• 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.

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    Compiled by Nathan Ham



  • Avery County Fine Art & Master Crafts Festival Happening August 9 to August 11


    August 8, 2019. Join us for our summer Fine Art & Master Crafts Festivals! The first will be held on July 19-21, 2019 and the second will be held on August 9-11, 2019. These juried festivals feature hand-crafted wares from more than 60 vendors. Photography, paintings, jewelry, sculpture, and pottery are just some of the crafts on offer. Presented by the Avery County Chamber of Commerce at the Historic Banner Elk Elementary School. Show Hours:  Friday: 1pm-5pm, Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sunday: 10am-4pm / Read more…



  • On The Same Page Literary Festival Presents 2019 Authors and Events


    August 8, 2019. Plans for the September 2019 On the Same Page Literary Festival are taking shape and many outstanding opportunities for readers, writers, and book fans of all ages are scheduled for the Festival in its 12th year of celebrating reading in North Carolina’s Ashe County. Once again, opportunities for attendees to hear and interact with renowned authors through readings, workshops, informal meals, and keynote events are on the schedule. And it’s not too early to begin looking through the lineup of authors and events and begin reading—in fact, the kickoff discussion of Dopesick, this year’s Festival Read, is coming up on August 8. / Read more…



  • Vintage Valle Music Bids Goodbye to Summer on August 18


    August 8, 2019. The last days of summer are upon us.    Come to Vintage Valle Music at Baird’s Creek Presbyterian Church for our goodbye to summer, the last performances in our 8th summer of community music!  Come join us in August, on the 3rd Sunday of each month, from 4 – 6 p.m.  Admission is free. Back for their 7th year, by popular demand, favorites Folk & Dagger join us for our final show of this summer, offering our community an opportunity to enjoy their hybrid fusion of folk and popular culture songs, hidden gems they’ve discovered, and beautiful, soulful originals penned by Doris Bazzini Crothers.   / Read more…



  • Sixth Annual Back 2 School Festival at Watauga County High School on Saturday August 10


    August 7, 2019. The sixth annual Back 2 School Festival will be held at Watauga High School on Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Back 2 School Festival provides school supplies, backpacks, haircuts, new shoes and socks, healthy food, activities, and helpful information in an atmosphere of fun, dignity, and respect for all attendees. The festival is designed to offer relief for local parents who are working hard to make ends meet and to help teachers by providing the tools their students need to succeed. The Back 2 School Festival welcomes any family that is struggling to afford the high costs of back-to-school shopping. If you wouldn’t normally ask for help but you or your child needs it, please do not hesitate to attend the B2SF. By Joe Johnson / Read more…



  • SNIPS of Watauga Humane Society Holding Parents’ Night Out Event for Children on August 10


    August 7, 2019. Are you looking for a safe, fun and affordable way to entertain your children while you enjoy an evening out? SNIPS* has the answer! On Saturday, August 10, at 5:00 pm, you may deliver your child/children to Watauga Humane Society, at 312 Paws Way, in Boone, for an evening of organized play and merriment. The cost is $25 for one child and $15 for each additional sibling. Pick up is no later than 9:45 p.m. Kids will participate in games and craft-making, learn about shelter animals (and even get to meet a few!) and enjoy a special appearance by Ms. Sparkle Spayde, SNIPS celebrity. A simple dinner along the lines of sandwich, pizza slice, chips, fruit, veggies, etc. will be served, followed by a special showing of the family-friendly movie Bolt, complete with popcorn and Kool-aid. / Read more…



  • International Guitarists, Local Rocker Performing at Jones House Friday August 9


    August 7, 2019. The Town of Boone continues the Summer Concerts at the Jones House this Friday, August 9 at 5:00pm with three acts set to take the stage. This concert will feature an eclectic mix of three solo guitar performers, each bringing something different to the table: Hiroya Tsukamoto, Jimmie Griffith, and Melissa Reaves. “Don’t let these one-person acts fool you,” says Brad Farthing of the Jones House, “Each performance will pack a punch with creative, real-time looping and overdubbing techniques that construct a powerful sound.” / Read more…



  • Boone Native, Award Winning Violinist and Fiddle Champ Maura Shawn Scanlin Returns to the High Country on August 10


