June 6, 2013. On Saturday, June 8, starting at 5:30 p.m., the Watauga County Arts Council will hold the Grand Opening Celebration for the Blue Ridge ArtSpace. Located at 377 Shadowline Drive, Blue Ridge ArtSpace is a community arts center soon to be filled to the brim with beautiful art and the lively sounds of classes, lessons, and workshops in music, arts, crafts, and more.
May 31, 2013. The High Country has so many exciting events to offer its community and visitors, especially in the summer months. 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.
BY MADISON V. FISLER AND MARIEL GAMBINO
April 23, 2013. A terrific defensive effort and stellar punting and place-kicking by Zach Matics (Jacksonville, N.C./Southwest-Onslow) lifted the Black squad to a 12-3 win over the Gold in Appalachian State University football’s Spring Game on Saturday afternoon at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The Black defense surrendered just 180 yards (2.9 yards per play), including a paltry 26 yards on 35 Gold rushes (0.7 yards per carry). The Gold defense was nearly as staunch, allowing just 261 total yards (3.9 per play) and forcing the game’s only two turnovers on a pair of interceptions by sophomore Doug Middleton (Winston-Salem, N.C./Parkland). With neither defense yielding much yardage, Matics proved to be the difference in the ballgame. The redshirt freshman not only kicked three of the Black’s four field goals from 48, 27 and 31 yards but also helped his squad win the field-position battle by averaging 42.2 yards per punt. On the other hand, two Gold punters combined to average just 26.4 yards per boot, which allowed the Black to drive 50 yards or less for all four of its scores. The squads combined for 17 sacks and 24 tackles for loss, led by 2.5 sacks and 4.5 stops behind the line of …
Nov. 1, 2012. There is no market this Saturday, but don’t forget to mark your calendars for our two Holiday Markets on November 17th and 24th. The Farmers’ Market would like to thank you for a wonderful season.
July 6, 2012. Coming off of a successful start to their 2012 summer tour, Underhill Rose is hitting the road for a weekend set of shows that will see them perform in Hickory and Boone, along with a stop in Bristol, Virginia for the famed Border Bash.