A hat. Always a hat, knitted, woven or made of felt. Perched over white hair, lively eyes. A walker as her side-kick, draped with parcels stuffed with manuscripts, tissues and sunglasses, almost a shopping cart with all the accouterments. I am driving her to a High Country Writers meeting at…

BOONE — The exhibitions at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University change multiple times a year so that visitors can explore new art every several months. There are, however, two exhibitions that occur annually and are always embraced by the community. The “App…

HICKORY -- Have you ever considered what happens when the squirmy, hyperactive child or the inattentive daydreamer grows up to get behind the wheel of the car? As many as 11% of children aged 5-17 have problems with attention deficits. ADHD affects all parts of an individual’s life. Studies …

BOONE – It was the summer of 1978. On a beautiful day in the mountains of western North Carolina the unthinkable happened: Bandits robbed the passengers of the Tootsie Railway, the most popular tourist attraction in the area.

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.

WILKESBORO — MerleFest, presented by Window World and slated for April 27-April 30, 2017, is pleased to announce the return of the Acoustic Kids Showcases to the 2017 festival.

BOONE — The Boone Service League on Monday, Feb. 27, will begin accepting applications for 2017 grants from nonprofit organizations in Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties.

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