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February 26, 2024

WCC Hosts North Carolina High School Landscape Competition

WCC Hosts North Carolina High School Landscape Competition   Wilkesboro, N.C. – Wilkes Community College recently hosted the North Carolina High School Landscape Competition (NCHSLC) on February 17th. The event had enthusiastic participation from students at various high schools across the state, including Alexander High School, Apex High School, Heritage High School, Midway High School, Millbrook High School, North Iredell, North Wilkes, South Caldwell, South Iredell, Union Pines, Wakefield, West Brunswick, and West Caldwell.   The event started with workshops on February 16th, where students got a chance to prepare themselves for the competition. The colleges involved included Alamance Community […]
February 21, 2024

“Men on Boats” at The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre

BOONE, NC – The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance proudly presents “Men on Boats,” a thrilling and widely acclaimed work by Jaclyn Backhaus. The cast is comprised of thirteen individuals, spanning across all undergraduate class levels. The production will take place in the Valborg Theatre on campus at 7 p.m. from Feb. 28 to March 2 with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 3, 2024. Student admission is $10, faculty/staff is $15, and adult admission is $17. Tickets are available online through the department website, as well as by phone and in person through the Schaefer Center for the Arts box office. […]
February 20, 2024

The TURCHIN CENTER in Boone Spring Exhibition Celebration Friday, March 1st from 5-8 p.m

The TURCHIN CENTER in Boone Spring Exhibition Celebration Friday, March 1st from 5-8 p.m Spring into ART at the Turchin Center! Boone, North Carolina – The TURCHIN CENTER will host its Spring Exhibition Celebration on Friday, March 1st from 5-8 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public with refreshments, snacks and a cash bar available throughout the evening. With a firm commitment to fostering dialogue and understanding around pressing issues, the Turchin Center is proud to present a diverse array of thought-provoking exhibitions. Through the lens of artistic expression, these exhibitions delve into the intricate relationships between […]
February 20, 2024

Ashe County Parks & Recreation Spring Sports Registration

Ashe County Parks & Recreation Spring Sports Registration for Boy / Girl T-Ball & Soccer
February 20, 2024
Ashe County Youth Spring Sports Registration
  Attached is a flyer advertising our youth spring sports registrations which are going on now – include youth soccer, tee ball, softball & baseball.  Just wanted to see if you all could help us spread the word.   People can register online at www.asheparks.com or stop by in person.   Thanks!   Kevin Anderson, Director Ashe County Parks and Recreation 336.977.5419 Cell 336.982.6185 Office
February 19, 2024

Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents SING AND SWING: Our American Songbook

Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents SING AND SWING: Our American Songbook A Celebration of Song and Iconic Trumpet-and-Vocal Partnerships with Bria Skonberg and Benny Benack III, Tuesday, March 5 at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts BOONE, NC — The Schaefer Center Presents series, presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs, welcomes Jazz at Lincoln Center’s SING AND SWING: Our American Songbook, Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30pm at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. This celebration of the Great American Songbook and iconic partnerships in jazz features trumpeters, vocalists, and composers Bria Skonberg and […]
February 16, 2024

Keith Werner named chief information officer at App State

  By University Communications Posted Feb. 16, 2024 at 9:06 a.m. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGmail   BOONE, N.C. — Keith Werner has been named chief information officer at Appalachian State University, effective March 18. Werner currently holds the position of vice president of information technology (IT) strategy and cybersecurity at the University of North Carolina System Office, a position he has held since 2022. From 2018 to 2022, he was vice president for IT and chief information officer for the UNC System Office. “I am confident that Keith — who has 30 years of experience delivering innovative and strategic solutions to the public sector […]
February 16, 2024