    August 7, 2019. Boone native, award winning violinist and fiddle champ – Maura Shawn Scanlin – returns to the High Country! Acclaimed violinist and Scottish Fiddle Champion, Maura Shawn Scanlin, returns to her hometown of Boone to make an appearance at Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music this Saturday, August 10th. She will be joined by her musical partner, Conor Hearn, on guitar. Their duet, Rakish, will present an evening of classical inspired violin and Celtic fiddle music at the Harvest House Performing Arts Venue in Boone at 7:30pm. / Read more…



  • Bethany Lutheran to Host Annual Fundraiser Aug. 10; Proceeds Benefit Summer Feeding Program


    August 7, 2019. Bethany Lutheran Church in the Green Valley Community just north of Boone is hosting its second annual fish fry on Saturday, August 10. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the community’s summer feeding program, as well as other church-related mission projects in and around the area. Last year’s inaugural fish fry was a tremendous success, said Pastor Laura Weant, and helped raise money to replace the church’s badly needed steeple. Patrons will be able to see the new steeple atop the church when they return on Saturday. The event will be held in the church fellowship hall between 4 – 7 p.m., during which guests are invited to drop in at any time and either eat on premise or take out. The menu will include fried flounder, coleslaw, baked potatoes, hush puppies and cookies. Hamburgers and hotdogs will also be available. By Sherrie Norris / Read more…



  • A Monumental Exhibition of Sculpture at Chetola Begins this Weekend with Friday Ribbon Cutting


    August 6, 2019. Over 50 large, mid-scale and small sculptures will be exhibited August 9-11th on Chetola Lake. The Public is invited to stroll around the lakeside at Chetola Resort to meet renowned sculptors and view their award-winning works of art.  Activities all weekend long create a family-friendly destination.  Special evening events feature art icons, Bob Timberlake and Joe Miller on Friday night 6:30-9:30 pm. Sculptors will compete for cash awards totaling $6,000.  Dr. Lawrence Wheeler, CEO and Director of the NC Museum of Art,(ret.) is hosting Saturday’s evening event,  “Starry Night” dinner, dancing under the stars with The Starlighters Orchestra and a sculptors awards program.   Reservations and tickets are required for evening events. Free Family Friendly, ArtSplash will be happening Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will feature Virtual Reality Games with artist Alan Gordon. Volunteers will offer sculpting with Kids Clay Corner and lawn games including creating a squirt-gun painted large masterpiece. / Read more…



  • Gem Mineral Festival Celebrates 60 Years in Spruce Pine August 1st to 4th


    August 2, 2019. For the last 60 years, Spruce Pine has welcomes rockhounds, gem and mineral enthusiasts to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. From August 1 to August 3, the Spruce Pine Commons Shopping Center will host the 60th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, August 4, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Since the early 1950s, Spruce Pine, North Carolina has been the host of the festival and welcomed visitors from around the world to shop for beautiful jewelry, gemstones, minerals, beads, crystals, fossils and more. By Gianna Holiday / Read more…



  • Bring Back the Memories at the Inaugural P.B. Scott’s RoundUp on August 18 in Blowing Rock


    August 1, 2019. Take a trip back in time this summer to when the music was everything to join a big crowd of people remembering the good times at P.B. Scott’s in Blowing Rock. The P.B. Scott’s RoundUp, the first event of its kind, will be taking place outdoors in the parking lot at Twigs on Sunday, August 18 near where the original P.B. Scott’s building used to stand. “So many people from that era still have the memories and the desire to go through it again. I’m trying to keep the memory alive because there are enough people that I know feel the same. I know they want it and I know they’ll come,” said event organizer Jean Travers. “I think that it’s all right there ready for somebody to jump in and do what I’m doing. If you build it they will come.” Two bands that played at the original P.B. Scott’s location will be back to play some of their favorite tunes. Sidewinder will get the afternoon started before Nantucket takes the stage as the headlining act. By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • Acclaimed Magician, Caleb Sigmon, Brings “True Wonder” to Ashe Civic Center August 3rd


