The Appalachian

Miss America might be a Mountaineer

Maggie Watts, Reporter | July 12, 2021

After a weekend of performances, interviews and modeling, 34 women stood onstage in High Point on June 26, waiting for news of who would be crowned the new Miss North Carolina. Crying tears of joy, a rising App State senior received a bouquet of red roses and her sash and crown.  The new Miss North Carolina, 21-year-old Carli Batson, hopes to use her platform to support theater arts through her...

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Pop Up Boone creator launches virtual wellness program for women

Maggie Watts, Reporter | July 1, 2021

The creator of Pop Up Boone is starting a new chapter in her business ventures and giving women a new way to connect.  After nearly two years of directing artisan pop-up shows, Megan Kelley did not plan to step down from the business last year. Pop Up Boone gave local artists a place to display and sell their craft. But when COVID-19 shut down in-person events, Kelley decided she was not interested...

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King Street Art Market showcases local artists through end of June

Lily Kincaid, Reporter | June 29, 2021

Between face painting, live music and people dancing on the sidewalks, the King Street Art Market made downtown Boone feel a little more like its old self over the first weekend of June. Curio and the Watauga Arts Council organized the pop-up art market, which began during the First Friday Art Crawl June 4. The event featured artwork from around 20 local artists across a variety of mediums. The...

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The Bookstop: Six romance books to read this summer

Ansley Puckett, Managing Editor | June 29, 2021

Long days at the beach, warm afternoons after a day of work and cool summer sunsets, mean the official start of summer and time to relax and rest. This summer, whether you're spending time in the sand, traveling to new locations or spending time at home with a summer job, take some time to catch up on these popular books perfect for the hot summer weather.    Act Your Age, Eve Brown by...

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Bites from the Big Apple: New York Deli to open in Boone

Maggie Watts, Reporter | June 21, 2021

One New York native is looking to bring authentic food from the Empire State to Boone through a new local restaurant.  When Kenneth Grieb moved to Boone a year and a half ago to be with retired family members, he immediately noticed the lack of authentic New York deli sandwiches. He decided to open his own restaurant: New York Deli. “I thought, you know, there's nothing like this out here...

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On Record: “SOUR” review

Aubrey Smith, A&C Editor | June 3, 2021

It’s almost impossible to go on the internet and not hear about Olivia Rodrigo. Whether it’s from her Disney Channel history or from her smashing debut single “drivers license,” which took the world by storm and broke countless records, Rodrigo has quickly risen to the top of the charts.  “SOUR,” Rodrigo’s debut album, was released May 21. As she stands on the cover of the record...

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