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Today’s Email Announcements

1) Republican Women’s Club to Meet Wednesday

The Watauga County Republican Women’s Club (WCRWC) will have its next monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 29 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.

2) Western Square Dancing at Linville Land Harbor

Mountain Mixers Schedule:

Friday July 24, 2015

Western Square Dance

Our Western Square Dance will be held at Linville Land Harbor

Recreation Center, 22 Land Harbor Plaza, Newland

7:00-9:00PM This is a mainstream dance with announced plus tips.

Caller is our own Ron Libby, Land Harbor, NC. Dress is casual.www.mountainmixers.com

Sunday July 26, 2015

Western Square Dance

Our Western Square Dance will be held at Linville Land Harbor

Recreation Center, 22 Land Harbor Plaza, Newland

1:00-1:30PM is A2. 2:00-4:00PM is a plus dance.

Caller is Tim Marriner, Rock Hill, SC. Dress is square dance attire or dressy casual.

No shorts please.www.mountainmixers.com

A2 Square Dancing from Monday June 1, 2015-Sept 28, 2015 Mondays

7:00-9:00PM A2 Dancing with Jerry Biggerstaff, Marion, NC

Wednesdays 7:00-9:00PM A2 Review and Dance with

our resident caller Ron Libby

3) Boone, ASU Law Enforcement to Receive Special Training for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Laws

Area law enforcement officers will receive special training for enforcing bicycle and pedestrian safety laws as part of the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Watch for Me NC campaign.

Representatives from Town of Boone and Appalachian State University will attend a one-day seminar as part of the Watch for Me NC Campaign. The training course will include classroom instruction and field exercises for the officers, who will learn and practice various tactical operations to promote pedestrian and motorist safety. The training sessions are intended to support officers in enhancing their local efforts at ensuring area drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians are following state laws.

The training is being led by Brian Massengill, a sergeant with the Durham Police Department. Sgt. Massengill has more than a dozen years’ experience as a law enforcement officer and is certified by the Law Enforcement Bicycle Association.

Local media is invited to attend the Pedestrian Crosswalk Enforcement Effort.

WHAT: Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Training

WHEN:  2 pm 7/21/2015

WHERE:  Town of Boone, Council Chambers

1510 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, NC

CONTACT: Eric Gustaveson, Deputy Public Works Director



James Gallagher

UNC Highway Safety Research Center

919-843-7007 (office)

919-308-0738 (cell)


The Watch for Me NC campaign is a comprehensive approach to reducing bicycle and pedestrian crashes and fatalities in North Carolina. The campaign uses multi-media strategies to educate motorists, pedestrians and cyclists, and provides resources to law enforcement efforts. In 2014, the campaign expanded to cities across the state.

4) Free Concert with the King Bees on Saturday

Saturday, July 25, 2 pm – Free concert by the King Bees Duo of Todd, N.C.! From the capitols of Europe to Mississippi juke joints to Lincoln Center in New York City, these High Country favorites have brought their sizzling Southern Blues to audiences near and far! Join local favorites Rob Baskerville (winner of the Blue Ridge Heritage award) and Penny Zamagni for a rocking good time, featuring the history of the blues and the experience of live performance. Meeting Room. Watauga County Public Library, 140 Queen Street, Boone.

5) Overmountain Victory Celebration to Take Place in September

At the Museum of North Carolina Minerals Milepost 331 on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Schedule of Events

School Days

held from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm on Thursday, Sept. 17 and Friday, Sept. 18

Area school children will participate in special demonstrations. Reservations are required. Contact Ranger Faison at 828-295-6308.

Encampment Open to the Public

held from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, Sept. 19

Re-enactors will demonstrate crafts and skills of the Revolutionary War period throughout the day.

 Re-enactment of the Battle of King’s Mountain

held at the Historic Orchard at Altapass at 2:30 pm on Saturday, Sept.19.

The reenactment will be held at the Historic Orchard located three miles north on the Parkway at milepost 328

 Candlelight Tours

held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Saturday, Sept. 19

Take an evening tour by candlelight through a Revolutionary War period encampment and catch a glimpse of history.

 Encampment open to the Public

Sunday, Sept. 20 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Posting of Colours Ceremony 9:00 am

Drum Head Service 10:00 am

6) Boone Chamber After Hours at Horn in the West Tonight

The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce will host an after hours business event at Horn in the West tonight featuring food and drinks by Lost Province Brewing, live music, chair massages, tours of the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, a photo op with Daniel Boone and a chance to meet HITW board of directors, cast and crew. The event will take place from 5-7 p.m. tonight. Stay for the show and get 50 percent off your tickets.