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highcountry WEEKLY

Scott Nicholson’s The Farm Reaps Appalachian Thrills
“A smoothly engineered supernatural entertainment in the more rambunctious American style of Stephen King.”—New York Times Book Review

Our Mountain Melting Pot
Immigrants Find Their Way to High Country from Points Elsewhere

Watauga County Public Library Offers Chance To Experience India
High Country residents can experience India through all five senses this month at the Watauga County Public Library.

River And Earth Adventures Specializes In Fun And Education
Valle Crucis Business Offers An Array Of Entertainment Options

In The Bag
Library Workshop Teaches How To Create Handbags From Plastic Grocery Bags - June Hucker has the perfect answer for all of those plastic grocery bags lying around people’s houses – use them to make a bag.

New Epic Novel Is Set In Western N.C.
Skyland Books Hosts Signing By Ritual River Author

Tartans And Scottish Attire
A tartan is a woven material, usually made of wool.

 

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Independent Spirit

Boone’s History On View At The Library
Sarah Spencer and Flavel Eggers have dug down deep into Historic Boone’s collection and pulled out a few gems to share with the public via the Watauga County Library.

Super System
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACSCASI) has accredited all eight of the county’s elementary schools.

Cancer Survivor “Tells” Story At Watauga County Relay For Life
Brown was one of hundreds of cancer survivors who attended the Watauga County Relay for Life June 16 at Watauga High School.

Watauga County Relay For Life Thanks Our 2006 Corporate Sponsors

Hugh MacRae Morton—A Mountain Of A Man
Hugh MacRae Morton, owner of Grandfather Mountain and son of co-founder of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, Agnes MacRae Morton, passed away on June 1,2006 at age 85.

The Sky Is The Limit


Mother Nature’s Method Of Pest Control

Build A Bat House To Help Combat Harmful Insects - Bats eat harmful insects such as mosquitoes. They also help disperse seeds and pollinate a wide variety of plants.

School Board Honors Staff Members, Watauga Education Foundation
Watauga County Board of Education members honored two individuals and an organization during their June 12 meeting.

Two NC colleges Preserve Scottish Heritage
Two of our North Carolina colleges, Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk and St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, are noteworthy for helping to preserve the rich heritage and traditions of Scotland.

Check Out My Wings!

WalkAmerica Warrior

CFSA Organizes Farm And Garden Tour
Summer is in full swing in the High Country, and organic foods are hotter than ever this year.

Blowing Rock Garden Tour Benefits Horse Show Foundation
On Friday, July 21st, there will be an opportunity to visit five private gardens in the Blowing Rock and Boone area.

Art in the Park

 

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Community Thanked For Support Of Pine Ridge Mission Trip
A local woman and her sister recently returned from South Dakota on a mission trip to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in June.

Laurel Ridge Moravian Camp Making A Difference In Ashe
The Laurel Ridge Moravian Camp is underway again in Ashe and Alleghany Counties and last week several local projects were completed by youth from across the area.

Westwood Receives Money For Nature Trail

Camp Sunshine To Begin Next Week
The seventh annual Camp Sunshine is preparing to start next week to help teach young people from the region how to deal with their losses of loved ones.

Time Magazine Journalist And Author To Be At Skyland Books
Time magazine journalist and author Bonnie Angelo will be at Skyline Books Monday, July 10th, from 2-4 p.m. to meet area residents and sign copies of her two books.

Patriots Theater Opens In Wilkes
Patriots Theater opened this past weekend in Wilkes County as it works to show the relationship between the religious heritage of the United States and the revolutionary ideas.

Big Prizes Offered In Museum Of Ashe County History Raffle

Mt. Jefferson Child Development Center Celebrates 35 Years

 


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