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A special section devoted to the 20th Century development of a diverse mountain region.


Lecture On Adrenal Fatigue Held May 26


Lovin' Spoonful

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Sweet Tea

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highcountry WEEKLY

Darth Vader Seen Around Town
Spencer Garrison has not only watched every episode of the “Star Wars” saga — he’s lived it. Sort of.

May The Force Be With You

Mini Mast
Mast Store’s Candy & More in Blowing Rock a Hit

Answering The Call
Officers Of The Law Talk About Their Jobs

“I’m One Of The Lucky Ones”
Memorial Day Brings Back Memories For WWII Veteran

Carroll Roberson In Town This Weekend
Memorial Day weekend will be a special time for friends and fans of gospel singer, songwriter, preacher, teacher, and author, Carroll Roberson.

A Highland Fling!



Watauga Habitat Asks Churches To Join Apostles Build Effort
Building a house requires faith, but it also takes materials and labor. That’s why Watauga Habitat for Humanity officials are reaching out to the area faith community for help in building the chapter’s next home.

Humane Society Moves Rummage Sale To June
The Watauga Humane Society is continuing one of its longest traditions this summer, but with a twist.

Red Cross Chapter Holds Disaster Simulation
The Watauga County Chapter of the American Red Cross earned high marks for its performance during a disaster simulation last week.

Growing Goodness At Mast Farm Inn
Jeff White has put his green thumb to use connecting the garden with the dinner table, as well as creating a floral display that both customers and community residents can enjoy.

Appreciation Day Honors Members Of Military
High Country residents can show their gratitude to the men and women who serve the country as members of the U.S. Armed Forces this weekend.

Winkler Celebrates 55 Years With Ford
W.R. “Bill” Winkler, Jr., has spent his life associated with the Ford Motor Company, and he even owns three of the company’s cars.

WHS Students Place In State, Regional Competitions
At its May 9 meeting the Watauga County Board of Education recognized several Watauga High School students for placing in a variety of career, vocational, technical and business competitions recently.

Not Just Another Day For American Legion
Memorial Day Ceremony and Monument Serve As Constant Reminders

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

Bistro Roca, Antlers Bar Open In Blowing Rock
Dockside Ira’s has gone to sea, and Bistro Roca has come ashore in Blowing Rock.

Beekeeper Burt Buzzes Into Mast Store
Burt’s Bees Skin Care & Beauty Experts Meet Public June 4

Sowing Seeds, Growing Minds
Cove Creek School Seeks Funds For Hydroponic Greenhouse

From The Heart Of A Foster Mom
Mary Helen Everett Speaks Out

Service League Awards Five Scholarships To Children’s Playhouse

Watauga County Library Hosts Wide Variety Of Programs

NSAA Honors D. Grady Moretz With Lifetime Achievement Award

Mast General Store Celebrates Land Trust Day On June 4th

CFSA Announces May Field Day

Moretz Receives National Scholarship


ACHS Students Host Jewelry Art Show And Auction
Students in the Manufacturing Systems course at Ashe County High School recently hosted the Manufacturing Magic: Jewelry Art Show and Auction. The jewelry art show and auction was a culminating activity wrapping up the project that started in early February.

Consecration Service Held At New Elk Shoals Chapel
A service of consecration was held at Elk Shoals United Methodist Camp Saturday

Crayfish And Worms And Snails – Oh My
Local 8th Graders Monitor New River Water Quality

Master Gardners Help With ASA Herb Garden
The Adult Day Program of Ashe Services for Aging had a little extra help with their herb garden recently from the Master Gardner Program from the Ashe Extension Center.

SCORE Opens Boone Office
Let the scoring begin. Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) has opened a branch in Boone in hopes of helping businesses succeed.

ACHS Senior Presented With Todd Ruritan Scholarship
Senior Jenny Grubb of Ashe County High School was named the 2005 winner of the $1,000 Todd Ruritan Scholarship.

Plans For 1904 Courthouse Celebration Underway
Vendors Should Register Soon

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held At Creekhouse Garden Gallery

Local Young Poets Recognized At Awards Presentation Saturday

Weekend Of Activities Planned By Girl Scouts of Ashe County

Hospice’s Breakfast Fundraiser Set For June 2 At Shatley Springs

ACHS Artsfair Celebration Is Again Successful

Huge Attendance At Recent Workshops

Volunteer Opportunities Available For Summer

Lightning Hits Close To The Arts

Mural Dedication Held At ACHS


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