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A special section devoted to the 20th Century development of a diverse mountain region.

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Tips For Visiting Loved Ones In Nursing Homes

Fundraiser Benefits Mobile Pharmacy

Osteoporosis Workshop on May 21

Splash into Safety

Summer Pilates Course offered at Appalachian



Boone Singer Earns Nashville Star Bronze
The exciting Nashville Star ride for Boone singer Matt Lindahl ended last Saturday during the final episode of the USA Network’s second annual televised talent competition.

Sunny Outlook
Solar Sprint participants finally saw the sun Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately it came out just as their competition was ending. Cloudy skies forced competitors in the second annual Bob Flora Solar Car Derby indoors May 1, but that didn’t dampen the middle school students’ spirits.

Bill Moretz — Farmers’ Market Vendor
On a sunny Thursday afternoon in mid-April, Bill Moretz walked down a steep slope toward the road, leaving for just awhile the work he’d been doing in a new stand of apple trees. Moretz had recently increased his orchard’s size by planting 150 trees — 30 different varieties of them — and that afternoon he was installing an irrigation system for the new whips.

Enter the Fair — Win a Prize
The purpose of the Pony Express is to give residents in distant neighboring counties the opportunity to participate in the NC Mountain State Fair in Fletcher without having to drive a long distance to enter their special exhibits.

It’s Now Or Never For Our Hemlock Trees!

History in the Pines

Reach For Roots

Scots-Irish Heritage Month 2004

Celtic Crossing

Blair President to Speak at Library

What In The World Is A Yu-Gi-Oh

Facing It

Looking For Alternatives To Stocks And Bonds?

Gail Godwin Readers’ Editions Feature Asheville Collaboration

Hire Older Workers During Older Americans Month


Dump Your Junk for Free
Few people consider abandoned appliances, piles of junk metal and trashed furniture desirable landscape additions, but all are to be found — along with other types of junk — in spots around the county.

Student’s Chair Design Project Nets $1,000 Prize
Ethan Rhinehart always wanted to build a wooden rocking chair, but wasn’t sure he could complete the task. Not only did he finish the project before the semester’s end, he won a $1,000 prize in the department’s first chair design competition.

Outback Steakhouse Honors Guardian Ad Litem Volunteers
Esther Manogin and dozens of other High Country volunteers are often the last line of defense for children who have been neglected or abused. As a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) volunteer Manogin is appointed by juvenile court to represent the best interests of a child who is involved in a court proceeding as a result of having been abused or neglected.

Tasty Benefit In High Country

Timberlake Chooses Chetola

Hospice Of Watauga Celebrates Volunteers

Watauga Project On Aging Thanks Volunteers With Luncheon

Task Force Offers A Challenge Beyond National Day of Prayer

N.C. Secretary of State to Deliver LMC’s Graduation Address

Open For Business-At Your Service:Core Of Small Business Week

AF Financial Center Preview Event Held

The Heart Of Homelessness

Outstanding Kiwanian

Parkway Begins Spring Openings

Thursday’s National Day Of Prayer Service At Jones House

Semi-Finalist In Poetry Contest

Math Camp To Be Held At ASU


Spring Rendezvous 2004 Takes 310 Boy Scouts To Elk Shoals
The Spring Rendezvous 2004 for the Blue Ridge – Wilkes Districts of the Boy Scouts was held last weekend where campers completed various events from flint and steel fire making to archery.

Ashe And Wilkes Students Selected As NC Teaching Fellows
Jessica Lee Beckworth, Bobby Joe Lewis, Matthew Davis Parunak and Ashley Amber Wurth were each recognized at the board meeting Monday for their latest accomplishment of becoming a Teaching Fellow.

A New Thrift Shoppe Grows Its Wings
There is a new style of shopping for Ashe County residents. A colorful thrift shoppe has flourished and grown its wings in West Jefferson.

Strawberries’ Spring On The Menu For Ashe County Schools

Students At ACHS Participate In Mountain Arts Program

Schools Celebrate Earth Day With Blue Ridge Electric

Yard Sale To Benefit Arts Council

4-H Annual Canoe Race Coming Up Soon

Ashe Living Center To Hold Open House Sunday

Todd Native Wins Ruritan Scholarship

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Portraits Of A
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