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Lake James State Park Will Conduct Prescribed Burns

The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation plans to conduct multiple prescribed burns at Lake James State Park from late January through April. According to Park Superintendent Nora Coffey, the specific dates of the burns will depend on local weather conditions.

The prescribed burns will be conducted in sections totaling approximately 300 acres at the park’s Paddy’s Creek Area and approximately 600 acres on the Long Arm Peninsula. Some visitor areas and trails may be temporarily closed during the prescribed burns, and aerial ignition may be used in some instances.

Prescribed burns are used as a resource management tool in many locations by the state parks system. Some plant communities and animal species rely on periodic fire for their existence. The prescribed burns also reduce the amount of potential wildfire fuel and help protect a park’s resources and neighboring landowners if lightning, arson or carelessness sparks a wildfire.

In order to minimize smoke and assure the fire is controlled, the low-intensity, prescribed burn will only be carried out under strictly defined weather conditions of a fire management plan. On the selected day, the burn will begin in the late morning and will likely end by mid-afternoon.

About North Carolina State Parks
North Carolina State Parks manages more than 231,000 acres of iconic landscape within North Carolina’s state parks, state recreation areas and state natural areas. It administers the N.C Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, including its local grants program, as well as a state trails program, North Carolina Natural and Scenic Rivers and more, all with a mission dedicated to conservation, recreation and education. The state parks system welcomes more than 18 million visitors annually.

About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDNCR’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.
NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C. Zoo, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.
Jeff Stepp, Museum Director

Sun Belt Tournament Ticket Books On Sale Now

Tickets to the 2017 Sun Belt Conference basketball tournament in New Orleans are on sale now. The tournament will take place March 7-12 and is held at Lakefront Arena.

Tournament booklets are available for $120 and are good for all men’s and women’s games. Single session tickets (ages 13 and up) are available for $15, while tickets for children ages 3-12 are listed at $5 and includes a free drink and hot dog.

Fans who wish to sit closer to the action can purchase a VIP ticket book which includes a ticket to each men’s and women’s game and access to a hospitality area which includes foot and beverages throughout the tournament. The VIP tickets are $275 and can be purchased by contacting John Barranco at barranco@sunbeltsports.org.

Any Sun Belt students with a valid school ID are admitted for free.

To purchase tickets, visit the ticket office located inside the Holmes Center or call (828) 262-2079.

Lil Wayne at Holmes Convocation Center April 12

$25 ASU Student seated
$30 ASU Student Floor GA
$30 PUBLIC Seated
$35 PUBLIC Door

Having sold millions of albums worldwide and garnered four GRAMMY awards, Lil Wayne is one of the most successful and critically lauded artists in Hip Hop. He released his first project at the age of 12 and went on to release his first solo album in 1999 when he was just 17. He released his first installment of his legendary Tha Carter series in 2004 before releasing three others, including the landmark Tha Carter III in 2008. Lil Wayne also holds the record for the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by a male solo artist with 109 entries, having surpassed the record previously set by Elvis Presley. His most recent studio album, I Am Not A Human Being II, was released in 2013 and debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 Charts. Last year, Wayne released FWA (Free Weezy Album) exclusively on Tidal, where it was streamed a staggering ten million times within the first seven days alone. Outside of his iconic music career, Lil Wayne has continued on as the CEO of his own Young Money Records, as well as successful apparel brand Trukfit. He also recently launched his own app, Lil Wayne: SQVAD UP, and released his memoir Gone Till November on October 11th, 2016.

Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Company

January 30, 2017-February 5, 2017

Short List

Tuesday, 1/31/17- Beer 101 at 6pm featuring Belgian Beers.

Wednesday, 2/01/17- Trivia at 7pm and Special Release of Tubby Monk.

Thursday, 2/02/17-$3 Thirsty Thursday and College Night featuring Live Music with Carly Witt.

