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

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Spanish Community
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Ashe Celebrates Senior Health And Fitness Day

Incest Survivor Support Group Opens for Second Round

NC Health Officials Issue Tick Warning

Blue Ridge Electric Stresses Safety With Children



Book Warehouse Transformed
A new lounge with fireplace, free meeting room in the back for book clubs and larger children’s and regional authors’ sections complete the transformation, yet Black Bear Books retains the same hometown flavor as its predecessor Book Warehouse.

Study Appalachia
Currently, the Stephenson Center directs most of its energy toward a group of summer courses that focus on Appalachian and Highland Studies.

Watauga Native Inducted Into National Wrestling Hall Of Fame
Watauga County native, J. W. “John” Welborn, current resident of Greeneville, NC, was one of six men recently inducted into the 2004 Class of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Jeff, Bettie & Will Thomas — Farmers’ Market Vendors
In the northwest corner of Ashe County some of the tastiest spinach available anywhere is coming in right this minute at Creeksong Farm.

Horse Helpers Formed In High Country
First Equine Aid Group To Address Growing Problem

Leaders Are Made, Not Born
The transformation of economically devastated communities, poorly performing schools and threatened corporations into vibrant success stories is a process that begins with catalysts.

High Country United Way Tallies 2003-2004 Fundraising Figures

Lees-McRae to Host Lecture on Edgar Allen Poe


Do You Know the Name of Your Child’s Teacher?
John Hastings, author of Playing in the Rain — Insights and Ideas on Fatherhood, will conduct a workshop June 12 designed to help dads hone their play skills.

Visit to Collingwood, Ontario Planned For September 16-19
It’s payback time. Yes, it’s Boone’s turn to visit our Sister City.

Decisions, Not Divisions
Resources To Help To Remove The Fear Factor From End Of Life Care

Watauga Relay For Life Holds Survivor Celebration
Tuesday night belonged to the survivors. Watauga County Relay for Life honored High Country cancer survivors June 1 with its annual Cancer Survivor Dinner and Celebration

The Heart Of Homelessness, Part V
Hearts Of Hospitality Make A Difference

Amy Pusateri Joins Ciao Bello! At Meadowbrook

Local Students Make Dean’s List At Lees-McRae College

Avery County Lions Club White Cane Drive

Mountain Community Bank Opens Doors To Western NC

Bikers Ride For Relay


Ending On A High Note
Down by Todd’s Railroad Grade, Tony Reece made the grade. The resident of Zionville and member of Watauga-based acoustic band Amantha Mill walked off with top honors at the 2nd Annual Resonator Guitar National Championships last Saturday in Todd.

Old Hotel Renovated by Local Artists and Craftsmen
The Old Hotel has stood as a landmark in downtown West Jefferson for nearly a century.

Sparta Woman Receives Regional Artist Project Award
Patricia “Pat” Sexton of Sparta is an exceptionally accomplished basket weaver according to the Alleghany Arts Council.

Carolina Street Rods Pick Up Several Awards
Carolina Street Rods did extremely well at the Rats Hole car/bike show held in Boone on Saturday. Bobby Wallace’s beautiful ’37 Ford Cabriolet won three awards.

Local Poetry Contest Winners Receive Prizes

Fleet Feet Cloggers Hospice Benefit Is Complete Success

Students Perform For Classmates In Afterschool

BREW Shows Community How It’s Done

ACHS Student Wins Discover Card Scholarship

A Cherokee Encounter

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