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Tweetsie Railroad Hosts Annual Job Fair on Feb. 24 for 2018 Season

Feb. 2, 2018. If you’re looking for employment that provides a fun and rewarding work experience, Tweetsie Railroad may be the perfect fit. Plan to attend the park’s annual Job Fair on Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Tweetsie Palace (300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock) to learn more about seasonal employment for 2018, including special events positions.

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Today’s Email Announcements

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.

  • Village Vision’s Second Annual Talent Couture, 2/23
  • The Watauga County Republican Women’s Club (WCRWC) Meeting, 2/28
  • New Monthly Meditation Program at the Appalachian Regional Library
  • The Appalachian Regional Library Received a Grant for ‘Cracked, Not Broken: Maintaining and Managing Mental Health’ Project

Compiled by Kate Herman

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CCC&TI Hosts Author Wiley Cash for Writers Symposium on March 15-16

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Feb.16, 2018. Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will host Wiley Cash, author of The Last Ballad, for its 2018 Laurette LePrevost Writers Symposium.The college will host a reading and discussion session with Cash on Thursday, March 15 at 12 p.m. on CCC&TI’s Watauga Campus and at 7 p.m. at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir. On Friday, March 16, the college will host a reading and discussion with Cash at 12 p.m. in the gym on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson. All events are free and open to the public

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The Western Youth Network: A Day for Confidence

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Feb. 16, 2018. It is the Western Youth Network’s mission to build youth of character and confidence. Last Friday, large steps were taken toward that goal.
Dave Albin of Firewalk Productions, LLC led after school in a boundary breaking and confidence building activity. He began with a motivational talk which included stories of adversity, perseverance, and accomplishment. His finale, however, was when the real magic happened.

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Blowing Rock’s St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church Prepares To Celebrate Centennial Year

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Feb. 14, 2018. On Sunday Feb. 11, members of St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church gathered in celebration of the building’s 100th birthday. The congregation joined in the fellowship hall after attending the 10:10 a.m. service to celebrate the life of the church through food and fun! Members of the church brought a large spread of dishes which were served buffet style. By Kate Herman – Photos by Ken Ketchie

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Today’s Email Announcements

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.

  • Good Neighbor Grant Project featuring Cracked, Not Broken by Kevin Hines
  • Special Meeting Notice, 2/19
  • The Southeast Region of Esperanto USA Plans Spring Event, 4/20-4/22

Compiled by Kate Herman

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Hobby Lobby to Open Boone Store Early Next Year

Feb. 12, 2018. Hobby Lobby will open a new store in Boone next January, according to the corporation’s communications coordinator, Bob Miller. The new Hobby Lobby is rumored to take the place of JCPenny and adjacent storefronts in the Boone Mall, according to shop owners familiar with plans. Currently, Hobby Lobby has 28 locations in North Carolina, according to Miller, and opened their 800th store nationwide on Jan. 8.

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Black Mountain College Semester 2018 at Appalachian — February Events Information

Feb. 12, 2018. Black Mountain College (BMC) was founded in North Carolina’s Swannanoa Valley in 1933 by a band of academic dissidents led by John Andrew Rice Jr. — whose papers are housed in Appalachian State University’s W.L. Eury Collection — and closed its doors in 1957. To this day, BMC remains the greatest academic adventure ever launched on American soil. By Ellen Gwin Burnette

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Today’s Email Announcements

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.

