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Rustling alongside the kaleidoscope of fall leaves on Appalachian State University’s campus will be pages authored by the creative writers taking part in Appalachian’s fall 2018 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series.

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BOONE — Approaching its third year, the Boone Film Festival is expanding its viewings to three nights and moving the festival to the end of fall.

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The second annual “The Hawk” run, held at Hawksnest Resort in Seven Devils, is a strenuous 7K loop for a unique opportunity to experience breathtaking views of Grandfather Mountain.

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MEAT CAMP — Scenic Elk Knob State Park will be the center of community celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, with the 14th annual Elk Knob Community Headwaters Day.

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The 2018-19 season of “The Schaefer Center Presents …” performance series, presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs, offers students, faculty, staff and the community a diverse array of music, theatre and dance designed to enrich the cultural landscape…

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A game for everyone, pickleball is a sport that has seen a growing fan base during the past couple of decades. It combines elements of racquet sports including tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Players use paddles made of wood to hit a perforated polymer ball back and forth over a net, which …

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Mountaineers can break out their black and gold T-shirts and favorite chili recipes once again when Appalachian State football returns for its first home game on Sept. 15 against Southern Miss.

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Fresco paintings have been revered for ages by many different societies as culturally and spiritually significant artworks — from ancient Egypt to Renaissance Europe, and, more contemporarily, in the High Country of North Carolina.

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BOONE — Strictly Strings is returning to Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music’s “Pay As You Exit” Matinees to help celebrate the 25th Silver Anniversary of this popular educational nonprofit’s concert series.

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Fireworks, parades, free watermelon and hog roasting — Fourth of July celebrations in the High Country have a little something for everyone.

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BOONE — With sounds of fiddles, banjos and guitars frequently resonating beyond the walls, the Jones House Cultural and Community Center in downtown Boone has become a hub for old-time and American roots music. In June and July, the Jones House continues to provide a focal point for pickers …

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Summertime in the Western North Carolina High Country is a period filled with festival of many kinds when the tourists and summer residents begin to arrive. 

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Summertime in the Western North Carolina High Country is a period filled with festival of many kinds when the tourists and summer residents begin to arrive. .

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The art scene in the High Country is as beautiful and serene as the landscape that surrounds it. With a multitude of galleries that feature work from local artists, one does not have to look far to find inspiring craftsmanship and works of art.

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It’s hard to imagine a more idyllic setting for a summer music series than Valle Crucis Community Park. With its walking trails, picnic areas and access to the Watauga River, it truly is one of the most beautiful sites in the Appalachian Mountains.

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For grandeur, breathtaking mountain views and natural history, it’s hard to beat the Blowing Rock tourist attraction, located near the Watauga County/Caldwell County line just south of Blowing Rock.

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The highly successful Lees-McRae College Summer Theatre returns for its 33rd season of musical theater this summer. This year, theatergoers will be treated to a diverse trio of high-quality musicals that explore different cultures.

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Whether it’s art and history or drawing or even concerts, the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum will have a little something for everyone this summer.

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BANNER ELK – Art on the Greene, a popular art show held three times each year, will kick off its 2018 season this Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27, on the grounds of the Historic Banner Elk School.

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Nothing says summer in the High Country like the friendly yet forceful train whistle blasting out its notice at Tweetsie Railroad. You can hear the whistle from Boone to Blowing Rock, from Valle Crucis to Triplett, all summer long.

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BOONE — Old-time musician, journalist and radio host Paul Brown comes to Boone Saturday, May 19, to present a house concert featuring local old-time and roots musicians and bands, to be recorded for an episode of “Across the Blue Ridge.”

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BOONE — Every summer, An Appalachian Summer Festival takes young people from North Carolina’s High Country to places around the world through the magic of cinema. This summer, the Young People’s Global Film Series will highlight films from South America to the land down under. Children and h…

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WILKESBORO — With just one week until MerleFest 2018, the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro is buzzing with activity. The festival, presented by Window World, kicks off next Thursday, April 26, at 2:30 p.m. and runs through Sunday, April 29.

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BOONE — Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music kicks off its 25th anniversary concert season with a Saint Patrick’s Day weekend celebration featuring the Celti-lachian music of The Mountain Laurels. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Harvest House Performing Arts Venue in Boone on Frida…

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