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

Culinary Tips and Great Recipes
Spanish Community
Outdoor Adventures


Firework Safety Is A Key To Happy Fourth

Diabetics: Take Charge
Workshop To Offer Helpful Information

Safe Swimming Tips
Stay Afloat And Out Of Trouble



A House Of Many Mansions
Laughter echoed through the bare walls of the brand new house and a teardrop or two christened the sturdy hardwood floor. About 65 people gathered for the official dedication of the Rubio family’s new home in Vilas last Sunday.

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

A Bag Lunch
If you think bagpipe music is interesting when it’s echoing through the hills, you should hear it bouncing off of the metal buildings in Boone’s industrial park everyday around noon.

Appalachian Hosts Third Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium
Weeklong Summer Symposium runs Through July 2 ‘Remembering the Holocaust’

Mountain Grown
For you folks who think you need to find Carolina-grown apples, peaches or berries down at the lower elevations, you don’t know what you’re missing; Unless you go down to the Watauga County Farmer’s Market, that is.

Greene Raises Green . . . and Red, Yellow, Purple
Putting Personality Behind the Produce

Southern Author Speaks At Watauga County Public Library

Author Katerina Whitley at St. Luke’s July 8

Trade Days Photos


Talkin’ Trash
When we throw away our garbage it becomes “out of sight out of mind.” It travels long distances and changes many hands before finding a final resting place.

Specialty Crops Field Day to Showcase Projects
Specialty Crops Field Day, not to be confused with June’s Small Farms Field Day, is scheduled for Tuesday, July 13.

Cheek Organizes Fundraiser For Families Of Troops
Norman Cheek knows what it’s like to be called away from his family suddenly to serve in the armed forces.

Designer Brings Decorating Secrets To Blowing Rock
British interior designer Nina Campbell’s presentation on Saturday, July 24 will be a fitting climax to Blowing Rock’s week with many “must do” events (The Tour of Homes, and the NC Symphony at Chetola on Friday).

Full Care
Kay Reid Fulkerson Child Development Center Offers Unique Services

Mountain Pathways Opens New Doors
New Programs Offer More For Students

Ostwalt To Chair ASU’s Department of Philosophy and Religion

Blimling Named Vice President for Student Affairs at Rutgers

Burt's Bees Skin Care Seminar Offered

Hospice To Sponsor Camp Sunshine

Boone Area Chamber Hosts 55th Annual Meeting August 3

The Dande Lion, Inc. Opens A New Door On 8th Season


Todd Ruritan Honors Scholarship Winner
Todd Ruritan Club honored their 2004 Ruby A. Trivette Scholarship winner at the club meeting in June. Charlie Soeder, recent graduate of the NC School of Science and Mathematics, is the recipient

Relay for Life Organizers Plan For July Event
Call Now To Participate Or Donate

Fleetwood Volunteer Fire And Rescue Holds Annual Election
Fleetwood Volunteer Fire and Rescue held its annual officer election on Monday, June 7.

Chamber Awards Price-Deverick Scholarships
Ashe Chamber of Commerce awarded three Price-Deverick scholarships to local teachers last week at the Ashe Chamber Office in West Jefferson. Tania Pestrak of Blue Ridge Elementary, Jennifer Treva and Pat Morrison of Ashe County High School were the recipients.

Take Your Dog To Work Day Celebrated Friday
This great doggie day was created to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to inspire dog-less co-workers to adopt a pet of their own from local shelters, rescue groups and humane organizations.

Local Lions Club Presidents Runs To Help Blind
The local Lions Club president recently participated in a marathon where he raised money by getting pledges for the Lions Club.

Christmas Tree Association Makes Donations
>> Picture One
>> Picture Two

Resolution Passed Recently Honors Past Chamber President

IDA Program To Help People Save Money

Planning Meeting For Festival Latino Scheduled Next Week

Fleet Feet Cloggers Present Donation

The Hunger Coalition Needs Your Help

Greater L.A. Festival Seeks Vendors

A Day in the Life of…

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  Notes of Interest

Portraits Of A
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