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High Country Press - Boone, Blowing Rock, Watauga Newspaper News Events Guide About Front Page Sports Crime Letters Business Obits Calendar Weather Politics Elections 2016 More Email Announcements Real Estate Featured Photos High Country Press Published Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 4:53 pm Delegates From WNC at DNC in Philly July 27, 2016. The Democratic National Convention is taking place in Philadelphia through Friday, July 28. According to a listing on the N.C. Democratic Party website, the delegates representing Western North Carolina include Howard Larsen of Spruce Pine, Cliff Moone of Hickory, and Anne Hamilton and Jeffrey Rose of Asheville. / Read more… Mauzy Melds Appalachian and Ancient Cultures, Shows Thursday and Friday Night July 27, 2016. Explore a fusion of Appalachian culture, storytelling traditions and ancient Japanese tales at In/Visible Theatre’s latest world premiere, Mauzy, which will show beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday nights, July 28-29. Actor performances and live renditions of traditional Appalachian music intertwine in Mauzy to tell the tale of a traveling minister and two mysterious young sisters who offer him refuge in their secluded home. Story and Photos by Jessica Isaacs. / Read more… Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation to Host The Denim Ball For Moses H. Cone Memorial Park June. 29, 2016. The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is delighted to host The Denim Ball at 7 p.m. Saturday August 6 at Chetola Resort of Blowing Rock. Guests are invited to enjoy a fun-filled gala while raising funds for much-needed restoration efforts at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, milepost 294 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. / Read more… Inmate Leaves Highway Work Crew in Wilkes County, From Burke County July 27, 2016. Corrections and law enforcement officers are seeking inmate Jason Strickland, who escaped this morning by leaving a Department of Transportation highway crew working on Old Salisbury Rd. in Wilkes County. He is believed to have been picked up by a female driving a dark colored GMC Jimmy SUV, who then headed south on NC Highway 115. / Read more… NCDOT Tells BRCA that U.S. 321 Project Will Finish in the Fall of Next Year July 27, 2016. At a Blowing Rock Civic Association community meeting on July 20, NCDOT High Country Transportation Board Member Jim Palermo and NCDOT High Country Division Engineer Mike Pettyjohn said the lengthy project to widen Highway 321 in Blowing Rock to four lanes will be finished in the fall of next year. / Read more… Appalachian State’s Team Sunergy and Apperion Qualify for American Solar Challenge July 27, 2016. On the first day of a three-day qualifying race, Appalachian State University’s solar vehicle team, Team Sunergy, qualified for the American Solar Challenge Tuesday, July 26, at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania. The team is currently in third place overall. / Read more… Today’s Email Announcements What’s going on in your community? Here’s a brief update on the emails 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. Upcoming Events at the Caldwell Heritage Museum in Lenoir Asheville Breweries Team Up with Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation SECU Awards $750 Scholarship to CCC&TI Truck Driver Student 100th Anniversary of Laura Lenoir Norwood’s Death and Burial Recognized Read more… Compiled by JESSICA ISAACS Fan Fest Scheduled for August 13 July 27, 2016. Appalachian State University football’s annual Fan Fest is set for Saturday, Aug. 13 at Kidd Brewer Stadium. We are excited to announce this year’s edition of Fan Fest will be slightly different than in years past. The changing format will be more interactive for children to participate and interact in limited instruction with student-athletes from the football team and fall olympic sports teams. / Read more… Registration Now Open for Women’s Endzone Extravaganza Slated for July 28 July 27, 2016. The deadline to register for Appalachian State University’s annual Women’s Endzone Extravaganza event, which is set for Thursday, July 28 at Kidd Brewer Stadium and the Appalachian Athletics Center, is today, Wednesday, July 27! There will be no walk-up registrations. / Read more… Travelers Have Spoken: Wahoo’s Adventures Makes TripAdvisor Hall of Fame July 27, 2016. Wahoo’s