WILKESBORO -- The Kruger Brothers will release a remarkable new project during MerleFest 2017 and will share the Roan Mountain Suite through a live stream, hosted on Facebook.

HICKORY -- Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Playmakers will conclude its 2016-17 season with the second annual production of "Making Scenes: An Evening of Student-Produced Work." The performance is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, April 27 – 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Belk Centrum.

BANNER ELK -- Tickets are now available online for the 2017 Lees-McRae Summer Theatre series which will kick-off on June 25 with several performances of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," "Million Dollar Quartet" and "Legally Blonde The Musical."

BLOWING ROCK -- The High Country is fortunate to have dozens of non-profit agencies working to help the less fortunate among us. The Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge (WFBR) supports some of those non-profits by raising money for agencies that help women and children in seven mountain counties.

HICKORY — Watauga native Baron Fenwick is performing with the Western Piedmont Symphony — under the direction of John Gordon Ross — April 22 as the last event in the WPS Masterwork Series.

HUDSON, N.C. -- This summer, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Continuing Education Division will once again offer “Extreme Super Summer Camp” for kids ages 5 and up and “Kids in the Kitchen” camps for kids ages 9 and up. The programs will feature week-long courses and dai…

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.