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Feb. 25 at the Schaefer Center: Lake Street Dive Live in NC

Published Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Feb. 16, 2017. The red hot jazz pop four piece known as Lake Street Dive will be making their only stop in NC Saturday night Feb. 25 at the Schaefer Center at Appalachian State here in Boone. Hot on the heels of their third studio release, this group out of Boston has sold out every show so far during their current tour, which spans the United States. With their highly anticipated appearance at the Schaefer Center fast approaching, fans should expect this show to sell out as well. By Cramer Lewis / Read more…
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BIG Something coming to the Local Feb. 11, part of album release tour.

Published Friday, January 27, 2017 at 12:30 pm
Jan. 26, 2017. In a market saturated with genre defiance, BIG something sidestep obscurity in the jam band milieu by way of their outrageous chops, genuine song writing, and nonstop gritty groove making. BIG something has really got something big for every sort of music fan without making any sacrifices to their sound. By Cramer Lewis / Read more…
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Nashville’s Electro-Indie Duo CHERUB Sells Out at Legends for a Third Consecutive Year

Published Monday, September 19, 2016 at 1:58 pm
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Sept. 19, 2016. Cherub’s yearly visit to Boone has become a welcomed tradition. So much so that another yearly tradition accompanies their return: selling out Legends. On Wednesday Sept. 21 Cherub will dish out a funky dose of their high energy electro fusion to a sold out Legends crowd. Tickets to this event have now sold out for the third consecutive year. By Cramer Lewis / Read more…
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Missing Pregnant Woman from Salisbury Found in Boone on Monday Afternoon

Published Monday, June 8, 2015 at 3:04 pm
June 8, 2015. The missing pregnant woman from Salisbury, Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther, 49, has been found in Boone, according to Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman. Bradshaw-Crowther went missing on Tuesday morning, hours before she was scheduled to have a C-section birth. By Jesse Wood / Read more…
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The Annual Shag at Sugar Mountain Held Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Sugar Mountain Golf Clubhouse

Published Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 4:49 pm
After being postponed due to rain earlier this month, the annual Shag at Sugar Mountain will finally take place on Saturday, Aug. 23. The event will be held from 4:30-9 p.m. at Sugar Mountain Golf Clubhouse located at 1054 Sugar Mtn Dr. in Sugar Mountain. "The first one was in 2010 to celebrate our 25th anniversary as a township," said Tammy Floyd, Clerk at the Village of Sugar Mountain. "But people loved it so much and asked for it again and again so we obliged and made it an annual event." Read more...
BY MADISON FISLER LEWIS
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What’s Playing at the Movies? Feb. 6-13: The Monuments Men, That Awkward Moment, Ride Along and More!

Published Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm
Check out all of the great films that you can catch this week at the movies. Trailers included! Read more...
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Weekend Roundup: Things to Do This Weekend in the High Country; Check ‘em Out, Make Plans Jan. 24-27

Published Friday, January 24, 2014 at 6:24 pm
Even in the middle of winter, the High Country still has so many exciting events to offer its community and visitors. Check our site every Friday for something new and exciting to look forward to while you’re watching the hour hand crawl to 5 o’clock. Find live music down the street, explore a nearby town’s local secrets or try out a new square dancing class. There's always something fun to do in the High Country.Read more...
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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Featured Photo: The High Country Transforms Into a Winter Wonderland as Snow Accumulates This Afternoon

Published Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm
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Snow accumulations continue throughout the High Country as precipitation continues to fall throughout the afternoon. Accumulations ranging from two to seven inches are expected for different parts of the area. Check out some photos of the winter wonderland. Read more… by Madison V. Fisler - Photo by Ken Ketchie
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What’s Playing at the Movies? Jan. 9-16: Lone Survivor, Paranormal Activity, 47 Ronin and More!

Published Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 2:40 pm
Check out all of the great films that you can catch this week at the movies. Trailers included! Read more...
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ASU’s Michael R. Patricelli Craft Enrichment Program Offers Affordable Craft Instruction This Spring

Published Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm
For many High Country residents, the Michael R. Patricelli Craft Enrichment Program offered each year at Appalachian State University is a welcome outlet for creativity and a great way to learn a new craft or hobby. This year, classes will be offered in glass fusing and slumping, digital photography, weaving, welding and metalworking, stained glass, lampwork and beadmaking, jewelry, wood bowl-turning, fiber spinning, sewing, painting, basket making and pottery. Read more...
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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The 32nd Annual Watauga County Humane Society Rummage Sale Scheduled for June 22-23

Published Friday, June 21, 2013 at 4:30 pm
June 21, 2013. For the 32nd year in a row, the Watauga County Humane Society's annual rummage sale will take place starting June 22 at the National Guard Armory. The sale runs both days from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read more...
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Watauga County will be held Tomorrow, June 14 at WHS