  • American Pickers to Film in North Carolina
  • Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Company, 2/12- 2/18
  • In/Visible Theatre Volunteer Night, 2/13
  • Lees-McRae College Opens Career and Graduate School Fair to all High Country Residents, 2/20

Compiled by Kate Herman

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Movie Review: an Opinion on Fifty Shades Freed

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Feb. 12, 2018. I don’t blame the birds for chirping or the fish for swimming. I don’t blame February for being cold or a romantic restaurant for being booked up on Valentine’s Day. So I can’t say I blame the third and final “Fifty Shades” movie for being awful. Of course it’s awful. That’s what these movies do, they spend two hours being awful. There’s no pleasant surprise here, but there’s not really an unpleasant surprise either. The best thing I can say about this movie is that it isn’t like “Boo! A Madea Halloween 2” or “Daddy’s Home 2” where I’m astonished by how it manages to be worse than my meager expectations. It’s exactly as bad as it’s expected to be. By Bob Garver

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The Town of Boone Announces St. Patrick’s Day Parade to be Held on March 17

Feb. 12, 2018. “Shamrock floats” take on a new meaning this March, as the Town of Boone’s Cultural Resources Department presents the inaugural St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Boone, and be part of a new tradition! Events begin Saturday, March 17, at 2:00 P.M. on King Street in Boone with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade will start at the Poplar Grove Extension traveling east on King Street through Boone.

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The King Bees Are Released Indoors: Concert Feb. 16 at the Jones House

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Feb. 12, 2018. The King Bees – the High Country’s premier blues ambassadors – are known for rocking the local festivals and parks with a big sound. You might have even seen guitarist Rob Baskerville walking through the crowds, playing slide guitar with water bottles, umbrellas, and lawn chairs of wide-eyed onlookers. This Friday, February 16, the Bees are released indoors, as The King Bees perform a special indoor concert at the Jones House Cultural and Community Center in downtown Boone.

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Watauga County Arts Council is Hosting 3rd Annual Mardi Gras Celebration, Feb. 18

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Feb. 8, 2018. On the 18th eve of the month of February in the quaint little village known as Blowing Rock there will be held a festive celebration filled with merriment, dancing, music, and festive attire.  This event, known as the Mardi Gras, is being put on by the Watauga County Arts Council and will be held at the Meadowbrook Inn, located at 711 Main Street in Blowing Rock.

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Today’s Email Announcements

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.

  • “Writing for Change” Workshop at Florence Thomas Art School, 2/24
  • Wilkes Community College Engages in a Comprehensive Strategic Planning Process

Compiled by Kate Herman

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Appalachian State University: The Schaefer Center Presents Award-Winning Comic Ballet Feb. 9

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Feb. 6, 2018. The “The Schaefer Center Presents…” performance series, presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs, continues its 2017-18 season with a performance by the world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo on Friday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m. at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for Appalachian faculty/staff and retired faculty/staff and $15 for students and children. For more information, call the Schaefer Center Box Office at 800-841-ARTS (2787) or 828-262-4046, or visit http://theschaefercenter.org/.

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Today’s Email Announcements

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.

  • Watauga County Parks and Recreation Pickle Ball, Starting 2/14
  • The Scarlett O’Hara Complex, 2/15-18 and 2/22-25
  • Arson Daily & Dr. Bacon at Boone Saloon, 2/16
  • Blue Ridge Energy Offers College Preparation Workshop to Local Students
  • Two Rivers Community School Presents Two Rivers Live at Center 45, 3/3

Compiled by Kate Herman

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Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance Announces Spring 2018 Season

Feb. 5, 2018. The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance will present four major productions during the spring 2018 season. Productions will take place at the university’s Valborg Theatre, I.G. Greer Studio Theatre and the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. The season highlights new works, including “Well” by Lisa Kron, and well-known favorite Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”

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Appalachian Ski Mtn Hosted USASA Southeastern Series, Last Weekend (Jan. 26- 28)

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Feb. 2, 2018. Last weekend, skiers and snowboarders gathered from as far away as New York state gathered at Appalachian Ski Mountain to brave the elements, and compete in the USASA Southeastern Series boardercross/skiercross weekend. Over the two days, there were 4 races. These competitions serve as the regional qualifier for the USASA National Championships to be held in April at Copper Mtn. Colorado. The Southeastern Series takes their show on the road over the next couple of weeks.

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