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Originally published: 2013-01-10 10:58:17
Last modified: 2013-01-11 10:18:47

ASU band joins inauguration festivities

by Staff Reports

The Appalachian State University Marching Band is slated to perform Saturday in the governor's Inaugural Parade.

The parade will be held in downtown Raleigh and will include more than 40 groups from around the state.

"The Inaugural parade is a celebrated tradition in North Carolina," Gov. Pay McCrory said in a statement released Wednesday. "I look forward to welcoming all the parade participants to Raleigh for an Inaugural celebration focused on our state, its people and the bright future we will all create together."

The Marching Mountaineers aren't the only Watauga County faces to be represented in the festivities.Bethel Elementary teacher Darcy Grimes, the current N.C. Teacher of the Year, will introduce McCrory at the Inaugural Ball this evening.

Chef Stan Chamberlain of Crippen's Country Inn and Restaurant in Blowing Rock will be among 11 restaurants preparing dishes at the Inaugural Ball at the Raleigh Convention Center.