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Valle Crucis Teacher Wins Wellcome Award

First grade teacher Katie Matthews of Valle Crucis School has been chosen as a recipient of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers, a highly competitive grant that provides $175,000 over five years to support exemplary and Full Story

 
Building a Buzz for Bees

An ambitious group of High Country students is setting up a honeybee colony at Grandfather Mountain in an effort to educate thousands about the pollinator's plight. But a recent reduction in grant funding for the project means the group needs additional support to fuel the Full Story

 
BRAHM Names Giduz as Executive Director

The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) has announced the selection of Lee Carol Giduz as its new Executive Director.  On the first of April,  Giduz will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Joann Mitchell last October.  The selection was made after a national Full Story

 
WYN 30th Anniversary Kicks-Off New Program

Western Youth Network (WYN) is kicking of their 30th year anniversary with a new School Based Mentoring Program. This initiative pairs volunteers with a youth who needs extra support in the school setting. The mentor provides their mentee with academic and social encouragement during Full Story

 
High Country United Way to Fund Agencies

The High Country United Way is now accepting applications for programs for the fiscal year 2015-2016.  We seek proposals that meet the goals identified by our Community Impact Visioning Councils as well as those that continue to meet basic and emergency needs. Full Story

 
SAT Prep Class Offered at Appalachian

Registration is now open for the AppState Office of Conference and Camp Services SAT Preparation Program. This course is offered in Boone prior to the College Board May 2 test date at Watauga High School. Students can choose the course that best fits spring schedules. For 2015, this Full Story

 
New Craft Enrichment Classes at ASU in February and March

A variety of community craft classes are beginning in February and March on the campus of Appalachian State University. Craft Enrichment at Appalachian State offers affordable classes taught by regionally known craft artists. These programs are open to everyone interested. Below is a list of classes starting soon: Full Story

 
WHS Tech Teams Qualify for State

Two teams of Watauga High School students won awards at the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Qualifying Tournament at ASU on Saturday and will advance to the state tournament at NC A&T University in Greensboro on February 14th. The two teams competed under the names of Team 8190 Full Story

 
Four CCC&TI Art Student's Art to Raleigh

Four art pieces by Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute students will become part of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) permanent art collection in Raleigh, N.C.
Since 1998, the NCCCS office has sponsored an annual exhibition of artwork submitted by Full Story

 
Home Energy Contest Reveals Needs

In announcing the three winners of its “High Country Home Energy Makeover Contest” today, Appalachian Voices said that the need for residential energy efficiency improvements in one of the poorest areas of the state is even greater than originally believed. Nearly 70 residents of the High Country Full Story

 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

As part of a week of celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, celebrated today, there is a National Day of Service, with events including the 16th Annual MLK Challenge, with registration at Legends at 8am for placement on a team for a day of service with ASU and ACT (Appalachian Full Story

 
Grace Academy Chili-Cook Off Raises $19,000

More than 600 area residents recently attended Grace Academy’s 6th annual Chili-Cook-Off fundraiser on Saturday, November 8, and helped raise $19,000 for the school.  Money raised will help off-set the cost of tuition and greatly contribute to the school’s operating budget.

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WHS Playmakers Perform 'Fable'

On Monday night, October 27, the WHS Honors Acting class, the Pioneer Playmakers, will perform “A Fable”, their entry for the North Carolina Theatre Conference High School Play Festival. Written as a collaborative musical by Jean-Claude van Itallie, “A Fable” tells the story of Full Story

 
Harvest For The Homeless Event in Ashe

Ashe County Coalition for the Homeless (ACCH) and Hospitality House are teaming up for Ashe County’s first Harvest for the Homeless campaign. Taking place Saturday October 18 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Bohemia in downtown West Jefferson, the public is invited to stop by Full Story

 
Bassist Inspires Hardin Park Pre-K

Erik Dyke, a double bassist with the NC Symphony visited the pre-kindergarten classroom at Hardin Park last Tuesday afternoon.  Dyke talked with the class about the musical elements of pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics and about the types of instruments (strings, Full Story

 
Sarah Tyndall Wins Watauga Spelling Bee

Sarah Tyndall, an eighth grader at Cove Creek School won the Watauga County Schools Spelling Bee Friday, correctly spelling “harpsichord” as the final word in the competition. In addition to Sarah, the other school champions participating in Friday’scompetition included Parker Full Story

 
Living Jazz Legend Phil Woods In concert Tuesday

Appalachian State University’s Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Faculty are hosting a concert Tuesday October 14th, on the stage of the Schaefer Center with Phil Woods; composer, arranger and bandleader, called a true American ambassador for jazz.  He has performed with nearly every Full Story

 
F.A.C.E.S. AT F.A.R.M.

F.A.R.M. (Feed All Regardless of Means) Café will be hosting a new community forum and dinner monthly starting in October. F.A.C.E.S., which stands for Food, Agriculture, Community, Economy, and Spirituality, will be a platform for community members to discuss issues affecting the Full Story

 
'Blueprints & Bow Ties' for Habitat families

Once again Watauga County Habitat for Humanity will host its 3rd fundraising gala and live auction– Blueprints & Bow Ties, Thursday, October 2, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm, at the new Boone Bagelry location at 125 Graduate Drive of Hwy. 105 in Boone, NC.  Bow ties optional! Full Story

 
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