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Chiropractic Care Is All About “Adjustment”

Curves Celebrates Grand Opening

La Leche League Applauds National Breastfeeding Campaign

Avery Senior Services To Sponsor Red Cross Blood Drive

Reaching For a Healthier Tomorrow



Appalachia In Fact And Fantasy:
Featured Program At The High Country Book Fair
Public Radio South’s Commentator Ellen Pfirman will moderate recognized regional authors in Saturday evening’s program at the High Country Book Fair: Appalachia in Fact and Fantasy.
>>Authors, Literacy Celebrated At 2nd Annual Book Fair
>>Authors Abound At High Country Book Fair
>>Sue Gurnee To Be Featured At LMC Cannon Center

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

Local Teacher Turns 100
Maggie Moretz Tugman was born in 1904 near Todd and spent the majority of her life in the Todd area except for when she attended college in Boone.

DeVita Photographs Cheney And Burr
Local photographer Debbie DeVita was selected to photograph Vice President Dick Cheney and Congressman Richard Burr at a Winston-Salem reception for the Congressman’s US Senate campaign.

Appalachian’s Tim Silver Wins SELC Writing Award
Silver won for “Mount Mitchell & the Black Mountains: An Environmental History of the Highest Peaks in Eastern America,” published by UNC Press.

Spinning, Weaving & Crafting
When his workshop burned down a little over three years ago, 76-year-old Robert Elbe kept right on working, even though the conditions were cramped and the setup inconvenient.

Jeanette & William Edmisten
— Farmers’ Market Vendors
Although William grew up on a local farm and the couple bought their own place in 1963, farming wasn’t William’s main profession until he retired in 1989.

Local Cooking Show Debuts Tuesday on MTN
Robert’s “Most Yum” Looking for Area Chefs

June’s Woman Of the Month Is Nan Greene

Donaghy Awarded TMP Designation By Southeast Tourism Society

Outdoor Environmental Learning Center Grant Awarded


Hopes, Memories Take Flight At Watauga Relay For Life
Doves and butterflies filled the Valle Crucis sky this weekend, carrying a powerful meaning for thousands of High Country residents who attended the 2004 Watauga County Relay for Life.

Art Safaris, Theme Weeks Make for Indoor/Outdoor Fun at The Playhouse
Lisa Baldwin to Perform for Children Saturday, June 26

‘Not Your Typical Tourism’ Article Draws A Bead On Watauga
It’s nice to be recognized. When Rachel Duran, senior editor of “Business Xpansion Journal,” called several weeks ago to ask how tourism contributes to Watauga County’s economic development strategy, we were more than pleased to oblige.

History In Motion
Blowing Rock Stables took on a historical feel last weekend while hosting the 2004 Carriage Association of America conference. Attendees of the CAA conference competed for various awards, including those focused on period authenticity.

Battle of the Bands Competition Aug. 14
Entry Deadline: July 1

W.A.M.Y. Community Action Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Business Faculty At Appalachian Recognized For Excellence

Crossnore Academy Graduates 12 in Big Weekend

Campus Park Named for Appalachian Administrator

Watauga Habitat Expands Staff Due to Grant Awards

Blue Ridge Garden Club Landscapes Latest Watauga Habitat Home

Rondinaro Accepted Into N.C. School Of The Arts

Furniture Donation

Freshly Cut Wildflower

Watauga County Community Foundation Awards Grants

Skyline & Employee Fund Purchase Tents For Local Guard Unit

A Week Of Hope For The Hungry And Homeless

Bradley, Norris Win WCCF Scholarships


Service Dog Found And
Returned To Happy Family
For Chandler Wingler, a three-year-old who suffers from autism, Thursday, June 10, was a very happy day.

Carolina Cross Connection Visits Ashe County
While many teens spend their summer relaxing at the beach, other teens will be helping those in need while having fun.

Uptown Threads Recognizes New Fashion Advisory Board Members
Three Ashe County High School seniors will be learning all about the retail business world from often dressing the store window to attending the Atlanta Apparel Mart as store buyers.

Pulling the Wool Over Their Eyes
On a sunny Saturday in late May, the flies weren’t the only source of the buzz at Jo Anne Leach’s Lansing farm. It was sheep-shearing day, and family and neighbors gathered to lend a hand and to bring their own sheep to have them shorn of their winter coats.

Plans Develop For “All That Jazz” At Jefferson Landing
Event To Benefit A.S.H.E.

Artists Invited To Participate In Studio Hop
Artist Application Deadline Nears

Ashe Farmer’s Market Now Open On Wednesdays

24th Annual New River Canoe Race Held Saturday

ECA Clubs Award Scholarship To Local Graduate

Ashe 4-H Summer Parks Kicks Off

Ashe Volunteer Initiative Seeks Individuals Who Are Interested In Making A Difference

Fundraiser Held For Children’s Home

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