Created on Monday, 29 April 2013 21:15
To reach the professional level of sports is a dream all athletes share.
To make it, they must go through multiple workouts and the dramatic National Football League Draft.
This year, the NFL took a record five players from the Appalachian State football team and has another attending a rookie camp.
Punter Sam Martin and defensive back Demetrius McCray were the 32nd pick of the fifth round and the fourth pick in the seventh round, respectively, in the NFL Draft at Rockefeller Center in New York City.
Created on Monday, 29 April 2013 20:27
|This year’s festival, the first without Watson after 25 years, The Avett Brothers play through heavy rain to close their hour-and-a-half set with ‘Blue Ridge Mountain Blues,’ taught to them by the late Doc Watson, on Sunday at MerleFest 2013. This year's festival hosted 76,000 participants and focused on the celebration of the life and music of Doc Watson. Paul Heckert | The Appalachian|
Music lovers traveled to the Wilkes Community College campus for the 26th annual MerleFest last weekend.
The festival, which features a variety of genres with a focus on traditional folk music and a family-friendly atmosphere, had shows on 13 different stages.
“The great thing about MerleFest is that it’s never been about one style of music,” said mandolin player Sam Bush, who performed at the festival.