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Health Issues

• Commission Announces $9 Million In Grants To Combat Youth Obesity

• Duke Health Briefs: Know Your Risk For Diabetes

De-Touring Watauga County

Part l
Part II
Part III

The Mountain Times presents a series of De-Touring Watauga County, or How To Get Around The Highway 321 Mudslide To Where You Are Going And Enjoy Yourself.


Little Dog
A female chuahua mix that is 1 year old.

Ashe County



• Firm Encourages Ashe Residents To Participate in Survey
Several local agency representatives and community leaders met Wednesday evening to learn from and discuss initial findings of a comprehensive economic development study.

• Vandals Strike Blue Ridge Electric
Vandals have caused two major power outages each affecting nearly 5,000 Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation members in the same Watauga County communities during the month of April.

• Project Works To Achieve Higher Mathematics EOC Scores

• ACHS Working Toward High Achievement With New Program

• Salute To Our Troops
Lance Cpl. Jeremy A. Johnson and PFC William Shumate



Documentary Film Of Elk Shoals Wins Award
The film, Trust Me, was one of the documentaries that was shown recently at the RiverRun International Film Festival and won the Vision Award at the festival. >>FULL STORY


Climbing The Wind With Ethereal Rose
Sailors find their wings on Watauga Lake. >>FULL STORY

New Business Custom Makes Candy Bouquets, Piñatas
A new place in town, Deco Fiesta, is custom making piñatas and candy bouquets for any event imaginable from graduation to baby showers or weddings.

Events and Happenings

• Minton Pawn and Music Holds Hometown Opry Every Friday Morning

4th Annual Arts Fair At ACHS Set For Next Thursday

• Green Valley Park Celebration On The
New River

• RIVERFEST 2003 Features Entertainment, Education

• Todd Summer Music Series Scheduled Announced
Blues Festival, Doc Watson Show Highlight Roster


• Summertime Blues
By August, residents and visitors to the Todd Community will have already been treated to some of the area’s – and nation’s - finest music.

• Appalachian Summer 2003 Schedule Announced
Schedule Announced: Lee Ann Womack, Mark O’Connor & Mingus Big Band featured.

• Photography Exhibit
Robert Parriott will display his photography work at MCC throughout the month of May.

• Highland Camerata Concert To Feature Two Soprano Solos

• Black Sheep Theatre Invades Asheville

• Local Author At Skyland Books

• ARTifacts Yard Sale To Benefit Arts In Ashe County
Want to go to a huge yard sale where you can find almost anything and help local arts funding all at the same time?

• Stephen Shoemaker Featured At Arts Council

• Ashe Artist’s Glass Blown Wildflowers Shows At Arts Council

• Arts Exhibit Includes Local Artist R.T. Morgan

• Cycle North Carolina 2003 Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary

• Blue Ridge Sports Car Hillclimb Ready For Laurel Springs

• Annual 4-H River Canoe Race

• Hospice Golf Tournament To Be A Special Event


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