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Exercise Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive
The benefits of exercise are priceless, but the costs certainly add up.

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highcountry WEEKLY

Mission To Cambodia Proves Love Is Universal Language
As one of seven teenagers from the United States joining fifteen from Canada and three from the United Kingdom, seventeen-year old Jodie Ginn of Boone spent two weeks in Cambodia during July on a unique trip sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse.

J.J. Bridges The Gap . . . In Death As In Life
Loss Of WHS Student Leaves Community Stunned

Solberg Opens Nordic PC
Company Offers State-Of-The-Art Machines

Tipsy Taxi Service Opens In Boone
Don’t be fooled by the name — Tipsy Taxi’s drivers are very sober about a new business concept.

Carolina Baseball, Watermelon And Lighthouses

UNC-TV Presents My Heart Will Always Be In Carolina Sunday

JAKES Day Reaching The Youth Of Watauga County
It’s all about our youth learning some of the most important fundamentals in life: responsibility for one, not only in the outdoors, but in their everyday walk.



Take Me To The River
Hundreds of High Country residents and visitors attended RIVERFEST Aug. 26 at the Valle Crucis Community Park to learn more about the importance of rivers and how to protect them.

Watauga County 4-H Participants Win At State Congress
Several Watauga County 4-H participants displayed their knowledge about everything from vending machine businesses to raising blueberries to levers this summer.

Breakfast Beckons Benefactors
Hospitality House Seeks Donations Through Food And Shelter For Hope Event

Mayors of Boone Past and Present

Woolly Worm Fund Applications Available
Organizations interested in applying for Woolly Worm funds from the Banner Elk Kiwanis Club are invited to request a fund application during the month of September.

Boone Service League Holds Second Annual Women’s Forum
High Country women have the chance to learn more about their health and well-being next month thanks to the Boone Service League.

Women Flex Power Of Purses
Luncheon Raises Awareness, Money For Local Fund

Freakonomics Is Hot Topic In High Country

An Appalachian State University alumnus is returning to help lead the summer reading program and Watauga County’s library program.

Specialty Press Defies Industry Conventions
Many people think of the publishing industry as a glamorous, high-stakes business centered in New York, with deals brokered over expensive lunches.

Watauga High Honors Wish Child & Make-A-Wish Foundation
Football Rivalry Takes Time Out For Cause

Walk for Awareness Held Sept. 5 At Appalachian
Appalachian State University’s annual Walk for Awareness will be held Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 9 p.m. beginning at Sanford Mall on campus.

Company Offers Customized Shutters
For those of you who are planning a new home, or just wanting to update your present home’s window treatments and appearances, there’s a company in Newland that can offer the perfect solution.

Rondinaro Returns To ESPN2
Mountain Television owner and anchor Steve Rondinaro goes nationwide once again on ESPN2 Tuesday night September 5th at 8PM.

Wilcox Emporium Hosts Award-Winning Author Marian Coe
Her critics have referred to her as “an original, perceptive writer, a master storyteller . . . a voice of grace and wisdom . . . a Southern voice with charm and stories fresh and insightful.”

Sign Up For Sept. 9 Wind Power Workshop
Participants can still sign up for Western North Carolina’s Renewable Energy Initiative’s “Introduction to Small Scale Wind Energy” workshop scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9.

Red Raiders Returning For Cove Creek Reunion
Months of preparation will come to fruition as hundreds of “Red Raiders” return to their alma mater next week in Cove Creek.

Baptist Children’s Homes Holds Ribbon Cutting

Honk If You Love Banner Elk

Democratic Party HDQs Open House On Labor Day
The Watauga County Democratic Party will hold an open house on Labor Day (Sept. 4th) from 2 – 5 p.m. at campaign headquarters, 352 W. King St., directly across from First Baptist Church.

Farm To School Workshop To Be Held In The High Country
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) and Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) will be holding a Farm to School workshop in Boone on September 19, 2006.

Spinning Tales, Telling Yarns



Music On The Mountain
On any given Sunday, Tracy Minton, a park ranger for Mount Jefferson State Natural area, can be found with guitar in hand entertaining park visitors at the picnic shelter.

New River Committee Celebrates 30 Years
The National Committee for the New River (NCNR) holds its 30th Annual Meeting at 10:30 a.m. - noon on Saturday, September 9, at the New River State Park, Wagoner Access.

Democratic Rally To Be Held In West Jefferson
On Thursday, Sept. 7, Ashe County Democrats will host a rally for congressional candidate, Roger Sharpe.

Christmas @ Jefferson Station Contest Announced
In support of A Safe Home for Everyone, Jefferson Station is sponsoring a Christmas tree decorating contest for Ashe County student classes (elementary through senior high.)

5th Quarter Invites All Teens And Youth For Fun
A new fun program targeting local youth has started in the county and it is called 5th Quarter as it is held at the fellowship hall of Warrensville Baptist Church after every home varsity football game.

One Man Makes A Difference

Do your children know that The Virginia Creeper was the nickname given to a train?

Empire Chrysler Jeep & Dodge Gives Van To Rainbow Center
Empire Chrysler Jeep and Dodge donated a Dodge Grand Caravan to Rainbow Center - Children & Family Services on August 28.

Farm To School Workshop To Be Held In The High Country
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) and Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) will be holding a Farm to School workshop in Boone on September 19, 2006.

Mountain Outfitters Host Trail Running Workshop
On August 25, Mountain Outfitters in downtown West Jefferson hosted an Introduction to Trail Running workshop.

ASU Senior Welcomed To United Country Dogwood Realty
Phil Lewis, Broker/Owner at United Country Dogwood Realty in Jefferson has announced that Stephanie Darnell has recently passed the North Carolina Broker’s Exam and will be practicing real estate with his company.



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