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ASU Energy Center Workshop Series under way

The 2014 Appalachian Energy Center Workshop Series began April 11 and continues through October, with 16 more workshops scheduled. Based at Appalachian...
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Executive director departs Grandfather Mountain

After five years as president and executive director, Penn Dameron willdepart the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation effective April 18.Dameron joined...
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Boone and Blowing Rock named among Top 17 small cities in NC

Boone and Blowing Rock have been named two of the Top 17 Small Cities in North Carolina in the March edition of Cities Journal.
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Easter holiday closings vary

Governmental offices and businesses will have varied schedule changes for the Easter holiday weekend. Watauga County and town of...
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Commissioners recognize Hound Ears Club for 50 years of service

The Watauga County Board of Commissioners passed a proclamation on Tuesday honoring Hound Ears Club in Boone for its 50 years of service to the High...
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Feinstein Challenge: Hospitality House seeks public's assistance to reach food-raising goal

Only two weeks remain to take the Feinstein Challenge and join Hospitality House in its bid to end hunger in the High Country. 
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Sneak preview to air: 'Southern Justice': Ashe County subject of National Geographic special

National Geographic Channel invites viewers to explore a dangerous world where upholding the law requires a mix of bravery, grit, and readiness to spring...
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Mobility program to be offered monthly for the elderly

To help older adults learn how to prevent falls, Appalachian State University's BlueShield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services will begin...
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The ARK is coming to help the animals

Animals in the High Country have another group of friends on their side, as Jodie and Ethan Taylor of Deep Gap work to open Acts of Random Kindness Animal...
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Churches preparing for annual national day of prayer

Sunday, April 27, is a day that will be set aside in countless churches across the nation for people to pray for the victims of child abuse and for those who...
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Online voting for NC Great Places begins

North Carolina residents have spoken and pitched their favorite Main Streets and Public Places to the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning...
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Poetry readings held as part of National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate The Scholars Bookshop in the University Bookstore at Appalachian State University will host readings by two...
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AccessCare and Appalachian named finalist in National Rural Health contest

AccessCare of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian State University's College of Health Sciences have been named a finalist in a national rural health competition...
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Motown in the Mountains benefits Boone Service League Friday

The Boone Service League's third annual Motown in the Mountains fundraiser takes place Friday, April 11, at the Green Park Inn in Blowing...
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Laurel Springs pastor Tim Lynch fulfilling personal goal

Tim Lynch came with his family to the High Country in late 2013 as the new pastor of Laurel Springs Baptist Church, located in Deep Gap. 
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Art: An Expression of Self for Shirley Hampton

Whether it is through her paintings or her sculptures, for Deep Gap resident Shirley Hampton, art is an expression of self -- and one that comes to the surface...
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Spring revival offers opportunity for renewal

An upcoming spring revival is expected to provide the perfect setting for a successful, life-changing event, especially for the area's young people.
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Blue Ridge Electric foundation accepting grant applications

The Blue Ridge Electric Members Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2014 grant cycle and will continue through the application deadline date of...
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Samaritan's Purse among largest volunteer networks

It's no secret that the selfless giving of time and talent of volunteers help to make any church, civic or community project more successful.
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State of Tennessee honors memory of Elizabeth "Libby" Storie Sharp

Watauga County native Elizabeth "Libby" Storie Sharp, who spent most of her adult life in Sevierville, Tenn., and lost her battle with cancer on Jan. 31, was...
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