Published Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm
June 13, 2013. The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Watauga County will be held at Watauga High School in Boone on June 14. This annual fundraiser not only raises money for cancer reasearch, but also serves as a meeting point for supporters, survivors and caretakers and as a memorial to those who have already passed on. Read more...
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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First Friday Art Crawl: Downtown Boone Comes Alive With the June Edition of This Evening Tradition

Published Friday, June 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm
June 6, 2013. On Friday, June 7, downtown Boone will be taken over by the monthly First Friday Art Crawl. Like always, this month’s crawl will feature food, drinks and live music with work and exhibitions from local artists. And as usual, everyone is invited to come out and enjoy some Friday night fun. Read more...
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Thomas the Tank Engine Along with His Engine Friends Will Be at Tweetsie Railroad From May 13 to June 9

Published Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 12:10 pm
May 16, 2013. Bring your preschoolers to take the ride of their lives! Seen on the pages of favorite storybooks, in playrooms, and on the television screen, Thomas the Tank Engine® is adored by little engineers everywhere. Along with his engine friends, Thomas captivates children in more than 145 countries and 30 languages. Read more...
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The Incredible Toy Company Will Celebrate Its 20th Birthday on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Published Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 6:58 pm
April 24, 2013. Twenty years is a long time to enjoy your job. But, of course, when work really is fun and games, who wouldn’t enjoy every day. The Incredible Toy Company celebrates 20 years in business the first weekend in May. Read more...
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John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats to Bring Solo Performance to Legends at ASU on Wednesday, May 1

Published Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 2:10 pm
May 1, 2013. John Darnielle will bring his solo performance to Legends music hall May 1at Appalachian State University. Doors open for the performance at 9 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 for Appalachian students and $12 for guests and at the door. Read more...
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FARM Cafe Celebrates Its One-Year Anniversary With an Appreciation Event Saturday, May 4 at FARM Cafe

Published Friday, April 19, 2013 at 4:36 pm
April 19, 2013.FARM Cafe holds second annual event to mark the anniversary of one year of service to the High Country community. The appreciation event will be held on Saturday, May 4th from noon to 4pm at FARM Cafe, located in the old Boone Drug store on King Street. Read more...
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Gramatik Brings His Electro-Frenzy ‘Age of Reason Tour’ to Legends at Appalachian State University on April 23

Published Monday, April 15, 2013 at 6:30 pm
April 15, 2013. The Concerts Council of the Appalachian Popular Programming Society brings critically-acclaimed Pretty Lights recording artist Gramatik on April 23, 2013 to Legends. The performance will feature an eclectic bill of electronic and dance-inducing blend of beats with support from Cherub and heRobust for the last rave of the semester. Read more...
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Award-winning musical ‘Rent’ to be presented Dec. 9 by Appalachian Musical Theatre Ensemble

Published Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 1:21 pm
Dec. 4, 2012. The highly acclaimed musical “Rent” will make its regional premiere at Appalachian State University Dec. 9 with two performances, at 2 and 8 p.m., in Rosen Concert Hall by the newly formed Appalachian Musical Theatre Ensemble. This is the first time “Rent” has been produced in the High Country. Appalachian’s production involves more than four dozen students in the cast, crew and live orchestra, representing 18 different academic majors from across the university. Read more…
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Multi-Family Affordable Housing Project Proposed for Clawson Property in Boone By United Developers

Published Monday, November 26, 2012 at 3:06 pm
Nov. 26, 2012. Bill Owen, representing Fayetteville-based developer United Developers, appeared at the Nov. 15 Boone Town Council meeting to ask for a public hearing for his proposal of a multi-family affordable housing project on Clawson Street. Read more…
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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Weekend Roundup: Nine Things To Do This Weekend in the High Country; Check ‘em Out and Make Plans Nov. 23-25

Published Friday, November 23, 2012 at 1:56 pm
Nov. 23, 2012. This weekend has a variety of things to do for anybody in the High Country. Whether you are looking for something to relieve the week's stress or a wild night on the town, the High country has something to offer that will trigger that interest. There are so many things to look forward to as the weekend quickly approaches. Read more...
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Update: Wildfire in Southeast Corner of Watauga Burns 100+ Acres, Contained, ‘Mop Up’ Begins in Morning

Published Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 5:17 pm
Nov. 10, 2012. Located in the southeast corner of Watauga County, a forest fire that has burned more than 100 acres has been contained, according to Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Kent Graham. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Weekend Roundup: 15 Things To Do This Weekend in the High Country; Check ‘em Out and Make Plans Nov. 9-11

Published Friday, November 9, 2012 at 3:36 pm
Nov. 9, 2012. The High Country has so many wonderful events to offer its community and visitors. Check our site every Friday for something new and exciting to look forward to while you’re watching the hour hand crawl to 5 o’clock. Find live music down the street, explore a nearby town’s local secrets or try out a new square dancing class. There’s always something fun to do in the High Country. Read more...
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Weekend Roundup: 17 Things To Do This Weekend in the High Country; Check ‘em Out and Make Plans Nov. 2-4

