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Online votes being cast for Jay Erwin to win a wheelchair accessible van

When Jay Erwin made it to second place  -- with 40,000 votes on Sunday in an online contest for a wheelchair accessible van -- he was ecstatic.
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Five WHS students selected to attend Governor's School

Watauga High School students Nate Fischer, Tyler Houck, Evan Jones, Freya MacKinnon and Mackenzie Nelsen have been selected to attend Governor's School of...
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Feinstein Challenge enters home stretch to aid nonprofits

Less than eight days remain to take the Feinstein Challenge and join Hospitality House in its bid to end hunger in the High Country. Hospitality House has...
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SEAM dinner to benefit local entrepreneurial projects by area residents

Supporting Economic Alternatives in the Mountains -- it sounds like a noble thing to do, and it is. 
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Free grief camp for youths offered by Caldwell Hospice

No one is affected by the death of a loved one quite like the young child. The ability to comprehend such loss is nearly impossible -- and the grief...
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MerleFest hits Wilkesboro Thursday to Sunday

The MerleFest music festival takes place in Wilkesboro this Thursday through Sunday, April 24 to 27 -- the 27th annual tribute to the music and lives of...
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Inaugural 'Fork It Over, Food for Funds' June 5

It's a new day for food around the High Country, as evidenced by an inaugural tasting event scheduled for June 5.
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Bard Birthday Bash at Boone Mall

The capstone event of the current High Country Shakespeare Celebration is the Bard Birthday Bash, commemorating the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare....
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The Power of Easter

I don't know how many of you have watched ABC's hit television series 'Resurrection.' 
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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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