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Sign-Up to Volunteer at the Special Olympics NC Alpine Games this Jan. 7 and Jan. 8

Jan. 5, 2018. The 2018 Special Olympics North Carolina Alpine Games will be held this Sunday and Monday, January 7th and 8th at Appalachian Ski Mountain. The Special Olympics are looking for volunteers to assist with equipment, instruction, timing, and awards during the two-day event. This is an excellent opportunity to serve alongside others for an event that leaves a lasting impact on so many lives in the High Country.  All are encouraged to come cheer on this year’s Winter Olypians at the event. Volunteers must be at least fourteen years of age. 

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Featured Events at the Museum: BRAHM Enriching the High Country

Jan. 5, 2018. The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, commonly known as BRAHM, serves as an excellent source of  artistic enrichment for the High Country. BRAHM is a staple in Blowing Rock, and is known for providing entertainment for all ages to enjoy. January is a very exciting month at the museum- between the continuation of the film series, two Cork & Canvas sessions, Arctic Art, Hands-On Ice Carving, The Afternoon Art Club, the Doodlebug Club and the excellent exhibits, there is something for everyone at BRAHM. Did we mention that there is free general admission until March 3? Compiled by Kate Herman

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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.

  • Special Olympics Annual Partnership with Boone Police and Publix, 1/13 and 1/20
  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center: Share the Health Fair to Offer Free Screenings and Other Services,  1/13 and 1/18
  • Students Should Take FAFSA Verification Process Seriously
  • Meeting Notice for the North Carolina Native Plant Society-Blue Ridge Chapter
  • Town Council Planning Retreat, 1/25
  • The Town of Boone Historic Preservation Commission Meeting, 1/9

Compiled by Kate Herman

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Tickets Available for the Annual Beech Mountain Winterfest Beer Festival, Held on Saturday Jan. 6

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Jan. 3, 2018. On Saturday, Jan. 6, Beech Mountain Resort will host their annual Winterfest Beer Festival, which will feature several North Carolina Craft Breweries and Cideries and will have two live bands. There will be over 50 ales and ciders to taste. Tickets are still available, and can be purchased in advance for $25.  At the door, tickets may be purchased for $30.  Tickets for designated drivers are available for $15.  The festival is a fundraiser for the Beech Mountain Ski Education Foundation. By Kate Herman – Photos by Beech Mountain Resort

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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.

  • 2018-2019 FY Budget Town Council Planning Retreat, 1/25
  • Capitol to Host Photography Exhibit on 19th Century Life in Western N.C., 1/18
  • Women’s Rally on Raleigh
  • Lees-McRae to Offer Certifications for Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • Beekeeping Class in Boone
  • Watauga County Farmers’ Market Now Accepting Vendor Applications for the 2018 Season
  • Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Company, 1/1- 1/7

Compiled by Kate Herman

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BRAHM Board of Trustees Announce Free Admission to BRAHM From Jan. 2- Mar. 3

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Jan 2, 2018. Blowing Rock is known for having an appreciation for the arts. Historically, several major artists have resided in Blowing Rock, most notably Elliott Daingerfield. Because of the area’s rich history with the arts, Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) is a pillar in the Blowing Rock community. As a New Year treat, the BRAHM Board of Trustees have announced that the museum will offer free admission to the public from Jan. 2- Mar. 3. By Kate Herman – Photos by BRAHM

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Celebrating the New Year with the High Country’s Bars

For the adults ages twenty-one and up, the High Country bars are inviting you to celebrate New Year’s Eve with the best. Depending on where you are staying, here is a list of some  of the High Country bar celebrations.

  • Bayou Smokehouse and Grill
  • Boone Saloon
  • The Cardinal
  • The Local
  • Lost Province Brewing Company
  • Twigs Restaurant and Bar

Compiled by Kate Herman

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The High Country: New Year’s on the Slopes


Dec. 27, 2017. December 29, 2017. In the Winter, the High Country is known for being a skier’s paradise. For our friends who will be celebrating New Year’s in the High Country, it can be hard to find the perfect resort celebration. So, compiled below is a detailed list of resort events for New Year’s Eve. Happy skiing and snowboarding! By Kate Herman

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The Green Park Inn’s Annual Black and White Gala: a High Country New Year’s Eve Tradition

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December 29, 2017. For those who are looking to engage in a more celebratory, upscale event New Year’s Eve, the Green Park Inn is exactly what you are looking for. They will be hosting their  annual Black and White Gala. The event will include a five course meal, a live band, a champagne toast, and the traditional lowering of the Green Horse at midnight. This event is adult only, and  reservations are required. 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.

  • Boone Board Of Adjustment Meeting Cancellation Notice, 1/4
  • Town of Boone Affordable Housing Task Force Meeting Cancellation Notice, 1/1
  • The High Country Workforce Development Board Meeting, 1/11
  • NCDOT Drone Workshops Returning in 2018, 1/24
  • Lees-McRae Online Human Services Program Ranked Among Top 25 in the Nation for 2018

Compiled by Kate Herman

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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.

  • High Country Writers at the Watauga County Public Library, 1/11
  • Caldwell Arts Council Seeks Artists for 2019 Exhibitions
  • TAC Talk: Strong Mountain Women: How Ballads Power a People, 12/28
  • Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Company, 12/27- 1/6
  • Scholars and Scones: Comics and the Red Scare: Walt Kelly and Harvey Kurtzman vs. McCarthyism, 1/11
  • Boone Board of Adjustment Meeting Cancellation Notice for 1/4

Compiled by Kate Herman

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The Appalachian Snowboarding Club’s Season Has Begun and Is Accepting New Members!

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Dec. 21, 2017. Parents! Winter is here, and you know what that means… It’s Snowboarding season! If your kid is interested in snowboarding, the Appalachian Snowboarding Club is something to look into. The season just started, and the ASC is accepting new members. This club is an excellent way to keep your child active, while learning new skills and experiencing competition. By Kate Herman – Photos by Appalachian Ski Mountain

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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.

  • End of Year Donations for The Watauga County Veteran’s Memorial, Through 12/31
  • Waterrock Knob Land Management Planning Begins

Compiled by Kate Herman

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High Country Christmas Eve Services and Christmas Day Services 2017

Dec. 22, 2017. Churches across the High Country are inviting you to join them for special holiday services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this year. Meet new friends as you join in communion for the true reason for the holiday season. Please note that several churches will not have a Christmas service on Monday, however plenty of other churches within the area will be open on Christmas morning.  By Kate Herman

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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.

  • Town of Boone Town Council Meeting, 12/21
  • State Parks Offer First Day Hikes on New Years Day, 1/1
  • Beech Mountain Resort Holiday Events, 12/16-12/31

Compiled by Kate Herman

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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.

  • Water Intake Information
  • Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild  Meeting, 1/2
  • Football Bowl Games and North Carolina

Compiled by Kate Herman

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Ensemble Stage Company’s Christmas Show Dec. 15- Dec. 17, Tickets Going Fast!

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Dec. 11, 2017. On Friday, December 15, at 7:00 p.m., the curtain goes up on our annual holiday musical variety show, An Ensemble Christmas.  With 24 musical numbers containing all or parts of over 30 yuletide songs, including performances by the Carolina Snowbelles and Western Carolina Youth Ballet, this fast-paced tribute to the Andy Williams and Bing Crosby television holiday shows of the 60’s and 70’s is sure to rejuvenate your holiday spirit. An Ensemble Christmas will also be performed on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 7:00 p.m., and on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 2:00 p.m.

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