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...
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Email Announcements We Are Receiving Today: See What’s Going On Around The Community

Published Friday, June 14, 2013 at 10:04 am
June 14, 2013. What is going on in your community? Here is a brief update on the emails that we received today. Check back each day for an updated list of events going on in the area. As always, please feel free to email us about your event or update. 1) BLAST Youth Program 2)Grand Opening of Blue Heaven Resort and Spa 3) Nature Journaling 4) Beech Mountain Arts and Crafts Fair 5) Please Stop for a Shriner 6) Beer Fest and Wine Tours 7) Wake Up Watauga Read more...
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Watauga County Relay For Life Teams Raise Funds, Hope and Morale in Their Crusade to Irradicate Cancer (Part 1)

Published Friday, June 7, 2013 at 1:15 pm
June 7, 2013. This year, Relay for Life is spectacularly large event that consists of 36 teams raising money for the American Cancer Society. In this series, we will feature a few of the teams each day up to the day of the event on June 14. Read more...
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Watauga Arts Council to Hold Grand Opening Celebration for Blue Ridge ArtSpace on Saturday, June 8

Published Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 3:57 pm
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. Read more...
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Friends of the Watauga County Public Library Hosts Annual Book Sale on May 17 at the Boone Mall

Published Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 10:07 am
May 14, 2013. The Friends of the Library will hold their annual Book Sale on Friday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Boone Mall on Blowing Rock Road. Read more...
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Class on Hybrid Cool Climate Wine Grapes to be Held May 20 at the Watauga County Cooperative Extension

Published Friday, May 10, 2013 at 4:15 pm
May 10, 2013. High Country Winegrower’s Association, Viticulture Educational series and PHARMN are proud to announce a class on Hybrid cool climate wine grapes. The class will be taught by Hans Walter-Peterson, Viticulture Extension Specialist with the Finger Lakes Grape Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell University, NY. Read more...
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Horn in the West to host First of Two Watauga Holiday Farmers’ Markets on Saturday Morning, Nov. 17

Published Friday, November 16, 2012 at 12:54 pm
Nov. 17, 2012. The Watauga County Holiday Market will be held at the Horn in the West parking lot on Saturday Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. At the market patrons can stock up on local foods for their holiday meals, decorations for their homes, and beautiful handmade gifts for family and friends. Read more…
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Watauga High School Pioneer Playmakers Perform Encore Presentation of Award-Winning Play Tonight

Published Monday, November 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Nov. 12, 2012. The Watauga High School Pioneer Playmakers will offer an encore performance of their award-winning self-written production of “schuld” tonight at 8 p.m. in Watauga High School’s Ross Auditorium. Admission for this special performance is $5. Read more…
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Bright Ideas Grant Recipients Honored at Daniel Boone Inn by the Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corp

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 4:47 pm
Nov. 7, 2012. Six educators from Watauga and Avery County schools and their teams were awarded Bright Ideas grants during a luncheon today at the Daniel Boone Inn by the Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corp. Bright Ideas grants are given as part their commitment to local education. Read more…
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Watauga High School Takes First Place in Wilkes County Marching Band Competition

Published Monday, November 5, 2012 at 3:16 pm
Nov. 5, 2012. Watauga High School’s Pioneer Marching Band concluded its season with a flourish on Saturday, Oct. 27, taking first place among five Class 1A high school bands participating in a marching band competition in Wilkes County. In addition to taking first place, the Pioneers achieved an “Excellent” overall rating and won first place rankings in the categories of percussion, marching, and general effect. The band also scored a second place ranking in music. . Read more…
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Two Seminars on Health Care Reform and its Impact on Small Businesses in the High Country To Take Place

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 10:50 am
Sept. 19, 2012. Two firms specializing in employee benefits will address the impacts of the recently passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on small businesses at two seminars - one on Wednesday, Sept. 26, and the other on Friday, Oct. 5. Read more...
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Regional Artists Encouraged to Apply for Project Grants; How-To Workshops Available Aug. 27

Published Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 1:33 pm
Aug. 7, 2012. Artists living in Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany and Wilkes counties are encouraged to submit grants applications for this year’s Regional Artist Project Grants. This year’s application deadline is Sept. 14, 2012. Grant awards generally range from $200 - $1,000. Read more...
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NC Sterilization Victims Denied Compensation; Watauga County Has Dark Past Involving Eugenics Practices

Published Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm
July 5, 2012. Victims of involuntary sterilization in North Carolina will not receive compensation after state legislators voted against eugenics compensation program funding as part of the 2012-2013 fiscal year budget adjustment bill June 21. There is evidence to suggest that a number of Watauga County residents could have been victimized. Read more...
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Watauga Library Kicks Off a Summer Full of Events With Ice Cream and Children’s Band Big Bang Boom

Published Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 3:44 pm
June 19, 2012. Includes photo gallery! The Watauga County Library kicked off its “Dream Big Read” summer series for kids with an ice cream social and concert by children’s band Big Bang Boom Tuesday afternoon. Read more...
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Horn in the West Farmer’s Market Offers Food, Music, Cooking and Fun this Saturday Starting at 8 a.m.

Published Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 11:06 am
June 14, 2012. This weekend’s Farmer’s Market at Horn in the West will host an array of farms and growers this Saturday, with a side of musical entertainment and cooking instruction thrown in for good measure. Read more...
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