Kaitlan Morehouse

Grab a Book! Shop Thousands of Titles at the Friends of the Library Sale Going on Now

Published Friday, May 20, 2016 at 12:15 pm
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May 20, 2016. Join the Friends of the Watauga County Public Library as the group hosts its annual book sale from May 19-21. There will be thousands of books for readers of all ages! Dates will be as follows: By Kaitlan Morehouse. Photos by Ken Ketchie. / Read more…
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Get Crafty: App State’s Craft Enrichment Program is Open to the Public, Register Now!

Published Friday, May 13, 2016 at 3:30 pm
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April 22, 2016.Check out App State’s craft enrichment program and its new opportunities for community members of the High Country with summer registration and the student and instructor craft sale. The almost 20-year-old craft enrichment program at Appalachian offers a wide variety of classes at an affordable rate, flexible schedule and small class sizes. Act fast! Registration will begin on May 1. By Kaitlan Morehouse / Read more…
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Shooting Stars: Talent Showcase to Feature Local Students at the Schaefer Center May 6

Published Friday, May 6, 2016 at 1:04 pm
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April 28, 2016.The Watauga Education Foundation cordially invites you to see local students perform in its 17th annual “Shooting Stars” talent showcase on Friday, May 6 at Appalachian’s Schaefer Center. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. that evening, more than 30 acts will take the stage to show off their best performances. Proceeds from this unique local event will directly support teachers and students in Watauga County. “We call it ‘Shooting Stars’ because, when the students get to the stage, they are stars, and the idea is fun to imagine and fun for them to find out what their talent is,” said WEF President Tricia Hall. By Kaitlan Morehouse / Read more…
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Watauga Farmers’ Market: Another Season Returns, Opening Day May 7 – Don’t Miss It!

Published Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11:58 am
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April 28, 2016.For more than 40 years, the Watauga County Farmers’ Market has featured a plethora of local vendors and brought in people from all over the High Country. Now, the market will return for 2016 on Saturday, May 7. Opening Day will start fresh at 8 a.m. with a brand new season and all of your old favorites: good food, beautiful flowers and plants, good fellowship and lots of shopping for outstanding art, pottery and other unique gifts, traditional to WCFM. By Kaitlan Morehouse / Read more…
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Girls on the Run of the High Country: Zap Fitness 5K to be Held on May 15

Published Monday, May 2, 2016 at 9:41 am
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April 29, 2016.The weather is getting warmer, and the days are getting nicer! Spend a beautiful one in mid-May running the ZAP Fitness Girls on the Run 5K at Boone Greenway Trail (in Clawson-Burnley Park near the Complex Drive off of Hunting Hills Lane). Girls on the Run of the High Country (GOTR-HC) asks that you RUN, WALK, SKIP, HOP … Just MOVE FORWARD while enjoying the race. The ZAP Fitness GOTR 5K will conclude the 12-week GOTR curriculum. By Kaitlan Morehouse / Read more…
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Studio K to feature Cinderella, Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty in ‘Once Upon A Princess’

Published Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 4:44 pm
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April 29, 2016.There are many events that are going on this weekend, but SudioK, the company that brings you "The Nutcracker" every winter, is featuring Disney princesses in “Once Upon A Princess." The ballet performance will be held tomorrow, Saturday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in the Appalachian State's Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets will be $14 for adults and $8 for children. By Kaitlan Morehouse - Photo Courtesy of Dream Catcher Photography / Read more…
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Enjoy These End-of-Semester Spring Concerts with ASU’s Hayes School of Music

Published Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 1:57 pm
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April 19, 2016.Do you like music? Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music will sponsor recitals, ensembles, concerts and bands from ASU faculty, staff and students alike as the spring 2016 semester draws to an end. Lynn Beebe, Hayes administrative support associate, said that the events are the culminating work for most students, who have been working hard and rehearsing throughout their educational experience to showcase what they’ve learned. Read on to find out about the students events, which will be free and open to the public. Do you need more information? Contact Lynn Beebe at 828-262-3020 or beebems@appstate.edu. By Kaitlan Morehouse - Photo Courtesy of ASU University Communications / Read more…
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Birthday Bash: Meet the Animals, Celebrate with Avery Humane Society on April 23

Published Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 10:56 am
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April 12, 2016. On April 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., you can help the organization celebrate being in the community at the Adoption and Education Center, 279 New Vale Road in Newland. The event will be hosted by Avery Humane Society and sponsored by Avery County Chamber of Commerce. Shelter Manager Charlene Calhoun said the Birthday Bash will celebrate all of the good work the organization has done for animals over the years. The event will also give the public a chance to get involved and get to know AHS. By Kaitlan Morehouse / Read more…
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Watauga Humane Society Receives $5,000 BISSELL Pet Foundation Grant

