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Countdown to Merlefest

Preparations are well underway for MerleFest 2014, presented by Lowe’s, which officially begins Thursday, April 24, and runs through Sunday, April 27, on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

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Feinstein Challenge Enters Home Stretch

Only two weeks remain to take the Feinstein Challenge and join Hospitality House in their bid to end hunger in the High Country. Hospitality House has once again partnered with the Feinstein Foundation,

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Agricultural Coop Handed Off to WAMY

High Country Community Supported Agriculture, a multi-farm cooperative food-system project linking consumers to locally grown organic produce, has moved to a new home. After founding the project and supplying years of volunteer labor and management, Valle Crucis-based Maverick Farms Full Story

 
Boone PD Detective focus of INSP TV feature

Boone Police detective has been featured on national television for her perseverance, faith, and hope in the face of the harrowing situations and heartbreak she often faces on the job.

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Local Leaders Inspired to Improve Quality of Life for Area Residents

Building on the momentum of a recovering economy was the focus of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation's Community Leaders Council (CLC) session this week featuring economist Dr. Harry Davis, CEO Doug Johnson, and Joe Furman,

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Mobility program to be offered monthly for the elderly

To help older adults learn how to prevent falls, Appalachian State University’s BlueShield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services will begin offering free monthly CHAMP screenings at the Lois E. Harrill Senior Center April through November.

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Hospitality House and Western Youth Network Team Up to Run for a Brighter Community

On Memorial Day, May 26th, 2014, Hospitality House and Western Youth Network (WYN) will be teaming up to host a 5K Color Run/Walk to raise funds, awareness, and support for families and youth in our community. Full Story

 
Steely Pan Steel Band reunion concert April 26

Clean and press your Hawaiian shirt and great ready for an incredible night of steel pan music when the Steely Pan Steel Band and alumni perform in a free concert Saturday, April 26.

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Merlefest's Chris Austin Songwriting Contest Announces Finalists

Finalists have been selected for the annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, hosted by MerleFest 2014. Now in its 22nd year, the contest is an extraordinary opportunity for aspiring writers to have their original songs heard and judged by a panel of music industry professionals,

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Registration open for Girls on the Run 5K

Registration is open for the ZAP Fitness Girls on the Run 5K to be held May 3 at 10:30 a.m. The non-competitive run will begin at Appalachian State University’s Kidd Brewer Stadium and follow a mostly flat course through campus.

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CCC&TI Announces Summer and Fall Semester Registration for New Students

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will begin registering new students for the Summer 2014 semester on April 10 on both the Caldwell and Watauga Campuses. Final registration for summer will be held on Tuesday, May 13. Summer classes begin on Thursday, May 15.

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Pre-kindergarten Applications Available April 7

Applications for pre-kindergarten classes in the Watauga County Schools will be available beginning April 7. The classes are part of the state’s NC Pre-K program and are open to four year olds that meet state eligibility requirements.

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Sharon Rucker 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 Green Valley School's Sharon Rucker.

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CCC&TI Instructor Travels to Haiti During Spring Break

CCC&TI English Instructor Nancy Posey recently traveled with relief organization Healing Hands International to an area near Port-au-Prince, Haiti where she worked with local teachers. Full Story

 
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