• 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...
  • Did the dog eat your homework?

    With the start of college, students are presented with a new set of freedoms they didn’t have in high school including the ability to create their own schedules, choose their professors and, perhaps the most enticing, the ability to skip a class. Professors are in agreement that there is a...
  • Hijinks will ensue at performance of “English Without Effort”

    Appalachian State University’s department of theatre and dance will bring a unique type of comedy to the stage with its production of “English Without Effort,” an interactive performance designed to provoke thought from the audience about the way humans communicate with one another. The show will be held at...
  • Allen Curtis creates local food and support hub with veggies, fruits and more

    Allen Curtis considered becoming a preacher. Like a preacher, Curtis is motivated to make a positive difference in the lives of others through his career. Instead of working for a church, Curtis owns Veggies, Fruits and More, a produce and dry goods store located at 362 W. King St....
  • ‘Chicago’ thrills audiences with impressive song and dance

    REVIEW: The Appalachian Musical Theatre Ensemble brought the crowd to its feet with their impressive rendition of the scandalous and exciting “Chicago,” performed on Oct. 10 and 11 at the Blue Ridge Ballroom in Plemmons Student Union. The musical adaptation was first written by John Kander and Fred Ebb,...
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