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HIGH COUNTRY — Appalachian Regional Library, comprised of the public libraries in Watauga, Ashe and Wilkes counties, is offering curbside service to patrons during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement released on the App Regional Library website at www.arlibrary.org.

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WEST JEFFERSON — While the Ashe County Arts Council may have closed the doors to the Arts Center while the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic rages on, the “Young At Art” is still on display.

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We love to see the soft side of tough guys. Therefore it’s a successful formula for action heroes to star in movies where they are babysitting kids. Nothing like seeing cute little kids getting the best of towering musclebound hulks. Yes, some big stars allow this self-deprecating humor in r…

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With movie houses closed down and social distancing in full force, what do movie lovers do? We turn to streaming videos on TV. My 65-inch 4K high-definition smart television is pumped up with dozens of apps offering Netflix, Amazon Prime, AT&T TV Now, Acorn, Britbox, Pluto, HBO Now, Come…

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The High Country is home to bands and musical talent spanning every genre through a number of decades. In the face of COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns, many are taking the changes in stride, turning to platforms and services such as Facebook Live and YouTube to share their music.

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The academic careers of Appalachian State University professors David Hutchison and Shari Galiardi were on track. Hutchison was the University Recreation – Outdoor Programs Coordinator and Galiardi was Director of Service Learning, and their future was set out before them. Then, when they ch…

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NEWLAND — As high school school students crisscrossed between the tables and recruiters presenting their pitches at Avery High School’s career and job fair on Thursday, March 12, there was a sense of optimism in the air.

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A statement released on the Appalachian Regional Library website on Tuesday, March 17, announced that the public libraries in Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes counties are closed due to precautions being taken in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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HIGH COUNTRY — St. Patrick’s Day is Tuesday, March 17, but the majority of High Country events to celebrate the holiday are set to be held on Saturday, March 14.

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BOONE — The upcoming meeting of the High Country Audubon Society, which is set to take place on March 17, will feature a presentation by Ashley Peele who will provide a brief overview of Virginia’s second Breeding Bird Atlas project, share interesting preliminary results and stories from the…

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ASHE — The board of advisors of the Ashe County Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from nonprofits serving needs in the local community.

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BOONE — Appalachian Musical Theatre Club, a student organization affiliated with the Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance, will present two free performances of “Miscast” on March 20 and March 21 at 7 p.m. in the IG Greer Theatre on the university’s campus at 401 Acad…

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BLOWING ROCK — Relocating its cabins to expand parking and adding new attractions such as a ride are in the plans for Mystery Hill in 2020, according to owner and caretaker Matthew Underwood.

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BANNER ELK — Ensemble Stage of Banner Elk is a nonprofit professional theater company that highlights local talent in the High Country through stage productions. The troupe recently released its 2020 summer season, including a world premiere performance and kids theater events.

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BANNER ELK — Asheville-based multimedia artist Madalyn Wofford will be the guest judge during the Lees-McRae Communication Arts and Design juried student art exhibition Monday, March 16.

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BOONE — The Wellness and Prevention Services at Appalachian State University will present the 2020 production of “y(OUR) Story,” a series of theatrical pieces related to the idea of mental health. The production is held in I.G. Greer Auditorium on the ASU campus. Performances will begin at 7…

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BLOWING ROCK — More than 60 former service members who are alumni of the Wounded Warrior Project, along with local police departments, braved the frigid cold and took part in the Wounded Warrior Project’s “Heroes on the Mountain” event on Saturday, March 7, at Appalachian Ski Mtn.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The phrase “nothing less than brilliant” has been used to describe the outrageous comedy antics and expertly crafted juggling feats of Mark Nizer. Nizer will be at the Ashe Civic Center Friday, March 6. As part of the Arts Council school programming, he will also perform two…

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WILKESBORO — The Walker Center on the campus of Wilkes Community College will present The Haggard Brothers Tribute to Merle Haggard with special guest EmiSunshine at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13.

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Each of these programs, hosted by the Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area, are free and open to the public. To learn more about any of these events, call (336) 246-9653 or email mount.jefferson@ncparks.gov.

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HICKORY — Author Min Jin Lee will speak in the Belk Centrum at Lenoir-Rhyne University at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, as a part of the university's 31st Visiting Writers Series.