Nominations Sought for Business Scholarship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nominations Sought for Business Scholarship Date: February 16, 2024 Contact: Jessica Ham, Extension Administrative Assistant Address: North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Ashe County Center 134 Law Enforcement Drive, Suite 202 Jefferson, NC 28640 Phone: 336-846-5850 Nominations for 2024 are being sought for a $750 scholarship offered by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association (NCCEAPA) through March 15, 2024. The scholarship is available to North Carolina residents pursuing a college degree (Associates and/or Bachelors) or a diploma program that results in a college degree (Associates and/or Bachelors) in business or a business-related field of study. Applicants must […]
February 16, 2024

High Country Crime Stoppers & Boone Police Seek Public’s Assistance in CVS Larceny

“CRIME ALERT”   High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: On the evening of January 26, 2024, several packets of CVS and Zyrtec brand allergy tablets were stolen from CVS, located at 2147 Blowing Rock Road.  The person of interest appears to be a white male between the age of 25 and 45 years old, with an “X” tattooed on the top of his left hand.  A picture of the person of interest is attached. Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers […]
February 16, 2024

High Country Crime Stoppers & Boone Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Crime at Speedway

“CRIME ALERT”   High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: On the morning of February 10, 2024, a vehicle crashed into an exterior wall of the Speedway, located at 2702 Hwy 105, resulting in structural damage to the building. After the crash, the driver drove the vehicle out of the parking lot and turned right onto Hwy 105 traveling south.  The driver appears to be a white male and was driving an older model dark colored truck. Pictures of the driver and the vehicle are attached. Anyone with information on this […]
February 16, 2024
App State alumni lead the nation in earning teaching’s top credential
By Rebekah Saylors Posted Jan. 22, 2024 at 3:40 p.m. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGmail   BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University is known nationally as an established leader in teacher education — a fact supported by the university’s record as the No. 1 alma mater for National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT). For the eighth consecutive year, App State topped the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards’ list of “Top 50 Alma Maters by Total Number of NBCTs” for 2023, with 2,321 alumni having earned the national credential to date. The certification is achieved through a rigorous performance-based assessment that typically takes from one to […]
February 16, 2024
App State Online bachelor’s, master’s programs named ‘bests’ for 2024 by U.S. News & World Report
By Jessica Stump Posted Feb. 8, 2024 at 10:21 a.m. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGmail   BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University has strengthened its standing among the nation’s best schools for online education, according to U.S. News & World Report, which named the university in its “2024 Best Online Programs” rankings, released Feb. 7. App State Online placed within the top 23% of U.S. colleges and universities for best online bachelor’s programs. The national publication also recognized App State’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in nursing programs, as well as the university’s online master’s […]
February 15, 2024

Blue Ridge Parkway seeks public comment on fees

Blue Ridge Parkway News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 15, 2024 Contact: Leesa Brandon, 828.348.3420 Blue Ridge Parkway seeks public comment on changes to camping fee structure The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on proposed fee changes for camping and other associated fees on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Proposed rate changes include front country and backcountry camping site fees, as well as non-camper user fees for shower and dump-station services. The Parkway is a popular camping destination for park visitors and neighbors, and recreation fees provide a vital source of revenue for needed facility maintenance, future […]
February 12, 2024

Boone Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Larceny

“CRIME ALERT”   High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:   On January 26, 2024, a larceny of a bidet from the bathroom of Mo’s Sweets, located at 276 Watauga Village Drive, was reported to the Boone Police Department.  The person of interest appears to be a white female with shoulder length blond hair.  An image of the person of interest is attached. 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 or Text “NCTIP […]
February 9, 2024

The Walker Center presents Michael Swenson, Hypnotist February 22

The Walker Center presents Michael Swenson, Hypnotist February 22   Wilkesboro, N.C. –  The Walker Center, on the campus of Wilkes Community College, is pleased to present Michael Swenson, hypnotist on Thursday, February 22, 2024. The doors open at 7:00 and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.   This show is sponsored by Piedmont Federal Savings Bank. Celebrity Hypnotist Michael Swenson is one of the most successful stage hypnotists performing today. His comedy hypnotist show twists reality and transforms audience volunteers into superstars live on stage. Michael’s work has been seen on numerous television shows, including cruise ships, theme parks, […]

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