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• Churches Sponsor Bone Marrow Tests, Blood Drive

• Water Screening To Be Held Thursday At Extension

• Plans Underway For Ashe Heart Walk Set For Oct. 11

Notes of Interest

Portraits Of A Community At Work



Canoes 32, Tires 24
Maybe the high waters of the 2003 rainy season brought them all down, but this year’s Big Sweep of the New River revealed some very special items for the volunteers that went out last Saturday.

Hidden Wealth, Hidden Issue
In 1995, Americans used 28 trillion gallons of groundwater, to irrigate, in mining, for bottling enterprises, and for drinking water. Visiting Author Highlights Groundwater Supplies.

The World Scene From Boone
For three days this week, local activists, educators and those interested will come together to discuss the way local communities can strive for positive local change while bettering the global community.

Paradox Skatepark
Two days after Paradox Skatepark put a sign in front of its Hwy 105 location, the park was full of kids.


Farewell, Mate
Navy veteran of Pearl Harbor sails on.


Blowing Rock Chamber Hosts Annual Pet Show Saturday
High Country animal lovers can celebrate their pets this weekend in Blowing Rock.


Animals Also Available For Adoption At Pet Show

Animal Control booth features four “Special Needs” pets.

Geno’s Wing Fling Saturday
Cook-Off & concert to benefit Humane Society.

Bid For Bachelor Benefits United Way
Several of the High Country’s most eligible bachelors are putting themselves on the auction block next month.

Get Pampered For Free
Make plans to attend the sixth annual Women’s Day of Pampering on Saturday, October 4.

Sheriff Mark Shook Honored During Hometown Heroes Night At Burger King
It might have looked like a disaster in progress Tuesday afternoon as Boone’s Burger King celebrated “Hometown Heroes Night.”


Learn To Find Grant Sources
New grant search software is available on the public access computer at the Western Watauga Branch Library

Deadline Nears For Farm City Applications
Nominations sought for those who make a difference.

Carolinas’ Celebrates Anniversary,
Puts On The Dog For Boxer Rescue

Appalachian Retains High Marks In College Guide

2003-2004 NC Teaching Fellows Scholarship Applications Available For High School Seniors


ACHS Band Prepares For Performance During FedEx Orange Bowl Half-Time Show
The Husky Vanguard Marching Band is preparing for their trip to the 2004 FedEx Orange Bowl held in Miami, Fla.

Volunteers Needed For Latino Expo Scheduled In October
The Great Event Latino Expo will be held Oct. 17th -18th to present information to the Hispanic/Latino community.

Afterschool Programs Work
To Enrich Lives Of Children

The 4-H Short Stops programs are in full swing and are excited about the upcoming year.

Mountain Hearts Center Hosts Ashe County Rescue Squad
The Center had the pleasure of hosting the Ashe County Rescue Squad during a recent water training session.

Eckerman, Phipps, Taylor Nominated For Morehead Scholarship

ACHS Announces Beta Club Inductees

Youth Council Seeks Donations For Haunted House Fundraiser

Senior Center Benefits From Quilt Fair

Quilting Workshop To Be Held In Sparta

Pink Ribbons Serve As Checkup Reminders

Book Sale Raises Over $3,000 For Ashe Library

A Day In The Life Of. . .


Kimball Gives Address At Lees-McRae College
Middle-Eastern religion expert Dr. Charles Kimball last Monday gave the annual Staley Lecture at Lees-McRae College.

Track And Field Venue To Be Dedicated Oct. 3
The Arthur-Lauritsen-Sanders Track and Field Venue will feature a 400-meter eight-lane track with a weatherized rubber surface and broadcast-quality lighting.

Refuge From The Storm
Genesis takes animals caught in hurricane’s path.

The Great Train Robbery In Banner Elk Celebrates Grand Opening

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Little Bit truly adores people and is looking for someone to give all her affection to.


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