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Saturday, Aug. 27 Art Ball Fundraiser to Boost Programs at BRAHM, Tickets On Sale Now

Published Monday, August 22, 2016 at 2:57 pm
Aug. 22, 2016. This Friday, the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum welcomes community members to dress up in “artsy casual” clothing and march down to Chestnut Street for a night of hors d'oeuvres, music and dancing. A $100-per-person donation buys attendees food offerings in a variety of cuisines, the opportunity to browse displayed works of art throughout the museum and the experience of enjoying music and dancing with fellow partygoers. By Shannon Cuthrell / Read more…
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Politics – Democrats

Published Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 1:54 pm

A Liberal/Democratic Point of View
Below are press releases High Country Press has recently received from officials within local, state and national Democratic organizations and/or causes advocated by liberals and Democrats.

For a listing of releases from Republican point of view click here.

Politics – Republicans

Published Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 1:51 pm

A Conservative/Republican Point of View
Below are press releases High Country Press has recently received from officials within local, state and national Republican organizations and/or causes advocated by conservatives and Republicans.

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Merry Christmas!

Published Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 10:18 am

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Published Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 9:56 am

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Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts Opens July 18 with Idina Menzel with the Eastern Festival Orchestra

Published Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 11:00 am
July 18, 2013. The highly anticipated Schaeffer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University's campus in Boone will celebrate its grand opening with Idina Menzel with the Eastern Festival Orchestra on July 18. This opening date is consistent with their initial goal of having the center open for An Appalachian Summer Festival. Read more...
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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The 2013 Blowing Rock Tour of Homes to be Held on Friday, July 26; This Year Featuring Five Homes

Published Monday, July 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm
July 15, 2013. The 55th Annual Tour of Homes in Blowing Rock will be held on Friday, July 26, sponsored by St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Parish. The Tour will feature five homes, all with interesting and varying features in design and style. Transportation will be provided from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the houses will be open until 5 p.m. Although shuttles will run between the homes, the houses are close enough for a walking tour if desired. Read more...
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Watauga County Deeds – June 14 to July 9: 44 Deed Transfers With a Total Value of $12,692,000

Published Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 10:24 am
July 10, 2013. A look at the recent deed transfers in Watauga County. The information comes courtesy of the Watauga County Register of Deeds. See more...
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First Annual ‘Fairy Day’ at Daniel Boone Native Gardens to be Hosted on Saturday, July 13

Published Monday, July 8, 2013 at 4:15 pm
July 8, 2013. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Daniel Boone Native Gardens will host "Fairy Day at the Gardens" on Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The free event features activities for children and families. Participants are encouraged to wear fairy costumes and bring a picnic to the gardens. Read more...
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Did You Miss the 2013 Boone Fourth of July Parade? Check Out Our Video to See What You Missed!

Published Monday, July 8, 2013 at 11:45 am

July 5, 2013.Did you miss out on the Boone Fourth of July Parade? That's ok, we got it on video! Check out our video to see the fantastic parade that Boone enjoyed despite the deluge. Read more...
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Progressives File Candidacy for Blowing Rock, Boone 2013 Municipal Elections on Friday, Ball for Mayor

Published Friday, July 5, 2013 at 4:13 pm
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July 5, 2013. Candidacy filing for 2013 municipal elections in Watauga County began at noon. As soon as the doors to the Watauga County Board of Elections' office opened, six candidates for Boone and Blowing Rock town councils forked over the required $5 to register to run in the upcoming “nonpartisan” elections in November. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Fourth of July Fireworks in the High Country Delight Crowds Despite Constant Onslaught of Rain

Published Friday, July 5, 2013 at 2:30 pm
July 5, 2013. With the torrential downpour that the High Country has experienced for the past few days, it would come as no surprise that many people all but gave up on fireworks shows for this year's Independence Day. However, many fireworks shows still went on to delight visitors and locals alike as a punctual ending to the festive, albeit a little damp, holiday. Read more...
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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More of the Same: The Beginning of July Continues A Very Rainy Year at Grandfather Mountain

Published Friday, July 5, 2013 at 12:24 pm
July 5, 2013. The Grandfather Mountain weather station near the Mile High Swinging Bridge has recorded 8.61 inches of rain during the first four days of July. As we are not even though the first week of the month, it seems that the Mountains may be on track to break an all-time record for July rainfall. Read more...
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Photos of Fourth of July Parade: Lonnie Webster Captures Images of Event Presented By Boone, DBDA

Published Friday, July 5, 2013 at 11:21 am
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July 5, 2013. Click inside to see photos of the the Town of Boone/Downtown Boone Development Association's Fourth of July parade that Lonnie Webster captured on Thursday. See more photos...
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The 100th Tour de France Features Two Former Athletes from Lees-McRae, Currently in 18th and 87th Place

