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Avery County



• Code Red
N.C. Asthma Summit Sits Down To Some Of The Country’s Worst Air

• Fireworks Are Beautiful…and Dangerous!
Authorities Urge Caution Using Pyrotechnics

• Women in Ag Keeps the Focus Local
Getting organized to carry out the projects that will be funded by a $30,000 Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation grant was the order of business.

• MERLEFEST 2003 Releases Economic Impact Report And Financial Statement

• Free Training For AG Companies


• Hands Helping Homes
Carolina Cross Connection Campers Assist Wataugans

• Save Our Streams
People of all ages met Friday for a stream sampling at the Valle Crucis Community Park.

• Stephenson Center To Offer Summer Courses In Appalachian Studies

• Fabulous Finds Features Bette Caffrey



European Artist Inspired By Area’s Beauty
Tania Anoufriev, renowned artist from Latvia, has returned to her homeland after spending six inspiring months touring the High Country.


Pam Kidder-Ashley: July Woman of the Month

Events and Happenings

• America Turns 227 Friday
High Country Communities Celebrate Independence with Fireworks, Parades & More


• 4th of July Celebration On The Riverwalk

• Banner Elk Independence Day Parade

• 47th Annual Pig Roast On Beech

• Kruger Brothers Take The Stage In Banner Elk Town Park

• Banner Elk Town Sampler Night Sure To Be A Hit

• The Cockman Family: Heavenly Harmonies
Gospel & Bluegrass at Fred’s Gazebo Sunday

• Guitar Extravaganza To Perform Friday At Todd Summer Music Series

• Four Exquisite Homes To Be Featured In Boone Area Home and Garden Tour

• Pat Pilkington’s Coloricious Art
Art Show Reception at Jones House Friday Night

• Mountainhome Music Presents Patriotic Folk Tunes
Concert Saturday at St. Luke’s in Boone

• 48th Annual Highland Games, Clan Gathering Set For Grandfather Mountain
The Highland Games and Gathering of the Clans at Grandfather Mountain, will bring its unique spectacle to visitors and residents of the High Country.

• Premiere Performance At The Orchard At Altapass
The premiere performance of a new play, “What Sweet Lips Can Do,” will be presented at The Orchard at Altapass

• Go Forth On The Fourth
Avery County Offers Celebration Selection

• Avery Museum Opened For Season
The Avery County Museum, which is now open for the summer and fall seasons, is please to announce new and updated exhibits and services.

• Sugar Grove Prepares for Influx of Music Lovers
Doc Watson Music Festival July 11-12

• 47th Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair Is August 1-2

• Clark Gallery Announces 2003 Summer Season Openings

• FORUM At Lees-McRae College Announces 2003 Season

• Lees-McRae Summer Theatre Announces Season

• Summer Theatre At The Lodge

• ASU Announces 2003-04 Performing Arts Series

Sports and the Great Outdoors

Great Ride, Great Day, Great Success
Blood, Sweat & Gears Reaches Another Milestone


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