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Mobile Pharmacy Fundraiser Brings In Over $3,500

Watauga Public Library Hosts Better Health Workshop

Locals Lobby For 75-Cent Tobacco Excise Tax

Summer Pilates Course offered at Appalachian



Pushing the Limits of Mind and Body
Marathon runners. Most of us think of them as the supreme masters of distance running. Ultra runners consider them novices who have yet to graduate to truly challenging distances.

Grisham to Speak Tuesday
Vaughn Grisham will be the presenter for the Speakers’ Series sponsored in part by ASU.

Alicia Breton, Sheila Sherman
— Farmers’ Market Vendors
A lot of beautiful things are growing in Todd. Just a couple of miles down Three Top Road from Susan Graham’s Laureland Greenhouse, Alicia Breton and Sheila Sherman are in the plant business too.

Unnatural Habitat
Boone To Beverly Hills: Will Local Reality Show Finalist Make The Grade?

A Mother’s Nightmare Turns To Joy
"I saw the truck go down the mountainside with my babies in the back, quickly disappearing from sight."


Hazards Caused By Attaching Signs To Power Poles
May is North Carolina Safety Month and Blue Ridge Electric is providing safety tips to help area residents work and play more safely.

Seeing Blue
The idea for Blue Mountain Organic Gardening, as with many small businesses, came from personal discovery of an unfilled need.

High Country Book Fair Announces Lineup
Over 50 Authors Coming To Lees-McRae

Enriching Experience:
Lees-McRae Summer Enrichment Program Begins in June

Rock Stars To Royalty
Famed Interior Designer will share with Blowing Rock her “Decorating Secrets”

Kesler Wins Capote Scholarship for Creative Writing

Free Digital Literacy Classes Offered In Watauga Co

Planning The Perfect Party

Anthony Burton To Open Tree Tops Restaurant In Banner Elk


The Playhouse Art Safari Highlights African Music, Storytelling
Appalachian State University music therapy professor Liz Rose will entertain and educate preschool children at The Playhouse.

G.I. Phone Home
Traditionally, Memorial Day serves as the first big event of the summer. The school year is ending, folks are planning their vacations, and people gather in shady spots to jokingly complain about how hot it is already getting.

Very Special Art Show
The term ’Learning Disabled’ represents a group of young people with a variety of special needs, but also experiences in common - their shared ability to express themselves in pictures.

WCAC Arts Camp Looking For Creative Kids
Since 1970 the Missoula Children’s Theatre has done its best to introduce children around the world to the joys of working on stage.

Open House for Sugar Grove Developmental Day School
The Valle Crucis Day School (VCDS) was founded in 1982 by a group of parents who needed a quality child care center located in rural western Watauga County.

Chamber President Departs High Country For Coast
Watauga County’s loss is Carteret County’s gain. Mike Wagoner will step down as Boone Area Chamber of Commerce president June 11 to accept a similar position with the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce.

WYN Announces New Summer Program Director
Expands Summer Camp Opportunities for 11-15 year olds in Watauga and Avery

Conner Named Chairman of ASU’s Department of Technology

Community Presentations Next Week Feature Top-Ranked Speakers

Geometry Students Compete in State Math Contest

Mountain Pathways Children Visit The Coast

Thursday’s ‘Lunch & Learn’ Session Highlights Public Works

Walt Petersen Earns Prestigious Award

Where To Turn
Local End Of Life Coalition Takes On Problems With Partnerships

The Heart of Homelessness, Part IV Of Series
Hospitality House Needs You


Mast General Store Announces 2nd Annual Land Trust Day
Next Saturday, the first weekend after Memorial Day, will likely be one of the best sales days of the year for the Mast General Store.

Poker Run Raises $1,200 For BRCC
The third annual Bicycle Poker Run was a great success May 15th and $1,200 was raised during the fundraiser.

Sidewalk Saturday
Spring Sidewalk Saturday is coming up soon and is a day-long event when local downtown businesses will be pulling together to bring shoppers downtown during Memorial Day weekend for a full-scale sidewalk sale.

Recent ASU Graduate Is New Intern for Blue Ridge Electric
Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation has partnered with Appalachian State University once again by hiring a summer intern to work in their corporate office in Lenoir.

Chamber Administrative Assistant Wins High Country Host Award
High County Host celebrated National Tourism Week by once again honoring area tourism workers with the 3rd Annual High Country Hospitality Awards.

One Hundred Years; Only The Beginning
1904 Courthouse Group Plans Centennial Birthday Celebration

Postal Service Works To Stamp Out Hunger

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation To Hold Fundraiser

Ashe 4-H Accepting Applications For 4-H Summer Parks

WJ Woman To Graduate From NC School Of Science & Math

Chainsaw Carving Brings New Art Form To Downtown

Week Of The Young Child Highlights Children’s Needs

Students Participate In JAM Program

Sounds Of Outstanding Music

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