    August 1, 2019. Sigmon Theatrical will be hosting Caleb Sigmon’s “True Wonder Tour” at the Ashe Civic Center in West Jefferson on Saturday, Aug. 3. Sigmon is a graduate of The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, one of the top 10 national art schools; today he is also a commended magician who makes objects fly, brings shadows to life, and even predicts the future in his performances. “We’re looking to reach audiences of all ages. We’ve got children who are four and five years old who love his performances as much as the adults in the audience,” said Sigmon’s tour manager, Matthew Lucas. By Gianna Holiday / Read more…



  • Previewing – Beyond the Plantations: Images of the New South Now Showing at the Turchin Center


    August 1, 2019. Among a variety of new exhibits being displayed at the Turchin Center this month, is that of Michelle Van Parys’, Beyond the Plantations: Images of the New South; a work where Van Parys seeks out to give a sense of definition to the evolutionary anatomy of the South. Hailing from Arlington, Virginia, Van Parys is currently a professor at the College of Charleston, and many of the images from the exhibit are referred to with Charleston-based details within the surrounding environment. Van Parys was fundamental in the construction of College of Charleston’s photography program nearly twenty years ago and has previously produced photographs exploring the cultural reflections confined within the surrounding landscape of a place in her work The Way Out West. By Colby Gable / Read more…



  • King Bees and Ashley Heath to Perform and Local Art on Display at Jones House this Friday


    August 1, 2019. It will be a big Friday for the Town of Boone with multiple events going on at the Jones House. On August 2, the Jones House Summer Concert Series pushes ahead with performances by the King Bees and Ashley Heath & Her Heathens. As a part of the First Friday Art Crawl, the Jones House will also play host to a reception highlighting a new exhibit featuring paintings by local artist Wade Evans. The concert gets underway at 5:00 p.m. with live music from North Carolina mountain natives the King Bees. This American roots and blues duo first got together in the mid-1980s with Rob “Hound Dog” Baskerville on guitar and keys and Penny “Queen Bee” Zamagni. The King Bees have performed internationally at some of the grandest venues and has shared the bill and collaborated with hall-of-fame legends like Bo Diddley, James Brown, Leon Russell, and a host of others. / Read more…



  • Chosen Road will be in Concert at Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Boone on Sunday, August 4.


    July 29, 2019. Considered America’s favorite bluegrass gospel band by many, the highly acclaimed Chosen Road is returning to Boone. The multi-talented musicians and vocalists will be in concert at Mount Vernon Baptist Church on Sunday, August 4, where they were well received during two earlier performances in recent years. Chosen Road will lead in Sunday morning worship at both the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services, with a full concert scheduled at 6 p.m. that evening. The band was established in July of 2009 when a group of friends came together “to do more than just make music,” they said. Having been raised in the mountains of southern West Virginia and western North Carolina, each member has developed a profound love for the music they were raised on. From this love has stemmed a sense of responsibility to share bluegrass music with potential fans around the world. By Sherrie Norris / Read more…



  • Motown Supergroup The Temptations Wrap Up An Appalachian Summer Festival’s Milestone 35th Anniversary Season


    July 29, 2019. An Appalachian Summer Festival’s 35th anniversary season wraps up in spectacular fashion with Motown legends The Temptations, Saturday, August 3 at 7:30 pm at the Holmes Convocation Center. Tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for students, and only $5 for children 17 and younger. Billed as a “Concert and Dance Party,” The Temptations show will feature a dance floor in front of the stage for concertgoers to dance and shag to some of music’s biggest hits. This performance, as well as all Schaefer Popular Series events, is sponsored by Westglow Resort & Spa and Rowland’s Restaurant and made possible through the generosity of Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer. For more information, visit http://appsummer.org/schedule/id/the-temptations. New this year, guests have the opportunity to come early and enjoy pre-show food trucks located onsite in the Visitor Lot of John Thomas Hall from 5-7: 30 pm. Betty’s Biscuits, The Cardinal and El Tacorriendo food trucks will be serving a variety of dining options so concertgoers can conveniently grab a pre-show bite to eat, socialize, and then work off any extra calories on the dance floor.  / Read more…



  • Boone Chamber of Commerce Hosting 70th Annual Meeting at Holmes Convocation Center August 1


