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Yes Makes Second Stop of Yestival Tour at Holmes Convocation Center Saturday, August 5

Published Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 3:54 pm
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July 18, 2017. Prog powerhouse of the ’70s Yes will make the second stop of its summer “Yestival” tour at Appalachian State University’s Holmes Convocation Center on Saturday, August 5 this year. Joining the recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will be internationally-famous Todd Rundgren and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy. The English-born band, which broke through to fans on both sides of the Atlantic with classics “Roundabout” and “I’ve Seen All Good People,” among others, will perform hits from the band’s golden years, ranging from Yes’ beginnings in 1968 through the 1978 release of Tormato. By Bailey Faulkner / Read more… Continue reading

SATURDAY: A Cause to Rock Charity Show Raises Funds for Student-Athlete Darryl Gaines at The Local

Published Friday, July 21, 2017 at 12:45 pm
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July 21, 2017. For many, a daylong, 13-act concert is all it takes to wipe the calendar clean for a Saturday afternoon and evening. Luckily for music lovers of the High Country, The Local’s Saturday, July 22 show will be much more than that. Boone native and musician Brian Russell Collins will host his yearly charity event A Cause to Rock at the downtown Boone venue to help raise money for Winston-Salem’s Darryl Gaines, a North Forsyth High School student-athlete and recent graduate diagnosed with stage III lymphoma. Collins founded A Cause to Rock in 2015, focusing the first annual event on raising money for Wilmington community members with autism and their families. By Bailey Faulkner / Read more… Continue reading

Beech Mountain Club to Host Battle on Beech 3 Pickleball Tournament August 17 – 19

Published Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 12:19 pm
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July 18, 2017. Beech Mountain Club is gearing up to bring one of America’s fastest-growing sports to the High Country again this year. The club will host Battle on Beech 3, a yearly pickleball tournament and fundraiser for Friends of Beech Outreach, on Thursday, August 17 through Saturday, August 19. The double-elimination tournament will be broken into skill levels (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0) and three categories for each day of the tournament. By Bailey Faulkner / Read more… Continue reading

SATURDAY Todd Summer Concert Series July – August, Catch Melissa Reaves July 15

Published Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 12:04 pm
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July 13, 2017. If you haven’t had the time to make the short drive out to Todd for some great tunes this summer, you’re not too late! Although High Country veteran string outfit Amantha Mill and duo Wayne Henderson and Helen White have already taken the stage at downtown Todd’s Cook Park this year, the latter half of the summer will offer music lovers of the area a chance to see both new and familiar faces at the popular outdoor music series. By Bailey Faulkner - Photo Courtesy of Melissa Reaves / Read more… Continue reading

Movies in Boone Theaters This Weekend: War for the Planet of the Apes, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3 and More

Published Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 10:42 am
July 13, 2017. Whether you're looking for something thrilling, dramatic, heartfelt, funny or all of the above, you'll find it in Boone theaters this weekend. Get your tickets, grab some popcorn and get comfy at Regal Boone Cinema 7! / Read more… Continue reading

New Book Celebrates 10th Anniversary of ASU Football’s Historic Win over Michigan

Published Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm
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July 6, 2017. The first day of September this year will mark a decade since the game that is often called the “greatest upset in college football history.” If you were around to see the game back in 2007 or if you want to learn more about the lopsided matchup that solidified Mountaineer football and dealt a major blow to a giant of the sport, there’s no better way to celebrate the occasion than with David J. Marmins’ and Steven K. Feit’s new book Appalachian State Silences the Big House: Behind the Greatest Upset in College Football History. Marmins and Feit — a civil litigation partner in Atlanta and an award-winning college sportswriter, respectively — focus their work on revealing what went on behind the scenes during ASU’s preparations for its huge season opener in Ann Arbor that year. By Bailey Faulkner - Photo courtesy of David Marmins / Read more… Continue reading

Movies in Boone Theaters This Weekend: Spider-Man: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3, The House (2017) and More

Published Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 10:31 am
July 6, 2017. Whether you're looking for something thrilling, dramatic, heartfelt, funny or all of the above, you'll find it in Boone theaters this weekend. Get your tickets, grab some popcorn and get comfy at Regal Boone Cinema 7! / Read more… Continue reading

FRIDAY: Melissa Reaves Brings Musical Soulmate Masa Takahashi to Neighborhood Yoga Today

