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


Ashe County Health Fair Successful
The 2004 Ashe County Health Fair experienced yet another successful year.



Lovin' Spoonful

Great Outdoors

Que Pasa



Three Cheers For Betsy!
Seventeen-year old Betsy Bolick, varsity cheerleader, should not be able to do what she does every Friday night, but someone forgot to tell her. In fact, her parents were told that it was unlikely she would ever walk, and that she should not have survived infancy.

FBI Career Carries ASU Graduate All Over Globe
Swecker Maintains Ties To High Country, Though

Emeralds in the Snow Combines Fiction with High Country Setting
Local Author Launches New Book with Signing Nov. 4

Work OF WHS Student Published In Magazine
Ursula Wood loves to write. “It’s what I do. I like other things too, of course, like music and computers, but words are my specialty. Being published doesn’t change that; it doesn’t make a writer better, just lucky.”

Local Documentary Will Show At Asheville Film Festival
’Hemp And The Rule Of Law’ Vies For Honors November 4

LeiCinda’s Dreams At The Village Shoppes
If you think LeiCinda’s is an interesting name for a gem shop in Banner Elk, you should meet its namesake.

Slurping and Surfing At Mona’s Starlight Cybercafé
The quaint coffee house, nestled in Banner Elk’s Village Shoppes, experienced a busy and fun weekend with the many Woolly Worm fans who came by for coffee.

Locals Servin’ Up Moonshine
A Tale About Bootlegging Films In The High Country

Climatologist Explains Rainfall Patterns Associated With Ivan, Francis

New Calendar Highlights Area Scenery and Events

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Watauga County Agencies Receive $30,000
Two Watauga County agencies that work tirelessly for the people of our region were recognized this week with not only congratulations, but with monetary awards - $10,000 to WCAC’s ArtSpace; $20,000 to Hunger Coalition.

Moving Mountains: Voices of Appalachia Rise Up
Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Wonder What The Playhouse Is All About?
Visit A Free Open House And Find Out

Red Cross Thanks Blood, Sweat And Gears Sponsors
It takes money to raise money. No one understands that better than local Red Cross officials, who realize that holding a fundraising event as large as Blood, Sweat and Gears requires a lot of effort, volunteers and of course – money from sponsors.

Can We Talk?
Adolescent Health Committee Battles Teen Pregnancy With Let’s Talk Month

“Fish” To Mountain Television
He has the perfect face for radio, and now he’s moving to TV.

Last Chance For Farm City Tickets
The deadline to purchase tickets is just a few days away, and you won’t want to miss the opportunity.

High Country Book Fair Raises Record Funds

Countdown To Change Rally

High Country Agencies Organize Disaster Relief Coalition

Scholarship to Honor Espresso News Founder

Fellowship, Friendship and Golf Fund Scholarship

High Country Bank’s Downtown Boone Branch Now Open on Saturday

2005 EQIP Program Stakeholder Meeting Scheduled

Local Couple Recognized By Who’s Who In Luxury Real Estate

Dog Jog Dog Food


Festival Latino Deemed A Complete Success
The purpose of the event was to highlight and share the traditions, skills and cultures of the Hispanic/Latino community. It was also held to serve to provide financial support for operation of the Latino Centers in both Ashe and Watauga counties and for the planned Latino Center in Alleghany County.

Los Arcoiris Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Have Your Child’s Halloween Photo Made, Raise Money For A.S.H.E.
The event is working to raise much needed funds. The number of clients served by A.S.H.E. continues to rise and already this year, the organization has worked with over 200 families.

Injured Dog Seeks Permanent Home
The brown and white, one-year-old mixed Boxer female ended up at Ashe Animal Control recently because her owners could not give her the medical attention she needed.

Ashe Teachers Kick Off ACES At ACHS
A.C.E.S. is a comprehensive wellness program that includes health screenings, health education classes and a step program.

A.S.H.E. To Hold Training For Volunteer Advocates

Westwood Elementary 4-H Afterschool Celebrates

Westwood Collects Canned Food For ARC

Children’s Christmas Project Kicks Off in Ashe

Christmas Tree Growers Recognized With Help Of Holiday Movie

Blue Ridge Recognizes Employees

4-H Support Our Students (S.O.S.) Has New Director

Holiday Market Scheduled This Month At Farmers Market

Ashe Homebuilders Association In Running For National Award

Guardian Insurance Moves To New Location Sept. 1

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