Adventures, the High Country’s original Whitewater Outfitter, has garnered another industry accolade. After earning a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2016, TripAdvisor simultaneously bestowed Hall of Fame status upon Wahoo’s for earning its fifth consecutive Certificate of Excellence. / Read more… LETTERS / ‘Our Rulers’ Have Perfected Their Methods of Propaganda July 27, 2016 Letters to the Editor. BY CRAIG DUDLEY / Dear Editor, ‘Our rulers’ have perfected their methods of propaganda, creating the realities they want, forming whatever truth that will be of the greatest benefit for themselves. Whatever reality they create and circulate is quickly absorbed by ‘consumers’ eager to feed off the TV. TV/school is Mind Control. The Establishment, the corporate world and government have for years told us how and what to think, how to act, who to obey. As George Carlin said: Why do you think they call it Programming? Read more… With Mid-80 Temps and Little-to-No Rain, the High Country’s Felt a Little Warm July 26, 2016. Well, it’s certainly not the record heat facing the Middle East, which is experiencing temperatures that look more like a high-scoring basketball game recently, but we’ve been sweating here in the High Country for a minute. Boone has had high temps in the mid-80s for the past four days and RayWeather.com expects that to continue until at least through Wednesday. By Jesse Wood / Read more… The Rev. Billy Warren: A Lifetime of Service to His King, His Family and His Country July 26, 2016. Relentless prayer and obedience led this decorated military hero to the altar after more than two decades of service with the United States Army. It was an adventure that he didn’t see coming, but his unwavering faith and teachable spirit have allowed him to win souls for the Lord for more than a quarter-century since his last tour overseas. By Jessica Isaacs. Photo by Peter W. Morris. / Read more… Summer Concerts in the High Country: Your Guide to Free Live Music This Weekend July 26, 2016. As the weekend approaches and you find yourself searching for fun things to do, try checking out one of the High Country’s many free concerts! Several towns and organizations in the area host a weekly summer music series, and these events are perfect for relaxing on a summer evening, socializing with the community and listening to some great live music. See our guide below for details about this weekend’s concerts. / Read more… Community-Wide Event to Honor Four Long-Standing Preachers Aug. 6 at the Armory July 26, 2016. A community-wide celebration of four long-standing local pastors has been scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6 in the National Guard Armory in Boone. This program is open to the public, and event coordinators hope that folks from all across the High Country will be there to show support for the guests of honor. The guests of honor: the Rev. Delmar James, the Rev. Herbert McCoy, the Rev. Gordon Noble and the Rev. Billy Warren. By Jessica Isaacs. Photo by Peter W. Morris. / Read more… Lees McRae Wraps Up Summer Theatre Shows with “The Pajama Game” Aug. 2-7 July 26, 2016. Lees McRae College will wrap up its 2016 Summer Theatre performances with the production of The Pajama Game, a comedic love story running August 2-7. Lees-McRae Summer Theatre’s mission is to produce quality theatre experiences for the High Country community, as well as working for the betterment of the area and serving students who are training in their craft. / Read more… Bikers, Boarders and Walkers: Enjoy Human-Powered Fun at Boone Cyclo.Via on Sunday July 26, 2016. Portions of Howard, Depot and Rivers streets will be closed to drivers on Sunday, July 31 for the sixth annual Cyclo.via festival. Bikers, boarders and walkers will take the streets from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the event, which will be hosted by the nonprofit We Can So You Can. The festivities aim to celebrate health and wellness in a motorized vehicle- and carbon-free way. By Jessica Lyons / Read more… See Native American and Celtic Musician Arvel Bird at Newland Concert Friday July 26, 2016. Celebrate the seventh week of Newland’s free summer concert series Friday, July 29 with Native American and Celtic musician Arvel Bird. Arvel Bird’s mixed American Indian and Celtic heritages contribute to his unique and diverse musical performances. Originally from the American Southwest, Bird was classically trained on the violin