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Go Red—For Your Heart, Your Family, Your Life

April Is Child Abuse Awareness Month

ATV Safety Program Geared To Kids

Fitness Testing Available at Appalachian


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highcountryWEEKLY....................................

Matt Lindahl Makes the Final Five
Boone musician Matt Lindahl has something that the other contestants on the USA Network series Nashville Star lack: An ability to have fun with the nationally televised talent contest.

Service-Learning: More Than Just Volunteering
Thousands of area students are gaining useful knowledge while making a difference for non-profit agencies thanks to a concept called service-learning.

The Joshua Foundation
The Joshua Foundation is the non-denominational trust through which these ministries function in Africa. It’s “faith-driven,” with watchword, Building Lives On Christ (the BLOC).

English Spanish Interpreter Training Workshop
An English Spanish Interpreter training workshop will be held on May 1 and May 15.

International Cuisine, International Photos
New exhibit decks Bistro walls.

Touring High Country Through Mountain Pathways Magic Quilt

Appalachian Novelty Instruments Workshop, April 24


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Watauga Humane Society Thrift Store Holds Grand Opening April 17
Animals lovers can find a bargain and help the Watauga Humane Society at the same time this weekend.

Appalachian Voices Holds Dine Out For The Mountains Fundraiser
High Country residents and visitors can celebrate Earth Day and help the environment simply by enjoying a delicious meal next week.

Boone Extends ‘Hand Of Hospitality’ To Odyssey Of The Mind Visitors
The North Carolina O.M. State Finals will be staged on Saturday, April 17, on the Appalachian State University campus.

Patricia Beaver Receives App Studies Award
Patricia Beaver has received the Cratis Williams/James S. Brown Service Award rom the Appalachian Studies Association. The award is presented annually to an individual who has made exemplary contributions to the Appalachia region or the Appalachian Studies Association.

 

It’s Midnight At The OASIS
April 30 Is Annual Fundraiser For Local Agency

Eight Watauga High Students Selected for Governor’s School

Watauga County Volunteers Receive Appreciation Pin

Small Business Of The Year Must Pass 7-point Test

Death Penalty Moratorium Discussed April 15

Roger Fife Joins Prudential Mountain Properties

Hardin Park Earns Battle Of Books Honor


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“Trust Me” Documentary Available On DVD And VHS
In the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks, Reverend Peter Parish, director of the United Methodist Elk Shoals Camp in Ashe County had an idea. Wellspring presents “Trust Me”, a documentary, which was hailed “Sweet and moving”, by The Hollywood Reporter. Film features Ashe County scenes.

Immigration Workshop Scheduled Saturday
An informational workshop about “Immigration Laws” will be held on Saturday, April 17th , in two different locations.

Project Graduation Fundraiser To Be Held This Weekend
A $100 donation to Project Graduation buys a chance to win a 2004 Toyota Solara from Norman Cheek’s Toyota of Boone.

Soccer League Kicks Off At Family Central
The Soccer League of the Catholic Hispanic Ministry of the Boone Vicariate has kicked off their season in Ashe County.

Sundae Fun At Mountain View Elementary
Principal Larry Rousseau and Assistant Principal Rick Powers were decorated as ice cream sundaes at school last Thursday after students collected more than $2,000 during a fundraising drive.

Odyssey Of The Mind Team Competes In Greensboro
Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving competition in which teams of five to seven members select one of five creative problems each year and work over many months to prepare a creative solution to the problem.

Ashe County Farmers Market Opens For 2004 Season

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