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Influenza Outbreaks Impact Blood Supply
Help By Donating Blood Now

Appalachian District Health Department Discusses Local Child Obesity Problem

Heart Walk Scheduled For May 21


Lovin' Spoonful

Que Pasa




Two Miles High And Falling
Angela Tuttle will take to the air to take a stand against sexual assault next month. Tuttle, OASIS client services coordinator, and thousands of others across the country will participate in Operation Freefall April 30 by stepping out of planes two miles in the air, then skydiving to the ground.

Mexican Dinner Gala Helps High Country Amigos
High Country diners can enjoy a traditional Mexican meal while helping High Country Amigos this weekend.

Fund Drive Underway For School Playground
The children of Beech Mountain Elementary School want your help. They need a new, well-equipped playground for their school.

Benefits Of Biodiesel
Mark Feichter is fueling the effort to bring biodiesel to the High Country. The president of Clear Creek Development, Feichter wants businesses, individuals and public entities to have the chance to use biodiesel fuel in their vehicles. That’s why he’s spreading the word about biodiesel’s benefits and advantages.

Minor’s Printing Earns Awards
Minor’s Printing Company continues to print success, having received eight awards from the Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA), Inc. for its 2004 achievements.

Bare Essentials Presents Lecture On New York Times Bestseller
An upcoming lecture on The New York Times best selling book The Maker’s Diet can help those wanting to learn how to achieve extraordinary health.

Crossnore Weavers Featured in National Geographic Traveler Magazine
The Crossnore School has received notice that Crossnore Weavers has been chosen as one of an elite group of sites and events highlighted in the first-of-its-kind National Geographic Map Guide to Appalachia.

Annette Bednosky Wins Mount Mitchell Challenge
Ultra-Runner Breaks 6-Hour Mark in 40-Mile Trail Race

Lecture On 19th Century North Carolina Women Presented March 17


Volunteer Helps Keep Blood Donations Flowing
Valerie Dotson knows firsthand the importance of donating blood. That’s why she volunteers to help others give the gift of life. Her efforts and dedication recently earned Dotson recognition as volunteer of the year for blood services for the American Red Cross Watauga County Chapter.

“The Big Music Move” Needs You
Miss Forsyth County, Brittany Akers is requesting donations of used instruments, even those that might be damaged, for disadvantaged children in public schools.

Parent To Parent Makes Life Easier For Families
This is part of a series to raise awareness about High Country United Way Agencies.

CFSA Sponsors Annual Seed Swap March 19
A foot of snow and zero-degree wind chill evoke thoughts of spring, and a local farm stewardship group is expanding its efforts this year across the growing season. The High Country chapter of Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) is sponsoring monthly events through October, kicking off with the annual seed swap and organic growers school on March 19.

Women Of Influence Awards Presented To University And Community Members
Mentor, leader and community builder are traits of this year’s Women of Influence Award winners.

Ag Agent Bids Farewell To Watauga
Hamiliton Plans Move To Alabama A&M University

Friedman Returns To Freshman Seminar
Former ASU Student Now Heads Program

Art Safaris Return To The Playhouse
Clodhoppers Perform March 19

“Start with Your Heart” Fundraiser Brings In The Bucks

SAT Preparation Workshop Held at Appalachian in April

Ventrone Wins Award

Miller Takes The Checkered Flag


Jefferson Woman Wins First Place In Mount Mitchell Challenge
A Jefferson woman, Annette Bednosky, recently swept a first place finish at the 40-mile 2005 Mount Mitchell Challenge and defeated the multiple National Championship winner, Ann Riddle Lundbladt.

Support The Arts, Buy A Bluebird House
Funds raised from this annual sale will be used to support the Alleghany Art

New Program Comenzando Bien Receives Grant
The March of Dimes North Carolina Chapter has awarded a grant to Ashe Memorial Hospital to support “Comenzando Bien”, a program that is aimed at underserved maternal and child health needs here in Ashe and surrounding counties. The program is a culturally appropriate prenatal education curriculum for Latino Families.

Empty Bowls, Overflowing Hearts
WHS Students Host Hunger Coalition Benefit Dinner March 19

Ashe County Middle School Students Take A Bite Out Of Science
Ashe County Middle School participated in the Science Olympiad program for the first time in the school’s history and brought eight first place medals home along with several other medals as well.

Severe Weather Awareness Week In North Carolina
March 13-19, 2005

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Encourages Families To “Live Well”

New Website Makes It Easier For Library To Get Information To Patrons

Entry Deadline Approaching For Little Miss And Junior Miss Ashe County Pageants

Annual Poetry Contest Sponsored By Library

Rosander To Walk In Foot Steps Of U.S. Leaders

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