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Ashe County Holds Great American Smokeout Event Thursday

Help From The Heart

Appalachian District Health Department Takes Steps to Combat SIDS

Notes of Interest

Portraits Of A Community At Work



Volunteers Unload Truckload Of Food For Hunger Coalition
Several High Country volunteers braved freezing temperatures and strong winds to help the Hunger Coalition last week.

Books For Babies Program Enters Second Year Of Service
Abby’s Friends celebrated a year of success last week.

Rewarding Creativity
Blue Ridge Electric presents bright ideas grant awards.

Tax, Valuation, And Planning Issues In Agricultural Tourism Workshop Friday, November 21st
This workshop Recreation and Tourism Management and NCSU, will provide information and assistance for farmers, landowners, craftspeople and small businesses interested in tourism.
Putting Small Acreage To Work Conference

Keeping Them In Stitches
ASU Knitting Club Visits Dee’s Yarn Nook

Novels In Comic Form Flourish
There was a time when comic books were just for kids. When the underground comic movement began in the late 1960s, however, a new audience emerged for illustrated stories and the works themselves took off in hundreds of different directions.


Watauga Humane Society Calendar Celebrates Adopted Animals
High Country animal lovers have the perfect Christmas gift thanks to the Watauga County Humane Society, Minor’s Printing and Todd Bush Photography.

Celebrating The Life Of Sue Wilmoth
“I know the entire community shares our grief and great sense of loss with the passing of Sue W. Wilmoth, a genuine community leader in every sense."

Chamber Roundtable Forum Is November 20
Economic impact of the Arts in Watauga County tops $26 million.

Local Bands Jam Out for Hunger Thursday
As we make our preparations for next week’s Thanksgiving celebration, it is easy to forget that there are people in our region who have a hard time putting food on the table.

Playhouse Offers Learning Through Song Program Nov. 22

Seven Devils Town Council Honors Robbins

Books, Sweeter Than Candy

Volunteer Of The Month


Ashe Pregnancy Care Center Moves To New Location And Opens Thrift Shop
A new top notch thrift shop is opening at the new location of the Ashe Pregnancy Care Center in Jefferson.

FAFSA Meeting
On December 9th at 6:00 p.m. at Ashe County High School in the high school auditorium there will be a Financial Aid Night held for Seniors and their parents.

Ashe County High FFA Travels To Kentucky
The Ashe County FFA chapter traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to meet with other chapters from across the United States and Puerto Rico.

Artist Residencies Make Their Way Through Ashe County Schools
The Mountain Arts Program brings artists to the schools for a week long residency.

Blue Ridge Electric Awards Ashe Educators Grants
For Innovative Teaching Projects
Bright Ideas grants help further traditional academic learning by funding innovative scholastic projects that go beyond available school funding.

Farm Management Seminar To Enhance Business
And Financial Management Skills
A continual challenge for those who operate a business in today’s agriculture is to enhance their business and financial management skills.

Libby’s Helps In The Fight Against Cancer

West Jefferson Post Office Holds Coat Drive

A Day In The Life Of. . .


The Spoken Word At Lees-McRae
On Thursday, November 20, 2003, authors Sharyn McCrumb, Lila Hopkins, Scott Nicholson and Charles F. Price will read from their published works.

Bobcats Women’s Cross Country Team Qualifies For National Championships Men Finish Third In Region
On a muddy, rainy day the Bobcats women’s team got the day started off nicely as they ran together as a pack.

Packages Ahoy!
The Boone Service League was moved to take action after reading an article in The Mountain Times (9-11-03) about local serviceman Chad Kincaid who is currently serving in Iraq.

Afterschool Program Earns Five Stars

Pinocchio Visits Crossnore Academy

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Ashe is a big beautiful boy one-year-old lab and border collie mix.


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