Published Friday, July 5, 2013 at 11:00 am
July 5, 2013. Lees-McRae is proud to support two former Bobcat cyclists at they ride in the Tour de France. Brent Bookwalter '06 (BMC Racing) is making his third appearance in this historic race, while newcomer Andrew Talansky (Gramin Sharp) is making his first appearance. As of July 3, Bookwalter and Talansky are riding in 106th and 16th place, respectively. Read more...
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Flood Watch Extended Until Friday Night, Ray’s Weather on YTD Rain Totals: If It’s Not Unprecedented, It’s Close

Published Friday, July 5, 2013 at 9:56 am
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July 5, 2013. The rainy weather didn’t deter folks from attending the Fourth of July parade in downtown Boone, and it didn’t prevent the adventurous, such as those in the photo above, from enjoying some recreational activities on Old Watauga River Road, which has lately become an extension of Watauga River near Valle Crucis, on Thursday afternoon. As of 9 a.m. Friday morning, it has rained more than 7 inches in downtown Boone, which is more than it rained during the entire month of June, according to RaysWeather.com. This morning the National Weather Service extended its Flash Flood Watch for Ashe and Watauga into the evening as “periods of heavy rain [are] expected again today.” Read more…
BY JESSE WOOD
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Weekend Roundup: Things to Do This Weekend in the High Country; Check ‘em Out and Make Plans June 28 – June 30

Published Friday, July 5, 2013 at 9:30 am
July 5, 2013. The High Country has so many exciting events to offer its community and visitors, especially in the summer months. Check our site every Friday for something new and exciting to look forward to while you’re watching the hour hand crawl to 5 o’clock. Find live music down the street, explore a nearby town’s local secrets or try out a new square dancing class. There’s always something fun to do in the High Country. Read more...
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Blowing Rock’s Fourth of July Festival and Parade Kick Off Tomorrow, Saturday, July 6, at 9 a.m.

Published Friday, July 5, 2013 at 8:58 am
July 5, 2013. Just because the Fourth of July has officially passed doesn't mean that the Independence Day celebrations are over. Blowing Rock's Fourth of July Festival and Parade are taking over main street this weekend, and starting tomorrow the fun is just beginning. Read more...
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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Despite Rainy Weather, Town of Boone/DBDA Fourth of July Parade Has Great Turnout

Published Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 9:02 pm
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July 4, 2013. Despite the rainy weather on Thursday, throngs of people lined King Street for the Fourth of July parade, presented by the Town of Boone and Downtown Boone Development Association. Read more… Photo by Ken Ketchie
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First Friday Art Crawl: Downtown Boone Comes Alive With the July Edition of This Evening Tradition

Published Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 3:42 pm
July 5, 2013. On Friday, July 5, downtown Boone will be taken over by the monthly First Friday Art Crawl. Like always, this month’s crawl will feature food, drinks and live music with work and exhibitions from local artists. And as usual, everyone is invited to come out and enjoy some Friday night fun. Read more...
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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Many High Country Fourth of July Events Proceeding as Scheduled Despite the Deluge; Some Exceptions

Published Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 9:20 am
July 3, 2013. If you haven't noticed, we've had a bit of a wet spell here in the High Country. During this Holiday week, we have compiled a list of cancellations and postponements so you can make sure that your Independence Day goes as smoothly as possible. Check the list to find out if your local event is still happening, is postponed to another date or is canceled all together. This list will be updated as conditions change, so be sure to check back. Read more...
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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The Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery to Host Artist Reception on Saturday, July 6 from 5-8 p.m.

Published Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 8:40 am
July 5, 2013. The Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery will host an artist reception on Saturday, July 6 for artists participating in the July show, Blowing Rock and Beyond. This particular art show will include artists such as Jerry Kirk, Raney Rogers, Richard Fennell, Egidido Antonaccio, Dave Syfert, Paul de Marrais, Lita Gatlin, Pat Pilkington, Fred Sprock, Joana Wardell, Wesley Waugh, Mary Page Whitley, Jason Drake, Peggy Carlson and George Snyder. Read more...
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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No Fishing License To Enjoy the Holiday? Not To Worry: July 4 is ‘Free Fishing Day’ in North Carolina

Published Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 8:34 am
July 3, 2013. The Fourth of July is “free fishing day” in North Carolina, and everyone – residents and non-residents, alike – are allowed to fish in all public waters, including coastal waters on Independence Day, without a license. Although no fishing license is required, anglers must abide by all other fishing regulations. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Newland Celebrates 100 Years of Heritage and History, Plans Two-Day Festival Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6

