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School Bus Safety: Sheriff Encourages Safety Measures To Avoid Injury

Walk for Awareness Held Sept. 7 At Appalachian


Lovin' Spoonful

Great Outdoors

Que Pasa



Price Talks About Life On The Farm
Diane Price, a board member of Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, knows firsthand about the issues and challenges women face on the farm. While Price’s husband holds down a full-time job, she manages a 16-acre operation where diversification has become the key.

2nd Annual Conference Set For Women In Agriculture

Litter Stoppers Celebrate Anniversary With Breakfast Meeting
High Country residents can celebrate two years of success in the battle against litter next month.

Heavy Rains Increase Need For Lime
Soil acidity has always been the most important soil fertility concern in North Carolina.

Through Rain, Sleet or Snow . . . Mail Carrier Gets National Stamp Of Approval
It’s tough enough being a mail carrier, but consider Robert Bowman, who for thirty-plus years, has delivered the mail without an accident.

K-9 Officers: A Big Help To Law Enforcement
K-9 Patrol Officer Bob Johnson and his partner, two-year old Wetzel, have become an integral part of the law enforcement team

Back to Dutch Valley
Storyteller Dianne Hackworth Moves to Tennessee

Gospel-Bluegrass at High Country Round-Up
Sunday’s Event To Benefit Hospice

Cedric Jennings Speaks At Appalachian’s Convocation Sept. 2


Hundreds Learn Value Of Watauga River At Festival
Hundreds of High Country residents celebrated the Watauga River last weekend while learning ways to protect it.

ASU Students Assist Watauga Habitat Chapter In Office Move
Two High Country non-profit organizations provided a perfect example of volunteerism this summer.

College Foundation Presents Free Program At Watauga Library
Session Includes Information About Planning, Applying And Paying For University Education

New Chick-fil-A To Give Away Meals for a Year
With all of the college kids coming back to Boone this week, the amount of food it takes to run this place has increased exponentially. Fortunately for those hungry students—and for the rest of us as well—a new restaurant is coming to help curb those hunger pangs.

“Boone Life” Quilt Raffle Ends August 31st
If you haven’t yet bought raffle tickets for the gorgeous “Boone Life” quilt, better hurry up.

Action Fair Connects Potential Volunteers With Organizations
Several High Country non-profit and volunteer organizations will turn downtown Boone into a celebration of volunteerism and community activism this weekend.

Jeremy Fund, Blood, Sweat & Gears Making Difference In Community
Red Cross Monies Going To Support Prevention, Preparedness

Appalachian Christian Begins School Year With Good News And Great Expectations
ACS’ 2004 Teacher of the Year Anticipates Another Fulfilling Year

Volunteer Feels Appreciation From Those He Can’t See
Ronnie Hicks can’t see the audiences he entertains, but he can sense their appreciation.

iVoteValues Truck Visits Boone
A unique site drew curious stares and onlookers in Boone on Tuesday, as a huge red, white and blue eighteen wheeler pulled into two different locations

Local Arts Projects Get State Grants
Watauga County received nearly $70,000 worth of grants during the 2004-2005 grant period.

JAKES Day – Reaching The Youth
100 Enjoy Fun In The Sun

SPCH Foundation Gears Up for 4th Annual The Beat Goes On Benefit Bike Ride

Japanese Student Serves Crossnore “After School Program”

The changing face of Boone


Ashe Leadership Challenge Began Saturday With Two-Day Retreat
The Ashe and Alleghany Leadership Challenge was held this weekend where 14 participants from each county went through various leadership practice activities.

Stopping Loss Of Jobs Will Be Topic Of Meeting
The Citizens Committee to Stop FTAA (The Free Trade Area Of The Americas) of The Carolinas is planning to hold an information and organizational meeting for Ashe County

Hospice Fundraising Flea Market To Be Held This Weekend
A fundraiser for Hospice of Ashe will be held in honor of Charles Fleenor, a quiet man who devoted his time to helping others, according to Brenda Barker of Mountain Aire Seafood and Steaks.

Vendors, Interested Parties Can Still Sign Up For Festival Latino
Schools Encouraged To Enter Contest

Volunteers Needed To Pick Raspberries
Project Benefits A.S.H.E.

Ashe County Public Library Receives Book Donation

1904 Courthouse Art Contest Deadline Approaching

Free Workshop Looks To Keep Family On The Farm

New Staff Announced At United Country Dogwood Realty

Adopt A Pet Saturday From Ashe Animal Control

Church To Do Outreach Ministry For Local Community

Festival Fun

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