    July 26, 2019. Boone area businesses will come together on Thursday for the 70th Annual Boone Area Chamber of Commerce Meeting happening at the Holmes Convocation Center. Each year, the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce comes together to celebrate local businesses and hand out awards to business leaders that have played a positive role in the community. “The common thread between all of the folks that we will be honoring is that they really do put community first in their thoughts and efforts, whether it be the back to school festival that satisfies a huge need in the community or someone who has been volunteering in organizations around the community forever,” said David Jackson, the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO. “This is the opportunity for the entire business community to get together and really celebrate what been largely a very successful year for so many.” The speaker for this year’s event will be Andrew Davis. Davis is a bestselling author and internationally acclaimed keynote speaker. Before building and selling a thriving digital marketing agency, Davis produced for NBC’s Today Show, worked for The Muppets in New York and wrote for Charles Kuralt. By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • Journey Through North Carolina’s Technological History at The 40th Annual High Country Crank-Up, July 25-27


    July 26, 2019. Since 1979, the Carolina Flywheelers have been celebrating the antiquated machines of yesteryear at their annual High Country Crank-Up events. From hobbyists to avid collectors, all kinds of enthusiasts bring their rare, outmoded, and often beautiful machines to the Crank-Up in order to teach others about the history of pre-electrical technology. Antique cars, steam tractors, farm equipment, and much more are all on display at the Crank-Up. Event organizer Betty Hodges said of the event, “We’re gonna have all kinds of engines in operation, we have right many tractors, we have models, we have lawnmowers, we have a kiddy tractor-pull, and we have a parade of all the antique cars and tractors and things like that. We’ve got a sawmill in operation and a shingle-making machine, and just different things that were used before electricity.”. By Tzar Wilkerson / Read more…



  • 37th Tommy Burleson Basketball Camp Another Major Success


    July 25, 2019. Celebrating its 37th anniversary, the Tommy Burleson Basketball Camp was held July 15-19 at the Old Rock Gymnasium and adjacent auxiliary Newland Elementary School Gym. The former gymnasium’s playing floor is named “Tommy Burleson Court” in honor of Avery County’s most famous athlete ever. The Tommy Burleson Basketball Camp was founded in 1983 by Burleson, the legendary basketball star and Avery County native whose resume includes being an All-American at old Newland High and Avery County High and North Carolina State University. He also played on the 1972 United States Olympics team and helped lead the N.C. State Wolfpack to an undefeated (27-0) season in 1972-73 and a 30-1 record and the national championship the following season (1973-’74) before a professional playing career in the National Basketball Association. By Tim Gardner / Read more…



  • 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.

    Read more…
    Compiled by Nathan Ham



  • Magic Camp for Kids Coming to Boone Optimist Club Building August 1


    July 24, 2019. Join Jack of Hearts, the best magician in the High Country, for a one-day Magic Camp for kids ages 6-12 years on Thursday, August 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boone Optimist Club building on State Farm Road! Kids will learn magic tricks, including card tricks and juggling. They’ll enjoy lunch catered by Chick-fil-A, Boone, and go home with their very own bag of magic tricks to share with family and friends! Cost of the camp is $50 and includes hands-on instruction on magic tricks and juggling, lunch and a bag of tricks to perform after the camp. Jack of Hearts Magic features interactive tricks that will leave you guessing and saying “What… How did he do that?” / Read more…



  • Blue Ridge ArtSpace Features Glenn A. Bruce, Meet the Artist July 26


    July 24, 2019. The Blue Ridge ArtSpace is proud to feature the colorful abstract paintings of local artist Glenn A. Bruce during the month of July in their Main Gallery. You are invited to take advantage of an opportunity to spend time with the artist to learn more about his colorful creations and how they are created at the 2nd Chance Meet the Artist event on Friday, July 26 from 5-7 p.m. Glenn Bruce is an intriguing mix of artistic expression in multiple media. His first love is writing, something he has done quite successfully as a career. He has a MFA in Writing from Lindenwood University where he was associate fiction editor from the Lindenwood Review literary magazine. / Read more…



  • Sharyn McCrumb Presents to High Country Writers


    July 24, 2019. Sharyn McCrumb, NY Times best-selling author, presents at the meeting of High Country Writers, Thursday, August 8, at 10 a.m. at the Watauga County Library. She will speak on the topic of “Incorporating Myth into Your Fiction.” The public is invited. Sharyn McCrumb’s latest novel, “The Unquiet Grave,” recasts a story that has become a recurring bit of American folklore as the recollections of James P. D. Gardner, the first black attorney to practice law in the 19th century West Virginia. Best known for her Ballad novels, Sharyn McCrumb has been named a “Virginia Woman of History” for Achievement in Literature. / Read more…



