• Senior goodbye: Aleah Warner

    Since my senior year began I’ve been wishing it away. I was so excited to graduate, so excited to leave Boone and start a new chapter of my life. It wasn’t until I began to write this that I realized everything I’ll be leaving behind. Now that it’s time...
  • Spicing up the High Country

    Tank’s Tacos y Tequila opened its doors for business in March, joining the Boone restaurant scene to provide top-shelf tequila and specialty tacos made from fresh, local ingredients. Tank’s serves southern California style food and has 10 tacos on its menu, ranging from standard ground beef and shredded chicken...
  • A growing community

    Over the last year, Blue Ridge Women In Agriculture has been working with librarians at the Watauga County Public Library and faculty and staff at Appalachian State University to make a Boone seed library a reality. Over 70 members of the community attended the seed library’s grand opening on...
  • Blackburn Community Outreach helps combat High Country food insecurity

    Blackburn Community Outreach is focusing this year on redefining what it means to be blessed, through growing and giving organically grown fruits and vegetables in the Todd community. What started as just a place for members of the Blackburn Chapel to grow their own food has become an outlet...
  • Over Yonder opens its doors to chefs in the High Country

    One restaurant in Valle Crucis is opening its doors to chefs in the High Country, allowing them to take over the kitchen, learn what it’s like to own a restaurant and run the show for the evening. Over Yonder, one of the only restaurants in Valle Crucis, is currently...
  • Funk for the whole family

    What started out as a jam session between three strangers in 2013 has since evolved into a funk band on the rise in Boone. Erik Brandt, Patrick Garnier and Jeff Carney had only recently met each other when the three decided to play music together one afternoon. It was...
  • Apparators struggle in ninth US Quidditch Cup

    Quidditch has escaped the realm of Harry Potter to become its own recognized sport, with teams from across the nation coming together each year to compete in the U.S. Quidditch Cup. This year was the ninth edition of the U.S. Quidditch Cup, which saw 60 teams competing in Columbia,...
  • The Power of Positivity

    Eli Farmer wakes up at 5:30 a.m. every morning and steps into the role of CEO. Before he eats breakfast, before he goes to his classes and before he goes to the gym, Farmer begins each day on Youtube, looking for potential motivational speakers to provide uplifting speeches for...
  • Saving The Appalachian Theatre

    Since 2008, The Appalachian Theatre has been empty. There is no longer a concession stand at the building’s entrance. There are no seats for attendees, and no screen to show films. Aside from the walls and floors, all that remains are the stage and the balcony. But it wasn’t...
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