Friday, 2/03/17-Live Music: Earleine at 7:30pm.

Saturday, 2/04/17-Fireside Collective at 7:30pm.

Sunday, 2/05/17-Super Bowl Watch Party with food and drink specials all day.

Tuesday, 2/07/17-Oyster Roast. Fried, Steamed or Raw with all the fixin’s.

Wednesday, 2/08/17-Trivia at 7pm.

Thursday, 2/09/17-$3 Thirsty Thursday and College Night featuring Live Music.

Friday, 2/10/17-Live Music: Maureen Renihan at 7:30pm.

Saturday, 2/11/17-Live Music: Circus Mutt at 7:30pm.


Tuesday January 31

6pm- Get to know your beer at Beer 101! Whether you’re a beer novice or beer connoisseur, we’ve got the perfect class for you…Over the course of the next year, we’ll begin tasting our way through the science & craft of beer. Each month we’ll pick a different style and learn about the regional history, technique and ingredients that makes each style of beer unique. Each class only costs $30 and includes samples of 8 different beers, select food pairings, and a complimentary & stylistic logoed beer glass. Featuring Belgian Beers.


Wednesday February 1

5pm Tubby Monk Special Release. Tubby Monk is a Belgian Dark Strong Ale brewed with cherries, raisins and prunes-fermented cool and cold conditioned. We’ll have bottles for sale of Tubby Monk 2015 and 2016 as well as a special 3-year vertical flight featuring Tubby ’14, ’15, ’16 and our Belgian Tripel Ale, Temptation.

7pm-9pm Trivia Night: Beginning at 7pm, Lost Province will be hosting Trivia Night. Compete on your own or on a team! The competition gets started at 7pm so come a little early for a pizza and a pint and get your seat!


Thursday February 2

$3.00 Thursday-$3.00 pints on all Lost Province brewed beers (except high gravity).

7:30-Closing Live Music: Carly Witt. Carly Witt is a 19-year-old singer/songwriter from Crozet, Virginia currently studying in the mountains of Boone, North Carolina at Appalachian State. She writes songs about her experiences, thoughts, and pretty much any idea that just comes to mind.


Friday February 3

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: Earleine. Born in Clarksville Tennessee, just 40 miles outside of Nashville, Earleine grew up immersed in musical culture. Shortly after high school she moved to the piedmont of North Carolina and began playing shows with the musical duo “Whiskey Pines”, touring relentlessly around the region. In the past year, Earleine has moved to the mountains of Boone and struck out on her own, releasing her debut album “Small Town Sober”, and playing in venues across North Carolina. In a struggle of self-realization, Earleine’s voice lingers with deep lustrous melodies over each track. Inspired by indie Americana bands such as First Aid Kit, and Shovels and Rope her music displays influences from many musical genres, combining Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Pop, and Rock into an alluring dynamic sound.


Saturday February 4

7:30-Closing Live Music: Fireside Collective.  Winners of the 2016 Merlefest Band Competition, Fireside Collective is quickly blazing a name for themselves as a must-see progressive acoustic ensemble. Formed in 2014, Fireside Collective is a group of folk music enthusiasts who blend elements of traditional bluegrass and American roots music with modern acoustic arrangements. With an energetic live show, the band presents finely crafted original music infused with impeccable solos and tight harmonies. Captivating listeners with songs that are centered around change, relationships, and being on the road, they transition smoothly between danceable bluegrass numbers and passionate folk ballads. With Jesse Iaquinto on mandolin, Tommy Maher on Dobro, Joe Cicero on acoustic guitar, and Carson White holding down the groove with upright bass, Fireside Collective delights in tastefully exploring the boundaries of roots music.


Sunday February 5

Lost Province Sunday: Residents of “The Lost Province” (Watauga, Ashe, Avery and Alleghany) receive 10% off food with verification of residency.

Super Bowl Watch Party. We’ll be airing the game live on the big screen with food and drink specials all day!