  • Ensemble Stage Presents Opal’s Million Dollar Duck from July 26 to August 3


    July 24, 2019. Banner Elk’s Ensemble Stage will be showing their newest production from July 26 to Aug. 3, entitled Opal’s Million Dollar Duck by John Patrick. The play follows a pair of customers who drop by Opal’s Antique Junque Shop when the pair spot a still life of a dead mallard duck and an apple. Thinking it might be a priceless canvas missing from the local art museum, they offer Opal a seemingly reasonable price for it. However, she plans to give it to a friend and refuses to sell it. A series of wild antics and schemes then follow as the customers try to abscond with the painting and collect the reward for the painting. The production is part of Ensemble Stage’s 2019 Summer Professional Mainstage Season. By Gianna Holiday / Read more…



  • FaithFest 2019 in Nearby Wilkesboro Fast Approaching, Limited Tickets Going Fast


    July 24, 2019. Tickets are available now and going fast for the annual FaithFest in neighboring Wilkes County. Now in its third year, the event, slated for August 31, is quickly gaining popularity and expected to draw a record crowd on the campus of Wilkes Community College. The High Country was well represented at the 2018 event, with an even larger contingency planning to get on board for the upcoming, uplifting and life-changing festival. The Watson and Cabin Stages, so familiar to those who come for Merlefest in the spring, will come to life once again with some of the biggest names in the contemporary Christian music arena.By Sherrie Norris / Read more…



  • Beanstalk Community Theatre’s Production of Beauty and the Beast Begins on Thursday

    July 23, 2019. Beanstalk Community Theatre’s latest musical production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” will bring an old favorite to the stage, premiering close to Disney’s own release of their CGI remake of The Lion King on July 19. “Beauty and the Beast” will be paired with music, lights, special effects, along with a spectacular visual of a variety of costumes; the props for the show are also primarily hand-made and custom-designed. The musical will feature a wide variety of actors, singers, and dancers ranging in age from 6 to 57 in addition to the technical staff who work behind the scenes. “One challenge that we rarely ever face is losing cast members, but throughout this process, we lost three with significant roles for one reason or another,” said director Amy Beane. “Luckily, we have an amazingly talented and dedicated cast that stepped in and made it a flawless transition.” By Gianna Holiday / Read more…



  • 32nd Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Brings Imagination to the High Country July 26


    July 23, 2019. Blowing Rock Chamber’s Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort is back for another year with plenty of music and fun to go around! The performance is fast approaching, and it’s not one you’ll want to miss. Get your tickets for July 26 asap! Each year, the symphony features a theme. Last year, the Colors of the Mountains theme brought amazing decorations and costumes to the event. This year’s theme is A Journey of Imagination and will be reflected in the musical selections as well and the tent decorations, “The theme is about imagination, so it can take a bunch of directions in how people use this. It’s a kind of fantastic kind of thing. All the music is themed towards this theme, except, of course, the patriotic songs that are always a part of this.” By Hailey Blevins / Read more…



  • Mt. Jefferson Downhill Skateboard Racing Set For This Weekend in West Jefferson


    July 23, 2019. In what has become a heart-pounding tradition on the steep slopes of Mt. Jefferson, skateboarders from across the nation and other parts of the world visit the High Country July 27-28 to take on the high-speed thrills of racing down the mountain. This is the fifth year that the race has taken place at the Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area and it continues to grow in popularity each year. The race has become one of the most popular and well attended in the southeast. The race started with 66 riders in the first year and jumped to 89 in the second year. Each of the last two years, there has been over 100 riders register for the event and easily over 1,000 spectators through the two-day event. The downhill race is approximately 1.6 miles from start to finish with the elevation drop reaching nearly 700 feet from the starting line to the finish line. The average grade of the course is 8 percent with some areas reaching a 10-percent grade. By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • JSMHM Presents Its First Ever “Off Broadway” Production, “Ivy Rowe,” on July 27


