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Wal-Mart In Spruce Pine To Sponsor Red Cross Blood Drive



Lovin' Spoonful

Great Outdoors

Que Pasa



A Veteran’s Day Tribute:
Having recently retired from her “second” career, Issa Saylors says her first love has always been the Navy. “I’d go back in a minute if they would have me.” The youthful and very attractive seventy-year old reflects upon the decade she spent as a Registered Nurse in the US Navy, retiring as Lt. Commander.

Golden Corral Hosts Military Appreciation Monday
It’s a night to give thanks, a night to catch up with old friends, and, most importantly, a night to remember.

Board of Education Honors Several At November Meeting
Dozens of people packed the Margaret E. Gragg Education Center to honor several local students, volunteers and officials.

Mack Brown: The Man Behind The Wheel
Few driveways in a fifty-mile radius of Boon have ever escaped having his Chevrolet emblem upon their vehicles. His name has been a household word around the High Country for years. A well-respected businessman who cares about his fellowman, Mack Brown agreed to talk with us recently about his life, his love for God, family and friends, and of course, his fascination with the automobile industry.

Give A Kid A Coat, Please!
Collection Officially Ends November 27

United Way And The Red Cross
November 28, 1917. 87 years old!

Rania Masri Will Lead Discussion About Baghdad

Friends of Mountain History Hosts David Carr

Bob Timberlake Featured on New “Appalachian Perspective”


It’s Shoe Box Time!
Since 1993, staff and volunteers with Operation Christmas Child have hand-delivered over 31 million shoe boxes loaded with mittens, toys, books and personal items to needy children throughout the world.

Christmas In A Shoebox
What To Pack?

Group Holds Christmas Party For Soldiers’ Families
Volunteers Seek Gift Donations For Adults

Stanberys Named Farm Family Of The Year At Farm City Banquet
It was the social event of the season for town and country, as farmers, nurserymen, garden clubs and service organizations gathered on Thursday evening to celebrate Watauga County’s 49th Annual Farm-City Banquet.

Community And Civic Groups Recognized At Farm City
Town of Boone Takes Top Honors

Residents Team Up To Help Out Flood Victims
September’s widespread flooding from the remnants of Hurricanes Frances and Ivan left many High Country residents and businesses devastated.

Can You Hear Me Now?
Cell Phone Trends In The High Country

Students Fund Endowed Scholarship

Thanksgiving Flavors The Old-Fashioned Way

Local Educators Attend World View Symposium

Chamber Honors Emergency Workers

Busy Bee


New Parks And Rec Director To Implement Changes
Ashe Parks and Recreation is undergoing new changes from current plans for a climbing wall, new workout centers and hopefully a new ball field complex at Family Central, according to new Parks and Recreation Director Joe Boccardy.

Ashe County Homebuilders Association Decides To Give Back
Group To Donate Money To Interagency Children’s Christmas Project

Southern Christmas Show Ringing In The Season
High Country Vendors Heading To Charlotte For Annual Event

Local Couple Shares Story Of Adoption
Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month and the first major effort to promote awareness of the need for adoptive families for children in the foster care.

Fashion Show To Benefit Humane Society
A benefit fashion show and auction “Put’n on the Dog (and Cat)” will be held next Saturday.

Stitchathon Benefits Local Students
Funds To Help Brooke Hobbs And Casey Cockerham

Plenty Of Room At The Station
Jefferson Station, Arts Council Offering Arts Space

AMH To Hold Fundraising Craft And Bake Sale Friday

Early Gift Ideas From Ashe CPO

Arts Council Sponsors Programs In Schools

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