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Ashe Heart Walk On May 22

Osteoporosis Workshop on May 21

American Red Cross Needs Blood Now

Summer Pilates Course offered at Appalachian



Travels Through Our Past
Every year the High Country gets a makeover. New buildings spring up, roads are built and slowly but surely the primeval forest that once stretched from the Piedmont to the mountains is eaten away like an antique quilt attacked by industrious moths.

Folk Medicine Author Coming To Boone
You might not think that something as commonplace and by some reckoning, common sense, as folk medicine could create a storm of contention.

Local Man Plans For Mission Trip To East Asia
A local man, Galen Wood, a junior at the University of Florida will be leaving later this month for East Asia as he embarks on a mission trip with a group he is involved with.

Susan Graham — Farmers’ Market Vendor
“I wouldn’t sell a plant that I wouldn’t have myself, and I have high standards.” That one statement defines Susan Graham’s approach to her business, and it shows in the lush displays at her nursery.

Take Your Trike To Mike


Gabriel Inducted Into National Wrestling Hall Of Fame
BFor years, Steve Gabriel served not only as a beloved teacher and coach in Watauga County, but as a father figure to many of his students and athletes.

Watauga Youth Network Honors Volunteers
Watauga Youth Network staff members took time to honor and celebrate the contributions of hundreds of volunteers last month.

Trash To Treasure Donates Entries To Habitat For Humanity
Watauga County Habitat for Humanity families will soon reap the rewards of an artistic litter awareness and prevention competition.

Math Camp Creates Fun, Relaxed Atmosphere For Summer Learning
Math no longer has to be a four-letter word for many children. That’s because Appalachian State University’s department of mathematical sciences is offering its seventh annual Math Camp in June.

Getting to the Root of Pain
Local Practitioner Treats with Herbs and Acupuncture

Ode to Trees
Boone Celebrates Arbor Day

WHS Students Raise $1700 for The Hunger Coalition

Sugar Mountain Receives Employer Of The Year Award

High Country Host Gives Hospitality Awards During National Tourism Week

ASU Receives Grant

Roof-Sitting For Relay

The Three Faces Of Eve
Elder Law Driven By Infamous Cases, Lack Of Legal Documents

The Heart of Homelessness, Part III In A Series
It Can Happen To You


New Key Chain Museum Opens In Jefferson
A new museum will be opening soon in Jefferson with the largest collection of key chains and pencil sharpeners in the world.

Operation Appreciation Honors Local Troops Saturday
Operation Appreciation was held for local families, friends and the members of the National Guard 1450th Transportation Unit as well as other branches of the armed forces Saturday.

Ashe Living Center Celebrates Nursing Home Week
Gertie Scalf and Helen Barker, residents at Ashe Living Center, were busy on Mother’s Day greeting visitors who stopped by to see family members and to attend the open house.

Antiques Resurrected In Downtown West Jefferson
Thanks to Keith Woodie, residents of Ashe County, have a new place to begin or enhance their unique collections.

ACHS Receives Life Saving Defibrillator
A defibrillator is a device that attempts to restore a normal heart rhythm by delivering an electrical shock to the heart. About 220,000 people die each year from sudden cardiac arrest.

Jefferson Methodist Church Donates To Youth Center

WJBA Honors McDonald

Participants Pass Serv Safe Course

Special Olympics Held At ACHS

Awards To Be Presented For 6th Grade Poetry Contest

Local Volunteers To Build First House Through Joint Venture

Sidewalk Saturday To Be Held May 29th In Downtown WJ

Ashe High Country Realty Celebrates

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Fozzy is a great companion as he is interested in everything and he is very smart.

High Country Host

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Chambers of Commerce

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  Notes of Interest

Portraits Of A
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