Wee-Cycle is having a virtual sale! {GIVEAWAY}

Shopping at Wee-Cycle has gotten easier! You get to shop online and then drive-thru to pick up.

Shopping for gently used clothing items online can be tough! Wee-Cycle has asked its consignors to inspect all items before adding them to the sale. So, at pick up, you can pull to the parking lot and look through your items. If clothing does not meet quality inspection (stained or misrepresented or not sized correctly), you may bring it back to the counter for a return. Electronics are also in this category and if not working properly, you may bring them back to the counter. Please note that once you leave the parking lot, all sales are final.

How do you shop?

Go to https://weecycletogo.com/, browse items by clicking on the category, or typing in the search bar! Add to your cart and purchase. All credit cards will be accepted. Give the Wee-Cycle team a couple of days and your items will be ready for pick up at the Boone location! Pick up will be on Friday, September 25, 2020, from 10:00 – 2:00 and 5:00-7:00. Shipping is also available. A charge of $10 flat rate per order. Once the team packs your items, you will receive an invoice if it costs over $10 to ship your box. (If it is more than $2 less, you will receive a refund). Larger items will incur additional costs.


Let’s start your shopping experience by entering to win a $25 gift card. Visit https://weecycletogo.com/ and let us know your top item that you need for your family. Leave a comment below by noon on September 16, 2020. We we contact the winner on that afternoon!

Happy Shopping 🙂

Mary Poppins Returns Showing at App State

Mark your calendars for Mary Poppins Returns showing at Appalachian State’s IG Greer SuperCinema this week. Admission is only $1.00 if tickets are purchased in advance or $2.00 if purchased at the door. You can buy advance tickets at the PSU Ticket Center located at the PSU Information Center (cash, App Express, & credit cards accepted). This is a great frugal family date night idea or a fun couple date night.

You can purchase a $6.00 reusable popcorn tub and bring it back for a $2.00 refill for any future movie.

Movie Times:

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday – 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm

NOTE: Sensory-Friendly showing at 2:00 pm – Saturday Only

These films are specially designed to accommodate families with small children and/or special needs children who may have a difficult time attending regular theater showings.

In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting, the lighting will be dim upon entering the room and will remain that way throughout the film. To accommodate special diets, families can bring their own snacks. Audio will be played lower than at a traditional movie theater. Recognizing different movement and vocal needs, audience members can move around or talk during the film.

Outside food and drink are allowed for sensory-friendly showings only.

A New Outdoor Family Adventuring Program

Spring is right around the corner. The High Country offers so many great outdoor activities for families. Some of the areas can be intimidating to families, therefore we are happy to announce that the Appalachian Mountain Leadership is offering a new program to help families explore and enjoy the great outdoors together.

“During this one day program, parents will have the opportunity to learn a foundational framework for planning and facilitating successful outdoor experiences with their families. Whether it’s a day hike, venture to a swimming hole, or taking the entire family on a multi-night backpacking trip, you will walk away from this one day program with an understanding of how to plan an experience that is positive for you and your children.”

Program Details

  • Program Dates: April 13, 2019
  • Cost: $75 for a Single, $140 for a Couple
  • Program Elements: This 8 hour program will utilize the beautiful Linville Gorge (Table Rock Area). Participants will be hiking and moving over uneven terrain throughout the day.
  • Location: Linville Gorge
  • Equipment: Please consult this short gear list for instruction on what to bring.

For more more information and to register, please visit the website.

Award-winning film Screenagers at WHS – Sept 20 @ 5:30

Watauga High School will be showing Screenagers, an award-winning, documentary-style film on Thursday, September 20, 2018. The film will begin promptly at 5:30p in Ross Auditorium. Tickets are $5 each and available online: bit.ly/screenagersboone.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet over-usage. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

A follow-up to the screening that provides discussion points is a weekly blog, Tech Talk Tuesday. Topics can include parenting apps, after-school activities, pro-social video games, digital citizenship, anti-bullying campaigns, sleep and screens and more.

For further info and trailer of the film: https://www.screenagersmovie.com

Autism Awareness Conference in Boone on September 21, 2018

Featuring Guest Speakers:
Catherine Faherty, Author, TEACCH® Certified Advanced Consultant, and Authorized Social
Stories ™ Instructor and Jade McWilliams, Artist, Activist, and Autistic Advocate

Time: 9am-4pm
Location: Alliance Bible Fellowship, Boone, NC
Fees: $20 for professionals (certificates for attendance provided)
$10 for students, families, and individuals with a disability

For more information please visit: https://ihhs.appstate.edu/hand

This seminar:
• Covers the essentials of how to foster authentic self-knowledge and self-advocacy
• Presents practical and accessible strategies to teach these strategies
• Discusses how to help those on the spectrum confidently “speak their truth” with a strong foundation of personal awareness, accessible communication, authentic choice, and mutual respect.
Further, the consequences of not growing up with autism-friendly ways of communicating and asking for help will be discussed in an honest, straightforward, and compassionate manner.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Kerley at elizabeth.kerley@apphealth.com, or Mary Sheryl Horine at horinems@appstate.edu

Your input is requested at the NC House committee on school safety

Mark your calendars for Friday, Sept. 7 for the North Carolina House Select Committee on School Safety meeting at Watauga High School. Parents are invited to give their input at the meeting. The meeting will be in the school auditorium, and will begin at 4:00 p.m. and scheduled to end at 7:00 p.m.

