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Find Your Woolly Worms! The 37th Annual Woolly Worm Festival Held Oct. 18-19 in Downtown Banner Elk

Published Monday, October 13, 2014 at 2:54 pm
Who will pick the winning winter weather worm this year? The 36th annual Woolly Worm Festival, scheduled for Oct. 18-19 in Banner Elk, is coming up quick! Since 1978, the residents of beautiful, scenic Banner Elk have celebrated the coming of winter with the highly-anticipated event that always takes place on the third weekend of October. Read more...
BY MADISON FISLER LEWIS
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Mountain City’s Heritage Hall Theatre Opens 2014 Season with the Barter Players’ “Little House on the Prairie”

Published Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm
Heritage Hall Theatre, Mountain City's live performance venue, will open its 2014 season with the Barter Players' production of "Little House on the Prairie" on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. Based on the classic books by Laura Ingalls Wilder and adapted for the stage by Pamela Stirling, the play follows the Ingalls family's westward journey, a covered-wagon adventure through Indian territory and America's Frontier. Read more...
BY RACHEL EMILY AUTON
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Weekend Roundup: Things to Do This Weekend in the High Country; Check ‘em Out, Make Plans Feb. 7-9

Published Friday, February 7, 2014 at 1:32 pm
On this beautiful winter weekend, the High Country 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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Don’t Skip a Beat: Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Sponsors 2nd Annual Heart Shape Event Feb. 8

Published Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 4:41 pm
February is heart month, and to commemorate, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) will sponsor the second annual Heart Shape event on Saturday, Feb. 9. Last year, more than 100 people came to the inaugural Heart Shape event, and even more are expected to attend this year. Read more...
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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LGBT Center at Appalachian State Presents a Reading of ‘8’ on March 26 in the Parkway Ballroom

Published Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 12:26 pm
March 20, 2013. The LGBT Center at Appalachian State University will present a reading of Dustin Lance Black’s new play “8” on Tuesday, March 26. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Parkway Ballroom. Admission is free. Read more...
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Tunnel of Oppression Event Hosted by ASU Student Government Association on Dec. 6

Published Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 1:04 pm
Dec. 4, 2012. Appalachian State University’s Student Government Association will host a Tunnel of Oppression event on Dec. 6 from 5:30 - 10 p.m. to raise campus familiarity with issues related to cruelty and brutality. The public is invited. The SGA annually sponsors the event by gathering club volunteers to demonstrate negative acts of coercion through dramatizations. Read more…
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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...
COMPILED BY REBECCA GITLEN
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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...
COMPILED BY REBECCA GITLEN
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ASU Sponsors ‘Celebrate You!’ Throughout October

Published Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 2:23 pm
Sept. 27, 2012. October is a month to “Celebrate You!” at Appalachian State University with a series of events focused on self-esteem, self-acceptance and empowerment. Read more...
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Watauga Republican Party Executive Committee Holds Meeting on Sept. 27, Registered GOP Voters Welcome

Published Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 10:00 am
Sept. 18, 2012. The Watauga County Republican Party Executive Committee will have a meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the party's headquarters at 240 Shadowline Drive. All registered Republicans are encouraged to attend. Read more...
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Peabody’s Beer and Wine Tasting Events Start Tomorrow

Published Monday, August 6, 2012 at 3:54 pm
Aug. 6, 2012. Peabody's Tastings & Events include a Tuesday Night Natty Green's Tasting from 5 to 7 p.m, a Thursday Premier Wine, Mollydooker, Tasting from 5 to 7 p.m. and a Saturday Pasion de Bobal and More Tasting from 12 to 5 p.m. Read more...
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High Country Offers Summer Events for All to Enjoy

Published Monday, June 18, 2012 at 3:37 pm
June 18, 2012. The North Carolina High Country has so many wonderful events to offer. Every Friday evening beginning at 5:00, there’s free “music on the lawn” in almost every town and hamlet around. Explore the unique heritage of the area through a seasonal festival, a train ride or a hometown parade. Celebrate the arts during gallery crawls. Be entertained at local theaters and a historic outdoor drama; see a concert, or try out an art workshop or a square dancing class. Compete in an athletic competition where it’s always cooler. There’s always something fun to do in the High Country! Read more...
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Grandfather Mountain Releases Their Guided Hikes Schedule for the Spring/Summer of 2012

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 4:55 pm
Feb. 22, 2012. GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, NC -- Grandfather Mountain’s guided hike series, now in its second year, has four pre-planned hikes to showcase the wonderful scenery and wildlife of the mountain throughout the coming months. Read more...
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Haircut 101 Holds Annual ‘Hot Lips Contest’

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm
Feb. 14, 2012. BOONE -- Who has the hottest lips in town? The results are in! Local salon Haircut 101 took submissions of the hottest lips – imprints in lipstick on doilies – recently and the lips were judged by our own Ken Ketchie, editor, on Valentine’s Day. Read More...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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