Dick Larson, Cindy Lindecamp and Janet Millsaps at Kiwanis Club

Food insecure families are part of the fabric of Avery County. Three of the major hunger relief nonprofits jointly presented to the members of the Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk on April 17. The consensus was that these agencies were able to reach only one third of the food insecure families with five days of food relief. Pictured (left-to-right) are Dick Larson of Feeding Avery Families, Cindy Lindecamp of Volunteer Avery County and Janet Millsaps of Reaching Avery Ministry.

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Lees-McRae College to recognize Buxton and Broyhill at commecement ceremony

The commencement ceremony at Lees-McRae College on Saturday, May 5 will feature a familiar face. Current president, Dr. Barry M. Buxton, has been tapped to serve as speaker in recognition of his many efforts and contributions. Buxton will retire from the institution later that month. In addition to addressing the class of 2018, Buxton will present Dr. Paul H. Broyhill with an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration during the ceremony. Even though Buxton is a High Country native, he...

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Henry Chuag talks about Lees-McRae College Men's Volleyball

Henry Chuag highlighted Lees-McRae College Men's Volleyball for members of the Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk on April 10, including this season's trip to Hawaii.

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Kiwanis One Day April 14th

Nancy Owen from the Town of Banner Elk inspects the recent shipment of playground equipment for 2-5 year olds on April 10. Community volunteers will join the Kiwanis Club on at Tate-Evans Park at 9 am on April 14 to erect the structures and "spring clean" the park grounds.

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Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye visits with Kiwanis Club

Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye (left) and Boone Police Chief Dana Crawford shared 30 years of law enforcement history with members of the Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk on April 3. These two law enforcement professionals climbed the career ladder over the last three decades by advancing their education and skills. Personal stories were shared and the importance of good law enforcement emphasized.

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Lees-McRae College celebrates eighth annual Appalachian Heritage Week April 9-13

Join Lees-McRae College in celebrating spring’s return to the mountains during the eighth annual Appalachian Heritage Week April 9–13. Sponsored by the Stephenson Center for Appalachia, the College will highlight coal mining and other unique aspects of mountain heritage throughout the week. Monday, April 9 Start the week with New Opportunity School for Women Director Jennie Harpold to learn more about the program at the Stephenson Center for Appalachia during its Open House from 1–5 p.m. The...

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Lees-McRae College to host second annual Outdoor Legends event April 19

Lees-McRae College and the Outdoor Recreation Management program will host the second annual Outdoor Legends event April 19 from 6–9 p.m. at The Apple Barn in Valle Crucis, North Carolina. The event, sponsored by Beech Mountain Resort with support by the Mast General Store and Highland Outfitters, will be held off-campus following increased community interest after the last event in 2017. The evening will feature a discussion panel of several local outdoor legends as well as dinner and drinks from...

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Dollar Days’ begin April 1 at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain opens its gates to High Country residents, employees and their guests for only $3 each throughout April as part of “Dollar Days.” The month offers plenty to do inside the park, including the return of animal encounter sessions, the seasonal reopening of the Fudge Shop, discounted Behind-the-Scenes Habitat Tours and the return of naturalist programs later in the month. “We’re more than excited to continue the longstanding tradition of Dollar Days in April,” said Frank...

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March Snow!

Winter isn't over for this mountain town! Banner Elk! The month of March has had several large winter storms. Ski Sugar is still open and enjoying the long season. It wasn't good news for everyone, as the Banner Elk Easter Egg hunt was cancelled, and will not be rescheduled. We do think that Banner Elk Looks beautiful covered in fresh white snow!

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Easter Egg Hunt 2018

Join in the fun on March 24, 2018 in Tate-Evans Park. Family fun activities start at 11am- Find stuffed bunnies in the Park and Make S'mores Egg Hunts will begin at 12:00pm.

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Golf Tournament to benefit the Williams YMCA

Williams YMCA of Linville is having the first tournament of the pre-season on Friday, May 4th at Linville Golf Club

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Ensemble Stage announces 2018 Summer Schedule

A Summer Filled With Fun & Drama Our 2018 Summer season starts off putting you on the edge of your seat with a suspense thriller filled with twists and turns. That's followed by a funny, fast-paced satirical look at life in a small Texas town with two actors portraying over 30 "unique" characters. Our third offering is a tense drama set in a 1960's seedy Brooklyn bodega. Finally, we wrap up our 2018 Professional Summer Season with a lighthearted comedy and a hilarious test of wills between...

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