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Published Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 12:11 pm

1) Boone Chamber to Celebrate New River Light and Power on Thursday

Celebrate New River Light and Power’s 100 years in business with the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce for an event hosted by Basil’s and Booneshine Brewing Company at Basil’s, 246 Wilson Drive, from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday.

Join NRLP earlier in the day at Clawson-Burley Greenway Park at noon and at 2 p.m. for a tree dedication.

Call 828-264-2225 for more information.

2) Lees-McRae Women’s Soccer News

Junior Erin Barcal notched a goal early in the second half, but the Lees-McRae women’s soccer team fell to No. 19 North Georgia, 3-1, on a sunny Tuesday afternoon at Tate Filed in Banner Elk, N.C.

The Nighthawks (3-0) outshot LMC 11-1 in the first half while Sophia Matonak led the offense with a goal and an assist. The Bobcats (0-3) came out in the second half with a pep in their step and outshot UNG 3-0 in the first five minutes, and amassed nine in the final 45.

UNG benefitted from a close call inside the box and would take a 1-0 lead on a penalty kick 33 minutes into the contest.

The visitors extended the lead to two when Kassidy Freeman corralled a Matonak pass inside the box and took advantage of a 2v1 situation and squeaked a shot past the outstretched arms of Alexis Feely (Wake Forest, N.C.).

Feely amassed four saves in the match.

Barcal (Wilmington, N.C.) fetched a Kate Brandon (Charlotte, N.C.) pass and pinged a shot off the post at the 51:17 mark to cut the deficit in half.

Moments earlier, junior Cheyenne Warrick (Pikeville, N.C.) nearly struck gold when her blast from 17 yards out was saved by Mallory Sayre.

Sayre made three saves, all in the second half.

The Nighthawks’ Jade Pennock netted a goal with 8:15 remaining to make it 3-1 from 23 yards out.

Pennock and Matonak combined for 10 shots.

LMC had four player’s record two shots each.

The Bobcats travel to Mars Hill Saturday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m.

3) Watauga Green Apartments Now Leasing

158 Herring Loop in Boone

Call 828-386-1790 for more information.

2 Bed/1 Bath and 3 Bed/2 Bath units available.

Leasing Office hours:

Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday 9 a.m. to noon

4) Enjoy Revolutionary War Weekend in Morganton Sept. 26-Oct. 1

Trace the steps of the heroic Overmountain Men and learn about Morganton’s prominent role in the struggle for Independence during the annual Revolutionary War Week celebration, Sept. 26-Oct. 1.

The week includes four major events, all free to the public, and a few smaller gatherings. All are coordinated by the Historic Burke Foundation. The goal is to showcase what transpired in Burke County in the fall of 1780 as various groups of Overmountain Men gathered at Quaker Meadows to muster in advance of their victory further to the south at the Battle of Kings Mountain, a turning point in the American Revolution.

The week’s first major happening takes place Saturday, Sept. 26, on the grounds of the Old Burke County Courthouse in downtown Morganton. From 12-5 p.m., there will be living history exhibits, period dress, a children’s creative art experience, special presentations, fife and drum performances, and firing of muskets by re-enactors from the Overmountain Victory Trail Association.

That evening from 7-8:30 p.m., upstairs in the the Old Burke County Courthouse, author Randell Jones gives a presentation about the Overmountain Men, the mustering at Quaker Meadows, the crossing of Greenlee Ford on October 1, 1780, and the victory at Kings Mountain.

On Sunday, Sept. 27, the celebration moves to the historic Charles McDowell House where there will be a multitude of activities from 1-5 p.m. Activities include: period dress, tours of the house, children’s colonial games, sampling of food made from colonial recipes, living history exhibits, storytelling by Jones, music, and presentation of the play “Patriots of Burke County.”

New this year is a full-scale re-enactment of the Crossing of Greenlee Ford on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Overmountain Victory Trail re-enactors and local re-enactors will honor the 235th anniversary by crossing the Catawba River at Greenlee Ford.

“It’s going to be a sight to see – all these patriots crossing the river with guns firing and cannon blaring on the exact anniversary of the crossing that took place the first of October in 1780,” said Ed Phillips, director of tourism for Burke County.

The festivities occurs on the banks of the Catawba behind Judge’s Restaurant. After the crossing, noted storyteller and re-enactor Steve Ricker of Tennessee will tell the story of that fateful morning in Morganton, followed by a pledge of allegiance with colors presented by the Freedom High School ROTC. (The school is named for the Overmountain Men.)

Advanced-sale box lunches ($10) will be served afterward on the eatery’s back lawn.

For information on any of the events during Revolutionary War Week, call the Historic Burke Foundation at 828-437-4104, or go to:

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