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

Eye Screenings For Diabetics Scheduled In Wilkes County

Plantar Fasciitis–A Big Pain in the Heel

Exercise–A Priority in Your Time Budget

Surviving Cancer: A Lifetime Battle



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highcountry WEEKLY

Women In Mathematics
Emily Hopkins and Melissa Miller recently discovered that math is much more than equations, calculus and theorems. It has countless real-world applications from radiology to basketball to emergency response time.

A Ring in the Tub
Grape Stomping Proposal Takes Charlotte Woman By Surprise

The Musings of Mrs. Mitchell
Eileen Mitchell is a woman wise in ways of the world, abundantly blessed with common sense, authenticity and intense strength; a mentor of many.

Send Forth Your Light: New Book Promises To Touch And Inspire

Pharmacist Farms The High Country
Jim Henson has found a way to keep his 250-acre parcel of mountain land in Valle Crucis by using part of it for crops.

Poet Martin Espada Visits Appalachian April 20

Sharyn McCrumb Discusses “St. Dale” April 26 At Appalachian


Flower Power

WHS Interact Club Raises $500 for Ghana
Money to Buy Supplies for Faith Based School

Digital Media Studio Opens in University Library
A new facility in Appalachian State University’s Carole Grotnes Belk Library and Information Commons will offer the latest technology for developing digital projects.

High Country Business Network Event
Anyone who is currently in business, interested in starting a business or wanting to expand or diversify their business is invited to the fourth High Country Business Network event.

Fourth Annual Dine Out For The Mountains
21 Boone Area Restaurants Participate In Earth Day Event To Benefit Appalachian Voices

Running On Empty
WeCAN Seeks Donations For Depleted Crisis Fund

Quilter Donates 100th Gift To Pregnancy Center
Mrs. Cox has spent a lifetime of sharing her time and talents with others. Quilting is just one of many skills she possesses, but a great passion at this time of
her life.

What A Day For Flight!

OASIS/HCDA 13th Annual Dart Tournament April 28-30
Charity Event to Benefit Local Women’s Shelter

Blowing Rock Stage Company “TOPs” Program Offers Summer Theatre “CAMPservatories”

Friends For Life
Friends for Life, a nonprofit organization located in Boone, will be present at the annual Earth Day Festival

Chamber Recognizes Excellence In Service
Amazing Customer Service Awards For 2006 Presented



Blood Drive Held In Memory Of Local Man
Community Encouraged To Give Blood In Honor Of Arlie Blevins

4-H ACMS Afterschool Students Make Flutes
Students in the 4-H Afterschool Program at Ashe County Middle School were treated to a fun and unique opportunity last week when they made their own flutes out of PVC pipe with Artist Mickey McMasters.

Get Involved With Relay For Life
Local Breast Cancer Survivor Shares Her Story

Spring Into Faith Seeks To Help Area Women
This year there will be an enriching way for area women to start spring, but the experience will last for all seasons.

Ashe Heart Association 2006 Heart Walk Team Captains Meet
The Ashe Heart Walk Team Captains were treated to a delicious lunch at Winners Circle Restaurant April 7th

Artist Residencies In Schools Continues In County
The Mountain Arts Program sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council is part of the school art programming which brings artists to classrooms for a weeklong residency.

Grant From Regional Artist Project Allows Local Potter To Purchase Kiln

Pets In The Park Set For Saturday, April 22nd
The Second Annual Pets in the Park, a fun-filled event being planned to get youth involved in their own community. All proceeds to benefit the New River Zoo.

Soup For You Announces Opening At Second Location

4-H Bicycle Poker Run Benefits Ashe County’s 4-H Ropes Course
The fourth annual 4-H Bicycle Poker Run will be held on Saturday, May 20th.

Board Of Realtors Helps Chamber Promote Tourism
The Ashe County Board of Realtors recently presented a check for $2,000 to the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce to help with promotion of the county and its tourism efforts.

Commodity Distribution Set for April 28th

ACMS Students Work To Beautify School Grounds

High Country Woodland Owner Short Course 2006 To Be Held

4H Afterschool Program Holds Job Fair At Westwood

Serving Safe Food Classes Start May 15-17
“Serving Safe Food – A Practical Approach to Food Safety for Ashe & Alleghany Counties” will be held May 15, 16 and 17th at the Agriculture Service Center Conference Room in Jefferson.

Daffodil Cross For Easter

Live Radio Show Entertains People At Fleetwood
Community Center

Wayne Henderson, Helen White And Herb Key Featured At Fund Raiser

May Workshops Scheduled To Promote Sustainable Forests in North Carolina

Ashe Resident Joins Local And Avery-Watauga Realtor Boards


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