Published Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 9:44 am
Nov. 2, 2012. The High Country has so many wonderful events to offer its community and visitors. Check our site every Friday for something new and exciting to look forward to while you’re watching the hour hand crawl to 5 o’clock. Find live music down the street, explore a nearby town’s local secrets or try out a new square dancing class. There’s always something fun to do in the High Country. Read more...
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Update on Kids’ Halloween Events! Some Cancelled, Some Postponed, But Many Still Happening Wednesday Night

Published Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 2:30 pm
Oct. 31, 2012. Due to the cold and snowy weather, some Halloween events have been cancelled or postponed, however, many events are still happening tonight on Halloween. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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New Shop on Howard Street Yosefa AntiquiTEA May Be Just Your Cup of Tea; Opened for Business Oct. 5

Published Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 1:42 pm
Oct. 25, 2012. With its color splashed walls, peaceful, meditative atmosphere, and eclectic decor, Yosefa AntiquiTEA tea shop on Howard Street adds a little bit of culture to this college town. Read more…
BY MADISON FISLER
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Halloween Alternative for the High Country Community – God’s Big Story Fall Fellowship Wednesday, Oct. 31

Published Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 3:04 pm
Oct. 24, 2012. If Halloween celebrations aren't your thing, then Mount Vernon Baptist Church has an event billed as a "Church and Community Halloween Alternative - God's Big Story Fall Fellowship." Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Haunted Horn Ghost Trail Opens Wednesday Night and Runs through Halloween – Closed Sunday, Monday

Published Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 11:35 am
Oct. 24, 2012. The Haunted Horn Ghost Trail is so spooky, organizers are certain the hikers will be glad to exit the trail before doom strikes. Located at Horn in the West, the Haunted Horn Ghost Trail opens at dusk and runs until enough spookiness has happened for the night. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Toubab Krewe Hits the High Country on Halloween

Published Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Oct. 23, 2012. Toubab Krewe will be hitting up the high country this Halloween. On Oct. 31, 2012, the Asheville-based band will be appearing at Legends in Boone hosted by the Stage Shows Council of the Appalachian State Popular Programming Society. Read more…
BY MADISON FISLER
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Weekend Roundup: 18 Things To Do This Weekend in the High Country; Check ‘em Out and Make Plans Oct. 19-21

Published Friday, October 19, 2012 at 3:11 pm
Oct. 19, 2012. The High Country has so many wonderful events to offer its community and visitors. Check our site every Friday for something new and exciting to look forward to while you’re watching the hour hand crawl to 5 o’clock. Find live music down the street, explore a nearby town’s local secrets or try out a new square dancing class. There’s always something fun to do in the High Country. Read more...
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No Excuses: Early Voting Starts Tomorrow, Click Inside For Locations and Times of One-Stop Voting Sites

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 1:19 pm
Oct. 17, 2012. Includes Sample Ballots! Early voting for the 2012 general election starts tomorrow at the Watauga County Courthouse in courtroom three. Next week, an early voting site on the campus of ASU opens and in November, a voting sites opens in Foscoe for one day. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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WHAT’S GOING ON at IRC Plant? Last of Employees Laid Off, Company Pondering Options for Property

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm
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Oct. 17, 2012. For years, the parking lot of the International Resistive Corporation (IRC) plant on Greenway Road was filled with more than one hundred cars of its employees. On Wednesday morning, the parking lot was nearly empty with seven cars. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
Photo by Jesse Wood
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Weekend Roundup: 20 Things To Do This Weekend in the High Country; Check ‘em Out: Oct. 12-14

Published Friday, October 12, 2012 at 2:01 pm
Oct. 12, 2012. The High Country has so many wonderful events to offer its community and visitors. Check our site every Friday for something new and exciting to look forward to while you’re watching the hour hand crawl to 5 o’clock. Find live music down the street, explore a nearby town’s local secrets or try out a new square dancing class. There’s always something fun to do in the High Country. Read more...
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Watauga Community Band Holds Fall Concert on Sunday, Oct. 14, at Rosen Concert Hall at ASU

Published Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 12:23 pm
Oct. 11, 2012. The Watauga Community Band presents its Fall Concert on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Rosen Concert Hall in the Hayes School of Music on ASU. The concert is free and open to the public, however donations are welcome and appreciated. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Second Boone Heritage Festival Celebrates Appalachian Traditions at Hickory Ridge Today: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Published Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 9:00 am
Oct. 4, 2012. The outdoor Boone Heritage Festival takes place on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the 35-acre wooded setting of the Hickory Ridge Living Museum on Horn in the West Drive. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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