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


Salmonella Illness On Rise In North Carolina
Public health Officials Give Tips On Prevention

Donate Blood And Platelets This Summer For All The Little Reasons




Lovin' Spoonful

Que Pasa?

Sweet Tea

With Lemon



highcountry WEEKLY

Ray’s Sweet Rosa In Her Modern World
The drive through Matney that winds its way upward to Old Mountain Road is as breathtaking as ever before, lush greenery covers the mountainside as faraway vistas rise up over the horizon – five states, we’ve been told before, can be seen from the highest pinnacle.

Rep. Foxx Honors Norman Cheek
June 15, 2005 Declared Norman Cheek Day In Fifth District

Come and cool-off in the mountains!
Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26 from 9am-5pm at the Small Wind Research and Demonstration Site

Locals Ham It Up
Watauga Amateur Radio Club Meets Monthly

Seeking The Truth
Detective Matt Stevens Uncovers The Facts

Playwright Linney Visits Appalachian For Lecture And Performance July 7

Demonstration and Drumming Workshop at Moses Cone Manor

Louisiana Purchase Featured On Cooking Show


High Country United Way Allocates Funds To Agencies
Dozens of non-profit organizations in Watauga and Avery counties reaped the reward of a successful High Country United Way fundraising campaign this month.

Fun, Fun, Fun
Foscoe Volunteer Fire Department Members Hold Annual Fun Day Event June 25

Theatrical Makeup Workshop for Kids June 30
WCAC & Missoula Children’s Theatre Offer Face-Paint Tips

Hospitality House Celebrates 20 Years Of Service
Hundreds of supporters of the High Country’s shelter for the homeless celebrated two decades of service to the community while saying goodbye to a longtime staff member this month.

North Carolina Sales Tax and Use Tax Seminar
The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the JobLink Career Center will present a North Carolina Sales Tax and Use Tax Seminar

Dart League Aims For Excellence
HCDA Donates $3,000 to OASIS

Library Program Offers Ways To Create Spa Experience At Home

Summer Workshops At BookWorks


Local Woman Donates Hair To Locks Of Love
A Jefferson woman, Susan Latham, recently made the big decision to cut her hair and donate it to Locks of Love. As it happened, her hair was thick enough that she was able to donate two 14-inch ponytails and said she was very happy to be able to do this because cancer is a disease she and her family are familiar with.

BBQ Festival Needs Volunteers ASAP
The First Annual Ashe County Barbeque Festival is less than 90 days away and the Organizing Committee needs help

Teams Cross County With Helping Hands
Carolina Cross Connection (CCC) teams are spending the summer in Ashe County and completing projects in the area from painting a porch to building a wheelchair ramp.

“Hillbilly Shoes” Benefits D.A.R.E. And Raises $1,000 For Scholarship

Bluegrass Weed And Feed Offers New Options For Lawn Care

Alleghany Business Appreciation Dinner Has Great Turnout

Area Schools Reap Rewards For Directory Drive Efforts

20th Annual Reunion Planned For Roark Family

April’s School Of Dance Opens Registration At Festival

New Ashe County Public Library Exhibits On Display

Local Students Take European Trip

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For New Trail

All That Jazz II Event To Raise Money For A.S.H.E.

Mural Created By ACHS Students For A.S.H.E.

Regency Properties Welcomes New Employee

Friends Donate Book To Ashe Library


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