Published Friday, June 30, 2017 at 9:45 am
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June 30, 2017. The High Country may play host to some of the country’s most famous traveling musicians and artists, but this area of the Blue Ridge Mountains offers some homegrown talent of its own. Boone local and internationally-renowned embodiment of all things rock Melissa Reaves will take to Neighborhood Yoga for an “intimately explosive concert” with longtime friend and fellow musician Masa Takahashi this Friday, June 30. By Bailey Faulkner - Photos courtesy of Melissa Reaves / Read more… Continue reading

Movies in Boone Theaters This Weekend: Despicable Me 3, The House (2017), Baby Driver and More

Published Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 11:49 am
June 29, 2017. Whether you're looking for something thrilling, dramatic, heartfelt, funny or all of the above, you'll find it in Boone theaters this weekend. Get your tickets, grab some popcorn and get comfy at Regal Boone Cinema 7! / Read more… Continue reading

Deep Gap’s Cane Mill Road Reaches #9 on Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart with Five Speed

Published Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 11:23 am
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June 29, 2017. Cane Mill Road’s new album Five Speed debuted in the Top 10 at #9 on the Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart on Tuesday. Cane Mill Road is an IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Showcase Band for 2017. IBMA selected Cane Mill Road from hundreds of applicants as one of 30 bands to showcase during its annual conference/festival as part of the Bluegrass Ramble. / Read more… Continue reading

Grandview Restaurant to Reach 40 Year Mark on July 2, Hold Week-Long Anniversary Celebration

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 3:14 pm
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June 28, 2017. When Greg and Debbie Cairns moved to the High Country in the mid-1970s, Foscoe was still largely off the beaten path. If you wanted to stop and grab a bite to eat or warm up with a cup of coffee, you would have had to drive miles to reach the nearest restaurant or diner. But Debbie’s father Don had an idea to fix that. By Bailey Faulkner - Photos courtesy of Debbie Cairns and Ken Ketchie / Read more… Continue reading

Proper in Downtown Boone Offers the High Country Unique, Casual Wine and Dine Wednesdays

Published Monday, June 26, 2017 at 1:32 pm
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June 26, 2017. It’s common knowledge that the High Country loves its craft beers. While everyone can agree that’s a great thing, those who favor wine may feel left out. That’s why Angela Kelly at Proper in downtown Boone set out to host Wine and Dine Wednesdays each week. “I feel like this area is so craft-beer-driven, and that’s great too — I do enjoy craft beers — but I feel like wine is ignored a little. People are intimidated by it maybe, and I don’t want them to be,” said Angela, owner of Proper. By Bailey Faulkner - Photos by Ken Ketchie / Read more… Continue reading

Movies in Boone Theaters This Weekend: Cars 3 (2017), It Comes at Night, The Mummy (2017) and More

Published Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 1:13 pm
June 15, 2017. Whether you're looking for something thrilling, dramatic, heartfelt, funny or all of the above, you'll find it in Boone theaters this weekend. Get your tickets, grab some popcorn and get comfy at Regal Boone Cinema 7! / Read more… Continue reading

Watauga Amateur Radio Club Invites Public to Field Day 2017 June 24-25 in Blowing Rock

Published Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 11:24 am
Jun. 15, 2017. The Watauga Amateur Radio Club invites the public to join in for the American Radio Relay League’s Field Day 2017 on June 24 and 25. Participants will connect with other stations for the nationwide event that simulates a response to a local or national emergency. By Bailey Faulkner / Read more… Continue reading

Vidalia Restaurant & Wine Bar to Hold F.A.R.M. Cafe Wine Dinner Fundraiser Monday, June 19

Published Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 9:43 am
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June 1, 2017. Vidalia Restaurant & Wine Bar will offer the High Country a perfect opportunity to enjoy fine dining and wine while helping a great local cause on Monday, June 19. The Boone-favorite “upscale casual restaurant” is holding a dinner and fundraiser in support of its King Street neighbor F.A.R.M. Cafe, a non-profit restaurant that feeds its diners on a “pay-what-you-can” basis. By Bailey Faulkner / Read more… Continue reading

Inaugural High Country Toast Celebrates Local Food, Drink and Attractions June 23-24

Published Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 1:58 pm
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June 6, 2017. The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce and Boone Sunrise Rotary Club have teamed up to host a two-day celebration of the High Country’s most popular restaurants and businesses. The inaugural High Country Toast, a “local showcase of food, drink, and attractions that will entertain visitors and locals alike,” is slated for Friday, June 23 at the Jones House in downtown Boone and Saturday, June 24 at Appalachian Ski Mountain. By Bailey Faulkner / Read more… Continue reading

