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highcountry WEEKLY

Shelby Lane Is Woman Of The Month
Shelby Lane is a woman who realizes the significance of volunteers to non-profit organizations and goes above and beyond the call of duty to lend a hand to many of them in our community.

Development’s Slippery Slope
Ancient fault zones in Watauga County, along with other scientific data affecting the issue of steep-slope development, are the focus of the “Watauga Observer”.

Wilkes Community College Instructor Chronicles Local Motor History
Automotive instructor Roger F. Brown singles out the photo that one day would expand his passion beyond cars to their history and the stories of those who sold and maintained them.

ASU Presents Southeast And Mid-Atlantic Wind Summit In Raleigh
The Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Wind Working Groups will host the 2005 Wind Summit in Raleigh Sept. 19-20.

“The Lost Wooden Synagogues Of Eastern Europe”
To Be Shown Sept. 13
Guest lecturer and film producer Albert Barry will present his documentary film “The Lost Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe”


Blazing Saddles Volunteers Put Hearts On Horseback
Blazing Saddles therapeutic riding program announces its fall volunteer training to be held Aug. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve.

Son’s Light Ministries Presents High Country Youth Festival 05
Son’s Light Ministries will be hosting High Country Youth Festival 05 on Sunday, September 4, 2005 at the Holmes Center on the ASU campus.

Watauga Youth Network Holds 20th Anniversary Celebration
Watauga Youth Network (WYN) will celebrate two decades of service to High Country children this month.

Parkway Gets A Push With Help From Student Conservationists
A few people might have noticed a little extra activity going on along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Moses Cone Park during the last few weeks . . . or maybe not.

Cannon Volunteers Present Scholarships
The Cannon Memorial Hospital Volunteer Program is proud to announce the presentation of $4,000 in scholarships to students from area schools pursuing a degree in the healthcare field.

Art Submissions Invited For 2006 Blue Ridge Wine Festival
On August 1st, 2005, the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce announced the opening of the 2006 Blue Ridge Wine Festival Art Competition.

Golf, Tennis Tourneys Benefit Blowing Rock Community Foundation
High Country tennis and golf fans can enjoy a day on the links or courts while helping the Blowing Rock Community Foundation this weekend.

Plemmons Leadership Medallion Awarded To Carter, Dull, Fuller and Rhodes

Thirteen Women Graduate from New Outreach Program at LMC
The New Opportunity School for Women at LMC, a three-week residential outreach program for middle-aged, low-income women, held its inaugural graduation ceremony on August 6.

Watauga County Public Library Hosts Mini Book Sale Aug. 19, 20
High Country literary fans can enjoy a sequel sale of books this month.

Jolly Rogers Perform At Riverfest

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Crews Receives Capote Creative Writing Scholarship

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Parkway Theatre Celebrates Long History In West Jefferson
A place rich in history and full of life is Parkway Theatre in downtown West Jefferson.

Little Britches Child Enrichment Program Enrolling Students Now
Little Britches, a half day child enrichment program, for preschoolers is now enrolling children ages three to five.

Music, Dinner And A Silent Auction At River House To Benefit Amy Hart
River House will host a musical afternoon and evening, dinner and a silent auction to benefit Amy Hart on Sunday, August 21st.

Ruger Super Blackhawk To Feature Ashe County History
Ashe County will soon have a very unique piece of history created especially for gun collectors.

Regional Artist Projects Grants Available To Artists
The Regional Artist Project of Northwest North Carolina is a partnership between the Arts Councils of Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes Counties and the North Carolina Arts Council.

Husky Vanguard Marching Band Prepares For 2005 Season
Band Camp 2005 marked the beginning of another season for the Husky Vanguard Marching Band at Ashe County High School.

Hot Rod Reunion Blasts Off Without A Hitch
It was a true grit Blast from the Past!

2nd Annual “Princess Of The High Country” Pageant To Be Held In October
The 2nd Annual “Princess of the High Country” Pageant will be held on Saturday, October 8th, at the Ashe County Civic Center in West Jefferson.

Healing Waters Salon And Day Spa Add New Products, Staff

All That Jazz II Golf Tournament Is A Success
The All That Jazz II Golf Tournament, hosted by Harold and Wanda Parks, was held on Friday, August 5, at Jefferson Landing.

Church Group Donates Items To A.S.H.E.

Woman Wins $150 In WJ Sidewalk Naming Contest

A “Smashing” Good Time

A.S.H.E. Forum Educates Attendees About Domestic Violence



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