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De-Touring Watauga County

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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.



Avery County



• Luncheon Honors Guardian Ad Litem Child Advocates
North Carolina’s Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program honored its High Country child advocate volunteers recently.

• Blue Ridge Parkway Recruits For Summer Youth Program
The Blue Ridge Parkway is recruiting high school aged youths for a summer work program.

• Service Is A Major Focus at LMC
Incorporating more “service learning” into the college experience has been a major focus at Lees-McRae College for the last few years. >>Highlights


• Volunteers Make A Difference By Representing Kids’ Interest
North Carolina’s neglected and abused children have a friend in Melinda Hamrick.

• Making A Difference, One “Little Brother” At A Time
Volunteers Stress Importance Of Mentoring

• Avery Health Care Volunteers Honored

• Fashion Event Helps ACADA Provide Support And Refuge For Victims Of Abuse

• The WIA Youth Program Helped Beautify Local Park

• Club Member, Neil Brown, Appointed To National Post


Think extinction and most people will visualize dinosaurs, the Dodo or other great beasts of the past.>>FULL STORY


New Bear Cubs at Grandfather Mountain
Grandfather Mountain recently had three new additions to their bear habitat.>>FULL STORY

Events and Happenings

• Penland Gallery Features Work From New Ceramic Book
The Penland Gallery will present an exhibition of work by ten of the finest artists working in ceramics today.

• Mazie Jones Gallery Presents Mortal Coils in May

• Art Display At MCC

• 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.

• Avery Heritage Fest 2003 Scheduled For Saturday June 7.

• High Country Youth Fishing Classic Returns May 17 With More Fish, More Prizes

• Cycling Team Has Successful Start

• Golf Tournament To Raise Money For Banner Elk Elementary’s A+ program


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