Adrienne Fouts

Lees McRae Wraps Up Summer Theatre Shows with “The Pajama Game” Aug. 2-7

Published Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 12:31 pm
Aug. 4, 2016. Lees McRae College will wrap up its 2016 Summer Theatre performances with the production of The Pajama Game, a comedic love story running Aug. 2-7. LMC Summer Theatre's mission is to produce quality theatre experiences for the High Country community, as well as working for the betterment of the area and serving students who are training in their craft. / Read more…
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Watauga and Avery Back-to-School Festivals Seek Donations, Support from Community

Published Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 4:59 pm
August 2, 2016. As autumn approaches, countless families will find themselves struggling to meet the demands that come with starting a new school year: their children need new clothes and fresh haircuts along with the items on long lists of school supplies. For many residents of Watauga County (31 percent of whom live below the national poverty level) and the rest of the High Country, the financial burden of back-to-school shopping can become overwhelming, and children often go without the things they need for a successful school year. / Read more…
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New at the Art Cellar: Painter Norma Murphy, Potters Alex Mattise & John Vigeland

Published Friday, July 29, 2016 at 2:29 pm

Out of the Studio, Paint and Clay

Exhibition at The Art Cellar, Banner Elk

July 28 – August 13

Featured Artists:

Norma Murphy
Alex Matisse & John Vigeland of East Fork Pottery

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Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture and the Organic Growers School Co-host Farm Dreams Workshop

Published Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 5:19 pm
July 28, 2016. The Organic Growers School is collaborating with Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture to teach their Farm Dreams class August 17 at the Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center. Are you dreaming of starting your own farm? Farm Dreams is an entry level, three-hour, exploratory workshop designed to help people who are seeking practical, common sense information on whether sustainable farming is the next step for them, and how to move forward. / Read more…
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Exploring 100 Years of Grandfather Mountain: A State Park Centennial Celebration

Published Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 4:33 pm
July 28, 2016. On Friday, August 26 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., join us in a special event to celebrate the spectacular attributes of Grandfather Mountain and 100 years of NC State Parks. Host of Expeditions with Patrick McMillan and Director of the South Carolina Botanical Garden, Dr. McMillan will present a moving and inspiring lecture about the 5946’ mountain which is home to over 70 threatened or endangered species. / Read more…
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Summer Concerts in the High Country: Your Guide to Free Live Music This Weekend

Published Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 1:50 pm
July 26, 2016. As the weekend approaches and you find yourself searching for fun things to do, try checking out one of the High Country’s many free concerts! Several towns and organizations in the area host a weekly summer music series, and these events are perfect for relaxing on a summer evening, socializing with the community and listening to some great live music. See our guide below for details about this weekend’s concerts. / Read more…
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See Native American and Celtic Musician Arvel Bird at Newland Concert Friday

Published Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 3:48 pm
July 26, 2016. Celebrate the seventh week of Newland's free summer concert series Friday, July 29 with Native American and Celtic musician Arvel Bird. Arvel Bird's mixed American Indian and Celtic heritages contribute to his unique and diverse musical performances. Originally from the American Southwest, Bird was classically trained on the violin and explored different styles of music as he found passion in them, eventually leading to bluegrass, folk and Celtic music in addition to traditional Native American music. / Read more…
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Ensemble Stage Continues its Summer Series with the Psychological Thriller ‘Toyer’

Published Friday, July 22, 2016 at 3:50 pm
July 22, 2016.Looking for dramatic entertainment that will put you on the edge of your seat? Look no further than Ensemble Stage's production of the play "Toyer" beginning this Saturday, July 16 at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium. Ensemble Stage is a professional theater located in Blowing Rock, dedicated to “culturally enriching the lives of the residents of the High Country and its visitors” by providing high-quality productions at affordable prices. / Read more…
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St. Mary of the Hills to Host Its 58th Annual Tour of Homes Fundraiser Friday

Published Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 4:00 pm
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July 19, 2016. For a chance to see beautiful local houses while supporting a great cause, come out to the 58th annual Tour of Homes fundraiser in Blowing Rock, this Friday, July 22. The homes on the tour are all private residences in Blowing Rock, and are a mix of both new and older houses, the oldest having been built in 1891. Visitors to the homes will view striking architecture and interior design, as well as beautiful flower arrangements in each of the rooms created by a team of women in Blowing Rock for the tour. By Adrienne Fouts. Photo by Ken Ketchie. / Read more…
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Blowing Rock Monday Night Concert Series Continues with Free Outdoor Music July 25

Published Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 3:15 pm
July 21, 2016. If you are looking for something to do in the High Country on a Monday night, the Town of Blowing Rock offers the Monday Night Concert Series (MNCS). This is the third concert in the 2016 summer series and will feature a cabaret blend of musical theatre, jazz, country and contemporary favorites. The concert begins at 7 p.m., and concertgoers should bring a lawn chair or blanket to fully enjoy this free evening of music. / Read more…
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Painter Lita Gatlin Featured at Blowing Rock Frameworks til July 30, Reception July 23

