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National Appeal For Blood Donors Underway

Temporal Arteritis–It’s Time To Act




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highcountry WEEKLY

Jordan: “An Interesting Place To Be”
Last week, Kayti returned to Boone with fiancé Austin Young, where the couple shared with Holton’s church family at Boone First Baptist, their plans to spend nearly a year in Jordan.

Mrs. Roberts Remembers
“The Rest Of The Story”
If you were not acquainted with Blanche Roberts before last week, hopefully you met her through our introductory story, a history lesson in itself about life “back when.”

Ain’t Done Travelin’ Club Keeps On Movin’
Boone Travel Group Explores The West, Plans For Europe

A Wee Wedding On Wednesday

Oates Participates In People To People Student Ambassador Program
Isabella Oates is the latest world ambassador from the High Country. Oates recently participated in the People to People Student Ambassador program and visited three countries.

Community and Change in the North Carolina Mountains
New Book Chronicles Life As We Know It In These Hills

Cold Mountain Review Literary Journal Has International Focus
Cold Mountain Review, a literary journal housed in the Department of English at Appalachian State University, focuses on contemporary international poetry

Nature Guide Author Speaks At Watauga County Public Library
Stewart Skeate wanted area residents and visitors to explore and enjoy the High Country’s bounty of natural areas so much that he wrote a book about them.



OASIS Helps Break Cycle Of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault
OASIS Inc. (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information and Shelter) has been serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Watauga, Avery, Ashe and Alleghany counties for about 29 years.

Power Of The Purse Luncheon Benefits High Country Women’s Fund
High Country women can demonstrate the power of their purses this month.

Hospitality House Hosts Food And Shelter For Hope Breakfast

Blowing Rock Issues Globe Resolution
Town Council Holds Special Session, Opposes Forest Service Project

Taste Of The Mountains
Kiwanis Club Of Banner Elk Raises Funds For Children With Aug. 19 Event

Bookstore Holds Drive For Watauga County Public Library
High Country readers can buy a book for the Watauga County Public Library this month.

YAC Plans Meeting

Fur Ball Raises Funds For Watauga Humane
Society Animals

High Country residents can have a ball while helping their furry friends next month. All proceeds from the event will benefit the humane society’s animals.

Calling All Cove Creek High School Students
Reunion Set For September 9

ACT Big Sale Offers Bargains, Environmental Benefits
Bargain hunters will rejoice this weekend thanks to Appalachian State University’s Appalachian and the Community Together (ACT) program.

Library Book Sale

Local Student Wins Mr. North Carolina Teen Bodybuilder Championship

Instructive Pampering
Upcoming “Women’s Day of Pampering” Seeking Participants

Watauga Community Band Gears Up for New Year
Wrapping up a busy summer season, the Watauga Community Band is setting focus on the new concert year, with a full schedule of performances.



Local Man Returns To Ashe For Career In Dentistry

Pocket Park Gets New Sculpture
West Jefferson’s pocket park will be dedicated on Wednesday, August 30th and the special event will include recognition of local artist R.T. Morgan and the stainless steel sculpture placed as a focal point of the park.

School Kids Backpack Program Food Drive Needs Support
Are you aware that during the week lots of Ashe County kids depend on free or reduced lunch for a daily meal?

Local Church Sponsors 1st Annual High Country Back To School Rally
This Friday, August 18th, Calvary Freewill Baptist Church in Glendale Springs will kick off the new school year by hosting the 1st Annual High Country Back to School Rally.

Ashe Library Expansion Design Unveiled
Architect Diane Gibbs, of the Salisbury firm Ramsay, Burgin, Smith Architects, will unveil her design for the proposed Ashe County Public Library expansion at the August 21 county commissioners meeting.

Basic Finance Holds Ribbon Cutting

First In Families Joins Rainbow Center’s Family

Rainbow Center - Children & Family Services has recently expanded their services by partnering and housing High County First In Families.

Children’s Trust Endowment Awards Grants
The Children’s Trust Endowment awarded grants to Learning Thru Play Child Development Center for pre-k art programming and to 4-H Ashe Youth Connection Mentoring Program for certification training in CPR and First Aid of mentors and their youth matches.

Hill View Family Care Home Adds Fourth Facility
Hill View Family Care Homes of Todd have added a new facility that will soon be home to six additional residents.

Youth Catfish Derby Was A Wet One
The Youth Catfish derby was held on Saturday, August 12th at the Ashe County Park Lake.


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