Emily Auton

Ring in Spring at the 2014 Boone in Blossom Festival May 2-4 to Benefit the Hunger and Health Coalition

Published Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 1:31 pm
In celebration of a long-awaited Boone spring, the fourth annual Boone in Blossom Festival will bring a weekend's worth of local art, music and community service to the High Country May 2-4. Hosted by the Boone Community Network and presented by Gati Productions, Boone in Blossom and its fall sister festival Harvest Boone promote local community service, music, and visual and healing arts. Read more...
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Ninth Annual Tom Moore 5K Run/Walk for Huntington’s Disease Awareness Held on Saturday, April 12 in Boone

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 5:12 pm
High country runners and walkers will make moves towards finding a cure for Huntington's Disease this Saturday, April 12, at the ninth annual Tom Moore 5K Run/Walk on the Greenway Trail in Boone. Read more...
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Watauga High Presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘The Sound of Music’ as Annual Spring Musical April 3-5

Published Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 3:43 pm
Watauga High School is putting the finishing touches on their production of Rodger's and Hammerstein's 'The Sound of Music,' their choice spring musical for this year. The curtains will rise in WHS's Ross Auditorium April 3-5 at 7 p.m. Read more...
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First ‘Family Fun Festival’ Benefit for Local After-School Programs at Watauga High School on Saturday April 12

Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 4:56 pm
The halls, gym and auditorium of Watauga High School will be filled on Saturday, April 12, not with students making up snow days, but instead with carnival games, popcorn, live music and an auction to support local after-school programs. The inaugural "Family Fun Festival" benefit for Watauga County Extended Learning Centers will be held Saturday, April 12 from 1-8 p.m., featuring entertainment and activities for all ages. Read more...
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Town Tavern of Blowing Rock to Host Wine to Water Benefit Evening During Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival

Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 4:20 pm
In the spirit of the Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival, Town Tavern of Blowing Rock will host a benefit evening in honor of local charity Wine to Water at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, with live music, door prizes, a silent auction and appropriately, wine and food. Read more...
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Husband and Wife Duo Finer Bring Electro-Pop Rock to Bald Guy Brew on King Street in Boone on April 8

Published Friday, March 28, 2014 at 12:53 pm
Ethan James and Stacy Basner are not only married to each other, but also to the music they create as Finer, electronic pop-rock husband and wife duo. Finer are set to play Bald Guy Brew on King Street at 7 p.m. on April 8th with opening act Redleg Husky. Read more...
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Hunter’s Heroes Kicks Off Fundraising Season With March 25 Benefit Evening at The Rock Sports Bar & Grill

Published Friday, March 21, 2014 at 2:25 pm
Hunter's Heroes, a nonprofit formed in memory of local Deputy William Mast Jr. after his death in the line of duty in 2012, is gearing up for their second annual charity run with a series of fundraisers and community events. Read more...
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Asheville’s The Get Right Band and Boone’s Wave Lynx Bring Funk Energy To Boone Saloon Thursday, March 27

Published Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11:20 am
Asheville funksters The Get Right Band return to Boone Saloon Thursday, Mar. 27 with local opener Wave Lynx. The show begins at 10:30 p.m. with a $6 cover fee.Read more...
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15th Annual Battle of the Bands at Legends Results in Tie for First Place, Winners to Co-Headline Show Next Year

Published Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 5:06 pm
The 15th annual Battle of the Bands competition, hosted by the Appalachian Popular Programming Society(APPS,) was held at Legends on the campus of Appalachian State University Feb. 27 at 9 p.m.Read more...
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Appalachian Voices on Coal Spill: It’s Unfortunate, ‘But We’re Hopeful This Will Lead to Stronger Regulations.’

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 4:08 pm
A broken storm-water pipe under a coal ash pond at Duke Energy's retired power plant near Eden leaked as much as 82,000 tons of hazardous waste in to the Dan River Feb. 2. Appalachian Voices, a local environmental nonprofit, hopes this spill will push the Environmental Protection Agency towards the first federal regulations on coal ash disposal. Read more...
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Make Every Move Count: This Year’s Zumbathon for THRIVE is Coming to the Wellness Center This Friday

Published Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 2:57 pm
In honor of American Heart Month, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System(ARHS) is hosting a Zumbathon this Friday, Feb. 21 from 4-7 pm in the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center.Read more...
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Mountain City’s Heritage Hall Theatre Opens 2014 Season with the Barter Players’ “Little House on the Prairie”

Published Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm
Heritage Hall Theatre, Mountain City's live performance venue, will open its 2014 season with the Barter Players' production of "Little House on the Prairie" on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. Based on the classic books by Laura Ingalls Wilder and adapted for the stage by Pamela Stirling, the play follows the Ingalls family's westward journey, a covered-wagon adventure through Indian territory and America's Frontier. Read more...
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Valentine’s Day Dinner Theater Featuring The Appalachian Musical Theater Society Sold Out

Published Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:59 pm
The annual Valentine's Day Dinner Theater hosted by The Department of Student Programs and Appalachian Food Services has sold out for this Friday. The dinner and a show event will feature the Appalachian Musical Theater Ensemble in an entertaining "miscast" production of unlikely love song choices. Read more...
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Todd Wright’s ‘Brazilian Romance: An Evening of Valentine’s Jazz’ Comes to Rosen Concert Hall Feb. 14

Published Monday, February 10, 2014 at 2:27 pm
One of the High Country's favorite Valentine's Day entertainment staples, Todd Wright's "Evening of Valentine's Jazz" Concert, returns to the Rosen Concert Hall in the Broyhill Music Building at Appalachian State University on Friday, Feb, 14 at 8 p.m. Read more...
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The Annual Watauga County 4-H Annual Fruit Plant Sale is Underway, Accepting Orders Through March 28

Published Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 3:05 pm
The Watauga County 4-H Fruit Plant Sale is now accepting orders for local plants through March 28. The annual sale serves as a fundraiser, with proceeds dedicated to supporting youth programs in Watauga County. Orders are accepted on a first-come, first- ordered basis while supplies last. Read more...
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The 2014 Watauga County 2014 Master Gardener Program Now Accepting Applications Through March 17

Published Monday, February 3, 2014 at 4:40 pm
The Watauga County Master Gardener Program is dedicated to equipping individuals with the skills to promote gardening and horticultural education. Read more...
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