Shih-Hui Chens 11-minute composition Shu Shon Key
(Remembrance) debuted at the Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian
State in front of an audience of about 350 music lovers
on Wednesday, July 12th.
History Revived In Book
Its about a half a century overdue, but Watauga County
now has a new comprehensive history.
High Country United Way Announces Workplace Giving Campaign
Hit Parade To Community Crusade
70s Musician Joe Simon Visits Boone
Capehart Book Signing This Saturday
Artist, Noyes Capehart will be signing copies of his new
book, "The Private Diary of Noyes Capehart" at
The Art Cellar Gallery this Saturday July 22, from 2pm to
Elk Farmers Market Happens Every Saturday
The Banner Elk Farmers Market and Street fair is off to
a great season.
Learn About Wine In Banner Elk
Watuaga Medical Centers Emergency Department Undergoing
Something Cooking In The High Country
Most Yum Chef Featured In Southern Living Magazine
Board Approves Changes In After-School Program Wages, Fees
Watauga County Board of Education members took action on
several items during their July 18 meeting, but one of the
agenda items that drew the most interest was a report from
board attorney Paul Miller.
Board Discusses Federal Accountability Standards
Watauga County Board of Education members heard information
about federal accountability standards during their June
Advisory Council Doubles Attendance
Watauga Countys Youth Advisory Council (YAC) continues
to pick up steam.
Of The Purse
High Country United Way Launches Womens Initiative
Country Conservancy Protects 100 Acres In Newland
Kay Nunez and her son, Victor Nunez, recently donated a
conservation easement on their land in Newland, NC to High
Ridge Entrepreneurial Council Plans Meeting
AdvantageWests Blue Ridge Entrepreneurial Council
will partner with the Appalachian Regional Development Institute
and the High Country Business Network to hold a networking
and entrepreneurial education event at 5:30 p.m., July 25th
at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock.
And Maverick Farms Host Potluck Dinner
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) will host a Potluck
Dinner Thursday, July 20th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Maverick
Farms in Valle Crucis, North Carolina.
Man Wins Block Party From Edys Ice Cream
Ralph Jordan was all smiles on Thursday as he welcomed friends
to his ice cream party at Appalachian Brian Estates in Boone.
For The Ride
Inn Has New Innkeeper
The Hampton Inn hotel on N.C. 105 has a new innkeeper after
local hotelier Ashok Patel bought the Boone facility in
Westglow Highlights 2006 Tour Of Homes
Ridge National Heritage Area Announces Current Activities
And Future Plans
Hunt, Anita McMillan Among Speakers At Mennonite Brethren
Gathering To Be Held In Boone July 26-30
Sunshine Begins Next Week
The annual Camp Sunshine had a record attendance of more
than 50 participants this year in Glendale Springs where
youth gathered last week to learn how to better deal with
the loss of loved ones.
The Wall Of Hope Banner At Ashe Relay for Life
Celebration on the Hill 2006 is an American Cancer Society
Cancer Action Network event celebrating cancer survivorship
and empowering survivors and others to advocate for laws
that will help fight the disease.
United Methodist Grants Scholarships
New scholarships worth $6,000 and renewed scholarships worth
$5,000 were recently granted for the 2006 year by the Warrensville
United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee.
For Life Benefit Run Scheduled July 22
The Fifth-Annual Ride for Life Benefit Run will be held
Saturday, July 22, at Ashe County Park in Jefferson, with
registration from 8:30 to 10 a.m. All motorcycles, car clubs
and hot rods are welcome.
Nicholsons The Farm Reaps Appalachian Thrills
For his latest thriller he fictionalized the community history
of Todd, NC, a once-booming forestry and railroad center
that had declined, and threw in some obscure Baptist religions
that were sprinkled among the mountains.
Shack To Open Monday In Jefferson
On July 24th a new sub shop will be opening in Jefferson.
Summer Fun Queens Crowned
The 2006 High Country Summer Fun Pageant was held on Saturday,
July 8th at the Ashe County Civic Center.
Seeks Help To Protect River
A local volunteer group is asking for help.
Welcomes New Genealogy Librarian
The Ashe County Public Library has a new Genealogy Librarian,
and her face is a familiar one at the library.