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Flu Shot Clinic Coming In October

Local Man Discusses His Experience With Depression



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highcountry WEEKLY

Sharon Lee, Keeper of The Lighthouse, Is Woman Of The Month
Like many Women of the Month, September’s honoree, Sharon Lee, says she just doesn’t understand why.

Tibetan Monks in Residence at Lees-McRae Oct. 4-7
Opening Ceremony at Cason Library Tuesday Morning

Cafe 161 Opens On Howard Street
Why dine on Howard Street? Joe Ledford can give you 161 reasons.

Boone Mailing Center Opens Its Doors
For Whit and Marie Whitley, it’s been a long time coming.
For years, they’ve dreamt of moving to Boone to start a business and raise a family.

Holocaust Survivor to Lecture September 29-October 1

Melanie’s Food Fantasy Moves To King St.
One of Melanie Patterson’s oldest fantasies has come to life with a downtown move.

ASU’s 6th Annual Queer Film Series Set for October
Loggerheads at Greenbriar Theatre Monday

New Waterfall Guide to Help NC Hikers
Author Kevin Adams in the High Country Saturday



Residents Make Habit Out Of Volunteering For Habitat
As long as Watauga Habitat for Humanity has houses to build it will enjoy the services of its Wednesday regulars.

Breaking The Cycle Of Violence
OASIS Assists Survivors Of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault

Open Air Studies

Watauga Relay For Life Announces 2005 Total
The 2005 fund-raising total is in, and Watauga County Relay for Life leaders are happy with the county’s efforts.

Fellowship Of The Ride

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High Country Author And Reporter To Visit Skyland Books

Rhymer Cemetery Benefit Saturday in Triplett
One of the traditions in the Triplett Community of Watauga County is for the community to get together for the upkeep of its various family and church cemeteries.

An Appalachian Wind Empowers Students to Learn
Right here in the High Country there are people looking into the benefits of alternative power resources.

Alternatives To High Energy Costs To Be Showcased At 10th Annual National Solar Tour
The High Country Participates With Its Own 10th Annual Tour of Sustainable Living

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Mason Encourages Women To Participate In Public Policy Process
If women want their voices heard more in society they must become more involved in the policy making process.

HCUW Day Of Caring Assists Agencies, Individuals
Dozens of volunteers helped the High Country United Way (HCUW) make a difference.

Area Fundraiser Ready To Rock And Roll
The Library To Host Music-Filled Relief Event on
Oct. 8

Humane Society Holds Annual Dog Jog
The Watauga Humane Society will hold its annual Dog Jog Saturday, Oct. 22 along Boone’s Greenway Trail.

Monthly Microchip Clinic
Watauga Humane Society has partnered with Dr. Cara Roten-Henson of Animal Medical Center of Boone to offer an affordable monthly pet identification microchip clinic to the public.

Nurse-Midwifery Week Is October 3-7

RC&D Recognized For Outstanding Community Development

Pagan Festival Draws Diverse Crowd
A local pagan festival on Saturday drew a diverse group to Appalachian State University campus. The gathering was sponsored by the ASU Pagan Student Association and representatives of the Boone High Country Pagan Pride Project.

Heritage Area Announces Grants Program For Western N.C.

Literacy Association, Library Hold New Book Sale



ACHS Health Occupations Classes Hold Outstanding Blood Drive
Ashe County High School sponsored a blood drive last Thursday in the school gymnasium and organizers were pleased to announce that 115 units of blood were successfully collected

Puttin’ On The Dog Fashion Show To Benefit Humane Society
The 2nd Annual Puttin’ On The Dog Fashion Show to support the Ashe County Humane Society will be held Oct. 6th

Blue Ridge Electric Website Gets A Makeover
Recognizing the power of the Internet, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is excited to introduce their website,

Ashe County Farmers Market Celebrates Fall
As the fall season begins in Ashe County, don’t forget to enjoy the crisp cool weather while attending the Ashe County Farmers Market

A Sun-filled Day Delivered For The 7th Annual Greater L.A. Festival
With barely a cloud in the sky, the weather provided a beautiful day for the Greater L.A. Festival

Arts Council Kicks Off Fund Drive
September is the time each year when the Ashe County Arts Council focuses attention on fundraising.

Festival Latino To Become An Annual Event
The Festival Latino will become an annual event with September 16th slated for next year.

Women’s Day Of Pampering
On Saturday, October 1st, the eighth annual Women’s Day of Pampering will take place at the Watauga Medical Center Auditorium.

Woman From New Orleans Thanks Community
There are several people staying in Ashe County after leaving the disaster areas struck by Hurricane Katrina, including Wendie McCain and her husband, Ian.

Ashe Medical Associates Welcomes New Doctor
Ashe Medical Associates is pleased to welcome a brand new doctor to their practice.

Local Realtor Receives Award In Virginia

NWF Shows People How To Garden For Wildlife
Local Woman’s Property Named Backyard Wildlife Habitat Site

SkyLine Annual Meeting Scheduled October 1
The 49th Annual Meeting of SkyLine Membership Corporation is scheduled for Saturday, October 1.

Heritage Area Announces Grants Program For Western N.C.

Local Man Discusses His Experience With Depression
Thursday, Oct.6th, Is National Depression Screening Day



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