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 Expanded Film Schedule Announced at Appalachian Theatre; Tickets on Sale Now

March 11, 2022 Returning to a high level of programming that greeted audience members when it reopened in 2019, the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country (ATHC) proudly announced three new film events for which tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8. Screenings include a diverse films ranging from adventure to comedy and crime to music in both feature length movie and documentary formats.

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Beech Mountain Resort Shares Lineup for 2022 Summer Concert Series; Three Shows with Tickets Going on Sale March 11

March 8, 2022 Music and outdoor enthusiasts alike can look forward to an eventful few months ahead at Beech Mountain Resort with the return of its annual concert series taking place this summer. This year’s lineup will include Americana trailblazer Shakey Graves with support from fast-rising Kentucky-based outfit Bendigo Fletcher (June 18), indie-folk favorites The Head and the Heart with power rock duo Illiterate Light (July 16), plus North Carolina’s own Watchhouse with GRAMMY-winning bluegrass mainstays The SteelDrivers closing out the season (August 13). In response to declining COVID-19 numbers, the series will be resuming its original General Admission seating format, with tickets going on sale Friday, March 11.

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Spring into ART at the Turchin Center March 4

February 16, 2022 Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University during the Spring Exhibition Celebration on March 4 from 5-9 pm. This event is held in conjunction with the downtown Boone Art Crawl. Numerous exhibiting artists will be on-hand to meet visitors and provide insight into their intriguing work. The musical group Belleville Rendezvous will perform. Refreshments and a cash bar will be available. This event is free and open to the public. 

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“America’s Got Talent” Gangstagrass Debuts at App Theatre; High Country Cloggers Invited to Join Artists Onstage this Saturday

February 16, 2022 The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country (ATHC) is pleased to announce that the High Country Cloggers will join the bluegrass/hip-hop artists Gangstagrass in performance at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 19 on the Doc Watson Stage for Americana Music at the Appalachian Theatre. Best known as the theme song creators of “Long Hard Times to Come” for the hit FX drama, “Justified,” Gangstagrass has created an original Emmy-nominated blend of bluegrass/hip-hop music.

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Blue Ridge Fiber Guild Spring Into Summer Show Now on Display at the Jones House

June 9, 2021 Residents and visitors to the High Country are invited to the Blue Ridge Fiber Guild’s exhibit, Spring Into Summer.  The event is scheduled at the Jones House located at 604 King Street in downtown Boone and promises to inspire both artists and crafters. The guild’s mission is to promote traditional craft and contemporary art in all fiber media and was chartered in the early ‘80’s with many of the original members remaining active.  It seems that fiber is part of this group’s DNA and will be on display in the show.  Members hail from Ashe, Caldwell, East Tennessee, and Watauga and meet monthly.  Most recently, the guild has held their meetings on Zoom and look forward to getting back to in person meetings in the near future.  No experience is necessary for membership and interested parties should visit the BRFG website at blueridgefiberguild.org for membership information, meetings and upcoming workshops.

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Sherrie Norris Lovin’ Spoonful Cooking Column: Healthy Snacks for Happy Kids


June 7, 2018. At the end of another school year, many families are already wondering how to keep the kids healthy and happy during summer break. Routines are often knocked out of balance, including mealtimes, but with a few handy tips, we can keep the kids on track, nutritionally, anyway, by suggesting food and snacks that are fun to make and wholesome to eat. Hope this helps. By Sherrie Norris

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STEAM Fun at Playhouse BuildFest  Will Take Place on Saturday April 14th at Watauga High School

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April 9, 2018. The Children’s Playhouse presents Playhouse BuildFest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 14th at Watauga High School. This free event is part of the 2018 North Carolina Science Festival. There will be a “soft open” for kids with special needs from 9 am-10 am before the event opens to the general public at 10. Now in its fifth year, this free community event regular attracts 1200 kids and parents for a day of learning and fun.

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The Schaefer Center Presents “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” on April 13-15

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April 6, 2018. The “The Schaefer Center Presents…” performance series, a program of Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs, continues its 2017–18 season with a collaborative production of the Tony Award-winning best musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” at 7 p.m. on April 13 and 14, and at 2 p.m. on April 15 at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for Appalachian faculty/staff and retired faculty/staff, and $10 for students.

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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.

  • Prestigious Full-Tuition Elizabeth McRae Scholarship Recipients Announced
  • Camp GOTR (Girls on the Run)
  • Watauga County Parks and Rec Pickleball for Seniors
  • High Country Local First Memberships- New!
  • Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Company, 4/4- 4/14
  • App State Emergency Siren Test, 4/4
  • Tweetsie Railroad Opening Day, 4/6
  • BRAHM’s Upcoming Events: Gentle Yoga, 4/6
  • Boone Area Lions Hold Country Breakfast, 4/7
  • Watauga Humane Society’s Tour for Life Adoption Event, 4/8
  • BRAHM’s Upcoming Events: Traveling Smithonian through 4/28
  • Spirit Ride’s Kentucky Derby Fundraiser, 5/5
  • Upcoming Sparta Events, Starting in June

Compiled by Kate Herman

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Girls on the Run Recieve $12,000 Donation From Triple Crown; Jesse Miller receives the Leigh Cooper Wallace Making a Difference Award

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March 28, 2018. As the result of the dedication of hundreds of runners and community sponsors, The High Country Triple Crown donated $12,000 to Girls on the Run of the High Country at the annual Luck o’ the Lassie Celebration on March 18.  Local auctioneering legend Jesse Miller was honored as the sixth recipient of the Leigh Cooper Wallace Making a Difference Award during the celebration.

