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29th MerleFest ends Sunday with strong lineup of performances

MerleFest 2016 at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro had a strong first three days and, despite the threat of rain, is primed to finish likewise on Sunday.

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Friday 04/29/2016
MerleFest crowd pours in; Prine, others open festival
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 1:57 pm

Despite a shower in the late afternoon, people came in droves to MerleFest Thursday on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, and attendance is expected to only increase today through Sunday, according to festival director Ted Hagaman.

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Bluegrass musicians of all ages learn how to jam
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 1:56 pm

John Michael Hill listened intently as Pete Wernick critiqued how he picked the bluegrass standard, “Blue Ridge Cabin Home,” on his guitar Thursday, the last day of MerleFest Jam Camp.

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Open Air Market season starts May 6
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 1:58 pm

The 2016 season of the Wilkesboro Open Air Market begins May 6, with local and area farm and artisan vendors selling their produce and items.

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Referendum on HB2 is considered
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 1:51 pm

North Carolina Senate leaders are discussing the possibility of holding a referendum on keeping or rescinding all or part of House Bill 2, which prohibits local governments from establishing non-discrimination ordinances and requires that a person...

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
MerleFest ties renewed
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 2:48 pm

Long-standing friendships are being renewed this week as the crowds roll in for the 29th annual MerleFest.

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Over $30,000 is raised at 2016 ADAP luncheon
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 2:11 pm

Over $30,000 was raised at the 26th annual Great Wilkes ADAP luncheon, held Tuesday at First United Methodist Church of North Wilkesboro.

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Claymont Hill has been home of several prominent families
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 2:08 pm

(Editor’s note: Fifth in a series on the history of Ronda.)

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HB2, pay and taxes on agenda
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 2:38 pm

The N.C. General Assembly reconvened Monday for a “short session” that is expected to include discussion of House Bill 2 (so-called “bathroom bill”), teacher and state employee pay increases and tax cuts.

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Importance of MerleFest
Posted: April 29, 2016

A lot of work by a lot of people culminates this weekend with MerleFest at Wilkes Community College, a one-of-a-kind feast of fine music with a family-friendly atmosphere.

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Finding the way
Posted: April 27, 2016

MerleFest this Thursday through Sunday at Wilkes Community College brings to mind the need for better signage in Wilkes County.

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Teen mental illness addressed
Posted: April 29, 2016

EDITOR’S NOTE: Wilkesboro Baptist Church is hosting a youth mental health first aid class from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 16, 17, and 19. Cost is $25 per participant, which pays for a resource manual. Attendance all three nights is required to receive a certificate. To register, email bwsmithey@gmail.com or call 336-838-1644. For more details, go to www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.

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Church leaders weigh in
Posted: April 27, 2016

It was encouraging to hear that some United Methodist and Episcopal church leaders in North Carolina took a stand this week on N.C. House Bill 2 which, among other provisions, requires transgender people to use the bathroom of the sex they were assigned at birth.

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Let hecklers have their say
Posted: April 29, 2016

I have learned that a proposal is being considered in the North Carolina legislature to restrict the so-called “free speech” rights of hecklers who shout down and who attempt to prevent speakers on North Carolina’s university campuses from speaking.

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HB2 creates confusion
Posted: April 29, 2016

I have been somewhat perplexed concerning the whole HB2 mess and can empathize with viewpoints from both sides of the bathroom debate.

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