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A special section devoted to the 20th Century development of a diverse mountain region.

Watauga County Library Hosts Program On Weight Loss Nutrition

Let’s Talk Month
Statewide Campaign Attempts To Lower Teen Pregnancy Rate

Breast Cancer Survivor Tells Her Story

Depression Monitoring Program Announced

Stable Supply Of Flu Vaccines Expected



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highcountry WEEKLY

Tibetan Monks Create Temporary Sand Mandala, Lasting Impression
Religious men from the Himalayan Mountains came to teach in the Blue Ridge Mountains last week

Howell Hayes Gives New Meaning To “Re-Tire”
In a time when many people are retiring young, or are dreaming about it, Howell Hayes is bucking the tide.

NC Society of Historians Honors Writer Marian Coe
Once Upon a Different Time Explores Appalachia in 1884

Voices of the Advent

Katerina Whitley Publishes Fourth Book Featuring Biblical Figures

The Trials And Tribulations Of The ASU Equestrian Team
Although founded only within the past decade, the ASU Equestrian Team seemingly has had a century’s worth of struggles during its brief existence

Orville Hicks Biography Now Available



Rep. Foxx Visits Valle Crucis School
U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx discovered recently that fielding questions from a classroom of third graders might be tougher than facing a room full of political foes.

Wind Workshop Scheduled For Oct. 15

Parkway School Donates To Katrina Survivors

Valle Crucis School Donates To Red Cross

Let’s Talk Month
Statewide Campaign Attempts To Lower Teen Pregnancy Rate

High Country Photographer Helps United Way
A High Country photographer is teaming up with the United Way this month to help area residents in need.

Hurricane Katrina Fundraiser Exceeds Expectations
They had goals, they had expectations, they had a purpose, and in the end … they had a day of fun and fundraising that exceeded all of their dreams.

4-H Participants Assist Hurricane Victims
As part of a statewide campaign, “Helpful Hands, Healing Hearts,” Watauga County 4-H children and families recently assembled dozens of supply kits to support fellow 4-H’ers in the Gulf Coast region.

Time For A Change
Library Hosts Program On Time Management

OASIS Holds Square Dance, Barbecue To Raise Funds
OASIS, Inc. (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information, and Shelter) will recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a celebration of the High Country.

Watauga County Public Library Celebrates Local Author Month
High Country readers can enjoy the area’s rich tradition of writers this month.

New Children’s Activities At The Appalachian Cultural Museum
Creative programs for half-days, holidays, and shopping days.

Student Chosen For Washington Forum
It has been described as “An American Honor,” for select students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades across the country who are chosen to participate in a People to People World Leadership Forum in Washington, DC.

Nominate Your Favorite “Litter Hero”
Everyone in Watauga County is invited to nominate their favorite “Litter Hero” for recognition by the MountainKeepers organization on November 2nd.

Corporal Stronach Redeployed To Iraq

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New Technology Provides Internet TV Network
Viewers anywhere in the world with Internet connection can view these stations or other affiliate stations in other cities across America and the world.

Hot Rod Halloween Spook-A-Fest On The Horizon
The September 22nd Hot Rod Party and Cruise was a record setter with 94 rumblers and cruisers.

50th Anniversary Of Farm City Just Around The Bend
Tickets Now Available For Celebration Banquet

Grandfather Home For Children Joins Catawba Shriners In Fund-raising Efforts
The youth at Grandfather Home for Children joined hands with Catawba Shriners, Sunday, October 9, to raise money for children in Louisiana

Watauga County Library Hosts Program On Weight Loss Nutrition
High Country residents can learn more about healthy ways to lose weight this month at the Watauga County Public Library.

Awareness Is Goal Behind White Cane Day
The first issuance of the proclamation came from the White House in 1964 when President Lyndon B. Johnson recognized its importance as a staff of independence for blind people.

Dogs, Humans Jog To Help Watauga Humane Society
The Watauga Humane Society will hold one of its most popular fund-raisers this month.



Greater L.A. Festival Proceeds Donated To Disaster Relief

ACHS Students Complete Vision Screenings In Elementary Schools
Students from Ashe County High School’s Allied Health Science class finished screening all first, third and fifth graders in each of the elementary schools last week

Are You Burning Money?
Energy Workshop Offers Money Saving Advice

Guardian Ad Litem Program Needs Volunteers In Ashe
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, many people in Ashe County are looking for ways to help the victims.

Puttin’ On The Dog

October Happenings At The Ashe County Public Library

Organizational Skill Expert To Speak At Ashe Library
The “FlyLady” To Give Presentation

Chapter 6 Entertains ACHS Students And Staff
Ashe County High School juniors and seniors were treated to an assembly featuring Chapter 6, an all male a capella group Thursday, September 29

Local Youth Benefits from Kay Yow Camp
Mallary Clay of Blue Ridge Elementary School was awarded a Kay Yow Basketball Camp Scholarship

Many Experiences Available For High School Students

New Beginnings Craft Fair This Weekend
Proceeds Benefit Children In Crisis Situations



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