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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.

  • Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Company, 3/25- 4/1
  • BRAHM Weekly Events, 3/27- 3/31
  • Appalachian Gastroenterology Will Join Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, 4/1
  • High Country Chapter of Military Officers Association of America Pancake Breakfast, 4/7
  • Extension Offers Hands-on Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation Workshop, 4/13
  • Blue Ridge Artisan Center Calls for Artists and Artisans in Northwest N.C. Counties to Take Part, Submission Deadline 4/19
  • Watauga Humane Society’s 4th Annual Raffle, 4/29
  • Ensemble Stage 2018 Professional Summer Season

Compiled by Kate Herman

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Movie Review: Tomb Raider

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March 19, 2018. There’s a rule among movie buffs that there has never been a decent live-action adaptation of a video game. Not a single one. A scant few detractors will defend the original “Resident Evil” or “Mortal Kombat” movies, but even then the arguments are rarely more passionate than “it works as a guilty pleasure.” The Angelina Jolie-led “Tomb Raider” movies from the early 2000’s are certainly no exception to this rule, though the 2001 original is the highest-grossing video game movie of all time. This commercial success from nearly two decades ago has led Hollywood to excavate the character of Lara Croft and let her take another shot at representing the medium. By Bob Garver

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Saturday: Slots Available for Participation in The Town of Boone St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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March 16, 2018. For those who wish to participate in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, you can thank your lucky stars! By the luck of the Irish, slots are still available for floats and parade participation. The Town of Boone’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is scheduled to take place this Saturday, March 17 at 2 p.m., on King Street. All are encouraged to watch the parade. Candy and other goodies will be distributed by parade participants. By Kate Herman – Photos by The Jones House

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March 17: The Daniel Boone Rail Jam, Presented by Appalachian Mountain Brewery


Mar. 9, 2018. For those who love to shred, Appalachian Mountain Brewery’s Daniel Boone Rail Jam is taking place on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. ‘Rail Jam’ is an outdoor skiing and snowboarding competition in which the proceeds go to the Revamp the Amp project. There will be food and beverages available for purchase.  All are welcome to participate or spectate at the event. By Kate Herman

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Haircut 101 Hot Lips Competition: Hottest Lips in the High Country

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Feb. 28, 2018. Who has the hottest lips in the High Country? During the first few weeks in February, Haircut 101 invited the community to compete in their Hot Lips Competition. Competitors paid one dollar, and kissed a napkin. A variety of lipstick colors and styles were used in order to select the most outstanding kiss. 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.

  • Studio 140 is Show Casing Art at Sorrento’s Bistro on Weekends in March
  • Asheville Welcomes Elizabeth Smart, Where There’s Hope, There’s Healing, 3/8
  • High Country Lifelong Learners Movie Screening, 3/12
  • S.N.I.P.S of Watauga Humane Society Presents ‘Everything but the Kitchen Sink’, 3/17

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.

  • Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Company, 2/26- 3/10
  • Watauga Humane Society Event: Saint Paw-trick’s Day, 3/15
  • 2018 BRAHM Gala: An Evening in Venice, 6/23
  • Watauga County Arts Council Vocal Music Scholarships Available

Compiled by Kate Herman

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Black Mountain College Semester 2018 at Appalachian — March events

Feb. 26, 2018. Black Mountain College was structured differently than most educational institutions at the time. In 1933, it was founded out of a desire for a more progressive education through the use of art, hands-on learning, close student-faculty interaction and critical thought. As an early example of a liberal arts college, this model has since spread throughout the U.S. and is used at Appalachian State University today.

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Watauga County Arts Council: Kicking off Youth Art Month with a FREE Paint-In for Kids

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Feb. 26, 2018. March is Youth Art Month and the Watauga County Arts Council is kicking it off with a morning of celebrating the art of K-3 area students! A free painting lesson will be offered to kids in grades K – 3 on Saturday, March 3 from 10:00 am – 11:30 at the Blue Ridge ArtSpace at 377 Shadowline Drive in Boone.  For the Home Sweet Home lesson kids will paint their homes and Watauga County scenes.  They are asked to bring pictures of their home or their favorite mountain/village scenes.

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Movie Review: Game Night

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Feb. 26, 2018. “Game Night” sees its characters playing one of those elaborate role-playing games that’s spread out over several miles and involves a full company of actors. I’m weary of movies with this kind of premise because of the inevitable twist: at some point, we’re going to learn that everything that’s been happening is all part of the game. It’s the same thing with movies about con artists, magicians, or people who meddle in dreams. It’s not that I necessarily mind being played for a fool, I can enjoy some well-planned manipulation, but it just seems like a waste of time when the movie practically announces its intentions so early the way this one does. By Bob Garver

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THIS WEEKEND: The Pioneer Playmakers Present “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder, Feb. 23-25

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Feb. 23, 2018. This weekend, Feb. 23-25, The Pioneer Playmakers will present “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder. The performance is a not a musical and has three acts. The play focuses on love, marriage, eternity, daily life and death. Showtimes will take place at 7 p.m., on Friday and Saturday. Sunday’s show will take place at 2:30 p.m. All shows will take place in Watauga High School’s auditorium.

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