and explored different styles of music as he found passion in them, eventually leading to bluegrass, folk and Celtic music in addition to traditional Native American music. / Read more… Deputy Mast Died Four Years Ago, Sheriff Asks for Prayers For Mast Family, All Officers July 26, 2016. Four years ago today, Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Deputy William Mast Jr. died in the line of duty. In light of the anniversary of Mast’s death and the troubling times in communities across the country, Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman is asking for prayers. By Jesse Wood / Read more… Watauga, Avery Obituaries – July 26, 2016 July 26, 2016. Recent obituaries in Watauga County and Avery County compiled on July 26, 2016. Compiled by Jesse Wood / Read more… High Gravity Adventure To Host July 28 Ribbon Cutting for New Three-Person Giant Swing July 26, 2016. High Gravity Adventures is hosting a grand opening for its new addition to the aerial adventure course next to Tweetsie Railroad: a three-person giant swing that reaches up to 45 feet in the air. The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce will partake in the ribbon cutting and Lost Province Brewery will be on hand to provide complimentary beverages. The ribbon cutting is set for Thursday, July 28. / Read more… ‘Out of the Studio’ Exhibition to Show July 28-Aug. 13 at the Art Cellar in Banner Elk July 26, 2016. After extensive studio time filled with creation, exploration and focused artistic intention, the artist stands back and is ready to share their new works. “Out of the Studio” celebrates the results from the studios of painter Norma Murphy and potters Alex Matisse and John Vigeland of East Fork Pottery. The Art Cellar Gallery is located at 920 Shawneehaw Avenue, Hwy. 184 in Banner Elk and features three levels of exhibition space. / Read more… Stick Boy Mayview Madness 5K Run/Walk to Support Blue Ridge Conservancy Sept. 3 July 26, 2016. The 17th annual Stick Boy Bread Company Mayview Madness 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, September 3rd in Blowing Rock. Along with the 5K run, there will also be a 1-mile fun run for kids sponsored by Blue Ridge Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. Read more for a link to register online or pick up a paper race registration form at Stick Boy Bakery or Stick Boy Kitchen. / Read more… Blowing Rock Art and Antiques Show Set for July 29-31 with Preview Party on July 28 July 19, 2016. Over 5,000 square feet of gallery space at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum will be transformed into a show-floor filled with furnishings, porcelain, jewelry, silver, art and more on display from antique dealers along the east coast, from New York City to Atlanta and everywhere in between. Additionally, the three-day event begin with a Preview Party on the evening of Thursday, July 28. There, attendees will have the first opportunity to acquire that “must have” antique. / Read more… Today’s Email Announcements What’s going on in your community? Here’s a brief update on the emails 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. Lucille Miller Observatory to Open Twice in August for Public Observing August Events at BRAHM Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Announces New Uwharrie Lakes Location Boone Native Michael Geary to Show Art in Raleigh Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co. Last Rock Dimensions Summer Camp Coming Up Aug. 1-5 Grandfather Mountain Camera Clinic Returns Aug. 13-14 Boone Chamber Annual Meeting Set for Aug. 9 at Tweetsie Red Cross Blood Drive at the Library Aug. 5 Read more… Compiled by JESSICA ISAACS 2016 Sun Belt Conference Media Day July 26, 2016. Appalachian State University football head coach Scott Satterfield, senior running back Marcus Cox and senior linebacker and preseason Sun Belt Conference Defensive Student-Athlete of the Year John Law participated in the 2016 Sun Belt Conference Football Media Day on Monday. / Read more… Yosef Club Sets All-Time Record for Donations July 26, 2016. The Yosef Club, Appalachian State University athletics’ fundraising arm, generated an all-time record of $3,227,769 in annual giving during the 2015-16 fiscal year, director of athletics Doug Gillin announced on Monday. / Read more… MHM presents “The Belfast Boys” July 30 July 26, 2016. The Belfast Boys will perform “Ireland in Poetry and Song”, on Saturday, July 30, presented by Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music. Featuring traditional and original songs, witty stories and poetry by Alyn Mearns and Adrian Rice, the show will take place at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium in Blowing Rock at 7:30 p.m. / Read more… Symphony by the Lake: Photos from This Year’s Event, ‘Music to Your ARTS Desire” July 25, 2016. “I think we had a great event. So far, I’ve heard nothing but wonderful comments from folks who attended. We probably had about 4,000 people there,” said Charles Hardin. “Everything went according to plan and the weather was great. We always have a possibility of rain, you know, but in 29 years of having the event it’s never been rained out. It was a little warmer than normal out there, but I think everybody had a great time.” By Jessica Isaacs. Photos by Ken Ketchie and Lonnie Webster. / Read more… Impressionist Painter Rick Reinert Creates a Masterpiece Amongst the Symphony Crowd July 25, 2016. Celebrated impressionist painter Rick Reinert was on hand at Blowing Rock’s Symphony by the Lake over the weekend and created a plein-air piece in the midst of the music and festivities. Situated amongst the crowd, he worked throughout the evening on the painting as the droves of people around him enjoyed the symphony. The piece was auctioned later in the evening, and Reinert donated its proceeds to the Blowing Rock Chamber. By Jessica Isaacs. Photos by Ken Ketchie. / Read more… Annual Animal Enrichment Day Set for Wed. August 3 at Grandfather Mountain July 25, 2016. How do you keep an animal entertained? You otter come find out! On Aug. 3, the Grandfather Mountain will host Animal Enrichment Day, during which guests can participate in games and activities centered on providing the habitat animals with special enrichments — treats designed to break up their routines and help keep them active and intellectually stimulated. / Read more… Appalachian State Alum Peggy Eller Recalls 28 Years of Training Mountaineer Toddlers July 25, 2016. Eller retires after 28 years of childcare service at ASU’s Child Development Center. “I wanted to coach sports, work as a physical education teacher or teach business education. Coaching sports, that was pretty optimistic in 1977 for a female, I’ve always enjoyed being around children, their joy, their laughter, inquisitiveness. I wish I could have written down all their funny sayings.” / Read more… Mark Stuart, Andy Ferrell and ClayBank to Perform at the Jones House Friday Night July 25, 2016. Songwriters Mark Stuart and Andy Ferrell, as well as rising bluegrass band, ClayBank, all perform at the Jones House Friday, as part of the 2016 Concerts at the Jones House series. “It is always fun to catch touring musicians who are traveling through the area, and this was one of those opportunities, And, Mr. Stuart sounds excited to visit the High Country with his solo act.” / Read more… A Sign of the Times: Shannon’s Curtain to Close After 31 Years of Business in Boone July 25, 2016. Family owned and operated under the same roof since 1985, Shannon’s Curtain, Bed and Bath has offered its clientele long-lasting, high quality, moderately priced home textiles and décor from day one. Limited access to merchandise due to overseas manufacturing is one of several reasons the shop isn’t making enough sales to stay in business. By Jessica Isaacs. Photos by Ken Ketchie. / Read more… Revitalization of Downtown Banner Elk Continues, ‘Team of 83’ Fundraiser Created July 25, 2016. Whenever the Woolly Worm Festival rolls around in the fall, returning visitors will see a downtown Banner Elk that has undergone a revitalization and beautification this summer. Currently, two projects are underway in the downtown area and more possibilities for the historic Banner Elk Elementary School, which the town took over less than two years ago from Avery County, are still being explored. By Jesse Wood ? Photos by Ken Ketchie / Read more… Next Frontpage ? MOST READ STORIES Published Monday, July 25, 2016 at 12:48 pm Revitalization of Downtown Banner Elk Continues, ‘Team of 83’ Fundraiser Created A Sign of the Times: Shannon’s Curtain to Close After 31 Years of Business in Boone The Rev. Billy Warren: A Lifetime of Service to His King, His Family and His Country Community-Wide Event to Honor Four Long-Standing Preachers Aug. 6 at the Armory Watauga, Avery Obituaries – July 26, 2016 Your browser does not support frames. 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