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highcountry WEEKLY

Local Red Cross Chapter Sponsors
Second Annual Toy Run October 21

Just as leaf-looking season peaks, a group of compassionate bikers will head into the mountain byways to enjoy the scenery, but more importantly, to support The Watauga County Chapter of the American Red Cross and its efforts to raise money and provide Christmas gifts for less fortunate children in Watauga County.

Dog Jog This Weekend
Watauga Humane Society will hold its annual Dog Jog this Saturday at the Watauga County Parks and Recreation Center.

Mabel Family Learning Project
Extended To Ashe, Alleghany And Avery

Everyone has a story: This fall a few very fortunate families are having the opportunity to tell their stories and to see them in their published form as a way to celebrate the culture of this region.

High Country Business Network Meets In Avery
In its first meeting held in Avery County, the High Country Business Network will hold a business networking event from 5:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on October 19th 2006, at the Best Western Mountain Lodge in Banner Elk.



Humane Society Hosts Blessed Event
Watauga Humane Society is well known for its efforts to meet the physical needs of local animals, but with the installation of what organizers hope will be a new tradition it will work to meet the spiritual needs as well.

Fall Farm Weekends On The Ridge –
A Big Hit For High Country Visitors

By Sherrie Norris
Saturday’s crisp mountain air beckoned tourists to the Coffey Grounds on Ridge Road just outside of Boone for the first of three Fall Farm Weekends.

Ceramic Sale At Blowing Rock Hospital
The residents at Blowing Rock Hospital’s Extended Care Facility are having a Ceramic Sale and everyone is invited!

Library Plans Spooky Celebration
You don’t have to be old enough to get into an R-rated movie to celebrate Friday the 13th, thanks to Watauga County Public Library.

Public Library First to Receive Frazier's Thirteen Moons
On October 3rd, the day of publication of Charles Frazier's second novel Thirteen Moons, the Watauga County Public Library received a donation of the first copy of the first edition from an anonymous donor and Random House Incorporated.

Chicken Supper Helps Send Kids to Williamsburg
Annual Fundraiser at Valle Crucis School October 21

NC Arts Council Awards Jody Servon 2006 Fellowship
ASU Professor One of 16 Selected Statewide

1st Annual Watauga Family Caregiver Retreat –
A Huge Success

When talking about the recent Watauga Family Caregiver Retreat, Saran Craig of the Area Agency on Aging and representative of the Family Caregiver Council states, “For our first event in the county this was a huge success.

HCUW Weekly Winner: Kenneth Abbott
Kenneth Abbott of Boone is the first of 10 winners in the weekly raffle drawings for the new car in the High Country United Way’s Fair Share Giving campaign.



Thrift Store Grand Opening This Friday
A grand opening will be held Friday, Oct. 13th at Reviving Ophelia, Ashe County’s newest thrift shop located across from Skyland Books on Main Street in West Jefferson.

Lowe’s Opens In West Jefferson This Week

The Camouflage Place Opens In Jefferson Station
The Camouflage Place, a retail camouflage clothing store now open in Jefferson Station, wasn’t part of the original plan.

Weber-Hodges And Pierce Realtors Opens West Jefferson Office
Weber-Hodges and Pierce Realtors has been serving Boone and Blowing Rock for 20 years and has now partnered up with Mark and Lauren Pierce to open an office in Ashe County to continue the same level of excellence for the residents of Ashe.

Authors Of Parkway Books Visits West Jefferson
Two authors who have written books about the Blue Ridge Parkway area will be at Skyland Books Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Laurel Springs Native Joins Honor Society
Courtney M. Miller of Laurel Springs has recently become recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda.

Shorter Days, Cooler Nights, Falling Leaves -
Perfect Time For A Book Sale

Now is the time to stock up on all the books you will need for winter reading at the First Annual Autumn Book sale at the Fleetwood Community Center.

APCC To Hold Annual Walk For Life This Saturday
The Ashe Pregnancy Care Center (APCC) will be holding their 11th Annual Walk For Life this Saturday, Oct. 14th at the First Assembly of God on Faw-Roland Road in Jefferson.



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