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Boone Service League hosts open house Sept. 26

BOONE - Boone Service League is celebrating a landmark anniversary this year: 60 years in the High Country community. The women's civic organization invites High Country residents to come by its open house event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at The Local in Boone. Appetizers will be served.

WATAUGA DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-20 09:00:00

State of the Town in Blowing Rock Offers Updates on 321, Middle Fork Greenway, Construction & Tourism

The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce held its annual State of the Town in the American Legion building on Monday evening. Interested citizens received updates on the U.S. 321 widening project, the Middle Fork Greenway project, chamber activities, tourism and other projects in town. Blowing Rock Cham

HCPRESS.COM - 2017-09-19 17:42:56

New River Light and Power seeks rate hikes

New River Light & Power crews assist with site work for the installation of a solar shelter on Depot Street in downtown Boone in December 2015.Photo submitted BOONE - For the first time in 21 years, New River Light and Power is looking to raise base energy rates for its customers. "The average month

WATAUGA DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-20 09:00:00

Ed Hardin: Wake-ASU is more than a football game, it's a football necessity

Add digital to current active Sunday - Friday print subscription Wake Forest head coach Dave Clawson runs drills prior to the Demon Deacon's game against Utah State. Dave Clawson isn't the ambassador of college football in North Carolina, but he's the only coach out there not afraid to act like it.

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2017-09-19 19:18:00

Our view: Tackling a hidden issue

Local law enforcement and others have set themselves no easy task. Attempts to locate the homeless living in campsites in a region near the Greenway Trail by Boone Police Department, Appalachian State University Police and Watauga County Sheriff's Office spotlights a difficult and arduous effort. By

WATAUGA DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Proposed county ordinance changes tabled after hearing

BOONE - A second public hearing was hosted at the Sept. 19 county commission meeting on the proposed amendments to the ordinance that governs subdivisions and multi-unit structures. As previously defined in the ordinance, a multi-unit structure is a building containing three or more separate and ind

WATAUGA DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-19 21:51:00

Hunger and Health Coalition announces third annual Masquerade Ball

BOONE -- Preparations are underway for the Hunger and Health Coalition's third annual Masquerade Ball to be held Oct. 28, from 6:30 - 11 p.m., at Blowing Rock Country Club. "In a county where so many of our neighbors don't know where their next meal will come from or how they will afford their life-

WATAUGA DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-20 09:00:00

Town denies request for short-term rental overlay

Rick Riddle of R&R Builders speaks to the Blowing Rock town council about the positive aspects of allowing short-term rentals in his two new townhouses on Ransom Street during a public meeting on Sept. 12.Photo by Jeff Eason BLOWING ROCK - On Sept. 12, the Blowing Rock Town Council voted unanimously

WATAUGA DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-19 23:00:00

BREAKING: HHS tabs Lindsey as new girls' soccer coach

Kayla Lindsey has been named the new girls' soccer coach at Hendersonville High School. Lindsey, 29, will take over in the spring for coach Amber McCullough whose husband, Todd, is a Methodist pastor. His appointment has been changed to Midway United Methodist Church in Kannapolis. Lindsey, a West

BLUERIDGENOW.COM - 2017-09-19 17:26:16

Residents, business leaders react after Tennessee approves hospital merger

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) - Monday night, we first reported Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System boards unanimously approved the terms of a merger between the two systems. State approval is required for the two companies to become one, Tuesday they got it from the Tennessee Depar

WJHL.COM - 2017-09-20 04:14:19

Walgreens, Rite Aid revise store purchase deal to $4.38B

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HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-19 15:00:32

Wellmont-MSHA merger OKd by Tennessee

NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee Department of Health (TOH) announced today it has approved the proposed merger between Kingsport-based Wellmont Health System and Johnson City-based Mountain States Health Alliance. TOH Commissioner John Dreyzehner gave the go-ahead to the two systems' application for a Ce

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-19 18:34:00

In Brief: Dollar General opens in Foscoe

FOSCOE - Dollar General in the Foscoe community opened at the end of August. The store, which employs between six and 10 people, is the fifth Dollar General to open in Watauga County.Young Professionals host summer rooftop party BOONE - The High Country Young Professionals hosted a summer rooftop pa

WATAUGA DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-19 09:00:00

In Brief: App alum named Winston-Salem police chief

WINSTON-SALEM - Appalachian State alum Catrina Amelia Thompson was hired to replace Winston-Salem Police Chief Barry Rountree when he retired Sept. 1, the Winston-Salem Journal reported. Thompson, who has been with the department for 23 years, was promoted from the position of assistant chief in cha

WATAUGA DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-19 09:00:00

Police monitor Greenway Trail for homeless camps

The covered bridge near the Watauga Recreation Complex leads into the Boone Greenway Trail where many people enjoy activities such as walking, running and cycling.File Photo BOONE - Local law enforcement joined together Sept. 13 in attempt to locate any homeless people in the area of the Greenway Tr

WATAUGA DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-18 17:15:00

Jeremy Jones, Nonfiction Author, to Open Appalachian's Visiting Writer's Series, Sept. 21

Jeremy B. Jones will appear Sept. 21 in the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University. Photo courtesy of Jeremy B. Jones BOONE, N.C.-The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University will resume Sept. 21 with two presentations by

HCPRESS.COM - 2017-09-18 16:33:17

Movie Review: 'American Assassin' Uses Hero Trope, Plot and Characters Seen Before

"American Assassin" stars Dylan O'Brien as CIA asset Mitch Rapp. The paperback-based Rapp is an action hero akin to Jack Ryan, Jack Reacher, Jason Bourne, and I'll even throw James Bond in there. O'Brien is best known for the "Maze Runner" series, a teenagers-in-a-dystopian-future franchise akin to

HCPRESS.COM - 2017-09-18 15:15:14

High Country Association of Realtors: Inventory Declining as Real Estate Activity Stays Busy

High Country temperatures are beginning to cool, but not the busy summer real estate season. In August local Realtor activity hit a high for the year, surpassing 200 for the second straight month. Interest rates dropped throughout the month, and by mid-September were at their lowest levels of 2017.

HCPRESS.COM - 2017-09-18 14:15:34

Carson-Newman to spotlight work of Hawkins Co. photographer Michaela Marshall

JEFFERSON CITY - The work of Hawkins County photographer Michaela Marshall will be featured in October in a Solo Senior Exhibit at Carson-Newman University. The exhibit, at The Student Gallery, will begin with a reception (open to the public) on Sunday, October 15, from 2-4 p.m. The gallery, which i

ROGERSVILLE REVIEW - 2017-09-20 10:00:00

This Week in Wilkes - journalpatriot: Home

When you're looking for something fun to do each week, check our guide to what's going on in Wilkes County. To submit an event for "This Week in Wilkes," email fhayes@wilkes.net. Wilkes County Farmers Market will be open from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and from 7:30-noon Saturdays at the Yadkin Valley

WILKES JOURNAL PATRIOT - 2017-09-19 19:00:00