Movies in Boone Theaters This Weekend: Wonder Woman, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and More

Published Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm
June 1, 2017. Whether you're looking for something thrilling, dramatic, heartfelt, funny or all of the above, you'll find it in Boone theaters this weekend. Get your tickets, grab some popcorn and get comfy at Regal Boone Cinema 7! / Read more… Continue reading

Lego Competition to Raise Money for Watauga Humane Society This Saturday, June 3

Published Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 3:26 pm
June. 1, 2017. Kids, adults and all other Lego lovers of the High Country take notice — the annual Boone Brick Building Contest will return to the Boone Mall this Saturday, June 3 to showcase local Lego talent and craftsmanship. The event will bring together novice to advanced Lego builders to raise funds for the Watauga Humane Society. By Bailey Faulkner / Read more… Continue reading

Mast General Store of Boone and Valle Crucis to Host Land Trust Day this Saturday, June 3

Published Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 10:53 am
June 1, 2017. On Saturday, June 3, the Mast Stores in Boone and Valle Crucis will welcome the Blue Ridge Conservancy (Valle Crucis) and the New River Conservancy (Boone) to the stores in celebration of Land Trust Day. Volunteers will answer questions about the organizations, and will offer information about the benefits of protecting land. Mast will donate 20% of the day’s sales to support conservation efforts. / Read more… Continue reading

Movies in Boone Theaters This Weekend: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Baywatch, Alien: Covenant and More

Published Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 4:26 pm
May. 25, 2017. Whether you're looking for something thrilling, dramatic, heartfelt, funny or all of the above, you'll find it in Boone theaters this weekend. Get your tickets, grab some popcorn and get comfy at Regal Boone Cinema 7! / Read more… Continue reading

Grand Opening at The Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop Receives Warm Welcome

Published Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 4:29 pm
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May 23, 2017. The wait is over! The Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop opened its doors yesterday after months of major renovations and rebranding. Breaking with the past to now house both a restaurant and bottle shop, The Speckled Trout is moving forward with new leadership from brothers William and Eric Brinker and their wives Erica and Emily along with General Manager and “lover of liquids” Foster Ramsey and “all-star” chef Scott Smith. By Bailey Faulkner - Photos by Ken Ketchie / Read more… Continue reading

Maureen Renihan to Perform Debut Album Release Show at The Local Sunday, May 28

Published Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 1:13 pm
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May 23, 2017. Jazz fans of the High Country: clear your calendars for a special night in Boone this Sunday, May 28. Local jazz singer Maureen Renihan will take the stage with guitarist Troy Conn and bassist Mike Holstein at The Local for her debut album release show from 7-10 p.m. Renihan’s recently-released debut, Softly, marks the beginning of a new chapter in the established jazz musician’s five-year career. By Bailey Faulkner / Read more… Continue reading

Movies in Boone Theaters This Weekend: Alien: Covenant, Everything, Everything, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and More

Published Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 2:29 pm
May. 18, 2017. Whether you're looking for something thrilling, dramatic, heartfelt, funny or all of the above, you'll find it in Boone theaters this weekend. Get your tickets, grab some popcorn and get comfy at Regal Boone Cinema 7! / Read more… Continue reading

Pop Musician Vance Fite to Perform at High Country Grizzlies Halftime Show Saturday, May 27

Published Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 1:16 pm
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May 18, 2017. While seeing high-caliber indoor football in the High Country is a reward in itself, the High Country Grizzlies have something special to offer fans attending the team’s Saturday, May 27 matchup against the Columbus Lions. Up-and-coming pop artist Vance Fite will entertain the crowd at the Holmes Convocation Center in support of his latest single, “All Your Love.” By Bailey Faulkner / Read more… Continue reading

De La Cruz Farms to Hold Third Annual Fundraising Event in Deep Gap May 20

Published Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 1:18 pm
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May 9, 2017. Since welcoming its first participants in September 2014, de la Cruz Farms has opened its gates to nearly 200 individuals for what has been life-changing experiences for most. Providing a variety of positive, interactive (farm) experiences for children and families who are dealing with difficult life circumstances and/or challenging needs, the nonprofit organization is located in the heart of the Deep Gap community, owned and operated by Jeff and Bencita Brooks. Photos Courtesy of Bencita Brooks / Read more… Continue reading

Fidget Spinners: America’s Newest and Hottest Fad Hits the High Country, Get Yours Today!

