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Thyroid Cancer: Should You Worry?

Free Medical Clinic Seeing Patients Every Thursday

Pain–Many Causes, Many Solutions
Pain wears a thousand faces: it can be sharp, stabbing, burning, dull or throbbing.

Cannon Memorial Hospital Holds Health Fair




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POSTED JULY 27, 2006

highcountry WEEKLY

Faith, Family, Farmin,’ Flowers And A Good Fox Hunt
Just over the state line in historic Trade, Tennessee, is the home of Chase Main, who just a year over a century in age, still has a firm handshake and a warm welcome for guests at his front door.

Coming Home
Appalachian Native doris davenport Speaks on Poetry and Affrilachia

Farm Embraces Alternative Energy
Micro-Hydro System Installed At Mollie’s Branch

Local Writer Finds Way To Get Foot In The Door
Early in Stephen King’s career, he nailed rejection slips from publishers onto his wall.

Pizza Made With Heart & Soul
They can’t be found on the topping list, but Kevin Vaughn puts heart and soul into his pizza.

Sharing A Southern Conversation
Artist William McCullough At Book Signing Saturday

Joe Miller Receives AWS Dolphin Award
Local Businessman In The Company of Andrew Wyeth



Let There Be Light

High Country Triathlon Raises Funds For Hospice Of Avery County
This year’s High Country Triathlon will be considerably dryer than previous years’ events.

ABWA Awards $4360 In Scholarships
The Rhododendron Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association is awarding $4360 to local Watauga County residents.

Library Holds Events For Variety Of Ages
Teen Party Closes Youth Summer Reading Program

Watuaga Medical Center Celebrates 75 Years
This week marks the 75th anniversary of Watauga Medical
Center (WMC).

Hammer Time

Watauga County Board Of Education Presents Awards
During their July 17 meeting Watauga County Board of Education members expressed their appreciation to a pair of individuals and a business for their contributions to the school system.

Don’t Miss The Bus
OASIS Seeks School Supply Donations

Blowing Rock Hospital Fashion Show Only A Week Away
This anticipated event will be held on Friday August 4, 2006.

Town Of Boone Holds Calendar Photo Contest
Send your best photos of the Boone area to Town Hall by Sept. 15, 2006, and you may see them published in the Town of Boone 2007 Calendar.

The Air Up There

Community Music Program Starts This Fall
A new community music program is designed to get more people picking up an instrument, from youngsters to seniors.

A Night To Remember

Local Youth Entertain The Elite At Washington Ballet Gala

Summer Programs Continue At Cultural Museum
Summer programming is far from over at the Appalachian Cultural Museum.

Boone Mall Bursts With Blooms Aug. 4-5
Watauga Garden Clubs Presents Community Flower Show

Farm Fresh Produce
Farmers’ Market Open On Wednesdays

Watauga Arts Council’s Pig Roast Set For August 5th
The food at the Watauga Arts Council’s High Country Pig Roast and Hoedown Fundraiser promises to bring a sampling of the best in the High Country.

Sweet Symphonic Sound



Little League State Tournament Held At Ashe Park
The 9 and 10-year-old Little League 2006 North Carolina Softball Tournament is being held at Ashe County Park this week on a brand new field and kicked off Saturday with four games.

New York City Firefighters Give Back To Local Resident
A check in the amount of $500 was presented to Gina Jones of Jefferson from the sale of Stephen Shoemaker’s 9/11 posters.

Tea Of Hope Raises Funds To Fight Breast Cancer
A Tea of Hope for a Breast Cancer Cure was held Saturday at Ashe Services for Aging.

Ride for Life Benefit Run Re-Scheduled For July 29
The Ride for Life Benefit Run, originally scheduled for July 22, will be held this Saturday, July 29.

ACHS Orientation Set For August 8
Future Husky Gathering will be held at ACHS on Tues, August 8th from 9-11 a.m.

Group Discusses Mission Trip To Pine Ridge Reservation
A team of Ashe County residents recently returned from a mission trip to Pine Ridge Reservation, which is an area often considered a third world country right in the middle of America.

4-H Ashe Youth Connection Thanks Community
The 4-H Ashe Youth Connection program held their annual fund raiser, the 11th “Annual Carl Hagel Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 29th.

4-H Poker Run Deemed Great Success
The 4-H Poker Run was a great success with a total of 30 participants in attendance on Saturday, May 20th.

Halsey Reunion Held At Old Homeplace
The descendants of Eli and Lillian Halsey gathered July 1st for their 50th annual reunion in Piney Creek.

From Kitchen To Market Workshops Offered
Wilkes Community College’s Small Business Center will be sponsoring a series of workshops called From Kitchen to Market located at the Ashe Campus

Monumental Month
Hunger Coalition Planning Big Things For August

Dance Registration Opens This Thursday


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