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Watch ‘The Hunger Games’ Under the Stars In Hickory Where It Was Filmed

It was super cool around 12 years ago when the Hunger Games was filmed in our area. Hollywood came calling on North Carolina for our perfect locations but also for the tax breaks. It was the talk of many of our towns including my hometown of Shelby. Hickory, Concord, Brevard and other North Carolina cities were also utilized for the film.

Hickory Fire Department Firefighters Promoted

HICKORY, NC (May 25, 2022) – The following firefighters have been promoted. Bradley Elmore (Battalion Chief) Bradley Elmore has been promoted to Battalion Chief. His interest in firefighting began in 1991 when he served as a volunteer firefighter with the City Brevard Fire Department, where he has been a member for 31 years and serves as Deputy Chief. Elmore joined Hickory Fire Department on October 16, 1995 and worked to become a Senior Firefighter in 1998 and was promoted to Captain in 2009. Elmore is a certified as a Firefighter, Rescue Technician, Level II Fire Service Instructor, Rapid Intervention Instructor, and a Live Burn instructor though the North Carolina Fire & Rescue Commission. He is a level I Fire Inspector certified by the North Carolina Code Officials Board and an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician). He is also certified in Hazardous Materials Operations level and has completed courses through the National Fire Academy in Incident Command and Managing Tactical Company Operations. Elmore has also completed Fire Officer training levels 1, 2, and 3. He is married to Carrie and they have two boys, Justin and Nolan.

Eating N.C. — Hole Lotta Doughnuts

BOONE, N.C. — Crosses sit in a cup next to the register at each Hole Lotta Doughnuts shops. They are meant to represent the Christian business, but for Mark Holland, they changed his life. What You Need To Know. Hole Lotta Doughnuts has three locations - in Jefferson, Boone...

UNC Football Announces Kickoff Times for Four Games in 2022

The UNC football program announced kickoff times for four nationally-televised games coming up in the 2022 season. Carolina’s opening game against Florida A&M, which will be played a week earlier than usual in what has become known around college football circles as “Week 0,” will be played at 8 p.m. in Chapel Hill and broadcast on the ACC Network. It’s the first all-time meeting between the Tar Heels and the Rattlers.

Racing returning to North Wilkesboro

In 1946, North Wilkesboro Speedway cost $1,500 to build. Now, one of NASCAR’s original tracks will return to action thanks to an $18 million makeover. Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and at the epicenter of the post-war moonshine black market, the speedway is an integral part of stock car racing’s North Carolina roots.

Early game times, networks set for UNC, Duke, NC State

Early game times and networks have been released for the first three ACC football games of the season, including matchups for all three Triangle ACC teams against out-of-conference in-state opponents. UNC will open the 2022 season at home against Florida A&M in what has been come to be known as...

Caldwell Baptist Association Church & Community News

LENOIR, NC (May 25, 2022) – The Caldwell Baptist Association assists churches and non-profit organizations in advertising news and events. The Church/Community news goes out every Wednesday. If you would like to advertise in this publication, please email your information to Darlene by Tuesday each week. CHURCH NEWS. A...
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5 App State Football Game Times Announced

Game times and television network designations for five of App State's 2022 football contests were announced Thursday in conjunction with ESPN and the Sun Belt Conference. A minimum of four App State games will air on national television this fall, in keeping with the rise in the Mountaineers' national reputation since joining the FBS ranks in 2014.

Daytime LIVE at the Grand-Reopening of Boone Dam

Chris takes us LIVE to Boone Dam after seven years of repairs! We talked with Chris Saucier TVA Boone Dam Project Manager, Rebecca Hayden, TVA Director of Natural Resources, and Captain Jeff Johnson with TVA Police about all of hard work that went in to the project to repair the dam, and all the recreational activities now available at Boone Lake!
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Carlton Gallery opens the art season with its 40th spring group exhibition

BANNER ELK — Carlton Gallery will host its 40th Spring Group Exhibition on Saturday, May 28. It will be a Drop-In Opening Reception with “Illuminate Your Spirit – With Fine Art” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some of the standing gallery artists will be present to greet visitors, and light refreshments can be enjoyed.

Kickoff Times Set for Three UNC Games in 2022

The kickoff times for North Carolina's first three football games of the 2022 season have been set, the league announced on Thursday. The Tar Heels will take on Florida A&M on Saturday, Aug. 27 (week zero) in Chapel Hill at 8 p.m. on the ACC Network. Then on Saturday, Sept. 3 of Labor Day weekend, UNC will head west to Boone, N.C. to take on Appalachian State in a noon kickoff. All considering, the matchup between the Tar Heels and the Mountaineers expected to be one of the biggest home games in App State football history. The game will air on ESPNU.
Watauga Democrat

See art in the heart of Banner Elk at four summer shows

BANNER ELK – Four times this summer, Art on the Greene brings original artwork in a variety of media to the green at the Historic Banner Elk School. Located in the center of the small town, the shows create an idyllic setting for meeting artists, admiring their work and shopping for handmade pieces.