1) Appalachian Men’s Hoops Versus Charlotte to be Televised
Appalachian State University men’s basketball’s Dec. 8 home contest versus Charlotte will be televised live on WCCB-TV (CW-Ch. 18) in Charlotte and Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS), Appalachian State Athletics announced on Wednesday. The telecast, which will be produced by the Appalachian IMG Sports Network, will reach more than seven million homes (1.16 million in the Charlotte market on WCCB and over six million across 13 Southeastern states on CSS). The game between the Mountaineers and 49ers is scheduled for a 2 p.m. tip. Tickets to the game may be purcahsed at appstatesports.com. The contest is one of six televised games on the slate for the Mountaineers this year. The next televised contest is on Saturday when Appalachian visits Cincinnati. Tipoff is at 2 p.m. and the game can be seen on Fox Sports Ohio and ESPN3.
2) Lees-McRae Women’s Bobcats Surge Past Lions in Home Opener
Senior Layana De Souza poured in a game-high 22 points as the Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team outscored Mars Hill University by a 40-24 margin in the second half en route to a 82-68 victory in the Bobcats’ home opener on Wednesday evening in Williams Gymnasium. Lees-McRae (1-2) posted a field goal percentage of 47.5 percent on the night, including an even 50 percent in the first half, while holding Mars Hill (0-1) to a clip of 27.6 percent in the final period. The Lions edged the Bobcats by a 39-37 margin on the glass, including a 13-10 advantage on the offensive boards, as Lees-McRae scored 48 points in the paint. Lees-McRae returns to the court on Friday when the Bobcats make the short trip to Boone to take on Appalachian State University in an exhibition contest at 6 p.m.
3) Boone After Hours
The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for Business After Hours and Program Partners. Please consider the benefits of being a Boone Chamber of Commerce partner. Please submit all applications by Dec. 6.
4) Banner Elk Chamber’s Christmas in the Park
The Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Banner Elk and the Banner Elk TDA will sponsor their annual Christmas in the Park event on Saturday, Dec. 7. This year’s celebration will be an all-day event and will include the following activities:
- Breakfast with Santa and the Sugar Bears – Dunn’s Deli 8:30-10 a.m.
- Movie “The Polar Express” at Evans Auditorium at Lees-McRae at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
- Pet photos with Santa – My Best Friends Bakery – call for an appointment
- Cookie Decorating with the Sugar Mountain Bears – Banner Elk Cafe at 2:30 to 3:30
- Beer Tasting at Flat Top Brewing Company starting at 1 p.m.
- Reading of The Night Before Christmas – The Little Main Street Inn at 3:30-4:30 (bring your pajamas)
- The US Army Special Forces Ice Carving Team 3-8 p.m. in Tate-Evans park
- Parade of Lights-5:30 p.m. Lees-McRae College to Tate Evans Park
- Luminary lighted train rides in Tate Evans Park after the parade
- Meet Santa at Tate-Evans park after the parade
- Tree lighting ceremony after the parade at Tate Evans Park
- Live Nativity Scene in Tate Evans Park after the parade, animals courtesy of Apple Hill Farm
5) Parkway School Craft Show Announced
It’s back and bigger and better than last year. Don’t miss it! Come shop for unique gifts from 25+ local talented vendors, have lunch and support Parkway School’ PTO. Find the perfect gifts for all those people on your Christmas list. Items include hot chocolate, baked goods, handmade jewelry, pottery, scarves, jams and jellies, ceramics, handmade wreaths, Christmas ornaments, books, bookmarks, quilted items, stationary, wooden birdhouses, raffle tickets, drawings and so much more. The show will take place Nov. 23 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Parkway School in Boone.
6) Meal Deliverers Needed
Our snowbirds are leaving! The Project on Aging needs volunteers to fill in for our summer people who are heading south for the winter. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday. Volunteers need to be at the Senior Center around 10:45 a.m. Most routes take around an hour to an hour and a half. A volunteer may deliver with what meets their schedule, once a week, twice a month, what have you. Meals are not delivered when conditions are unsafe for travel. Mileage reimbursement is available. For more information call Wynne Strickland at 265-8090. Volunteers state they get more out of delivering than clients do.