Published Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 7:20 am
July 5, 2013. Come celebrate 100 years of history and heritage in Newland, NC. The town boasts a deep-rooted history that extends to July of 1913, when the Old Fields of Toe officially became the town of Newland. The festival kicks off at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 5, continues until dark and starts again Saturday morning July 6 at 10 a.m. Read more...
BY MARIEL GAMBINO
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Weather Outlook: Much of the Same as Flash Flood Watch Extended Through Thursday Evening

Published Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 8:00 pm
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July 3, 2013. Rain. Rain. Rain. As of 7:30 p.m., it has rained 3.23 inches in downtown Boone today, according to RaysWeather.com. That brings July’s total rainfall for downtown Boone to just shy of five inches while being only three days into the month - compare that to the entire month of June when Boone experienced 7.61 inches of rain. Read more…
BY JESSE WOOD
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‘Booze It or Lose It: Operation Firecracker’ Continues Through Holiday Weekend, More Checkpoints and Patrols

Published Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 6:49 pm

July 3, 2013. “Booze It or Lose It: Operation Firecracker,” a campaign cracking down on those who drive drunk in North Carolina, continues through the holiday weekend. Expect more traffic checkpoints and stepped-up patrols in the High Country through Sunday to ensure safety on the roads. “The July 4th holiday is a time to make memories with family and friends, but those memories can easily turn tragic if you drink and drive,” said Don Nail, the newly appointed director of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program. “Law enforcement agencies and DWI task forces across the state will step up patrols during this campaign to cite drunk drivers and help keep our roads safe.” Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Watauga County Obituaries – Compiled July 3, 2013

Published Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 4:30 pm
July 3, 2013. Recent obituaries in Watauga County compiled on July 3, 2013. Read more...
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Avery County Obituaries – Compiled July 3, 2013

Published Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 4:30 pm
July 3, 2013. Recent obituaries in Avery County compiled on July 3, 2013. Read more...
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ASU Coach Satterfield Chooses Hope Pregnancy Center to Receive NC Coaches for Charity Grant

Published Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 4:21 pm
July 3, 2013. With football season right around the corner, all of North Carolina's elite collegiate football coaches are taking some time out to benefit their local communities. As a member of the recently founded group NC Coaches for Charity, Appalachian State’s Head Football Coach, Scott Satterfield, has designated Hope Pregnancy Center to receive a grant of at least $2,500 from the Fisher DeBerry Foundation. Read more...
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What’s Playing at the Movies? July 4 -July 11

Published Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 2:50 pm
July 3, 2012. Includes trailers! Check out all the great films you can catch this week at the movies. Trailers included! Here is the High Country Press roundup of films playing in Boone. See more...
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King Street Creamery Brings Ice Cream Parlor, Locally Owned Business to Downtown Boone

Published Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 2:48 pm
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July 3, 2013. Downtown Boone welcomes the King Street Creamery to its line-up of locally owned restaurants and shops. However, owner Karl Smith is no stranger to the King Street business scene. Smith also owns Wolfie’s Deli & Subs, Appalachian Tees and Appalachian Sportswear. Smith runs these businesses with his daughter and recent ASU graduate, Katherine Rose Robinson, who came up with the creamery’s name. Read more… Photo by Erika Giovanetti
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The 19th Annual High Country Bead, Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show Scheduled for July 19-21

Published Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 2:47 pm
July 3, 2013. The 19th annual High Country Bead, Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show will be making its way back to the High Country this month, a true treat for jewelry lovers and gem enthusiasts alike. On July 19 through 21, the show will be hosted at the Boone National Guard Armory located at 274 Hunting Hills Lane in Boone, one block from Watauga Medical Center off of State Farm Road. Read more...
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Two-Week Candidate Filing Period for Municipal Elections Begins on Friday, What Seats Are Available?

Published Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 2:17 pm
July 3, 2013.By the time Fourth of July festivities have finished, the candidate filing period for municipal elections in North Carolina begins. The candidate filing period lasts two weeks, beginning at noon on Friday, July 5, and ending at the same time on Friday, July 19. Read more…
BY JESSE WOOD
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Seven Devils Adopts $1.78M Budget for 2013-14 Fiscal Year Last Week, Maintains 51-Cent Property Tax

Published Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 1:15 pm
July 3, 2013. The Seven Devils Town Council unanimously adopted the 2013-14 fiscal-year budget on June 25. The $1,776,399 budget represents an increase of $243,628 over Seven Devils' prior budget. The budget maintains a 51-cent property tax rate and also includes a 2 percent cost of living raise that began July 1. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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