Boone, NC

Ashe welcomes new shuttle service CC Rydes

WEST JEFFERSON — On Thursday, June 23, the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce held a special ribbon cutting for West Jefferson's newest business, CC Rydes, a shuttle service to help with all of your needs when navigating the downtown area. CC Rydes was founded by Catherine Massey, known professionally as Catherine Steele along with her husband Stan Massey. CC Rydes stands for Compassionate Commissary and it was built out of...
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Appalachian State Has Made Football Program History

Appalachian State is one of the fastest growing football programs in the nation. According to college football insider Brett McMurphy, the Mountaineers set a program record by selling more than 10,000 season tickets ahead of their 2022 campaign. Appalachian State's Kidd Brewer Stadium has a capacity of 30,000. The venue...

Persistence puts South Lenoir students in line for college aid, earns state award

Reina Kinnaly, left, Carolina Advising Corps college advisor at South Lenoir High School, and Candi Tyndall, school counselor, go green while promoting FAFSA – the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – during College Application Week last October. South Lenoir’s efforts encouraging FAFSA completion earned the school an NC First in FAFSA Innovation Award from myFutureNC, one of six presented in the state for 2022.

William Shane “Grasshopper” Adams

William Shane “Grasshopper” Adams, 34, Butler, passed away Monday, June 20, 2022. He was born July 4, 1987 in Elizabethton. William was a graduate of Hampton High School and had worked in landscapping in earlier years. He loved people and loved helping them anyway he could. He attended Piercetown Baptist Church.
The Tomahawk

Next generation of Johnson County bull riders are stepping up

L-R Bullriders Loki Osborne, 15, of Butler, TN, and Joe Joe Church, 14, of Mountain City, before their rides at the Bulls and Barrels Rodeo on Saturday night. Wes and John Stalans brought the Spur N S Rodeo monster bulls back to Johnson County for two nail-biting nights of Bulls and Barrels on Friday and Saturday. Featuring the fan-favorite events of bull riding and barrel racing, along with some spectacular trick riding and raucous comedy, it was the action-packed night that Mountain City resident Pauleen Kidd attended with her two sons and her granddaughter, was hoping for. “It’s a good time Saturday night,” she said.

Blue Ridge Electric Annual Meeting Held: Directors Elected, Reports Presented

Lenoir, North Carolina (June 23, 2022) In addition to business reports, director election results were announced at the Annual Meeting of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation held Thursday, June 23. The meeting was available for members to attend at the corporate office, participate by telephone or watch by livestream. Members...

App State Sets Football Season Ticket Sales Record

BOONE, N.C. — For the first time in school history, App State has eclipsed 10,000 football full-season tickets sold, Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced Thursday. “The passion, excitement and energy for App State Football is at an all-time high,” Gillin said. “The people of App Nation continue to show up in record numbers, and we are thankful for our fans’ commitment that seems to get stronger by the day. After breaking the all-time school and Sun Belt season attendance records last season and with exciting opponents coming to Kidd Brewer Stadium this fall, the momentum for this program is amazing.”

CRA To Co-Sanction With Southern Super Series, CARS Tour At North Wilkesboro

SALEM, IN. – Officials from Champion Racing Association (CRA) and North Wilkesboro Speedway promoter Barry Braun announced that CRA will be a key leader in the return of racing to historic North Wilkesboro Speedway in August. The ARCA/CRA Super Series will co-sanction Super late model racing at the 5/8-mile...
EKU Sports

Colonels Add Jackson Holt To Historic Recruiting Class

RICHMOND, Ky. – Jackson Holt, a 1,500-point scorer at Moravian Prep in Hudson, N.C., has signed a valid National Letter of Intent to play basketball at EKU, head coach A.W. Hamilton announced Friday. "Jackson Holt is one of the best pure shooters in the country," said Hamilton. "He has...

Buford’s Ryan McKinnis commits to Appalachian State

On Wednesday, Buford High School rising senior Ryan McKinnis took to Twitter to announce that he has decided to commit to the Appalachian State University football program. McKinnis is a six-foot-two, 200-pound running back/linebacker for the defending state champions. Appalachian State University located in Boone, N.C. won out over 12...

Interview: Marty Stuart

An interview with Marty Stuart ahead of his upcoming show in Boone on July 3, 2022 as part of An Appalachian Summer Festival. Show information and tickets available at this link. Click on the play button to begin the audio.