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Creatives in the Crowd: Calvin Edney conveys truth through oil paints

Asheville-based painter Calvin Edney Jr.’s hero is Vincent van Gogh, but while studying the Dutch master has greatly informed his approach to creating works of art, Edney doesn’t want to mimic his idol. “I want to paint like Calvin Edney, and I’m trying to do that,” he says. “I don’t...
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Watauga Democrat

Navarrete receives three additional charges in relation to July 3 shooting

BOONE — Three additional charges have been issued to Joseph James Navarrete, who is accused of firing a gun on King Street on July 3. Navarrete, 24, of 240 Locklear St., Mount Airy, was charged with two counts of shooting into an occupied vehicle and one count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.
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Watauga Democrat

It's what Grandpa did: Kelly Gross is featured artist at Edgewood Cottage

BLOWING ROCK — For Kelly Gross, painting is in her DNA. “My grandfather was a portrait artist,” she said, “and I grew up with a lot of paintings on the walls of our house. The whole family is really into art. I never pursued painting until I took a class in Hickory with Randy Blake Clontz. He taught me about oil painting and I developed a passion for it.”
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Grammy-Winning Band Ranky Tanky Wrap up the 37th Season of An Appalachian Summer Festival

Lowcountry Meets the High Country when the South Carolina quintet brings their jazz-influenced arrangements of traditional Gullah music to Boone. BOONE, NC —Appalachian State University’s An Appalachian Summer Festival (AASF) concludes its 37th season with the Grammy-winning band Ranky Tanky in an outdoor concert at State Farm Road Concert Lot on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 8pm. The soulful songs of the Gullah culture are brought to life by this quintet of native South Carolinians who mix Lowcountry traditions with large doses of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B. From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, the musical roots of Charleston, SC are fertile ground from which these contemporary artists have grown. To purchase tickets (sold in pods for up to two, four and six people), visit or call the Schaefer Center box office at 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046, or purchase online at AppSummer.org.
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Writers Block: Author creates interactive book for children of all ages

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Every Monday we showcase a different Tennessee author for our Writers Block segment. This week’s book is for the little ones and a great way to keep their mind active during the summer. Katie Cate wrote, “Have You Seen A Black Bear” at the height of...
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Road closure in downtown Boone during the overnight of Friday July 16th

Both lanes of travel in downtown Boone will be closed later this week. Utility Maintenance at 630 West King Street (in front of Mast General Store) will begin on Friday July 16th at 12am and end on Friday July 16th at 6am, according to the Town of Boone. Both lanes...
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Road Work In Boone And Bethel Area Overnight Thursday To Friday Morning

Traffic on a section of Bethel Road in western Watauga County will be impacted by bridge repair work Thursday. Watauga Online reports work will begin at 8 am weather permitting, for an alternating lane closure between Old John Ray Rd and Auborn Trivette Rd. Work should be completed by the...
Watauga Democrat

King Street construction set to take full day, close street

BOONE — Utility maintenance at 630 West King St. in front of Mast General Store will begin on Thursday, July 15, at midnight and end on Friday, July 16, at 6 a.m., the town of Boone announced Monday, July 12. Both lanes of downtown Boone from North Depot Street to...
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Greenville artist Marcy Connors paints to ‘bring the outside in’

The bubbly and engaging artist Marcy Connors, whose art gallery sits at Art Crossing along the Reedy River in downtown Greenville, is a mural artist who combines her love of animals, nature and bright colors to create works of art she hopes elicit feelings of joy for people. Take one step inside her studio and it feels like another world of sunsets, animals and landscapes that you’ll be hard- pressed to avert your eyes from. She grew up in Greenwood, South Carolina, and came to settle in Greenville after stints in Hilton Head Island and New Hampshire.
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Southern Strokes

The bubbly and engaging artist Marcy Connors, whose art gallery sits at Art Crossing along the Reedy River in downtown Greenville, is a mural artist who combines her love of animals, nature and bright colors to create works of art she hopes elicit feelings of joy for people. Take one step inside her studio and it feels like another world of sunsets, animals and landscapes that you’ll be hard- pressed to avert your eyes from. She grew up in Greenwood, South Carolina, and came to settle in Greenville after stints in Hilton Head Island and New Hampshire.
Watauga Democrat

Mount Airy man facing three felony charges after King Street shooting

BOONE — A shooting in the middle of downtown Boone on Saturday, July 3, left one person injured and another facing three felony charges. According to Boone Police, law enforcement responded to shots being fired on King Street at 10:04 a.m. Dispatchers received 911 calls indicating that a male driving a white Toyota pickup was traveling west and “randomly firing from the vehicle,” according to a statement from Boone Police.
Watauga Democrat

One injured in King Street shooting, suspect in custody

BOONE — The Boone Police Department is investigating a shooting on King Street that took place Saturday, July 3, where one person was reported injured and another is in custody. According to Boone Police law enforcement responded to shots being fired on King Street at 10:04 a.m. 911 calls indicated...
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UPDATE: 2:30 PM 7/3 - Boone Police Investigating Shooting Incident On King Street Saturday

The Boone Police Department is investigating a shooting on King Street that took place Saturday, July 3, where one person was reported injured and another is in custody. The Watauga Democrat reports Boone Police Chief Andy Le Beau said law enforcement was notified of shots fired on King Street around 10 a.m. and the suspect was identified only as a "relatively young male." The suspect was taken into custody near Boone Fire Station No. 1 after he surrendered peacefully.