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Appalachian State University Track & Field Coach John Weaver to Retire at Season’s End After 47 Years

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March 27, 2018. After nearly four decades of coaching track & field at his alma mater, Appalachian State head coach John Weaver – a 43-time conference coach of the year – announced Monday that he will retire after the conclusion of the 2018 outdoor season. “I’ve been so very fortunate to have been part of the growth of this program, with so many wonderful student-athletes,” Weaver said. “It’s just time. It’s time for someone else to have their opportunity. In 47 years of coaching, I’ve probably had more opportunities than I deserve.” What Weaver has accomplished as App State’s director of track & field and cross country has been nothing short of spectacular. Since becoming the first head coach of the women’s program in 1982 and assuming duties as the overall men’s and women’s head coach in 1995, there have been 101 track team conference championships won. Weaver has claimed 78 of them.

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Black Mountain College Semester 2018 at Appalachian — March events

Feb. 26, 2018. Black Mountain College was structured differently than most educational institutions at the time. In 1933, it was founded out of a desire for a more progressive education through the use of art, hands-on learning, close student-faculty interaction and critical thought. As an early example of a liberal arts college, this model has since spread throughout the U.S. and is used at Appalachian State University today.

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February Only: W.A.M.Y. Community Action’s Have a Heart Program

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Feb. 19, 2018. During the month of February, help W.A.M.Y have a heart for our community! For only one dollar, you can purchase a heart from one of the participating vendors. Your heart goes right back into supporting your community and helping to break the cycle of poverty in the high country. 

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Today’s Email Announcements

What’s going on in your community? Here’s a brief update on the emails we received today. Check back each day for an updated list of events going on in the area. As always, please feel free to email us about your event or update.

  • Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance Presents Master Class, 2/23
  • J.E. Broyhill Civic Center Presents 20th Annual Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase, 3/10
  • 11th Annual Early Bird Wildflower Walk and Plant Sale, 4/21
  • Grandfather Mountain presents Adult Field Courses

Compiled by Kate Herman

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Appalachian Roller Derby vs. Red Stick Roller Derby Season Opener, Feb. 24

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Feb. 2, 2018. Join Appalachian Roller Derby in West Jefferson on Saturday, February 24th as they take on Red Stick Roller Derby! Hailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Red Stick Roller Derby is ranked 109, and ARD has lost to them twice in the past two years. This bout will be a nail biter. Take part in this event by supporting your local derby team and be there to watch them make history by conquering their first win of the season! A portion of the proceeds from the bout will support The Community Care Clinic in Boone, NC.Catch the first game between the Appalachian Boone Shiners vs. Red Stick Capital Defenders at 4 p.m., then stick around for the Appalachian All Stars battle against Red Stick All Stars at 6 p.m!

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Tweetsie Railroad Hosts Annual Job Fair on Feb. 24 for 2018 Season

Feb. 2, 2018. If you’re looking for employment that provides a fun and rewarding work experience, Tweetsie Railroad may be the perfect fit. Plan to attend the park’s annual Job Fair on Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Tweetsie Palace (300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock) to learn more about seasonal employment for 2018, including special events positions.

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Black Mountain College Semester 2018 at Appalachian — February Events Information

Feb. 12, 2018. Black Mountain College (BMC) was founded in North Carolina’s Swannanoa Valley in 1933 by a band of academic dissidents led by John Andrew Rice Jr. — whose papers are housed in Appalachian State University’s W.L. Eury Collection — and closed its doors in 1957. To this day, BMC remains the greatest academic adventure ever launched on American soil. By Ellen Gwin Burnette

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The Town of Boone Announces St. Patrick’s Day Parade to be Held on March 17

Feb. 12, 2018. “Shamrock floats” take on a new meaning this March, as the Town of Boone’s Cultural Resources Department presents the inaugural St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Boone, and be part of a new tradition! Events begin Saturday, March 17, at 2:00 P.M. on King Street in Boone with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade will start at the Poplar Grove Extension traveling east on King Street through Boone.

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The King Bees Are Released Indoors: Concert Feb. 16 at the Jones House

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Feb. 12, 2018. The King Bees – the High Country’s premier blues ambassadors – are known for rocking the local festivals and parks with a big sound. You might have even seen guitarist Rob Baskerville walking through the crowds, playing slide guitar with water bottles, umbrellas, and lawn chairs of wide-eyed onlookers. This Friday, February 16, the Bees are released indoors, as The King Bees perform a special indoor concert at the Jones House Cultural and Community Center in downtown Boone.

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Appalachian State University: The Schaefer Center Presents Award-Winning Comic Ballet Feb. 9

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Feb. 6, 2018. The “The Schaefer Center Presents…” performance series, presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs, continues its 2017-18 season with a performance by the world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo on Friday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m. at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for Appalachian faculty/staff and retired faculty/staff and $15 for students and children. For more information, call the Schaefer Center Box Office at 800-841-ARTS (2787) or 828-262-4046, or visit http://theschaefercenter.org/.

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Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance Announces Spring 2018 Season

Feb. 5, 2018. The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance will present four major productions during the spring 2018 season. Productions will take place at the university’s Valborg Theatre, I.G. Greer Studio Theatre and the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. The season highlights new works, including “Well” by Lisa Kron, and well-known favorite Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”

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Today’s Email Announcements

What’s going on in your community? Here’s a brief update on the emails we received today. Check back each day for an updated list of events going on in the area. As always, please feel free to email us about your event or update.

  • Informational Meeting for Extension Master Gardener Training Course, 2/1
  • A Gift of Candy Can Change a Life, 2/10 -2/11
  • Horn in the West Outdoor Drama Auditions, Feb. 3
  • The Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Public Service Announcement, Deadline 3/8

Compiled by Kate Herman

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Today’s Email Announcements

What’s going on in your community? Here’s a brief update on the emails we received today. Check back each day for an updated list of events going on in the area. As always, please feel free to email us about your event or update.

  • Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Company, 1/29- 2/4
  • Winter Warmer Project is Holding a Second Blanket/Coat Drive, 2/3
  • Lenoir Comedy Club Performance, 2/3
  • SNIPS Valentine Craft Sale at Boone Mall, 2/10
  • SNIPS Valentine Craft Sale at ASU Plemmons Student Union, 2/10

Compiled by Kate Herman

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Appalachian State University’s Team Sunergy Leads in the Race to Carbon Neutrality

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Jan. 29, 2018.  Team Sunergy, Appalachian State University’s lauded solar vehicle team, is offsetting its carbon footprint thanks to a donation of 58 metric tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions by Sterling Planet, a sustainable energy solutions provider, and General Motors. The offsets provided were created through GM’s electric vehicle (EV) ChargePoint and EverCharge charging programs, and solar generation at GM’s Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. Sterling Planet calculated and confirmed the volume.

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Appalachian State University: The 2017 Momentum Dance Showcase will be Held on Jan. 27-28

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Jan 26, 2018. The 2017 Momentum Dance Showcase will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 and 28 in Appalachian State University’s Varsity Gymnasium dance studio, room 208. The annual showcase, presented by Appalachian’s student dance organization Momentum, will feature 10 original works choreographed and performed by students. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults and will be sold Jan. 23-27 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Varsity Gym and at the door one hour prior to curtain.

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