HICKORY -- In partnership with the Hickory Public Library, Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Visiting Writers Series will present New York Times bestselling author, Erik Larson at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, in P.E. Monroe Auditorium. The only book signing with Larson will be held prior to the even…

BOONE -- The 7th annual Spooky Duke Race and Costume Contest will be held on Saturday morning, Oct. 28, on the campus of Appalachian State University to benefit Parent to Parent Family Support Network™-High Country.

BOONE -- The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies has brought many distinguished scholars and historians to the ASU campus in recent years, but few -- if any -- have been as eminent as Professor Dan Michman of Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, in Israel.

BOONE -- The 7th annual Spooky Duke Race and Costume Contest will be held on Saturday morning, Oct. 28, on the campus of Appalachian State University to benefit Parent to Parent Family Support Network™-High Country.

I’ve planted my winter garden and this season I’m a little more hopeful because my plants are now growing in a cold frame —which is a bottomless box with a hinged lid. A cold frame is a great way to extend our growing season and get more from your garden. Two features for success: its locati…

BOONE — Green Valley eighth-grader Kazia Orkiszewski correctly spelled "Statuesque" and "Circumvent" to land the top spot in the Watauga County Schools districtwide spelling bee held Oct. 13. Hardin Park's Sam Nystrom and Cristian Hamilton of Blowing Rock tied for the runner-up spot in the contest.

Editor’s note: The following is a chapter from the manuscript titled “Ole Mean Carrie Buck,” written by Thomas Buxton of Columbia, S.C. The manuscript is based on interviews with his mother, Carrie Miller Buxton, about her life in Blowing Rock in the middle of the 20th century.

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