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National Appeal For Blood Donors Underway

Lecture On Autism, Aspergers Syndrome And ASD Set For March 7th

The Summit Is Within Reach At Cannon Memorial Hospital



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highcountry WEEKLY

Canyons Converts To Biodiesel
Restaurant owner Bart Conway has found a way not only to clean up the arteries of French fry fans, but also to clean up the emissions from his heating system.

Recollections of a Family
Four Generations of Writers Make Up Chase Family’s Childhood Memories

ASU Releases Cold Mountain Review
Focus Is On Contemporary Native American Poetry


“Sweet Tea with Lemon” Wins State Press Award

Derwin Gray And Addison Road Team Up For Weekend Youth Crusade
Described as “one of those former football players who still makes a difference,” Derwin Gray, former Panthers linebacker, is coming to Boone this weekend

Co-Hosts Learn About Radio Through Show
Working with the “Young World Radio Show” has been a rewarding experience for several High Country students.

“Young World Radio Show” Builds Students’ Confidence
Sam Tate helps turn area students into High Country celebrities overnight.

VRC Holds Third Annual Volunteer Fest March 11
The Volunteer Resource Center (VRC) will hold its third annual Volunteer Fest Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Boone Mall.

A Reflective Moment

It’s Time For An Interview
What To Do, What Not To Do When The Job Is On The Line

Friends Of Ronnie Hicks Come Together For Saturday Night Benefit
A group of his friends and fellow musicians are coming together for an all-star benefit to help him through this difficult time.

OASIS Announces Grant Award and New Children’s Program Coordinator

Western Youth Network Adds Staff, Board Members

Free Admission At The Appalachian Cultural Museum

Summer Program Aids Transition From Middle School To High School

Hound Ears Is “One of the Best”
The Hound Ears Club has been cited by Pinnacle Living Mountains Homes magazine as being “one of the best.”

Grant Applications Available
Watauga County Community Foundation Supports Local Projects

Tanger & Red Hat Society Partner For Outlet Power Shopping At Its Best!
The members of the Red Hat Society are very serious about their organization. Serious about having fun,
that is.

Entrepreneurs Wanted for Free Workshop Series

Flower Power
Watauga County Public Library Hosts Floral Design Program

SBA-Sponsored SCORE Looking For New Counselors To Serve Asheville Area, High Country

Women’s Leadership Conference Held March 4

Blowing Rock TDA Names Shawn Dillon Miller Executive Director

Shiitake Mushroom Workshop Scheduled

Am I Seeing Double?


Hometown Girl From Jonesville Continues In American Idol Competition
The very popular American Idol show on Fox has local ties to home – well, practically home with 22-year-old Heather Cox of Jonesville

Rays Of Hope Relay For Life Team Works To Raise Money For Cancer Research
The Rays of Hope Relay for Life team from Liberty Grove Baptist Church is holding an ongoing fundraiser to help raise money in the fight against cancer.

Minivan Sale To Benefit Ashe Shrine Club
Interested in purchasing a 1999 Pontiac Montana minivan and helping families in need at the same time?

Ashe Services For Aging Foundation Campaign Finds Success
Ashe Services for Aging Foundation’s first annual campaign has been a tremendous success, exceeding the initial goal.

SkyLine Unveils New Technology Education Grant for Area Public Schools
Ashe County Schools Receive $18,000 Grant

Local Woman Meets Her Lifetime Hero
Mary Anne Moore of McDonald’s of West Jefferson was able to meet John Wooden who has been her hero since seventh grade.

WCC Ashe Center To Host Domestic Violence Training On
March 6

Did you know that one in four women in the United States will experience domestic violence during her lifetime?

Lawyers Answer Questions

JobLink And WCC Offer Career Enhancing Classes
Career enhancing classes are being offered at the JobLink Career Center at Family Central and the Riverview Learning Center.

JobLink Offers Career Training For Katrina Evacuees

Active Realty Works To Meet Local Real Estate Needs
Active Realty of West Jefferson is pleased to let the community learn more about two of their realtors – Dawn Ellis and Sherry Goodman.

Local Student Recognized At Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Game

Improv Comes To ACHS

Soup For You Announces Opening At Second Location

Womanless Beauty Pageant Plans Underway
Fundraiser Supports Relay For Life

Sparta Teapot Museum Plan Informational Reception

Sixth Annual Professional Women’s Seminar To Feature Humorist


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