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Rabies: Public Health Officials Urge Caution Around Bats, Other Wildlife

Vegetarians Growing In Number, Visibility

To Refrigerate Or Not To Refrigerate
Should Your Foods Chill Out



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POSTED JUNE 22, 2006

highcountry WEEKLY

High Country Media Graphic Arts’ Department
Shines At State

Continuing a tradition of excellence on the big stage, The High Country Media Graphic Arts’ department captured three awards at the North Carolina Press Association’s 2006 Best Ad Contest

Good Eats Moves To Valle Crucis
A High Country eatery will continue to offer “Good Eats” —  in two languages.

Bella’s Opens Its Doors
A Neighborhood Italian Restaurant Moves In

Jack Pyle & Taylor Reese Sign Books In Todd Saturday
The “Dynamic Duo”, are prolific authors who often work together while selling their respective books.

The Mythology Of Summertime Myths
What’s A Person To Believe During The Dog Days Of Summer



“We Will Win”
Watauga County 2006 Relay For Life Brings Thousands Together To Battle Cancer. About 2,000 people participated in the 12th annual Watauga County Relay for Life at Watauga High School.

Boone Hosts Military Appreciation Day June 24
The High Country will celebrate and honor members of the military this weekend.

Cruisin’ Down The Road

Soldiers In Place And Ready For Care Packages
Members of the 1451st Transportation Company from Boone’s National Guard unit are in Iraq and anxious to hear from folks back home.

News From The 1451st Now Just A Click Away

Watauga Library Hosts Program About Sri Lanka
High Country residents can travel to the other side of the world without leaving Watauga County next week.

Farmhouse Renovation Reveals Its History
Discoveries Await New Appalachian Cultural Museum

High Country Conservancy Announces Summer Membership Drive
High Country Conservancy (HCC) is well known around the region for its work in protecting the special environment of the mountains for future generations to enjoy.

Jammin’ On King Street

Farmers’ Market Open Wednesday Mornings
Summer's bounty requires frequent harvests, and in response Watauga County Farmers' Market is pleased to be open on Wednesday mornings starting this week.

Teenage Playwrights Wanted
Weeklong Workshop For Aspiring Dramatists Starts Monday

Humane Society Holds Dog Park Grand
Opening June 24

Fur and fun will fly this weekend at the Watauga Humane Society’s Dog Park.

Mast Store Celebrates Great American Backyard Campout

Embracing The Muse

Church Seeks Community Choir Members For Joe Simon Concert
The Boone United Methodist Church is recruiting members for a community mass choir to back up Bishop Joe Simon during a fund-raising concert July 20 at 7 p.m. at the church.

Time To Celebrate

Off The Beaten Path
Visitors Center Offers Backroads Experience

Hay Cutting Time



River House Hosts Wayne Henderson For Sunday Salon
Wayne Henderson and Friends will entertain for the Sunday Salon and Wayne will sign copies of Clapton’s Guitar: Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument on June 25th.

Guardian Ad Litem Program Seeking Volunteers To Help Local Kids
Child abuse and neglect are problems that affect every community, including the communities in Ashe County.

Frank James-SkyLine Scholarships Awarded
Ten area high school seniors have been named recipients of the 2006 Frank James - SkyLine Scholarship.

Local Renewable Energy Pioneers To Talk At Library On June 28
Living “off the grid’ (independent of commercial power) may sound ideal and socially responsibly but too personally inconvenient for many people.

Alleghany Reading Program Getting Underway
The Alleghany County Public Library has announced its upcoming Summer Reading Programs for K-6th Grade Students.

Dog House Resort holds Afternoon 4 Pets
Sunday, May 11th “Leave No Pet Behind” Parties were held throughout the United States.

2006 Hispanic Farm Safety Day Announced

The 2006 Hispanic Farm Safety Day will be held at Hudler Carolina Tree Farm, Inc.

NC Prevention Partners Honors Leaders In Prevention For Health
Ashe County Health Council Recognized

Goat & Sheep Workshop To Be Held At Research Station
On Tuesday, June 27th, the Upper Mountain Research Station in Laurel Springs will host a goat and sheep workshop.


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