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The Role of Arts in Health and Well-Being

Local Woman Strives To Promote Lyme Disease Awareness

Hamilton To Present At Family Health Seminar

Give Blood At A Local Blood Drive This Month


Lovin' Spoonful

Great Outdoors

Que Pasa



September Woman Of The Month Eula Mae Fox
Most of us know our neighbors better than we know anyone else, unless, of course, we’re talking family. Neighbors on Watauga Drive, in Boone, however, know each other as if they were family, and there’s one, especially, who knows she has someone special living across the street.

River Of Hawks Flowing This Month
Parkway Overlook In Alleghany Prime Spot For Migration Watch

New River Zoo Welcomes New Animals
The New River Zoo in Fleetwood has several brand new additions from a pair of Japanese snow macaque monkeys to an eland who is a member of the world’s largest species of antelope.

Dan Cathy: Turning Fast Food Into Faith Food
Boone Restaurant Chick-fil-A’s 500th Free-Standing Franchise

Gas Up
You can count the convenience stores around town by the dozen. On the four lane in West Jefferson, next to Max Hurley’s Auto Parts, Blaine Winebarger runs a BP/Amoco that has stayed open six days a week in the same spot since August, 1974.

Family Finds Refuge From Flood At Red Cross Shelter
David and Alaina Gross had a rude awakening from a knock at their door early Wednesday morning, but they’re glad that they did.

Travel Books Help Salvage the Summer
Western NC Featured in New Guides

Robert Inman Opens Appalachian’s Visiting Writers Series Program Sept. 16

Appalachian Faculty Work With Noted Local Storyteller


Red Cross Provides Shelter, Assistance To Flood Victims
Flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Frances is some of the worst the High Country has seen in half a century. That’s the assessment from Sonny Sweet, executive director of the Watauga County Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Rain or Shine, The Playhouse Offers Affordable Family Fun
New this Fall, The Playhouse offers Parenting Resources

Boone Plans Annual Cleanup Day Sept. 18
Event Highlights Fall Litter Sweep

Building On Faith
High Country churches and faith groups can lay the foundation this month to help eliminate substandard housing in the area. Watauga County Habitat for Humanity will hold Building on Faith Saturday, Sept. 11 through Saturday, Sept. 18.

Labor Day Weekend Blitz Results in Home
Habitat for Humanity Begins Milford Meadows in Avery County

Cove Creek Baptist Celebrates 205 Years
Dedication Has Prevailed Through The Years

Waiting Game
Paul is one of 27 boys and six girls in Watauga County who are waiting for mentor matches from Hometown Heroes, a Watauga Youth Network (WYN) mentoring program.

Law Enforcement Day Scheduled For Sept. 11
9/11 Memorial Service Planned

Duck Derby Is Saturday
Wellness Center Fundraiser Will Quack You Up

National Committee for the New River to Hold Annual Membership Meeting

2004-2005 NC Teaching Fellows Scholarship Applications Available Now

Fall Open House to Be Held Sept. 18

Training Funds Available for Local Businesses

And They’re Off!

Flying High!


Recent Adopt A Pet Day Breaks Ashe Adoption Record
An Adopt a Pet Day was held recently at Wal-Mart in West Jefferson where 18 cats and dogs were happy to find new families of their own. Director Jeff Jones of Ashe Animal Control said he was very pleased with how the event went.

Ladies Invited For A Closer Walk With The Lord
Deadline For Tickets Is Sept. 9

1904 Courthouse Preservation Organization Announces New Hours
The 1904 CPO now has a variety of gifts available at the office, including examples of hand-painted custom bricks and the custom Afghans.

Local Ministry To Provide Affordable Housing
A ministry to provide affordable housing for lower income working people has arrived in Ashe County. In conjunction with local congregations, Rural Affordable Housing, building a home in Jefferson that will be available for a local client who meets certain basic requirements.

Participate In Big Fall Antique Flea Market
Reserve Your Booth Now

Farm Safety 4 Just Kids Focuses On Tractor Safety Awareness
The 2004 Field Day “Safety for all Seasons” event will be held on Sept. 14 at New River Park in Ashe County and in Alleghany on Sept. 15 at the Alleghany Fairgrounds.

Absolutely Beautiful
Another gallery opening in West Jefferson no longer raises too many eyebrows around the Arts District, but there were plenty of exclamations as folks walked in during the Grand Opening of Bohemia Gallery & Café last Saturday.

September Happenings At Ashe County Public Library
Library Book Sale Sept. 17th Weekend

100 County North Carolina Quilt Celebrates Its Dedication

Extension Has Master Gardner On Call

Learn How To Start A Food Business At Ashe Workshop

Alzheimer’s Support Group Reaches Out To Families in Ashe

Ad Council PSA Campaign Encourages Adoption

Descendants Of Late Confederate Vet To Meet In Deep Gap

Bennett Realty Announces New Agent

Avery Neaves Speaks To Ashe Democrats

Event To Benefit West Jefferson Park

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