    July 23, 2019. Stepping out of an established comfort zone can be a little unsettling. But with the support of its board of directors, Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music is doing just that. On Saturday, July 27, JSMHM will stage its first ever “Off Broadway” production — “Ivy Rowe – A One Woman Show with Mountain Music.” It will be presented at the Harvest House Performing Arts Venue in Boone, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Ivy Rowe, played by Barbara Bates Smith, is probably author Lee Smith’s most beloved character, drawn from her most beloved book — “Fair and Tender Ladies.” You will relish Ivy’s stand against the coal company’s bulldozer, defending her home place and reporting on her love life as described by her letters to “Dear Sister.” / Read more…



  • Award-Winning Western NC Musicians to Perform at Jones House This Friday, July 26


    July 23, 2019. The Summer Concert Series at the Jones House is kicking into high gear this Friday, July 26, at 5 p.m. with another exciting lineup of performances. On the slate for this week are a set of returning Jones House veterans, including Earleine, Shay Martin Lovette and Aaron Burdett & the Fly Rights. “It’s an honor to have these award-winning artists perform at the Jones House,” says Town of Boone Cultural Resources Director, Mark Freed. To say it is an honor is no overstatement; each of these local artists has made a name for themselves, and all have placed among the best in MerleFest’s annual songwriting contest. “I’m glad they continue to make time for hometown concerts.” / Read more…



  • Ashe County’s Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention Celebrates 50 Years This Weekend


    July 23, 2019. For half a century, Ashe County residents and visitors to the area have enjoyed a weekend full of traditional bluegrass tunes and dancing in Jefferson. This year will mark the 50th year of the Ashe County Bluegrass & Old Time Fiddlers Convention, sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council. The fiddlers’ convention began in 1971 and was originally sponsored by the Rotary Club of The Jeffersons. The Rotarians decided to take a step back in recent years and the Ashe County Arts Council stepped up to help organize the annual event. All funds raised at the fiddlers’ convention will go to support the Ashe County Arts Council’s Junior Appalachian Musicians Program. Convention-goers interested in camping for the weekend can enter the campground area at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Events will get underway on Thursday with the Bluegrass Jamming Camp with Gilbert Nelson from 3-7 p.m. and again on Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Registration is required to jam. You can register by calling 336-846-2787. By Nathan Ham / Read more…



  • Classic Cars, Quilts and Craft Show At Deerfield Methodist, Saturday, July 27


    July 23, 2019. It’s time for the annual Classic Car, Quilt and Craft Show at Deerfield Methodist Church in Boone — and it all happens on Saturday July 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Plus, there’s a hot dog lunch available for patrons to enjoy while browsing. Rarely do you find a unique mix that encapsulates such varied interests for people of all ages, but these folks know how to do it — and it’s all for a good cause. They know that people love classic cars, and that many in the area own them and love to display their chrome beauties with others. They also know that quilting and crafting are unique and timeless works of art that are loved and cherished. And, they realize that most people enjoy fellowship and eating lunch together. By Sherrie Norris / Read more…



  • Homegrown Music Festival Returns to Foscoe-Grandfather Community Center Park, August 10


    July 22, 2019. Foscoe Ruritan Club’s Homegrown Music Festival will take place at 1 p.m. in the Foscoe-Grandfather Community Center Park on Saturday, August 10. This fundraiser will help the Ruritan Club to serve their community. Following their mantra, “Fellowship, goodwill and community service,” the Ruritan Club is focused on helping its community through any devastating event. This event, as always, is family-friendly and alcohol-free. The festival will be returning for its fifth year, as it is the Ruritan Club’s main fundraiser which allows them to serve the Foscoe community. By Gianna Holiday / Read more…



  • Watuaga High School Presents Production of Beauty and the Beast, July 25-27


    July 22, 2019. Watauga High School’s newest theatrical production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will bring an old favorite to the stage, premiering close to Disney’s own release of the CGI remake of The Lion King. Hosted by Beanstalk Community Theatre, “Beauty and the Beast” will be paired with music, lights and special effects, along with a spectacular visual of a variety of costumes; the props for the show are also primarily hand-made and custom designed. The production will feature a wide variety of actors, singers and dancers ranging in age from 6 to 57 in addition to the technical staff who work behind the scenes. By Gianna Holiday / Read more…



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