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ACHS Students Get Certified By NC Prevent Blindness

Ashe Chapter Meets Goal Of Blood Donations

September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Pink Ribbons Serve as Checkup Reminders!


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Great Outdoors

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Hospital’s New Pediatric Wing Gets A Fundraising Boost
TThe first-ever designated Pediatrics Wing of Watauga Medical Center is now complete and will get an added boost in October as The High Country Newcomers Club hosts a fundraising event to help with any needed furnishings or equipment.

NC Book Stumps Jeopardy Champion
Jeopardy record-holder Ken Jennings finally hit a snag, and a Jefferson, North Carolina, book publisher had a hand in it.

Ribs, Slaw, Beans & Hushpuppies
New Barbecue Book Highlights Appalachian Recipes

Come Hungry
If you manage to sleep late this Saturday and wake up thinking about fixing breakfast or lunch, think again. Instead, head down to Bare Essentials Natural Market, where you can get a taste of both at the natural food store’s 7th Annual Taste Fair.

“Appalachian Perspective” Features Cedric Jennings
Education is a priority, and parents and teachers should encourage students to excel, says Cedric Jennings.


United Way Assists Disaster Relief Agencies With Donations
The HCUW presented checks of $1,200 and $750, respectively, to the Watauga County Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Hunger Coalition for their efforts to provide relief to those affected by floods caused by the remnants of Hurricanes Ivan and Frances.

Watauga County Library Seeks Local Authors
The Watauga County Public Library is putting out a call to all local authors.

Women’s Day of Pampering
On Saturday, October 2, 2004 the seventh annual “Women’s Day of Pampering” will be taking place at the new auditorium at Watauga Medical Center.

State Holds Big Sweep Oct. 2 To Clean Streams
This year’s North Carolina Big Sweep couldn’t have come at a better time for High Country streams and rivers.

High Country Council Of Governments Holds Annual Banquet
Ashe County’s Clara Miller Receives Award

Mentor Makes Difference In Child’s Life

HCUW Holds Benefit Golf Tournament, Bid For Bachelor

Girl Scout Service Unit Invites Public To Sept. 25 Picnic

Watauga Humane Society Postpones Dog Jog

Mast Store Annex Battles Ivan, Will Re-Open by October 1st


Big Horse Creek Farm Featured In Southern Living
Owners Ron and Suzanne Joyner are excited about this latest round of publicity for their farm and are hoping that the publicity they are now receiving might lead to them finding apple tree species that are nearly extinct.

Laid Back, With Class
The two massive oak trees frame a perfect view of Bluff Mountain; turn around and the picture is still perfect; a restored 1870’s frame classic that is the Buffalo Tavern Bed and Breakfast.

First Reorganization Meeting Of Ashe Homebuilders Association
Organizers Dick Workman and Tom Pope said recently during an interview that the association will provide many benefits to local builders and others in the industry.

Lifetime Of Service On The Road
Milepost 239 on the Blue Ridge Parkway might not strike you as one of the world’s great meeting places, but it is. There for the past 44 years, folks from all over the world have met Sparkie and Margaret Sparkman, welcoming them to the Bluff’s Coffee Shop and Lodge.

Entrepreneurial Conference To Teach Basics Of Starting A Small Business

Missionaries Serving In Africa To Speak In Jefferson

Dr. Jim Harrell To Rally Ashe Democrats

Great Bargains To Be Found At The Fall Library Book Sale

Dancy Retires From Mount Jefferson Presbyterian After 22 Years

Protecting the New River: Lifeblood of Ashe County

Local FFA Member to Represent North Carolina

Local FFA Member Earns State FFA Degree

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