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Published Monday, May 29, 2017 at 9:39 am

Author Visit by Jerry Shinn at Watauga County Public Library, June 10

Audience: Adults
Location: Watauga County Public Library – Meeting Room

The Watauga County Public Library would like to invite you to join Jerry Shinn, author of “A Voice of His Time,” for a presentation on Saturday, June 10th at 2:00 pm.

Jerry Shinn grew up in South Carolina, graduated with Honors in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a former associate editor, editorial page editor and award-winning columnist for the Charlotte Observer. He now lives and writes fiction, poetry, history, biography, commentary and music in the North Carolina mountains.

“A Voice of His Time” is the long past due biography of Charles H. Crutchfield, a man hailed as “the pioneer of commercial broadcasting.” Son of a cotton broker, born in Hope, Arkansas and educated in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Crutchfield quickly rose to prominence in the rapidly growing industry of radio and television. His story is told by former reporter Jerry Shinn, no stranger to the important figures who shaped Charlotte, North Carolina, city of the New South.

For more information please call (828) 264-8784 ext. 2.

 

Genealogy Gathering: Genealogy Basics with Terry Reigel at Watauga County Public Library, June 8

Audience: Adults (18+)
Location: Watauga County Public Library – Meeting Room
Cost: Free

The Watauga County Public Library would like to invite you to join Terry Reigel for a Basic Genealogy Workshop on Thursday, June 8th at 2:00 PM.

Terry Reigel has been presenting on genealogy for over 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge about the subject. Come learn how to begin looking into your own history and which resources can be of use to you!

Call 828-264-8784 x2 for more information.

 

Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs

Saturday June 3, 2016

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:00, 11:00, Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Ranger led tours of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. Tour is approximately 45 minutes long and reservations are required. To reserve a tour: call 828-295-3782 or sign up at the NPS information desk at the Manor House. Reservations are accepted beginning at 10:00am Friday for the upcoming weekend only. No advance reservations, please.

1:00-3:00 – Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

From 1:00 to 3:00, the second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a do-it-yourself tour. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

 

Sunday, June 4, 2016

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00 -Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Ranger led tours of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. See Saturday (above) for details.

 

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Special thanks to Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Eastern National, and FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway for their financial support of these programs

Inquiries regarding the Blue Ridge Parkway and its activities are welcomed and should be addressed to:

Superintendent

Blue Ridge Parkway

199 Hemphill Knob Road

Asheville, NC 28803

 

Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Company, May 30-June 10

Short List

Tuesday5/30/17-Get Lost for a Cause with New River Conservancy.

Wednesday, 5/31/17- Trivia at 7pm.

Thursday, 6/01/17-$3 Thirsty Thursday and College Night featuring Live Music with Evan Button at 7:30pm.

Friday, 6/02/17-Live Music: Lazybirds at 7:30pm.

Saturday, 6/03/17-Live Mountain Laurels at 7:30pm.

Sunday, 6/4/17-Live Music with Big & Nekked Family Band from 12pm-2pm.

Wednesday, 6/7/17-Trivia at 7pm.

Thursday, 6/8/17-$3 Thirsty Thursday and College Night featuring Live Music with Logan Heafner.

Friday, 6/9/17-Live Music: Fat Face Band at 7:30pm.

Saturday, 6/10/17-Live Music: Cam Haas at 7:30pm.

 

Concert at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Sunday, June 4

Sunday, June 4, St. John’s Episcopal Church presents the vocal and hand bell choirs of.Holy Cross Episcopal Church, joined by special guests, Banner Elk Presbyterian church Choir, and jazz musicians Scott Kallestad and Keith McCutchen for an old time gospel sing as well as many special selections.  The concert is at 5:00 pm, followed by a pot luck supper on the lawn.  St. John’s is located on Herb Thomas Road in Valle Crucis.  Admission $5.00, for more information call 828-963-4609

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