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ACHS Has Good Turnout At Latest Blood Drive

Ashe County Health Fair Encourages Participation

Participants Needed for Metabolism Study


Lovin' Spoonful

Great Outdoors

Que Pasa



Free Workshop for Region’s ESL Tutors Scheduled for Boone Sept. 25th
Goal is helping Hispanic neighbors tackle their Priority #1 – learning “ingles”!

Beslan Tragedy Strikes Close To Home For ASU Professor
Dr. Isaenko Recalls Russian School Siege

Big Names Missing from Favorite Icon Poll
African Americans Dissed by Nominations

The Manor’s Roots Run Deep
Local author Scott Nicholson’s newest novel, The Manor, has generated its fair share of the “King” word. And while this comparison is probably based more on the fact that both writers have the label “Horror” adorning their spines, it isn’t an inaccurate comparison.

Hemp And The Rule Of Law
Local Documentary Showcases Rise & Fall Of Industrial Hemp In United States

Heft On Wheels
Author Takes Up Biking to Lose 75 Pounds

Hurricane Ivan Poses Possible Delay for New River Big Sweep

Children Of The World Concert


Playhouse Provides Parents With Plethora Of Resources
OOne of Boone’s most popular play sites is also one of the High Country’s most informative resources about raising children. The Playhouse, an indoor and outdoor creative play center for children up to 8 years old, boasts one of the area’s best selections of parenting books and developmental toys.

Farm City Nominations Open
In less than two months, Watauga County will name its “Farm Family of the Year” for 2004.

Local Resident Attends GOP Convention
Whitener Represents Fifth District As Voting Delegate

Watauga County Habitat for Humanity Hosts Pastor’s Breakfast
The Sept. 14 Pastor’s Breakfast was part of the Building on Faith week hosted by Habitat for Humanity. During Building On Faith church group volunteers are working Sept. 11 through Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Building on Faith house

Another Ride For Relief
Watauga Red Cross Sponsors First Poker Run

Lees-McRae To Offer Physical Education Classes For Home School Students

Stop The Litter! Group Celebrates Second Anniversary

Recent Graduate Receives BK Award

Zionville Mediator Admitted To Membership In NCAPFM


Project P.L.A.Y. Kicks Off With Fundraising Concert
The first big event to kick off the fundraising process for Project P.L.A.Y. (Parks and Leisure for all Youth) is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 18 at Ashe County High School at 7 p.m.

Local Conference Features Ashe Native
A native of Ashe County, Phyllis Younce Childers, will be returning home next month as a featured speaker at the upcoming Entrepreneurial Conference

Master Gardener Returns To Ashe County For Fall 2004
Ashe County Cooperative Extension will again offer a Master Gardener class.

Local Author And Artist Collaborate For Henry The Egret
When two successful women get together for a special project, then only good things can happen especially in the case of local artist, Raney Rogers, and local writer, Judith Sands working together to tell the story of Henry the egret.

URCC Reaches For Younger Generation
What has been the best-kept secret ever in the foothills of the Blue Ridge, Uplands Reach (URCC) is now becoming known world-wide for its year round camps and conferences.

4-H Afterschool …. More Than You Ever Imagined

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