Published Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 4:53 pm
April 19, 2016. BISSELL Pet Foundation™, supported in part by BISSELL Homecare, Inc., has awarded $5,000 to Watauga Humane Society (WHS) to support its life-saving efforts. Funds will be used to provide low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for community members that otherwise cannot afford this procedure. / Read more…
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Cherokee Storytelling: Lloyd Arneach to Share Tales, Lessons, Positivity at BRAHM April 29

Published Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 12:10 pm
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April 15, 2016.Do you need positive reinforcements? Visit BRAHM on Friday, April 29, and you can get just that! The museum will host Lloyd Arneach, who will help you find the best lesson and positive outcomes through his Cherokee storytelling. BRAHM will host “An Evening of Cherokee Stories with Storyteller Lloyd Arneach” in the museum’s atrium for adults and teens from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The presentation will be $10 for members and students and $15 for nonmembers. By Kaitlan Morehouse / Read more…
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Fashion Forward: Check Out ASU’s Apparel Design Showcase Sunday at Schaefer Center

Published Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 11:30 am
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April 15, 2016.Apparel Design and Merchandising students at App State invite the public to see their work in action at the program’s Spring Showcase at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 24 at the Schaefer Center on campus. The show will feature a series of cohesive collections created by students enrolled in spring 2016 apparel production class, as well as individual student designs from apparel construction, flat pattern design, sustainability in the apparel industry and work completed outside of the classes. By Kaitlan Morehouse / Read more…
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Share Your Favorite Poem at the Watauga Library’s Poetry Month Event on Saturday

Published Monday, April 18, 2016 at 11:20 am
March 31, 2016. It's National Poetry Month! The Watauga County Library, local poetry group Behind the Stacks and The Friends of the Watauga County Public Library will co-host The Community “Favorite Poem” event in the Watauga County Public Library’s Evelyn Johnson Meeting Room in observance of National Poetry Month on Saturday. “It’s for all ages, with all kinds of people, from all walks of life." By Kaitlan Morehouse. / Read more…
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Tour for Life: ‘World’s Largest Mobile Pet Adoption’ at Boone Mall on Sunday

Published Friday, April 8, 2016 at 4:56 pm
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April 8, 2016. Are you an animal lover? Are you ready to give a loving home to an animal in need? You’re in luck! You can do just that on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Boone Mall for North Shore Animal League America’s Tour for Life. The “World’s Largest Mobile Pet Adoption Event” will be hosted by the Watauga Humane Society, sponsored by Mast General Store and Purina and broadcasted live on 100.7 FM. By Kaitlan Morehouse / Read more…
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What’s New at the Library This Month? Celebrations, Storytellers, Authors and More!

Published Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm
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April 7, 2016.Have you been to the Watauga County Public Library lately? Your local library has special events throughout the month of April. From celebrations to author talks to poetry events to storytellers, you’re sure to be entertained! “Anytime is a good time to come to the library, depending on what your needs are,” said Monica Caruso, the Watauga County Librarian. Join the local branch for National Library Week festivities April 10-16. Read below for events, dates, times and more information regarding the National Library Week and other upcoming programs and events. By Kaitlan Morehouse Photos by Jessica Isaacs / Read more…
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High Country Audubon Society to Meet April 19, Albers to Discuss Tree Swallow Expansion

Published Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 12:15 pm
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Feb. 25, 2016.Want to learn about local bird populations and other wildlife? The National Audubon Society can help you with that! Get involved with the High Country chapter of the society to take advantage of the events and the programs it offers. These mountains have a one-of-a-kind birding experience! By Kaitlan Morehouse / Read more…
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Grace Academy Presents a “Knight of Talent” from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, April 15

Published Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 6:07 pm
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April 5, 2016.Grace Academy will host its second annual “Knight of Talent” from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, April 15 at Alliance Bible Fellowship (1035 Hwy 105). This community talent show will be comprised of students from Grace Academy and the home school community. Grace Academy home-schoolers and High Country home-schoolers will showcase their talents on stage and in a visual arts presentation. Performers submitted auditions to a panel of judges to showcase their dancing and singing talent, as well as magic shows and much more. Logan Gregory, a local home-schooler and current Grace Academy student, will be the celebrity emcee for this exciting and family fun event. / Read more…
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15th Annual National Touring Film Festival Coming to Boone on April 7 and 8

Published Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 5:36 pm
April 5, 2016. On April 7 and 8, LUNAFEST, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers and bringing women together in their communities, will be presented in two local screenings in April. All proceeds benefit the Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge, Girls on the Run of the High Country and the Breast Cancer Fund. The first screening is April 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Greenbriar Theater of Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union, followed by a Q-and-A session beginning at 8 p.m. / Read more…
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Enjoy Breakfast at Piedmont Federal for the Business Before Hours Event on April 7

