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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



Vietnam Veterans Reunite After Thirty-Seven Years
On August 27, 1967, Don Ball and Larry Rutledge boarded the same plane in San Francisco, California, two of one-hundred fifty American soldiers enroute to Vietnam.

Oldest Esso Gas Station And Garage In Cove Creek To Be Restored
Gigantic bar-b-cue antique car show and several musical bands to kick off a fund raiser for the restoration of this historic building.

Georgia Yates: May Woman Of The Month
Georgia Yates has spent nearly two decades teaching English as a second language to foreign students and those moving into the area from other countries. The university keeps her telephone number close at hand, knowing she is just a phone call away to help with foreign students who need a boost as they integrate into a new and unfamiliar territory.

Iva Lee Hayes — Farmers’ Market Vendor
Putting Personality Behind the Preserves


Enjoy The Ride – Safely
Samuel Phillips had a message for several High Country children May 8 – be careful when riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). Phillips, who survived a life-threatening ATV wreck five years ago, was just one of the speakers at a Community ATV Safety Program for Young Riders held at the Watauga Parks and Recreation Department complex.

Safety Comes First At Boone Service League Bike Rodeo
The safest place to be in Boone this weekend just might be in the Lowe’s Hardware parking lot on Blowing Rock Road.

Boone Business Expo Takes Center Stage Thursday
This is the 17th annual business-to-business trade show sponsored by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free.

Trash To Treasure Participants Fight Litter, Raise Awareness
Dozens of High Country residents combined their creative talents with a disdain for litter last week. Participants submitted 40 entries in the second annual Trash To Treasure Art Competition and Sale May 6 at the Boone Mall. The contest featured original artistic entries made from at least 50 percent recycled or reused materials.


The Ethical Perspective
Professionals Deal With End Of Life Situations

The Heart Of Homelessness
Part Two Of A Series

Lowe’s Gives $15,000 to Appalachian’s Construction Technology Program

RBC Centura Honors Local Teacher In “Tribute To Teachers” Program

Student Projects Explore Self-Serve Vending Centers for Airplanes and Buses

Math and Science Classes Offered For Teachers

Community Pride Week May 17-22, 2004

Used Book Donations Needed


ASAP Chooses Logo Contest Winners
Recently the Ashe County suicide depression task force decided that they needed a better name and presence in the county. They adopted a new name The ASAP Task Force.

Appalachian Senior Programs Moves To New Location
“We love being back in Jefferson. It is better for recruiting, and is more convenient for our volunteers and clients. It was just a great decision,” Administrator Wanda Brooks said.

Two ACHS Seniors Chosen As Prestigious Nursing Scholars
Two Ashe County High School seniors were the first ever from ACHS to be chosen as a Nurse Scholar and both students will receive the maximum scholarship award of $5,000 annually that will pay for their Baccalaureate in Nursing and Science.

ACHS Seniors Are Teaching Fellows Scholarships Recipients
Jessica Lee Beckworth, Bobby Joe Lewis, Matthew Davis Parunak and Ashley Amber Wurth were each chosen as a recipient of the North Carolina Teaching Fellows scholarship award.

Angels Of Ashe – Hunger Coalition’s Country Roads Mobile Pharmacy
Everyone has a purpose in life…a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we are fulfilling our purpose. >>Fundraiser Kicks Off Saturday To Help Mobile Pharmacy


Fundraising For A Good Cause – A.S.H.E.
Domestic violence is a growing problem in Ashe County.

Poker Run To Benefit Conservation Corps Kicks Off Saturday

Wal-Mart Donates $500 To Arts Council

Roy Miller Memorial Car And Truck Show Set Saturday

Arts Council Conducting Survey In Local Restaurants

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Yoda at 9 months old is a gentleman of a dog.

High Country Host

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Chambers of Commerce

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  Notes of Interest

Portraits Of A
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