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highcountry WEEKLY

Mary Helen Everett Is Woman Of The Month May
May is a month to honor foster families; the Watauga County Council on the Status of Women thinks it’s the perfect time to honor a treasured foster mother as May Woman of the Month.

Carrroll Roberson Returning To Boone
On Saturday, May 28, from 11 am – 1 pm, Carroll will be at The Cornerstone Bookstore in Boone with his new book.

Homeschoolers Earn Awards At Foreign Language Festival
Several local homeschool students said all of the right things during a recent foreign language festival, and they said them all in the right way.

Beekeeper Speaks At Watauga County Public Library
The Watauga County Public Library is buzzing with excitement this month thanks to Bob Cole.

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Summer Camps Offer Learning Experiences, Fun


Boone Celebrates Arbor Day
Though the kids seemed to have fun, the Arbor Day celebration last Friday at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens was bittersweet for others, as it was the town’s first celebration without the 150 year old black heart cherry tree.

Law Enforcement Auxiliary Shows Appreciation
The Watauga County Law Enforcement Auxiliary has a simple request for local residents this week: Just say thanks.

Writing Project Connects ASU With Mabel Community
Several families in the Mabel community got to tell their stories this year.

Schools Get Lifesaving Equipment
With the purchase and placement of an automatic external defibrillator (AEDs)at Watauga High School, the chances of surviving a heart attack increased significantly.

Boone Drug Receives Business Of Year Honor
Someone forgot to take their medicine.

These Boots Are Made For Walking
Mast Store Hosts Boot-Fitting Seminar This Weekend

Food Drive Breaks The Record
Enough To Feed 3,000 People!

From South Fork To South Africa
Fundraiser Will Memorialize Work Of Local Man

Playing It Safe
Boone Service League Offers Variety Of Tips With Annual Rodeo

Litter Stoppers Gather To Celebrate, Plan
Weekend Events Promote Cleaner, Safer Community

Racing To Learn
Students’ Science Skills Shine With Solar Sprint

WYN Program Improves Students’ Grades, Self-Esteem

Boone Crisis Pregnancy Center Welcomes New Executive Director

Disabled American Veterans Need Drivers For Transportation Van

Avery County To Sponsor American Red Cross Drives

Summer Craft Workshops Offered At Appalachian

Annual Home Builders Show Starts Friday

Litter Stoppers


Event Shows Students Dangers Of Drunk Driving
An event was held at ACHS last week to show students how drinking can affect their judgment when driving.

“Hillbilly Shoes” To Benefit D.A.R.E.
The award winning Fleet Feet cloggers will be holding a benefit clogging show at the Ashe Civic Center

Country Cottage Opens Its Doors
Country Cottage Furniture LLC, a new business owned and operated by Drew and Patty Shay and Doug and Michelle Smithwick is now open.

Thank Your Mail Carrier And Check Out Your Mail Box For Safety
Have you ever noticed that your mailbox is maybe a little too close to the highway? If so, this is a perfect time - Mailbox Improvement Week - to move your mailbox back off the highway a little more to make sure that safety is a top priority.

Happy Tails Plans Grand Opening
Happy Tails Pet Supplies is now open on the backstreet in West Jefferson.

Join Relay For Life Event Now And Help Fight Cancer
Teams are still forming to participate in the Ashe County Relay For Life event.

Heart Walk Scheduled To Be Held On Saturday
The Ashe County Annual Heart Walk, for the American Heart Association, will be held on May 21st at the Old Jefferson Courthouse lawn with several activities going on throughout the day.

Hardee’s Holds Customer Fun Day
Restaurant Is 7th In The Nation In Sales

Ashe County Board Of Realtors Vote To Help ACYC
Benefit Golf Tournament Scheduled For This Thursday

Ashe County Garden Club Springs Into Season
Container Gardening Presentation Held In Lansing

Awards For Poetry Contest Winners Set For This Saturday

Plans For Fresco Festival Already Underway

Ashe County Fundraiser Set For May 21

Land Specialist Joins United Country Dogwood Realty

Ashe Center Selects Student Government Association Officers

Enchanted Cottage To Hold Grand Opening Friday

Cans And Pans Perform During Customer Fun Day

Ashe Center Students Receive Scholarships


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