Published Friday, April 1, 2016 at 3:04 pm
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April 1, 2016.If you’re an early bird who likes Business After Hours events, you’re in luck! The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce has another Business Before Hours event from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 7 at Piedmont Federal Savings Bank, 1399 Blowing Rock Rd. Boone Chamber Director of Operations Barbara Armstrong said that the biggest difference between the “after hours” events and the “before hours” events is that you get to see a whole different set of faces. By Kaitlan Morehouse. Photo by Ken Ketchie. / Read more…
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State, Local Leaders Discuss Pressing Concerns at Delta Kappa Gamma Education Panel

Published Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 6:46 pm
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March. 24, 2016.How much do you know about education in North Carolina? Did you know there’s an International Society for Key Women Educators? The professional society, Delta Kappa Gamma, brought a group of local, regional and state leaders together last week for an important discussion on some of the most crucial issues facing public education in our state. The Reich College of Education on the campus of Appalachian State played host to the forum, “A Snapshot of Public Education,” on March 17, which featured eight panelists: By Kaitlan Morehouse / Read more…
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Enjoy a Celebration of Music and Poetry on Saturday at St. Luke’s in Boone

Published Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 4:23 pm
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Feb. 18, 2016.Do you like music? What about poetry? If you said yes to either question, come on down to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Boone at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday for “Our Shared Heritage and Journey Toward Peace,” a fundraiser for the Watauga County Arts Council. By Kaitlan Morehouse / Read more…
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Blowing Rock Art and History Museum Introduces a New Series: Dinner and a Movie

Published Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 3:33 pm
Feb. 16, 2016. Enjoy dinner and a movie in downtown Blowing Rock! The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) has partnered with local restaurants Bistro Roca, Six Pence Pub and The Town Tavern to create a brand new “dinner and a movie” series at 159 Chestnut St. After the screening at BRAHM, present your movie ticket to any of the three participating restaurants in order to receive a 10 percent discount on your meal, which is good for any of the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday film nights. / Read more…
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Celebrate 15 Years at Portofino with February Fundraising Event for The Children’s Playhouse

Published Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 12:46 pm
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Feb. 16, 2016. Help Portofino’s Café celebrate its 15th anniversary as it gives back to a different locally-based nonprofit every month this year! By Kaitlan Morehouse / Read more…
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Speed Date with the Appalachian Rollergirls This Valentine’s Day at Café Portofino

Published Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 5:48 pm
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Feb. 2, 2016. Don’t have plans for Valentine’s yet? Join the Appalachian Roller Girls at Café Portofino, 970 Rivers Street, as they host the “Don’t Hate, Speed Date” event again this year from 6-10 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14. By Kaitlan Morehouse / Read more…
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Support the Watauga Humane Society and Shelter Pets in Three Ways This February

Published Friday, February 5, 2016 at 5:27 pm
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Feb. 5, 2016. Whether you’re a dog person, cat person or somewhere in between, there are three different ways for you to support the humane society this upcoming Valentine’s week: the Kitten Bowl on Feb. 7, Four Legged Friday on Feb. 12 and ongoing second annual Valentine Raffle on Feb. 13! By Kaitlan Morehouse / Read more…
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Grandfather Mountain Releases Schedule of Events, Fun for Everyone in Every Season

Published Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 4:25 pm
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Feb. 4, 2016.Are you interested in exploring the local wildlife and the great outdoors? Visit Grandfather Mountain for your chance to see the beauty and marvel of the High Country during 2016. By Kaitlan Morehouse / Read more…
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TLC Star to Host Free Discussion on Body Positivity from 2–4 p.m. on Sunday

Published Friday, January 29, 2016 at 3:09 pm
Jan. 29, 2016. ASU’s Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts will hold a discussion led by TLC Network star and App State alumna Whitney Way Thore from 2–4 p.m. on Sunday. By Kaitlan Morehouse / Read more…
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Boone Chamber to Host First and Biggest After Hours Event of the Year at LaQuinta Tonight

Published Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 9:07 am
Jan. 22, 2016. Ready to join the Boone business community? The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce will host its first and biggest Business After Hours Event of the year at LaQuinta. By Kaitlan Morehouse / Read more…
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In the Spotlight: The Local P.A.S.S. to Feature F.A.R.M. Cafe on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m.

Published Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 3:00 pm
Jan. 15, 2016. Are you hungry for good food, drinks and entertainment? Do you like to support your local nonprofits? Look no further. You can actually have it all! This month’s P.A.S.S. charity event at The Local restaurant in Boone will feature the F.A.R.M. Café at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26. By Kaitlan Morehouse and Jessica Isaacs / Read more…
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The High Country to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Commemorative Events

Published Monday, January 18, 2016 at 12:45 pm
Jan. 15, 2016. Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a holiday celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., falls on Monday, Jan. 17 this year. The High Country will host several events celebrating the civil rights leader. The local chapter of the NAACP encourages you to join them in celebrating its "I Have a Dream" Week. Compiled by Kaitlan Morehouse / Read more…
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