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Community Invited To Health & Quality Of Life Forum
The Annual State of Health and Quality of Life Community Forum “Moving Forward, the Next 10 Years” is scheduled to be held February 23, 2005.



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Middle Eastern Women in the Movies
Every day the Middle East is front and center in discussions of the important news developments of the world. The war and elections in Iraq, the continued struggle for peace among Israelis and Palestinians, and the assassination of Lebanon’s former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri are just three of the many Middle East topics dominating our news this week.

Pat Vines Is February Woman of the Month
When the Watauga County Council on the Status of Women chooses a woman to represent each month of the year, it must be someone who spends their personal time in community service on a volunteer basis.

Cold Mountain Review Releases Fall 2004 Issue
The fall 2004 edition of Cold Mountain Review has been published.

Writers Kathryn Stripling Byer and Isabel Zuber Read From Their Work March 3
Byer’s first book of poems, “The Girl In The Midst of the Harvest,” appeared in 1986 in the Associated Writing Programs Award Series.

123nc.com Offers North Carolina Residents Access To Criminal Records
North Carolina Criminal history web site offers to dump your Valentine if they’re a convicted felon.


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Breakfast Kicks Off March Of Dimes WalkAmerica Effort
Several High Country volunteers used Valentine’s Day to celebrate their love for babies. They helped the March of Dimes Appalachian Valley Division start its annual WalkAmerica fundraising campaign on the right foot by participating in a kick-off breakfast Feb. 14 at Golden Corral in Boone.

Eating Disorder Educational Programs To Be Held
A series of educational programs will be held Feb. 21-24 at Appalachian State University to raise awareness about body image and eating issues.

Long-Term Recovery Committee Hires Coordinators
Last September’s flooding from the remnants of Hurricanes Frances and Ivan is already a distant memory for some High Country residents. Others aren’t as fortunate.

Spay Day
Humane Society Battles Animal Overpopulation Epidemic

Girl Scout Cookies Arrive


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Originals Only Gallery Holds Grand Opening Event Friday
A brand new gallery has moved into downtown West Jefferson where art lovers can find only the original artwork of Joanie Bell and Lenore De Pree.

Ashe County Student Serves As Governor’s Page
Joshua Aaron Bare of West Jefferson recently participated in the Governor’s Page Program in Raleigh.

38th Annual WCOK Heart Fund Auction
Volunteers are breaking out their throat lozenges. The 38th Annual Heart Fund Auction on WCOK is this weekend.

Ashe Masons Offer Chance To Win Harley Sportster
The Ashe Masonic Lodge #594 A.F. & A.M. are once again selling tickets for a chance to win a new 2005 Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom Sportster.

United Country-Dogwood Realty Earns Top Company Rankings For 2004

Will Banks Painting Given Away



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