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Today’s Email Announcements

Watauga County Republican Women’s Club Holds Monthly Meeting on Wed., May 31

The Watauga County Republican Women’s Club (WCRWC) will have its next monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 31st at the Sagebrush Steakhouse in Boone, NC. The meeting will begin at noon. All interested in furthering the Republican cause in The High Country are welcome to attend and are invited to join. Call 828-295-9020 for more information. The WCRWC meets the last Wednesday of each month.


Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Company

Tuesday, 5/16/17-Cheap Date Night. A pizza, two salads and two beers for $25. The movie is free!

Wednesday, 5/17/17- Trivia at 7pm.

Thursday, 5/18/17-$3 Thirsty Thursday and College Night featuring Open Mic Night hosted by Mike Preslar.

Friday, 5/19/17-Live Music: Woodie and the String Pullers at 7:30pm.

Saturday, 5/20/17-Live Music: Folk and Dagger at 7:30pm at 7:30pm.

Tuesday, 5/23/17-Shine and Dine. A moonshine and food pairing dinner featuring moonshine from Copper Barrel Distillery.

Wednesday, 5/24/17-Trivia at 7pm.

Thursday, 5/25/17-$3 Thirsty Thursday and College Night featuring Live Music.

Friday, 5/26/17-Live Music: Cane Mill Road at 7:30pm.

Saturday, 5/27/17-Live Music: Dane Page at 7:30pm.


Rev. Ben Floyd Appointed as Pastor of Blackburn’s Chapel and Executive Director of Blackburn Community Outreach

Bishop Paul Leeland, resident bishop of the Western NC Conference, has announced the appointment of Rev. Ben Floyd to the joint positions of pastor of Blackburns’ Chapel United Methodist Church (BCUMC), a missional campus of Boone United Methodist Church, and Executive Director of Blackburn Community Outreach (BCO).

Rev. Floyd comes to Todd from his current home in Canton, GA where he has lived with his wife, Amy and two children (Grace, age 9 and Sam, age 6) while pursuing an M. Div. degree from Candler School of Theology, Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He anticipates graduation in May of 2017. Ben has an appreciation for rural Appalachian culture from his experience serving in downtown Asheville and at a small church in rural North Georgia.

Ben was drawn to Blackburns’ by the intentional community, Blackburn House, a program of Blackburn Community Outreach housed in the old BCUMC parsonage since 2012. He has a special love of relationships and collaborative style in small churches and in the communities they serve. To Ben, “the community is the church”. He also has an interest in recovery ministry. Ben sees Blackburns’ Chapel and BCO as being part of an emerging trend – “smaller communities of faith connected to larger churches being one of the ways churches will grow in the twenty-first century.”

Rev. Floyd will begin his appointment at Blackburns’ Chapel and BCO on July 1st. We also express our gratitude to Rev. Brandon Wrencher, the outgoing Pastor of Blackburns’ Chapel and Director of Blackburn Community Outreach. Rev. Wrencher ably and enthusiastically led the fledgling organization, Blackburn House, from its infancy into the more developed Blackburn Community Outreach, a non-profit organization under Boone United Methodist Church.

Pastor Wrencher with his wife, Erica and their two sons, Phillip and Mo, have offered an experience of generosity, warmth, brilliance, talent and tolerance. Pastor Wrencher has led Blackburn’s Chapel and Blackburn Community Outreach to develop mission, vision, goals and administrative structures that have fostered community engagement, grant funding from the Duke Endowment, the addition of staff, and growth in service to the community. As the Wrencher’s move to their new appointment in Greensboro, we express deep gratitude from the bottom of our mountain hearts.


Hunter’s Heroes Memorial Run 5K and 10K Takes Place on Sat., May 20


Saturday, May 20, 2017 – 8:30am10:30am


Watauga County Sheriff’s Office

184 Hodges Gap Rd

Boone, NC 28607


Hunter’s Heroes, a non-profit in Boone, NC, is hosting a 5K & 10K Memorial Run on May 20th, 2017 at 8:30 am. All money raised from the run will be given to support families of public safety officers and military personnel to thank them for their service to North Carolina and to the United States.

EVENT: Hunter’s Heroes 5K

Route will span from Watauga County Sheriff’s Office to Boone Police Department
REGISTRATION LIMIT: 493 spots left.
PRICE: $25.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee
REGISTRATION: Price increases to $30.00 after March 31, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT

EVENT: Hunter’s Heroes 10K

Route will span from Watauga County Sheriff’s Department to Boone Police Department and turn around and run back to the Watauga County Sheriff’s Department for the awards ceremony and celebration.
PRICE: $35.00 Race Fee + $3.00 SignUp Fee
REGISTRATION: Price increases to $40.00 after March 31, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT

Link to register: https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/NC/Boone/HuntersHeroes

Link to our website: http://www.huntersheroes2013.com/


Name: Carol Cook
Phone: (828) 262-7674


Hues & Brews: Artist and Beer Celebration on Sat., May 20


Saturday, May 20, 2017 – 11:00am6:00pm


Downtown Lenoir

Main Street & West Avenue

Lenoir, NC 28645


Regional artisans, craft beer brewers and musicians are coming to Downtown Lenoir on Saturday, May 20, 2017 for the Third Annual Hues & Brews Artist & Craft Beer Celebration.

Chat with brewers and artists, and check out their handcrafted offerings. This event is free to the public with live music, food vendors, juried art and craftwork for sale & art demonstrations throughout the day.

Tokens will be sold for craft beer tastings to those over 21 years of age.

Event will be held outdoors rain or shine, along Main Street & West Avenue in downtown Lenoir.


Name: Cathy McCoy, Caldwell Arts Council
Phone: (828) 754-2486