Outreach Center Expands Services
The Volunteer Outreach Center (VOC) wants to reach
out to more High Country volunteers and residents. In an
attempt to expand its services the VOC Advisory Board recently
hired Janet Pepin as the centers part-time executive
Of The Blue Ridge Parkway
Annual Blue Ridge Parkway Gala
FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway is hosting a
Blue Ridge Parkway Gala to celebrate the Parkways
glorious fall season.
Ward has trained in several martial art forms.
He is a master in Arnis, the Filipino art of stick fighting
and is a 10th degree black belt in Sil-Lum Kung-Fu and Emperors
Long Fist style.
Beech Mtn. family keeps sweet tradition.
For the past seven years, Parlier has invited his family
and friends to make some old fashioned molasses from the
patch of sugar cane that he grows each year.
For Golden Eggs
The Hubert Familys front yard is filled
with the chatter of shared excitement.
Bring Big Bucks
When it was all over, the 22 bachelors who had agreed to
participate in the High Country United Ways first
Bid for Bachelor Auction had fetched bids topping $8,000.
Winning the battle against teen pregnancy requires an open
line of communication between parents and their children.
Ribbon Breakfast Kicks Off Campaign Against Addiction
The Red Ribbon Celebration is a community involvement
campaign encouraging citizens to participate in substance
abuse prevention activities and celebrate healthy lifestyles
while wearing and displaying red ribbons as a visible symbol.
Convention & Visitors Bureau Upgrades Tourism Web Site
In addition to a great calendar of events, the site offers
an enticing overview of the diversity that exists in High
Country lodging, restaurants and attractions.
Police Chief Speaks At Wake Up, Watauga
Bill Post has seen the relationship between police officers
and community members come a long way in the past few decades.
Search Of Funding
The Watauga County Public Library will host a training session
Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. for new grant search software,
which is available in the librarys public access computer.
Pathfinder Club To Collect Food
Instead of trick or treaters this October, you may have
a young person knocking on your door collecting cans of
food for the needy. Thats because Boone is now home
to the Appalachian Pathfinder Club.
According to the Alliance Against Fraud in Telemarketing
and Electronic Commerce, people 60 years of age and older
accounted for 26 percent of telemarketing fraud victims
Good With Wood
October 19-25 Is National Forest Products Week
Foundation Board Pledges Full Support Of Our Children, Our
Realty Group Grand Opening Celebration
Bees Skincare Seminar Offered
Programs Celebrate Lights On Afterschool
Last Thursday, more than half a million people
across the country rallied for the afterschool programs
that are key to kids success.
ACHS FFA One Of Four Programs Nationwide Chosen For PALS
Ashe County High Schools FFA Chapter is
one of four programs in the nation chosen to participate
in the PALS mentoring program.
Steele Named Ashe District Manager
Gwynita Steele has been named district manager
of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporations West
Jefferson office. This is an exciting new opportunity
and I look forward to serving our members in Ashe County
and becoming even more involved in our community,
said Gwynita Steele.
This unique conference will showcase Ashe County
heritage and genealogy, but will also offer presentations
relating to the High Country and mountains in general, according
to Ashe Historical Society President Lonnie Jones.
Sponsors Golf Tournament For American Cancer Society
Over $2,200 raised during event. Seventy-four
golfers joined together to play in the 4th Annual Jack Wall
Memorial Golf for a Cure Tournament.
Can Go Home Again
To Ashe County That Is
Grand Marshall Announced For 2003 Christmas Parade
Beginnings To Hold Craft Sale At St. Francis Church
Needed For Latino Expo Scheduled In October
Jefferson Short Stops Have Fun In Service Learning Project
Learn About Tractor Safety
Johnson Crowned ACHS Homecoming Queen
Day In The Life Of. . .
Health Care Volunteers Recognized
The Avery Health Care System volunteers were showered
with much deserved recognition at a special luncheon held
in their honor.
Gynecologist Dr. Norman Brings Specialized Care To The Women
Women in Avery County now have local access to a specialist
in gynecology, urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery
with the addition of Dr. Andy M. Norman to the area.
Show Benefiting Grandfather Home A Great Success
Evelyn Wallaces show at Lees-McRae Cannon Student
Center Gallery sold 14 pictures for a total of $9,000.
College Faculty Member Has Illustrations Published In Childrens
Lees-McRae College faculty member Caroline Garrett
last weekend launched the promotion of Jeremiah, a childrens
book about a young giraffe with a short neck who stumbles
upon the Nativity.
College Library Purchases Laptop Computers For Teaching
The James H. Carson Library at Lees-McRae College
recently received a $39,992 grant to purchase 31 new laptop
computers to be used to teach students how to use the Internet
as a research tool.
Photos By Debbie DeVita To Benefit Childrens Miracle
Local photographer Debbie DeVita will donate the
proceeds from her special childrens Halloween photos
to The Childrens Miracle Network in memoriam to her
nephew Ryan Michael OHara, who died earlier this year.
Register Of Deeds Convention Successful
The 51st Register of Deeds Convention was held
at the Broyhill Center in Boone September 13-16th.