June 14, 2024

High Country Crime Stoppers & Boone Police Seek Public’s Assistance to Solve Crime

High Country CRIME STOPPERS P.O. Box 2544, Boone, NC 28607 (828) 268-6959 (Watauga County)   “CRIME ALERT”   High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:   On May 31, 2024, the Boone Police Department received numerous reports of vandalism in the area of Old Bristol Road and Green Street. The image “S7AZN” was found spray painted in multiple colors on mailboxes, roadways, and residential structures.    Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 828-268-6959 or the Boone Police Department at 828-268-6900 […]
June 14, 2024

Wilkes Community College hosts FREE Community Event “Don’t Get Scammed”

Wilkes Community College hosts FREE Community Event Entitled “Don’t Get Scammed”   Wilkesboro, N.C. – We are delighted to announce that WCC’s Business and Public Service Technology Division and WCC Workplace Connections are hosting a FREE community event entitled “Don’t Get Scammed.”   Last year, scammers managed to steal over $3.4 billion from elderly Americans, according to a report by the FBI, cited in an article published by AP News on April 30, 2024, ( This alarming figure reflects a growing trend of criminals using increasingly sophisticated tactics to deceive vulnerable individuals into relinquishing their life savings.   According to […]
June 13, 2024

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Schedule

NEWS Turchin Center for the Visual Arts An Appalachian Summer Festival Appalachian State University PO Box 32139 Boone, NC 28608-2139 828/262-3017 (ph) 828/262-7546 (fax) June 12, 2024 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Lindsay Miller, 828-262-7544 or mi*******@ap******.edu Visual Arts On Display at An Appalachian Summer Festival Celebrate summer and artistic excellence at the Turchin Center with exhibitions, competitions, and behind-the-scenes discussions. BOONE, NC – During An Appalachian Summer Festival, visit the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (TCVA) as it hosts a variety of contemporary art exhibitions and programs that complement the performing arts being celebrated this July. […]
June 13, 2024


FINAL BOOK IN STRATFORD OAKS TALES SERIES RELEASED Under their Star Route Books imprint, Imaging Specialists, Inc. has just released the fourth and final book in the Stratford Oaks Tales: The Tale of Bella by Dr. Suzanne Mellow-Irwin of Sparta, NC. The Stratford Oaks Tales is a series of stories about the good life for the animals at Stratford Oaks Farm. This book features Bella, a wild mustang from the rugged mountains of southeastern Nevada and her journey to a new home in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina. The Tale of Bella features full-color images and a delightful […]
June 12, 2024

Clodfelter & Patrick Arrested with Meth

Clodfelter & Patrick Arrested with Meth Jefferson N.C. – Sheriff B. Phil Howell announces the arrest of 58-year-old Sherre Reavis Clodfelter of Winston Salem, N.C., and 54-year-old Michael Edward Patrick of Thomasville, N.C. On May 14th, 2024, Deputy Cody Call performed a routine traffic stop on a vehicle. Deputy Call noticed that the vehicle’s registration plate was expired. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Michael Patrick, and the passenger was Sherre Clodfeter. Deputies found 2 clear baggies of a white crystal substance that was later identified as Methamphetamine. The total amount of Methamphetamine that deputies seized was over […]
June 12, 2024

Wilkes Community College Welcomes Fall 2024 Dental Assisting Students

Wilkes Community College Welcomes Fall 2024 Dental Assisting Students Wilkesboro, N.C. – Wilkes Community College is pleased to welcome the Fall 24 Dental Assisting Students: Natalie Adams, Alleghany County; Ragan Annas, Alexander County; Isabella Bonilla, Alleghany County; Lyndsay Bonilla, Wilkes County; Amelia Call, Wilkes County; Breanna Cardwell, Wilkes County; Jaelyn Carter, Wilkes County; Adriana Cortez, Wilkes County; Lesie Dawson, Wilkes County; Lauren Eller, Wilkes County; Madison Goins, Wilkes County; Natalie Johnson, Wilkes County; Gabriela Limon, Wilkes County; Michael Pacheco, Wilkes County; Lilly Reeves, Wilkes County; Taylor Roland, Wilkes County; Gabriela Ruvalcabo Barragan, Wilkes County; and Shaley Willard.   Apply now […]
June 10, 2024

WCC Instructors Complete Certification Program  

WCC Instructors Complete North Carolina Community College Master Instructor (NC3MI) Certification Program               Wilkesboro, N.C. – Wilkes Community College (WCC) is excited to announce that two WCC faculty members, Meret Burke, and Valerie Bailey, have successfully completed the North Carolina Community College Master Instructor (NC3MI) Certification Program. Meret Burke is the Chair of Communication, Language, and Transfer Education as well as the Lead Instructor in English, and Valerie Bailey is the Simulation Coordinator and Nursing instructor. They were part of the inaugural program and were recently recognized for their achievement at a ceremony in Soia, NC.   The North […]
June 10, 2024

