Songwriters Charles Humphrey III, Darrell Scott and Naill Toner will be among the judges that determine the winners of MerleFest 2014’s Christ Austin Songwriting Contest. Now in its 22nd year, the contest is an extraordinary opportunity for aspiring writers to have their original songs heard and judged by a panel of music industry professionals.
June 3, 2013. The Watauga County Public Library Reference Department will host a Photography Contest that will run from June 2nd – July 29th. There will be an Adult and a Children’s Division.
Nov. 12, 2012. Appalachian State University’s Chi Omega sorority will be participating in the Josh Abbott Band Sorority Sprit Contest this year with hopes to win a free live show and $10,000 for the philanthropy of their choice.
Sept. 13, 2012. Once again it is time for the “Apple Pie/Cobbler Contest” to be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at the Ashe County Farmers Market on the Back Street in West Jefferson. Look for the events tent on the grassy area just behind the market and bring your homemade pies or cobblers to be judged.
June 27, 2012. Mr. Quentin Wheeler was the Watauga district winner randomly selected to win one of four HD TVs recently awarded as part of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation’s director elections/annual meeting. Along with Mr. Wheeler, more than 7,500 members voted by mail or Internet in the cooperative’s director elections. Shown in the photo is Mr. Wheeler along with Mrs. Wheeler, Watauga district manager Susan Jones, and Watauga operations manager Steve Woodring presenting the TV on behalf of Blue Ridge Electric.