Downtown Boone

First Friday Art Crawl: May Edition

Published Friday, May 3, 2013 at 1:04 pm
May 3, 2013. Following days of rain over the past week, it looks like the weather may decide to cooperate just in time for tonight’s First Friday Art Crawl. The clouds and mist have let up just in time in downtown Boone. Temperatures for tonight are expected to stay between in the mid to high 40s and may stay up in the low-50s for the earlier part of the evening. Read more...
BY MADISON FISLER
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Apples and Oranges When Considering Hayes Center’s ‘Pitfalls’ to Predict Appalachian Twin Theater’s Success

Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 10:57 am
July 25, 2012. Update! When the Town of Boone agreed to front the DBDA $750,000 to purchase the gutted Appalachian Twin Theater last fall, some felt this was a terrible decision – especially in light of the struggles haunting the Hayes Performing Arts Center in Blowing Rock. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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The Old App Twin, Looking Better Than It Has In Years

Published Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm
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Aug. 2, 2012. The old theater on King Street is looking better than it has in four years. Staff of Boone Public Works Department continue to dress the outside of the old Appalachian Twin Theater, constructing the black and white facade that has the letter "A" centered above the old entrance.

Town staff began working on the outside of the theater two weeks ago, eliminating or painting over the boards tagged with graffiti and cleaning up some of the "rough-looking" bricks. All of this enhancement is intended on spurring interest and generating excitement about the capital campaign, which is currently in its silent phase, to purchase and restore the old theater.

BY JESSE WOOD
Photo by Ken Ketchie

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234 Rural Post Offices Staying Open; Downtown Boone Post Office to Remain Open for ‘The Foreseeable Future’

Published Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 5:34 pm
May 9, 2012. Downtown merchants in Boone can stop worrying about having to drive down to Blowing Rock Road every day for their mail. The Downtown Boone Post Office will be one of 234 rural post offices that the United States Postal Service will allow to remain open. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Sen. Hagan Visits Downtown Establishments Wednesday; Talks about Jobs, Marriage Prot. Amendment and Boone

Published Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 1:08 pm
April 4, 2012. U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D) toured downtown Boone on Tuesday morning. After her stroll to local establishments, she spoke to the press about the economy, Marriage Protection Amendment and, of course, downtown Boone. Read more and see the photo gallery...
BY JESSE WOOD
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‘Derelict’ Stomping Ground, the Old Bingham Estate in Downtown Boone is Finally Cleared

Published Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 6:33 pm
March 15, 2012. Includes Aerial Map from '50s! Looking up from King Street, the area is prime for development. The old estate, the last undeveloped parcel on King Street, looks like a natural sanctuary amidst concrete and pavement, surely a prize for some future developer. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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