BOONE — Hardin Park’s Gold team took home the top honors at the district-wide Watauga County Schools Battle of the Books middle school competition last week — the school’s fourth consecutive win in the contest.

BLOWING ROCK – At Appalachian Ski Mtn.’s annual Meltdown Games skim pond competition, if you’re not skimming, you’re probably swimming.

BLOWING ROCK — After three months of downtime, 100 privately owned condominium units at Chetola Resort should be available for rental sometime during April, according to a release from the resort.

BOONE – You never know what you’ll find at the WHS Empty Bowls silent auction. Everyone expects a terrific meal of bread and soup at the Empty Bowls fundraising dinner. And you are guaranteed a beautiful handmade ceramic bowl to take home with you.

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.

BOONE — A BBQ Dinner and Silent Auction will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, March 24, at Perkinsville Baptist Church to raise money for the family of Boone Police Officer Joe Knapp.

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