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Hurricane Katrina Impacts Already Fragile Blood Supply

Ashe County To Take Action Against Obesity Epidemic

Shelter Rock To Host Dental Clinic



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highcountry WEEKLY

Seeking Refuge In The Mountains
A family of Hurricane Katrina refugees have landed on dry ground in the High Country, but they face an uncertain future.

Area Church Welcomes All
To say they have an inclusive congregation could be considered an understatement. Christians, Jews, Quakers, Muslims, Hindus and Atheists all call it home.

“Not Displaced . . . Not Victims . . . But Purposely Driven”
Lori-Ellen Lowenberg and her twelve-year old daughter, referred to as “ J” in this story, say they don’t consider themselves displaced, or victims, or simply even survivors, but feel “purposefully driven."

Reading And Discussion Series On Jewish Literature Begins Sept. 18 At Appalachian
The Carol G. Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University is launching the reading and discussion series “Jewish Literature: Identity and Imagination”

Author To Discuss Book About Daniel Boone



Shelter Rock To Host Dental Clinic
Their mission is to bring hope to the hopeless, and on Sept. 9-10, they are bringing dentists and hygienists. The clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on both days, and is open to anyone in need.

Boone Honors Heroes With 9/11 Day Of Remembrance
ASU Student Government Association Also Plans Ceremony

Salvation Army, Rotary Collect Donations For Katrina Victims
The High Country’s fledgling Salvation Army unit is mustering support for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Library Hosts Genealogy Program, Children’s Activities
Those digging deep to find their family roots can pick up some tips at the Watauga County Public Library this month.

Watauga Foster Child Program Holds Rummage Sale
High Country residents can find a bargain while assisting area children this weekend. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Watauga County Department of Social Services Foster Children Fund.

Red Cross Offers Area Residents Ways To Assist Hurricane Victims
High Country residents searching for ways to help victims of Hurricane Katrina can do so with their checkbooks and the stroke of a pen.

Rabies Claims Beloved Dog
Local Woman Urges Others To Vaccinate Pets

Watauga County Library Program Features Fossil Site
High Country residents can learn about one of the world’s largest single fossil sites, which lies less than 90 minutes from Boone, this month at the Watauga County Public Library.

Munching in the Meadow

Cousins Spend Saturday Raising Money For Katrina Victims
Cousins Darius Jones, age 9, and Tyler Jones 11, set up a lemonade stand Saturday morning near their homes on Little Laurel Road just outside of Boone.

Appalachian Regional Library Offers Answers To Your Questions

Local Organization Marches On
High Country Peace And Justice Prepares For Rally In Nation’s Capitol

Let The Sun Shine Through

On The Lighter Side

Partnership to Honor Harvard Ayers
The Partnership for Watauga’s Future will present its “Leadership for Watauga’s Future” award.

Landslide Workshops at Broyhill Friday
In the High Country, hurricanes are not nearly the constant threat that they are on the coastal areas, but they have caused extensive damage over the past two decades.

Blue Ridge Community Theatre Holds Auditions For Fall Performance
The Blue Ridge Community Theatre will hold auditions for this fall’s production of “The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree” Sunday, Sept. 18.

Sustainable Living Field Day:
Putting Food By Preserving the Harvest

Westwood Begins Work On School Newspaper

Rods in The Park And Red Cross Make A Good Team
The recent 5th Annual Rods in the Park Classic Car and Truck Show was described as a great success.

Democrats Host Guest Speaker
The Watauga County Democratic Party will hear special guest speaker Seth Chapman.



A.S.H.E. Shelter Dedication Held At Ashe Arts Council
A packed room heard the story first hand from the mother of a domestic violence murder victim about how domestic violence affects families and children

Local Church Reaches Out To Help Community
The third annual Operation In As Much will be kicking off soon as Friendship Baptist Church will be again providing an outreach ministry to their local community.

Local Woman Speaks Out About Her Experience With Cancer
Community Receives A Special Thank You

Sparta Teapot Museum May See Over 60,000 Visitors Per Year
When the Sparta Teapot Museum opens in about three years, it can expect around 61,000 visitors a year.

Greater L.A. Festival To Raise Donations For Hurricane Relief
The Greater L.A. Festival is being co-sponsored by the Lansing Fire Department and the Lansing American Legion this year.

Entry Deadline For Pageant Extended
The 2nd Annual “Princess of the High Country” Pageant will be held on Saturday, October 8th

Local Youth Fashion Board Travels To Atlanta For Prom Attire
Ashe County High School seniors and fashion board members Margret Gardner, Kayla Furches, and Brandi Marlow recently returned from their buying trip to Atlanta’s Apparel Mart.

Children’s Home To Hold Fundraiser Saturday
How can you help children in your own community who are unable to reside in their natural homes because of abuse and neglect?

New Knitting Classes Offered At The Center At Fleetwood
If you like knitting or would like to learn more about it, new classes are beginning next week

Guidelines For Volunteers And Donations To Hurricane Katrina Efforts

A.S.H.E. Thanks Local Man

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