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Ashe County’s First Senior Expo Coming Up


Lovin' Spoonful

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New Novel By Ashe Native Includes Local Settings
Phillip Lewis, Ashe County native and author of “A Poor Man’s Rain”, wrote the novel using Ashe and nearby counties as locales for the book. The main parts of the story take place in Ashe County. “Having grown up here and been here for most of my life, placing the characters and events primarily in this County was a natural,” the Lewis said.

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.

It’s All Arabic To Me
Bill Hutchins, a Todd resident and a professor of philosophy and religion at Appalachian State University, has put his background in Arabic to use bringing works of literature to English audiences.

Tales Of Wales
Author, Storyteller Plans Library Presentation On Welsh Culture

WNCW-FM Jazz Host Charles Benedict Dies

Small Dog Found In Downtown


Watauga County Relay For Life Begins 2005 Campaign
Watauga County Relay for Life leaders will start the ball rolling next week on what they expect will be another successful fundraising campaign.

Cove Creek Preschool Earns 5-Star Rating
Cove Creek Elementary School has become the first Watauga County Schools preschool to earn a Five-Star rating.

Support Group Offers Nurturing Environment To Survivors
This is part of a series to raise awareness about High Country United Way Agencies.

Microchipping Helps Identify Lost Pets
The Watauga Humane Society is using computer technology to help chip away at the problem of lost pets in the High Country. Thanks to the humane society and area veterinarians, owners can now take advantage of the process of microchipping to give their pets a better chance of being identified if they’re ever lost.

Humane Society Promotes Pet Adoptions, Responsible Ownership
Microchipping isn’t the only way that the Watauga Humane Society is helping animals these days.

Boone Service League Grant Application Deadline Approaches
High Country non-profit organizations have less than a week remaining to apply for 2005 Boone Service League Grants.

Book Sale Benefits Watauga County Public Library
One of the largest book sales in the history of Watauga County is just days away.

Beckett Bathanti Wins Watauga County Schools Spelling Bee

Spruce Pine Hospital To Sponsor Red Cross Blood Drive

Medicinal Herb Conference Organized By The NC Natural Products Association

Memorial Scholarship Open To Families Of Law Enforcement

14th Annual High Country Heart Breakfast


ACHS Senior Qualifies For Distinguished Park Scholarship Award
For the first time ever, an Ashe County High School student is going to the final interview for the Park Scholarship from North Carolina State University. Amy Furches will soon be interviewing for the award that will pay for her college education in full.

WCC Ashe Center Announces New Staff Member
Wilkes Community College is please to announce the addition of Sherry Thompson to the staff of the college’s Ashe Center.

ACHS Seniors Are Teaching Fellows Scholarship Finalists
The seniors hope to be chosen as one of the 400 Teaching Fellows scholarship recipients out of more than 2,000 students who are competing for the scholarships across the state of North Carolina.

Developing A Food Business Workshop Scheduled
The community is invited to a “Developing a New Business” workshop where participants will be able to explore how to start a new food business.

Free Book Appraisals Available At Raleigh Book Fair
Kenneth Gloss, professional appraiser, will be offering free appraisals for up to two books at the upcoming Raleigh Book Fair.

Books ‘N Friends Announces New Hours

Pick Up Your Chance To Win Tickets This Weekend And Help The GFPO
Skyline Supports GFPO With Donation

Safe Kids Coalition Purchases Additional Car Seats

Mountain View Afterschool Enjoys String Celebration

Musical Artist Scott Ainslie Visits Ashe County High School

Originals Only Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Ashe Living Center Congratulates Nurse

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