200 students and 100 teams from NW NC.  The students are shown with Regina Alford, Full Story

Lifestore “Feeding Families For Christmas” Program

Many families live in poverty and are unable to celebrate Christmas around the kitchen table enjoying their favorite holiday foods.  And many families here in Watauga County are struggling to feed their children. We invite you to help us bring Christmas to these families by donating food items to help those in need.

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Bluegrass & Barbecue to Aid Blowing Rock Man

Blowing Rock, NC resident, Robin Coffey, was in an accident on August 30th, 2012.  He fell approximately 25’ from a roof, sustaining a skull fracture, broken cheek bones, a broken rib, and shattered wrist.  He was airlifted to Johnson City Medical Center, where he stayed until September 7. Full Story

Boone Chamber "Community Showcase" 11/28

New members of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce will be featured at an event on the evening of Wednesday, November 28th.  The Chamber and Community "Showcase" will be held in conjunction with the ASU-Duquesne basketball game for an evening fit for families and all interested in High Country community life. Full Story

"Honor Card" Fund Raiser Starts Wednesday

William Mangum, North Carolina’s Artist, will visit the High Country on November 14th to kickoff of his signature philanthropic initiative – The Honor Card. Taking place at Boone’s Jones House Cultural and Community Center from 12pm – 2pm, Mangum will unveil this year’s painting, “The Climb” Full Story

WHS Playmakers in Play-Offs

The Watauga High School Pioneer Playmakers received nine awards and were selected to advance to the State High School Play Festival on the strength of their original production of the one- act play “schuld” last weekend at the high school.  The Pioneer Playmakers production is one of just 18 chosen Full Story

Navy Jazz Ensemble to Play at WHS

The “Commodores”, the United States Navy Band’s jazz ensemble from Washington, D.C. will present a free concert at the Watauga High School Auditorium on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:30 pm.  Sponsored by the Hayes School of Music and Watauga High School Band, this concert features Full Story

Snow Punkins

Alecia Aldridge submitted her orange snow punkins, "I made this snowman today, in the shape of a pumpkin, since tomorrow is Halloween." Aldridge said the people in the photo are Dutin Aldridge, and her son Parker Aldridge--and that no snowballs--nor pumpkins--were harmed in her art. Full Story

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