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WYN Does Mountain Classic Duathlon

On Saturday, May 10 starting at 9 a.m., The Mountain Classic, sponsored by the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center, will be the first Boone Duathlon combining a 250 yard swim and 5K run. The Duathlon starts at the Broyhill Wellness Center swimming pool located at 232 Boone Heights Dr, Boone. At the event,

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Hardin Park Team Takes Battle of the Books

The Hardin Park School Gold Team has won the elementary grades championship in the Watauga County Schools Battle of the Books competition held Tuesday, March 18th, duplicating the achievement of a different Hardin Park Gold Team in the middle school Battle of the Books held one week earlier.

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Blue Ridge Electric, Energies Named Two of North Carolina's Best Employers

Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation and its propane and heating fuels subsidiary, Blue Ridge Energies, were recently named as two of the top 30 Best Employers in North Carolina for 2014. Full Story

Watauga High School Choral Groups Win Superior Ratings

The Watauga High School Honors Chorus and Advanced Women’s Chorus each received ratings of “Superior” at the North Carolina State Music Performance Adjudication (MPA) held at Wake Forest University Tuesday, March 11, marking the seventh year in a row that both choirs have received the highest possible rating at this event. Full Story

CCC&TI to Offer Extreme Super Summer Camp for Kids

This summer, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Continuing Education Division will once again offer “Extreme Super Summer Camp” for kids ages 5 and up. Full Story

Caldwell Arts Council announces month of pARTies, Comedy Night in Lenoir

As much a tradition this time of year as putting away winter clothes and enjoying fresh flowers, springtime means “party” time for the Caldwell Arts Council and its supporters. Full Story

Anne Donadio is WATA's Teacher of the Month

Boone's heritage radio station AM-1450 WATA and Clark Tire New Market Center are proud to present the Teacher of the Month award to Cove Creek School's Anne Donadio. Full Story

Hardin Park Gold Team is Golden in Battle of the Books

Hardin Park School’s Gold Team won the middle school championship in the Watauga County Schools Battle of the Books competition held Tuesday, March 11.

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Watauga Extension Spotlight

It's just about spring birthing time in the High Country! Livestock Agent Eddy Labus recently visited the Watauga Extension Spotlight to talk about the various animals giving birth to offspring in the next few weeks and what livestock owners can expect.

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Banner Elk Easter Egg Hunt in Tate-Evans Park

The Town of Banner Elk, and the Tourism Development Association have collaborated to bring an Easter Egg Hunt to Downtown Banner Elk on Saturday, April 12. Full Story

Chris Austin Songwriting Contest Accepting Entries Nov. 1

MerleFest, presented by Lowe’s, now offers three ways for aspiring songwriters to enter the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. The contest will accept mail-in applications from aspiring songwriters beginning Nov. 1 Full Story

Boone Chamber to Honor Charles Church

The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the 2013 Tuckwiller Award for Community Development will be presented in honor of Charles Church. The theme for the 58th Farm City Banquet is "A Heritage of Innovation". Full Story

Low-Income Fuel Program Begins Friday

Watauga Crisis Assistance Network’s (WeCAN) Warm Hearts Warm Homes campaign raises money to buy heating fuel for low-income community members in need. Anyone in a low-income home is eligible to request fuel gifts, which are available beginning Friday, Nov. 1. Full Story

WHS JROTC Marks Milestone

The JROTC program at Watauga High School marked an important milestone on October 2nd with the promotion and appointment of cadets to leadership positions. Senior Instructor Lt. Col Gerald Harper, USMC, (Ret)  described the event as "an important first step in building Full Story

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