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Ashe Heart Walk Held May 22

National Campaign Seeks To Prevent Teen Pregnancies

Mothers Can Choose To Breastfeed



High Country Loses Artist, Composer
Tui St. George Tucker, the great American composer, died Wednesday morning, April 21st. For those of us who knew her, the date marked the end of an era.

Nashville Star Crowns New King Saturday
After an exciting semifinal round on Nashville Star last weekend, Boone singer Matt Lindahl remained in the running to be the next country music phenomenon.

Sustainable Design
“We used paint made from powdered milk” is not a statement you expect to hear from an interior designer, but Appalachian State University student Jeremy Powell is well versed in beauty that is also biodegradable.

Taste Of The High Country Raises Funds For Habitat May 4
The mouthwatering list of restaurants participating in this weekend’s Taste of the High Country continues to grow.

True Tales to Feature in Jackson’s Talk
Watauga County residents who don’t know Daniel Boone’s Shawnee name and why the Native Americans gave him the moniker can learn the answers and hear a number of other historical anecdotes at a pot luck supper and presentation.


Students Seek To Shine With Solar Car Race
Watauga County’s brightest young minds are hoping for a bright, sunny day this weekend. Dozens of local middle school students will participate in the second annual Junior Solar Sprint Saturday, May 1.

Trash To Treasure Tackles Task Of Recycling, Reusing Waste
High Country residents are turning their trash into artistic treasures this spring.

Farmers’ Market Opens Saturday
Blooming dogwoods and forsythia are undisputed harbingers of spring, but one of the most tangible signs that the harshness of winter is behind us is the annual opening of the Watauga County Farmers’ Market.

Taoist Tai Chi Class Begins Next Wednesday
Practitioners of the 108 moves of Taoist Tai Chi speak to its beneficial effects: improved circulation, balance, strength and flexibility, tension reduction and a sense of calm.

WHS Offers Empty Bowls To Help Hunger Coalition
Watauga High School students invite community members to fight High Country hunger by enjoying homemade soup bowls next month.

Footsloggers Enjoys Reign As Small Business Of The Year
Footsloggers is preparing to take its final bow as the community’s reigning Small Business of the Year.

Chamber Joins With Boone Optimist To Recognize Law Enforcement Officers

Family Members Serve As March Of Dimes WalkAmerica Ambassadors


ACHS Seniors Take Top Wins At State Skills Competition
Matt Royal and Dustin Kerley won top honors in collision repair during the 39th Annual Skills USA-VICA State Leadership Conference and Skills Event earlier this month in Greensboro.

Exhibitors Can Register Now For 2nd Annual Home Show
The second annual “Home Sweet Home” will be held Saturday, May 1 specifically for home owners and potential home owners where they will be able to come together in a friendly, fun atmosphere to ask questions and check out the services of many local businesses.

Local Agriculture Matters So Shop At The Farmers Market
Ashe County Farmers Market will open Saturday, May 8. The Market will have available “hand made in Ashe County Items and Home Grown in Ashe County items” (as available) throughout the year.

Bargain Box Provides New Vendor Space After Expansion
The Bargain Box of West Jefferson has added a new feature to their business venture by providing booths for people to sell their items in following recent renovations that recently expanded the business to four times its original size.

New Fine Arts Books/Cd’s Added To Library


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