Walker Center Season Show Line-up

The Walker Center announces the 2024-2025 Season Show Line-up And Introduces The Lakey Ballroom Series   Wilkesboro, N.C. – The Walker Center is excited to announce the lineup for the 2024-2025 season, as well as the introduction of The Lakey Ballroom Series. The Lakey Ballroom Series promises an intimate evening of food, drinks, and entertainment and can be purchased in addition to the regular season shows. Here are the important dates for ticket sales:   Season Ticket Renewals: June 6 – June 20 New Seat Ticket Purchases & Ballroom Series: June 26 – July 10 Individual ticket sales: July 15 […]
June 10, 2024

Small Business Community College Celebrates 40 Years

Small Business Center Network of the NC Community College System Celebrates 40 Years Wilkesboro, N.C. –The Small Business Center Network of the NC Community College System has reached a significant milestone by marking 40 years of dedicated support to small businesses throughout North Carolina. Recently, a Small Business Day event was held in Raleigh, N.C. to celebrate this achievement. As a proud member of the Small Business Center Network of North Carolina (SBCN), the Small Business Center at Wilkes Community College diligently serves as an invaluable resource for both new and established small business owners. Our center offers confidential, personalized business […]
June 10, 2024


SEVIERVILLLE, Tenn.  – Do you have a child between 4 and 12 years of age that could benefit from participating in a group swimming lesson?  Then be sure to register them for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ event that Soaky Mountain Waterpark will be participating in simultaneously along with other swimming venues around the world on the first day of summer, Thursday June 20. The 30-minute lesson led by Sarah Brackins of Morristown Landing will begin promptly at 10 a.m in the waterpark’s Soaky Surge Wave Pool, and will cover a variety of safe swimming topics all tailored to fit […]
June 7, 2024

Beginning on June 10th, a Section of the Boone Greenway Trail, beginning at Daniel Boone Drive Extension, will be Closed Until September 2024

    In partnership with New River Conservancy and Watauga County, the Town of Boone will be restoring 2,500 feet of the lower end of Hardin Creek. As such, the Boone Greenway Trail, beginning at the entrance of the Greenway Trail at Daniel Boone Drive Extension and ending at the Watauga High School Cross-Country field alongside the river, will be closed beginning on Monday, June 10th, and will reopen in September 2024. Patrons of the Greenway Trail will not be able to access this portion of the Greenway Trail until the restoration project is complete. This project is entitled the […]
June 7, 2024

WCC announces spring 2024 Semester President’s and Dean’s Lists

WILKESBORO, N.C. – Wilkes Community College recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of students through the President’s List and the Dean’s List each fall and spring semester. The students on the spring 2024 semester President’s and Dean’s lists are grouped by home county. To qualify for the President’s List, full-time students must achieve a 4.0-grade point average, complete 12 or more semester hours of college-level courses (excluding credit by examination) and be awarded all “A’s.” To qualify for the Dean’s List, full-time students must complete 12 or more semester hours of college-level courses (excluding credit by examination) and have a grade […]
June 5, 2024

WCC congratulates Nurse Aide I program graduates

WCC Congratulates Nurse Aide I Program Graduates               Wilkesboro, N.C. – We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to the most recent graduates of the Nurse Aide program. They were taught by instructors Lisa Burgess, RN, and Brandi Wingler, RN. The names of the graduates are as follows: Madison Barnes, Sparta; Jaclyn Dancy, Wilkesboro; Trinity Ellis, North Wilkesboro; Destiny Gambill, Wilkesboro; DeLacey Hamilton, Wilkesboro; Holly Huneycutt, North Wilkesboro; Chyanne Livingston, North Wilkesboro; Amber Nickel, North Wilkesboro; Prisha Parikh, Millers Creek; Caley Smith, Traphill; and Xena Wagoner, North Wilkesboro.   Wilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community […]
June 5, 2024
Road Closures and Parking for Boonerang Music & Arts Festival Press Release
Come join the Town of Boone for the third annual Boonerang Music & Arts Festival, on Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, in Downtown Boone! The Boonerang Music & Arts Festival celebrates Boone, North Carolina with a free downtown street festival; this community homecoming brings Boone-connected artists and fans together every third weekend in June to “Boonerang” back to the place we love. For the safety of guests, staff, and volunteers, the following roads will be closed on June 14, and will reopen late in the evening on June 15: ● 7:00 a.m.: S. Depot Street from Howard Street […]
June 3, 2024

Stuff a Patrol Car Food Drive & Sheriff’s Medicine Takeback July 13th 2024

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