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SAFE KIDS Coalition Advises: Dress Up In Safety This Halloween

Notes of Interest

Portraits Of A Community At Work



What the Future Holds
The question comes up in each high school student’s life: What am I going to do when I finally get out of here? The possibilities are numerous. Area High School Students Explore Options at Summit

High Country Host Receives State Grant
The state announced the grant winners last week, and only 27 applicants received funding out of a total of 51 submissions.

High Country Superstar
Mary Shelton is a superstar in the eyes of hundreds of High Country residents. Now the state has made it official. Area Resident Earns Award For Computer Collection Program

2003 North Carolina Peace Prize
The North Carolina Peace Corps Association will present its seventh annual North Carolina Peace Prize to HIGH COUNTRY AMIGOS of Boone, N.C.

Regional Artist Project Grant Winners Announced
The program provides financial support and recognition to committed, accomplished artists, enabling them to advanced their work and careers.


AARP Membership Benefits Seniors, Community
Like dozens of other High Country seniors, Louise Harris continues to remain an active and vital member of the community through her involvement in the American Association of Retired People (AARP).

Women Build
Watauga County Habitat for Humanity is hosting their first ever Women Build day on Wednesday, November 5th.

Hospitality House Plans
Rock Haven Shelter Dedication
Friends of the Hospitality House can celebrate the area’s newest tool in the fight against homelessness this week.

High Country Employers, Resident Win State Awards
Two local employers and one county resident earned awards at the North Carolina Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (NCARF) Annual Awards Banquet Sept. 25 in Greensboro.

Fire Walker
You’re walking on a cold and rainy afternoon in Blowing Rock. Leaves dance around you, cling to the wet sidewalk just long enough to make you envision that they are dipping an invisible dancing partner.

Parkway Food Donation


Alice In Wonderland Held At Civic Center
Fifty-two Ashe County youth participated in the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Alice in Wonderland” this past weekend.

Churches, Organizations Encouraged To Prepare For Sunshine Sunday
The fourth annual Sunshine Sunday, a day set aside by the Ashe County Commissioners to promote depression awareness, will be observed Nov. 9th.

Shoes For Shelters
Women and children escaping violent domestic situations are often forced to leave with nothing but the clothes on their backs – and the shoes on their feet.

Blue Ridge Bestows Elite Honors On Four Employees, Ashe Resident A Winner
It was a night “for the stars” at Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation and Blue Ridge Energies, LLC, recently as four employees were honored with the company’s top awards recognizing excellence.

Frayed Edge Quilt Workshop Slated For Sparta
On Nov. 8, a workshop is scheduled for the “Frayed Edge Quilt” at the Sparta Campus of the Wilkes Community College. 

Riverview Executive Ball Deemed Complete Success
Riverview Community Center successfully hosted its first Annual Executive Ball, Saturday night, Oct. 18th.

Fall Schedule For Behind The Cross Performing Arts Academy

Two Ashe County Marines Complete Basic Training

Students Work With Missoula Children’s Theatre Actors

ACHS Treble Choir Presents American Folk Music

A Day In The Life Of. . .


USDA Holds District Meeting In Crossnore
The Jefferson District Two, USDA, United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development held their bi-monthly meeting on the campus of Crossnore School, Inc.

Birds Of A Feather
From puzzles to pendants, The Phoenix Resale Shop in downtown Banner Elk offers a wide variety of merchandise at a modest price.

Native American Visits Crossnore Academy
Eagle Woman, Jacque Garneau, visited students in grades K-12 for a day-long focus on Native American culture. She also spent time talking with students about self-worth and the importance of realizing that the future is what we make it.

Living With Emily
The ghost that haunts Tate Dormitory and the Lees-McRae library in Banner Elk has many different stories of how she came to be, but her name is Emily.

Lees-McRae Bikers Bring Home National Championships
The Bobcat mountain bike team won the Division II National Championship and three students won individual titles at the 2003 Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships

Lees-McRae Runs Well At Clemson
In the Bobcats final tune-up before their postseason runs they showed they are ready with outstanding performances in the Clemson University Cross Country Invitational the weekend of October 17 and 18.

Scenes From This Year’s Woolly Worm Festival

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A good family dog mix of beagle and lab.


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