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highcountry WEEKLY

The Gentle Spirit Of “Mrs. Christine”
Definitions of the word “saint” include “a holy person; who after death, will have a privileged place in heaven; one who is kind and patient in dealing with difficult people or situations.” If ever there was a saint living on this earth, it must be Christine Critcher.

Kiln in the Country, Store Downtown
Bolick Traditions Opens New Store in Blowing Rock

ASU Employees Ride To Benefit Charity
The Long Riders collect donations for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Folk School Teaches Traditional Skills And Arts
Watauga County has a proud educational tradition, but the development of a successful public school system in the mountains took a few detours after the Civil War.

Watauga Medical Center Helps Put Wishes in Writing
Advance Directive Seminar Attracts Over 150 People

Cheek Raises Funds For Project Graduation With Event

CFSA Announces May Field Day

Military Appreciation Day


Midnight at the OASIS Raises Over $15,000
Guests at the Annual Midnight at the OASIS celebration at Coffey’s Restaurant and Bar in Boone transformed that stylish eatery into a scene from the Arabian Nights two weekends ago. Midnight at the OASIS served as the spring fundraiser for the multi-service support organization.

Who Are the Children?
A Closer Look At Foster Care

Mothers Of Foster Children Honored By DSS

Shelton Awarded Nursing Honor
Though numerous nurses were honored at Tuesday’s second annual Nursing Excellence Awards ceremony, Evelyn Shelton, R.N. walked away with the distinct honor of the nursing excellence award. According to a Watauga Medical press release, “This award is given to recognize an outstanding professional nurse who is nominated by peers and chosen by a selection committee made up of medical staff, board of trustee, nursing and human resource representatives.”

Boone Service League Holds Children’s Safety Rodeo

College Foundation Presents Program At Watauga Library

Watauga Habitat Chapter Launches Apostles Build Program

Childbirth Educators Offer Free Program At Watauga Library

Pretty In Pink Fashion Show/Luncheon To Benefit Relay For Life

Children’s Council Honors Providers With Dinner

Adult Services Expo Winners

Expert Will Lead Wind Energy Workshop May 21-22

Kiwanis Seeks Book Donations

Cove Creek Teacher Honored

Sunshiny Solar Sprint


Bicycle Poker Run Scheduled For Saturday, May 14th
Participants in the fourth annual Bicycle Poker Run will be peddling off this Saturday morning in eastern Ashe County for a day of cycling, lunch and prizes planned for all ages.

West Jefferson Artist Accepted Into Blowing Rock Art & History Museum Exhibition
West Jefferson artist and owner of Acorn Gallery, Raney Rogers has been accepted into the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum’s juried annual exhibition and catalog for 2005.

2005 Miss Ashe County Is Chosen
Miss Keisha Leanna Wilson was named the 2005 Miss Ashe County Saturday evening at the Ashe Civic Center where five beautiful and very talented girls competed for this prestigious title, according to Pageant Director Lisa Osborne.

Ashe Living Center Recognizes Two Special Mothers
Leah Lyalls and Ruth Eldreth were recognized at Ashe Living Center Monday for being the oldest and youngest mothers there.

Friends Of Library Book Sale Continues Through A.S.H.E.

Approximately $2,000 Donated To Samaritan’s Purse From Home Show

10th Annual Carl Hagel Memorial Golf Tournament Successful

Energy Efficient Home With Special Financing Almost Completed

Students To Receive Scholarships For Exchange Program

Ashe Parks And Recreation Apologizes About Park Hours Error

Schools Celebrate Earth Day With Blue Ridge Electric

Gates Donates Money To Plant Trees

Spring Fest Provided Fun For All


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