Published Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 1:39 pm
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July 14, 2016. Artist Lita Gatlin’s work, featuring beautiful scenes of locations around the High Country, will be on display at Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery from July 18-30, with a reception on July 23. “We just had a customer looking at one of her pieces, and she said it was the prettiest painting she’s seen in the area,” Miller said. “Her subject matter fits the High Country to a tee.” By Adrienne Fouts. Artwork by Lita Gatlin. / Read more…
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Summer Concerts in the High Country: Your Guide to Enjoying Free Live Music This Weekend

Published Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 12:39 pm
July 21, 2016. As the weekend approaches and you find yourself searching for fun things to do, try checking out one of the High Country's many free concerts! Several towns and organizations in the area host a weekly summer music series, and these events are perfect for relaxing on a summer evening, socializing with the community and listening to some great live music. See our guide below for details about this weekend's concerts. / Read more…
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Cowbelle Classic: Boone Area Cyclists Hosts High Country’s First Bike Ride for Women

Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 12:20 pm
July 20, 2016. Boone Area Cyclists is proud to present the Cowbelle Classic, the first local bicycle event aimed at encouraging women to explore or renew an interest in the sport of cycling. The ride is scheduled for August 27 starting at 9 a.m. at Old Cove Creek School in Sugar Grove, NC, and includes three route options of varying lengths and difficulty. The ride is designed to accommodate new and experienced riders. / Read more…
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Boone Moose Lodge Invites Motorcyclists to Third Annual Charity Ride 4 Kids July 23

Published Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 5:18 pm
July 12, 2016.The Boone Moose Lodge, 1805, is inviting motorcyclists from around the region to take part in the third annual Ride for Kids on July 23, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Boone Moose Lodge. The Ride 4 Kids is an annual motorcycle ride held each summer to benefit the Mooseheart Child City and School. / Read more…
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What’s New at the Farmers’ Market? Shopping at Horn in the West on Sat, July 9

Published Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 6:00 pm
July 7, 2016.The market operates from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday this summer at 591 Horn in the West in Boone. For more information, check out wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org. Saturday will be another great day at the Market! In addition to all the wonderful produce and products(please see below), we’ve got lots of exciting activities. / Read more…
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Blowing Rock Free Monday Night Concerts Begin July 11 with Amy Marie Young

Published Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 5:46 pm
July 7, 2016.If you are in the High Country on a Monday night looking for something to do with the whole family, the town of Blowing Rock offers the Monday Night Concert Series (MNCS). In a quaint gazebo surrounded by a pond, bring your lawn chair or blankets and enjoy a free evening of music. The concert is best described as a cabaret blend of musical theatre, jazz, country and contemporary favorites. / Read more…
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Sixth Annual Boone CycloVia! on July 31 to Feature Biking, BMX Show, Fun for Everyone

Published Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 5:32 pm
July 7, 2016. On Sunday, July 31st, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., portions of Howard Street, Depot Street and Rivers Street will be closed to vehicular traffic, but open to Human Powered Fun! Enjoy biking, skateboarding, walking, running, dancing, Adult Tricycle Races, Safe Kids Bike Rally, BMX Show and more. / Read more…
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Girl Scouts of the High Country and Volunteers Recognized for Outstanding Service

Published Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 5:09 pm
July 7, 2016. On June 12, the Girl Scouts of Watauga, Avery, Ashe, Alleghany, Avery and Wilkes Counties of Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont gathered together at Peace Haven Church to celebrate the accomplishments of their girls and adult volunteers. The top three fall product and cookie sales for each service unit were recognized for their hard work. / Read more…
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Hidden Gems Available at Holy Cross Episcopal Church Rummage Sale July 14-16

Published Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 4:47 pm
July 7, 2016.With a little time and effort, shoppers can track down treasures during the rummage sale at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, located on Highway 194 in Valle Crucis. The sale begins on Thursday, July 14, and runs until Saturday, July 16. The sale is open each day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and admission is free. / Read more…
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Newland Summer Concert Series Continues with Classic Beach Music Group, The Tams

Published Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 4:21 pm
July 7, 2016.Classic Carolinas music group The Tams, a favorite of beach music fans and shag dancers, will perform Friday, July 8 at the community of Newland’s free summer concert series. Ever since the 1960s, The Tams have been famous along the beaches of North and South Carolina, playing clubs centered around shag dancing and performing songs that became standards in beach and dance music. The summer concert series began as a way to draw people to the Newland community, to celebrate the area and to just be a fun event for locals and visitors alike. / Read more…
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Celebrate Freedom: Your Essential Guide to Preparing for an Awesome Fourth of July