Please make plans to attend and let your voice be heard!

App State To Host Carolina Panthers’ Safety Clinic for Football Moms

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University is one site for the Heads Up Football Clinics that the NFL’s Carolina Panthers are hosting this month for area football moms.

The clinic, which runs from 6-8 p.m. on June 21, is free to mothers when they register online by clicking HERE. It provides moms whose children are interested in playing tackle football with the latest information about player safety and other important information. Across the Carolinas, the clinics are being held in conjunction with USA Football, the national governing body of the sport and the Panthers’ youth football development partner.

Registration space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a $250 donation made to the school or organization with the highest number of participating moms.

Carolina Panthers athletic training staff will discuss concussion recognition and a parent’s role while also covering hydration and prevention of heat-related illness. USA Football master trainers will educate moms on proper helmet and shoulder pad fitting while a Panthers alumni player will discuss football basics, including rules and player positions.

Following classroom instruction, the clinic in Boone will move out to the field at Kidd Brewer Stadium for hands-on instruction from the USA Football master trainers regarding the latest tackling.

Participants will receive an official Carolina Panthers Moms’ Clinic event T-shirt. Snacks and water will be provided.

It’s time for the Wee-Cycle Children’s Consignment Spring/Summer Sale

Are you ready to kickstart your spring cleaning? Wee-Cycle is accepting consignors for their upcoming spring/summer consignment sale. It is easy and fun to be a consignor! Consignors earn 60% of their sale price and determine their own prices. (You can earn up to 70% by volunteering at the sale!)

Spring and Summer clothing will be accepted at this sale, in addition to toys, books, baby equipment, children’s furniture, car seats, sporting equipment, and more.

Important Dates for consignors:
DROP OFF –  Monday, April 9 (12:00-8:00) and Tuesday, April 10 (10:00-12:00)
CONSIGNORS PRE-SALE – Thursday, April 12th
PUBLIC SALE – April 13-21, 2018

Please note new location:

Right off of Highway 421 near Tractor Supply on Old 421.

2447 Old 421 South, Boone, NC 28607

For more information and contact information, please visit Wee-Cycle’s website.

Boone Service League hosts open house September 26

Boone Service League Open House


Established in 1957, the Boone Service League is a women’s civic organization serving Ashe, Avery, and Watauga counties. Each year, the Boone Service League awards grants to High Country organizations and presents scholarships to high school seniors.

Boone Service League members also hold food and supplies drives, volunteer for many nonprofit organizations in the High Country, and provide financial assistance to families in crisis. For the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the Boone Service League awarded a total of $9,000 to 10 nonprofit organizations in the High Country.

Would you like to get involved and make a difference in the High Country? You are invited to Boone Service League’s Open House at The Local in downtown Boone on September 26 to learn more about this wonderful organization. There will be appetizers and a cash bar. Learn more about the League and how you can join them to help improve our community through service!

Watauga County Schools adds programs, drops out-of-county tuition

Watauga County Schools has announced plans to expand its arts, agriculture and academically gifted program offerings in the coming school year. The system is also expanding options for students currently enrolled in home school, or those who live out of county, to attend Watauga County Schools.

Students at Cove Creek School work to create raised garden beds at the school.

Students at Cove Creek School work to create raised garden beds at the school.

Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott said the expanded offerings were part of an effort to increase options and choices for students in Watauga County.

“We are proud of the consistent high rankings we receive as a system, but we don’t settle for them. We are constantly evaluating our programs and looking for new ways to expand flexibility for our students,” Elliott said.

Next year, students in Watauga County Schools will have the ability to take horticulture courses from middle school through the high school level. Tierra Stark, Watauga High School Career and Technical Education Coordinator said the new classes will fill a gap in the school’s CTE program.

“Our new push into agriculture education has its roots in the culture of our community,” Stark said. “Many students still live and work on active farms. Our new courses will also focus on exciting advances in agricultural research.”

Access to offerings like the new horticulture program aren’t limited only to students currently enrolled in the school system. Students who are currently enrolled in home school have a variety of dual enrollment options that allow them to take advantage of several opportunities at Watauga High Schools.

Home school students can elect to take a variety of courses at WHS — from CTE courses like automotive or computer technology to cosmetology, welding and mechanical engineering.

Home schoolers may also elect to spend part of their day at WHS taking part in advanced science and math classes or visual or performing arts. Dual enrolled students are even eligible to take free college level courses through the Watauga Innovation Academy and Caldwell Community College on campus at WHS, and some are able to take part in team sports at the school.

Students currently being home schooled are also able to access courses online through the North Carolina Virtual Public School once enrolled in the school system.

“We want to be the best place to learn and work in North Carolina,” Elliott said. “That means we have to continually evaluate and evolve with the changing needs of our students and our entire community.”

To allow better access for any student interested in taking part in opportunities offered by Watauga County Schools, the school system will no longer charge a fee to students who reside outside Watauga County.

The school board will continue to follow the existing application process for considering admission of students from families who wish to attend the school system from outside the county.

For more information on the expanded offerings in Watauga County Schools, or to get more information on dual enrollment for home school students, contact WCS Communications Director Garrett Price by calling (828) 264-7190 or emailing priceg@wataugaschools.org.