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State Health Director Strongly Advises Children And Pregnant Women To Get Flu Vaccine

Notes of Interest

Portraits Of A Community At Work



Meet Sue Gurnee
Todd resident, Sue Gurnee is an invaluable resource who is sought out world-wide for her special God-given abilities. She is a healer.

Restaurant Helping To Keep Mobile Meals Program On The Move
What better way to get meals out to the county’s elderly adults in need than to lease a restaurant that not only cooks the meals, but helps support the program financially?

UNC’s Emergency Medicine Chair Participated In Recent Filming Of NBC’s ‘ER’ Show
As editor-in-chief of the world’s most widely read textbook for emergency physicians, Dr. Judith Tintinalli gets a level of public recognition most of her colleagues can only dream of.

The Gift of a Good Read
The High Country has become known for its specialty shops where shoppers can find items with a certain mountain charm and local character.

Christine Dave: December Woman Of The Month
Christine Dave has contributed “substantially” as a volunteer in this community for over a decade; friends describe her as “quiet, gentle, humble and self-effacing.”

Shopping Not Deterred By Snow


Watauga Youth Network Dinner Dec. 8th
For many people in the High Country the first real event of the Christmas season is the annual Watauga Youth Network Holiday Benefit Dinner.

2003 Holiday Ball Is Coming
The invitations have been mailed, the band is booked, the decorations and menu are planned…and it’s clear that this year’s Holiday Ball will be the biggest and best ever!!

Hickory Ridge Homestead Open To Holiday Shoppers
Hickory Ridge Homestead is offering a unique “Hearthside Holiday” shopping experience this Christmas season.

Blowing Rock Hospital Benefit Begins December 4th
This spectacular 8,000 square foot hillside home with unprecedented views was built by local craftsmen, The Todd Brothers, and is located in the exclusive Timber Creek Development.

Town Of Blowing Rock Parks And Recreation Director Selected
Town manager Scott Hildebran announced today the promotion Ms. Jamie Schultz Saitta to the position of Parks and Recreation Director effective December 1, 2003.

Boone Office Is Bank Of Granite’s 18th Full Service Office
The Boone office of Bank of Granite was officially opened with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House on Friday, November 14.

House, Sweet House

Newspapers Offer Membership Incentive In Partnership With Boone Area Chamber

Drawing Held at Oh Sheets on Wednesday


Ashe County To Be Featured On UNC-TV
Ashe County will be featured on UNC-TV’s show, “North Carolina Weekend”.

New Ashe Theater Company Announces Upcoming Auditions
Auditions for the Limberger Theater Company will be held Jan. 5th at the Ashe Civic Center.

Mentor Training For New Ashe Youth Connection Mentors Starts Monday
The training involves discussion on youth issues, what is a mentor, who are our referral sources and various other topics pertinent to mentoring. The next training session will be held on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 8th and 9th.

Bring Food To Ashe Library To Pay For Overdues
Food donations given to Ashe Really Cares.

1904 Courthouse Group Presents Saturday Event
Ashe Choose & Cut Day celebrated in Jefferson.

WCC Small Business Center Offers Help With Starting Up A Business

ARC Moves To New Location At Family Central

ACHS Announces Nominees For Toyota And Principal’s Scholarships

Students Decorate Tree

Open House Scheduled Dec. 13th At Latinos Unidos

A Day In The Life Of. . .


Lees-McRae’s Women’s Volleyball Season Comes To An End
In Friday’s nightcap, it took two exhausting hours but top-seeded Lock Haven University (30-5) earned a 3-1 victory against Lees-McRae College (31-12), winning games one and two, 30-27 and 31-29, falling behind 27-30 in the third before scoring the 30-27 victory in the fourth contest.

December Means Dollar Days For High Country Residents At Grandfather Mountain
All High Country residents and their accompanied guests are invited to visit Grandfather Mountain for $1 during the month of December with proof of local residency.

Shelter Rock Plans Christmas For 8,000 People
Shelter Rock, an inter-denominational Christian Outreach organization, plans to hold what organization officials say “is the largest free gifting ever to be held in Boone.”

Sugar Mountain Resort Hosts The First Annual SugarFest
SugarFest kick starts the winter season with a weekend of pure fun!

Ski Beech Snow Report
Snowmaking for the 2003-2004 ski season got underway on Friday evening, November 28th.

Bobcats On The Run
Lees-McRae’s women’s cross-country team made their second appearance in the last three years at the National meet.

Reduce Holiday Waste—Have A Green Holiday Season

Give The Gift Of Your Family’s Story Through Recipes

Cool Holiday Gifts Kids Can Make

Making The Holidays Brighter For Loved Ones in a Nursing Home

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Luck is a one-year-old neutered male beagle/lab.


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