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Workshop On Depression Educates Participants



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highcountry WEEKLY

All In A Day’s Work
One of his favorite stories took place just a few weeks ago on Aug. 11. Johnny Gragg of Trailway Cleaners was stuck in an elevator.

Dedicated To Fighting Fires
Boone Fire Chief Reggie Hassler has spent the past 30 years looking for the best way to put out fires.

Dog House Resort: A Canine Paradise Opens In Ashe
Travelers who are doggone tired of staying in pet-unfriendly lodging now have a better option tucked away in the mountains of Ashe County.

Banner Elk’s 1902 Turnpike House Featured In NC B&B Cookbook
From the mountains to the coast, the new North Carolina Bed & Breakfast Cookbook covers it all.

Locals Hold Vigil To Remember Troops
About 30 people held a candlelight vigil in Boone Wednesday night as part of a nationwide observation

Bob Inman Creating Stage Work from Dairy Queen Days
Work in Progress Reading in Blowing Rock Monday Night

Town Prepares For Monument Dedication
Take a quick look because it will be another 50 years before High Country residents will see the contents of the Sentry F2300 safe.


High Country United Way Holds Campaign Kickoff
Will it be $200,000? Or $350,000? How about $400,000? High Country United Way (HCUW) officials will unveil their 2005-2006 Fundraising Campaign goal.

Renovators Get Renovated
Blowing Rock Renovators has served the High Country for about six years now, and the company recently decided to renovate itself.

Just Around The Bend
High Country residents have the perfect opportunity to help keep local rivers and streams clean this fall.
North Carolina Big Sweep will hold its annual fall cleanup in the High Country Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pet Place Anniversary Party Approaches
Although it may be more like a 35-year anniversary for your loving cat or dog, in human years, The Pet Place will celebrate its 5-year anniversary on Saturday.

Wind Power Workshops Offered in September and October
Appalachian State University will host three workshops this fall on residential and farm-scale wind power

Let The Good Times Roll
The four-day, three-night rally has always been held at the KOA site, located on Harmony Mountain Lane in Boone, and attracts riders from across the country.

Watauga Youth Network Celebrates 20 Years Of Service
This organizationís 20th anniversary celebration will be Saturday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jones House in downtown Boone.

American Legion Post 130 Day Declared
August 17, 2005 is now known as Watauga American Legion Post 130 Day.

Fur Ball Fun
Humane Society Hopes For Big Turnout At Annual Event

Serving Habitat For Humanity

Appalachian Holds Convocation Sept. 8
Pulitzer Prize-finalist Mark Salzman is the guest speaker.

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Appalachian Chorale Plans 30th Year

Rods in The Park This Weekend
Classic Car And Truck Show Benefits Red Cross

Calling All Cooks To Mountain State Fair
Competition Heating Up For Big Prizes

Law Enforcement & Emergency Services Day This Saturday


Workshop On Depression Educates Participants
Work Ongoing To Bust The Stigmas Surrounding Depression

Lions Motto ‘We Serve’ Flourishes At The Annual Riverview Festival
Despite an extremely hot day, there was a great attendance at the Seventh Annual Lions ‘Festival by the River’.

Local Teen Donates Hair To Locks Of Love
Tosha Vanover, a 16 year-old junior at Ashe County High School, recently cut and donated her hair to Locks of Love, “a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children 18 years and younger suffering from long-term medical hair loss,” says the organization’s website.

Highland Camerata Winter Rehearsals Begin
Want to sing with one of the best choruses in the region? Now’s your chance.

Annual Shape Note Singing Convention Fills The Art Center With Harmony

Jefferson Post Office Gets An “Extreme Makeover”
Ashe County Garden Club transformed the beds in front of the Jefferson Post Office into a landscape reflecting the beauty of Ashe County.

Photography Competition Announced At Wilkes Art Gallery

Raffle Announced By River Rock Gallery

Dog House Resort: A Canine Paradise Opens In Ashe
Travelers who are doggone tired of staying in pet-unfriendly lodging now have a better option tucked away in the mountains of Ashe County.

All That Jazz II Is A Complete Success

Ashe Masons Host Kids At Elk Shoals

School Supply Collection Drive Deemed Complete Success

Humane Society To Sponsor Spay/Neuter Event



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