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highcountry WEEKLY

Decorated Soldier Welcomed Home
He served his country with pride, including a year’s stint in Iraq, literally in the heat of the battle, and now, much to his family’s delight and answered prayers, he has returned safely home.

U.S. Constitution Topic Of Sept. 16 Talk
Itís only 6,000 words long and takes about 30 minutes to read, but when is the last time you read the U.S. Constitution from beginning to end?

Library Hosts 9/11 Panel Discussion, Child Obesity Speaker
High Country residents can learn what it was like to volunteer in Washington, D.C., and New York City immediately after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Dog Day Afternoon
Okay. Here’s the situation. It’s 11 a.m. and little Johnny has left the house and gone out to play. Two hours later, mom calls out to Johnny that lunch is ready. No response. She calls again and again, but with no answer.

Black Bear Books Hosts Book Signing

It’s A Family Affair
In addition to Tai Chi, Grace has learned the Fan, Cane and Sword forms of martial arts

‘Baby’ Is A Champion
It's official. The town of Boone is home to a champion sugar maple tree.

A New Way To Care
Men and women across America have begun exploring the world of herbs, homeopathic remedies, acupuncture and chiropractic care as they supplement the care and treatments offered by conventional medicine.


In Time Of Need
Hidden Heroes, established by the V.F.W. departments of North Carolina, Virginia, Missouri and Texas, raises money for families of deployed and wounded soldiers and veterans across the country.

Playhouse Debuts New “Creative Classroom”
Romp & Stomp Time, Music and Movement Classes add New Kid Diversions for the Fall

Appalachian High School Reunion This Saturday
Classes 1939 Through 1965 Reconvene at Broyhill Inn

Library Card Provides Free Access To World Of Knowledge
Where can High Country residents find movies, music and a children’s section plus information about computers, family history, health and school subjects?

Flyin’ High At 83

HCUW Campaign Kickoff Features Fun For Whole Family
Live music, square dancing, barbecue and an Airwalk.

Boone Service League Holds First Women’s Forum Sept. 6
High Country women can gain insight from some local movers and shakers this month thanks to the Boone Service League (BSL).

Boone Holds 9/11 Day Of Remembrance Sept. 10
Boone will honor America’s past and present heroes this month.

Locals Attend Town and Gown Conference
ASU, Community Look To Build Relationship

Don’t Throw Out That Old Computer
Send It To Uruguay

Remembering Ray
The storytellers in attendance at last Saturday’s 7th Annual Jack Tales Festival in Blowing Rock celebrated the life of Beech Mountain’s Ray Hicks with plenty of stories and songs.

N.C. Center For Women In Public Service Sponsors Workshop In Boone

Farm City To Celebrate Fifty Years In Watauga County
Nominations For Awards Now Being Accepted

Banjo Pickers

Community Shows Support For Law Enforcement, Emergency Services

WYN Celebrates 20 Years, Expands Services
Hundreds of people helped the Watauga Youth Network celebrate two decades of service to children Aug. 27.

Going Once, Going Twice...!

Holston Camp’s 50th Birthday Saturday

Did you know...?
Soda bottle plastics (Poly-ethylene terephthalate or PETE) are basically the same as polyester and can be recycled into T-shirts and other clothing, carpet and stuffed animals. It can also be used to make new bottles and a wide variety of other products.
Thanks for recycling!


IDA Program Helping To Build Bright Futures
For almost a year now the Success Highway Individual Development Account Program has been helping citizens in Ashe and Alleghany Counties move closer towards their dreams.

Mothers To Mothers Consignment Sale Offers Win-Win Situation For Families
The North Wilkesboro First United Methodist Church’s Mothers to Mothers group is busy organizing its fourth consignment sale.

Riverview Prepares For Show
Riverview Community Center in Creston is getting ready for its 3rd Annual Antiques Show and Flea Market

Magnolia Recognizes New Fashion Board Members
Three seniors at Ashe County High School have been chosen for the Magnolia Fashion Board.

Boone VFW Poker Run To Benefit Hidden Heroes
The 1st Annual Boone VFW Poker Run is scheduled for Sept. 10th.

Ashe, Alleghany Christmas Tree Growers To Hold Expo
All Proceeds Benefit Ashe - Alleghany Scholarship Fund

10th Annual Walk For Life Scheduled In Jefferson
The Ashe Pregnancy Care Center (APCC) will be holding their 10th Annual Walk For Life on Saturday, Sept. 10th at 9 a.m. at the First Assembly of God on Faw-Roland Road in Jefferson.

Friends Of The Library Set New Sales Record In July
Special Sales Kick Off Every Few Weeks

A.S.H.E. Shelter Dedication Planned Thursday
Ashe County’s domestic violence shelter was named recently in honor of Monica Sue Martin.

21st Century Community Learning Center 4-H TRAC Program Underway

3rd Annual Quilt Fair
The Quilt Fair is hosted by the Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild.

Citizens Have Opportunity To Become A Voice For A Child
Are you interested in improving your community?

Ashe Parks And Recreation Now Taking Park Reservations For 2006 Season

N.C. Center For Women In Public Service Sponsors Workshop In Boone

Commemorative 9/11 Posters With Stephen Shoemaker Art Available Now

New Sculpture Displayed At Civic Center

New Rock-n-Roll Tumbling Program Registering New Students Now

Lions Collect Supplies For Local High School Students

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held At Doghouse Resort

Sept. 16 Symposium Will Address Children’s Literacy



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