Published Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 12:28 pm
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May 15, 2017. The late ’90s saw Beanie Babies come and go. More recently, Webkinz exploded and quickly receded from national attention. Now, the hottest fad for kids — and many adults — is the newly-famous (or infamous) fidget spinner. If you are a parent of a public school child or someone who likes to keep your hands occupied during day-to-day tasks, you probably already know more than you’d ever like to find out about the ball bearing spinners originally intended to help users with ADHD. By Bailey Faulkner / Read more… Continue reading

Old Hampton Store’s Ramp Fest 2017 to Feature Live Music, Local Cuisine Saturday, May 13

Published Friday, May 12, 2017 at 10:15 am
May. 4, 2017. High Country lovers of music, native cuisine and local craft beer, wine and cocktails should mark their calendars for next Saturday, May 13 when the Old Hampton Store in Linville will kick off Ramp Festival 2017. The festival will feature live music from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and local dishes and drinks, many of which are inspired by the famous plant of Appalachian folklore. By Bailey Faulkner / Read more… Continue reading

Today’s Email Announcements

Published Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 3:26 pm
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. Read more...
Compiled by Bailey Faulkner
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Movies in Boone Theaters This Weekend: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Snatched (2017), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and More

Published Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 1:50 pm
May. 11, 2017. Whether you're looking for something thrilling, dramatic, heartfelt, funny or all of the above, you'll find it in Boone theaters this weekend. Get your tickets, grab some popcorn and get comfy at Regal Boone Cinema 7! / Read more… Continue reading

David Holt and the Lightning Bolts Return to Tweetsie For Two Shows Saturday, May 27

Published Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 12:08 pm
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May 11, 2017. The four-time Grammy award-winning group David Holt and the Lightning Bolts will be performing live at Tweetsie Railroad on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Come enjoy the group’s all-American sound at one (or both!) of the shows at noon and 3:00 p.m. David Holt and the Lighting Bolts provide entertainment for the whole family by performing authentic mountain music and sharing humorous stories. / Read more… Continue reading

Watauga County Public Library, Western Watauga Library to Begin Sumer Reading Program June 1

Published Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 11:53 am
May. 11, 2017. The Watauga County Public Library and the Western Watauga Library are perfect places for children and families to become empowered to build a better world! Build a better world locally and create a positive change by bringing a canned good (peanut butter, jelly, and cereal) for the Health and Hunger Coalition or a food item for your favorite pet (dog or cat) for the Watauga Humane Society when you sign up for summer reading at Watauga County Public Library. / Read more… Continue reading

Watauga County Arts Council to Host Blue Ridge Art Clan for Group Exhibition Throughout May

Published Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 11:34 am
May. 11, 2017. The Watauga County Arts Council is delighted to host a group exhibition of the works created by members of the Blue Ridge Art Clan during the month of May in their Main Gallery. The Blue Ridge Art Clan was founded by Florence Thomas in 1978 to promote the Fine Arts and to support excellence in those Arts. / Read more… Continue reading

USA TODAY Names Blowing Rock Third in List of 10 Best Southern Small Towns

Published Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 11:09 am
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May 11, 2017. Blowing Rock recently added another accolade to its already impressive kudos list when readers of USA TODAY voted the Town to the newspaper’s 2017 Ten Best list of Southern Small Towns. Travel experts picked a list of 20 small towns from which to choose and readers voted Blowing Rock third. / Read more… Continue reading

Mitch Hayes Trio to Perform at Twigs Restaurant and Bar in Blowing Rock Saturday, May 20

Published Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 3:02 pm
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May 9, 2017 2016 Queen City Music Awards "Americana/Folk Artist of the Year" recipient Mitch Hayes continues on his spring and summer Heroes Tour, named for his critically-acclaimed album. The Mitch Hayes Trio, also featuring Hayes' daughter Erin Hayes on vocals and flute, will perform at Twigs Restaurant and Bar in Blowing Rock on Saturday, May 20. / Read more… Continue reading

Inaugural App State Legends Gala to Feature Keynote Speaker Mack Brown Friday, June 23

Published Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 2:28 pm
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May. 9, 2017. True Appalachian State University sports fans should clear their calendars on Friday, June 23 for the inaugural "Legends Gala" hosted by ASU athletics. The event, which will be held at the stunning Camp Yonahnoka in Linville, will offer attendees a chance to show their support for the university's athletics. The gala will feature legendary college football coach Mack Brown along with a number of other longtime sports elites with ties to the High Country. By Bailey Faulkner - Photo Courtesy of App State Athletics / Read more… Continue reading
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