Mayes is the 2014 Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Lecturer
BOONE—Although many know Frances Mayes from the international bestselling memoir and subsequent film “Under the Tuscan Sun” set in Italy, Mayes is first a Southerner. Currently splitting her time between homes in Italy and North Carolina, Mayes will visit the High Country as the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Lecturer July 24 at Appalachian State University. The lecture is sponsored by University Libraries and also is part of An Appalachian Summer Festival.
BOONE—Robert “Bob” Inman, a favorite Southern author, will read from his fifth and latest novel, “The Governor’s Lady,” Thursday, June 19, at 3:30 p.m. at Appalachian State University. The event will be held in Belk Library and information Commons Room 421 as part of the Summer Author Series sponsored by Appalachian State University Libraries and the Richard T. Barker Friends of the Library Board.
Webcast will provide best view of implosion
BOONE—Residents of downtown Boone in areas near Stadium Drive will hear a loud noise Sunday morning, June 1, as Contract Drilling and Blasting LLC implodes Winkler Hall at Appalachian State University. The implosion will take place at approximately 8 a.m., weather permitting.