Published Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 8:30 am
June 28, 2016. The Fourth of July holiday falls on a Monday this year, and you know what that means... we get to celebrate all weekend long! Read about what's going on around town this weekend and get the 411 on how to spend your holiday the right way. This year, enjoy festivities in Newland, Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain, Banner Elk, Bethel, Boone, Blowing Rock, Crossnore, Todd and even at Horn in the West. / Read more…
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Team Sunergy: Check Out ASU’s Solar Car ‘Apperion’ Before it Heads to National Race

Published Friday, July 1, 2016 at 1:55 pm
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July 1, 2016. Appalachian State University’s Solar Vehicle Team is set to compete in the Formula Sun Grand Prix, an international track race, after more than a year of building and preparing their vehicle, “Apperion”. The team is made up of 22 graduate and undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines, including appropriate technology, industrial design, sustainable design and physics. By Adrienne Fouts. All images by Candice Corbin Photography. / Read more…
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Todd Summer Music Series Continues Saturday with Wayne Henderson & Friends

Published Friday, July 1, 2016 at 1:38 pm
July 1, 2016.The community of Todd will hold the third night of its summer concert series on Saturday, July 2 at 6 p.m. Come out to see musician Wayne Henderson & Friends continue the free, outdoor music fun this weekend in Cook Memorial Park! The Todd Community Preservation Organization, a nonprofit group that maintains the area’s natural resources and cultural heritage, hosts the free concert series each summer, which takes place rain or shine in one of two local parks that the TCPO manages. / Read more…
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Beech Mountain Street Dances Begin Saturday, June 25, Continue Through Summer

Published Friday, June 24, 2016 at 3:10 pm
June 24, 2016.Looking for a fun Saturday night for the whole family? Starting June 25, the Beech Mountain Street Dances return for the summer! Hosted by the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce, these are completely free events that take place Saturday evenings from 7-9 p.m. At the dances, an area right outside Town Hall is set up and bags of sand are spread out to create a soft dance floor. Local DJ Frank Steele plays a mix of music, from oldies and classic rock to '80s and '90s music, to appeal to different generations while remaining family-friendly. / Read more…
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What’s New at the Farmer’s Market? Shopping at Horn in the West on Saturday, June 25

Published Friday, June 24, 2016 at 12:45 pm
June 24, 2016.Saturday is going to be another great day at the Market!! In addition to all the wonderful produce and products (please see below), we’ve got lots of exciting activities. We’re thrilled to have back again the wonderfully talented musicians, Bob & Patty Tatum (Sound Traveler), performing on Center Stage. On our side stage to dazzle you, we have singer, guitarist Ron Fitzwater. Our ever-popular Chef, Robert Back of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Watauga, will be having one of his famous cooking demonstrations and tantalizing us with his lip-smacking delights. / Read more…
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Watauga County Arts Council Awards Rising Young Talents with Vocal Music Scholarships

Published Friday, June 24, 2016 at 12:32 pm
/>June 24, 2016.The Watauga County Arts Council, at their recent 2nd Saturday Celebration of the Arts, presented two Vocal Music Scholarship Awards to two talented young women from Watauga County, Hope Langston and Rachel Sabo-Hedges. The Watauga County Arts Council is very pleased to be able to honor these two rising young talents with these awards. Funding for the Vocal Music Scholarship Program comes from an annual event called “Celebrate Singing” each fall. Additional funding for the Vocal Music Scholarship Program comes from private donations. / Read more…
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Watauga Amateur Radio Club to Participate in National Field Day June 25-26 on Howard’s Knob

Published Friday, June 24, 2016 at 12:13 pm
June 24, 2016.The Watauga Amateur Radio Club, an affiliate with the American Amateur Radio Relay League, will be taking part in the National Field Day 2016. We will be operating from Howard's Knob, one of the High Country's beautiful parks, and would like to invite to public to stop by and visit. For any new Radio Amateurs or those interested in Amateur Radio, we will have a Get On The Air Station (GOTA) to get your feet wet with a licensed station control operator. / Read more…
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Join the Fight to End Cancer, Celebrate Survivors at Watauga Relay for Life June 17

Published Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 11:59 am
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June 10, 2016.If you have a loved one affected by cancer, or if you want the chance to celebrate survivors, come out to Watauga County’s Relay for Life event on Friday, June 17 at Watauga High School. The June 17 Relay for Life event is the culmination of the teams’ fundraising efforts and honors those who are fighting or have defeated cancer. By Adrienne Fouts / Read more…
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What’s New at the Farmer’s Market? Shopping at Horn in the West Sat, June 11

Published Friday, June 10, 2016 at 2:24 pm
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June 10, 2016.It’s the place to be for shopping for one-of-a- kind art work, pottery, jewelry, photos, flower arrangements, and crafts made by highly skilled artisans. The market operates from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday this summer at 591 Horn in the West in Boone. / Read more…
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