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Flu Vaccine Expected To Meet Demand
Watauga County should have enough flu vaccine to meet demand, though supply will probably continue to fluctuate.

Nov. 13 Declared “Sunshine Sunday”



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highcountry WEEKLY

David Watson Remembers

Veteran’s Day holds a significant place in countless hearts across America today, but no more so for others than Boone’s own David Watson who spent the majority of his World War II service aboard the USS LCS

Locals Participate In Extreme Home Makeover Project
Show Airs Sunday, November 13

Relief Efforts Include Feeding Thousands
Local Couple Travels With Mobile Kitchen To Devastated Areas

Destruction And Devastation Leads To Reunion

Like more than a million people who have shared her fate, Becky Preston’s life changed forever just 10 weeks ago when the sixth-strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic basin, Hurricane Katrina, roared upon the shoreline of the Gulf Coast portion of the United States.

Climbers Coalition Hosts Sudz & Slidz Event
The Boone Climbers Coalition (BCC) invites everyone out to Sudz & Slidz at the Boone Saloon

Program On The Education Of African American Girls Presented Nov. 9
Patricia D. Beaver, director of the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University, will present the talk.

Irish Archaeology Lecture Series Begins Nov. 15
Dr. Michael Potterton from the Discovery Programme in Ireland will speak at Appalachian State University

Pair Experiences Highs, Lows During Animal Rescue Efforts
This is the last of a series of articles about the experiences of two Watauga County residents who spent Sept. 23-30 in New Orleans and Mississippi rescuing and caring for animals stranded, lost or displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

On The Road With Jamie Carroll
Jamie Carroll may be a modern-day road warrior, a cyber journalist, a post-9/11 Kerouac, or just a guy hoping his brakes don’t fail.

Hit Songwriter To Divulge Secrets
ASU Alum Byron Hill Visits Regional NSAI Group Nov. 16th

Mike's Musings

A Wandering Eye



Farm City Celebrates 50 Years
It was the social event of the season for many as farmers, nursery owners, garden clubs and service organizations gathered to commemorate a milestone in the history of Watauga County.

Boone Crisis Pregnancy Center Hosts Annual Fundraiser Banquet
“Hope Is On The Way” – is a message conveyed daily by the staff and volunteers of Boone Crisis Pregnancy Center

Wake Up Watauga Honors Firefighters
Last Friday’s Wake Up Watauga was a particularly special occasion.

Anniversary Celebration Honors Local Litter Heroes
More than 40 High Country residents and elected officials honored Watauga County’s litter heroes recently.

Disabled American Veterans Alive And Well In Watauga County
During its November meeting, the Watauga County Chapter 90 of the Disabled American Veterans paid tribute to its recently formed Color Guard, expressed appreciation to a local business for its show of support, and announced the winner of a fundraising raffle.

The Children’s Playhouse Celebrates 3rd Birthday, Holds First Annual Playhouse Bazaar
From Bargain Rummage to Fine Crafts the Playhouse Bazaar at the National Guard Armory Offers Something for Everyone!

Holiday Ball Raises Funds For Hospitality House
An evening of fine dining, delicious food, dancing and auction bargains awaits High Country residents who want to help the homeless.

Strutting Their Stuff

Centex Homes Donates Lumber
Centex Homes recently donated $2,500 in lumber to Appalachian State University’s construction technology program.

High Country Vendors Head To Southern Christmas Show
Merchants, craftsmen and organizations around The High Country are packing up and heading to the piedmont for nearly two magical weeks of Christmas extravaganza.

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.

Red Cross Receives Donation

Military Appreciation Night Nears
Golden Corral Hosts Event on Nov. 14

Wine Appreciation 101

Sniffing the cork properly may not mean an automatic A+, but Appalachian’s new “Understanding and Appreciating Wine” course is certain to fill students’ glasses with interest and know-how.

Book Project Calls For Community Input
High Country residents can add a page of their own to a community book project this month.


Send Holiday Cheer To Troops Stationed Overseas
A local woman is working hard to collect Christmas Cards and other needed items for the troops to have during the holidays.

Local Couple Shares Their Adoption Story

Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month and works to promote awareness of the need for adoptive families for children.

Cub Scouts Launch Rockets At Ashe Park

New Mural Underway In West Jefferson
The Ashe County Arts Council is sponsoring the new work of art on the side of the Geno’s Restaurant building.

Ashe Native Named Broadcaster Of The Year By IBMA

Health Care System Helps Employees Displaced By Katrina

Local Girl Eligible To Compete At State Pageant

ACHS Seniors Selected As Morehead Nominees

Three Ashe County High School seniors have been selected to go on to regional interviews for the Morehead Scholarship.

Local Student Travels To New York For Poetry Slam
An 11th grader, Seth Phillips, who attends Ashe Academy recently won an online poetry contest about smoking.

Shoemaker To Sign Prints

Ashe Public Library Seeks Citizen For Library Board

Michael’s 102 North Plans Cooking Class

ACHS Seniors Nominated For Park Scholarship Award

November Exhibits At The Ashe County Public Library

Collector’s Christmas Ornaments Available Nov. 12
Ashe County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center To Hold Open House

Local Students In Running For Centennial Scholarships


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