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Free Seminar Addressing Long Term Care To Be Held In Boone

ASU Hosts Southeast NSCA Regional Clinic Nov. 11-12

Locals Rank High In Healthy Lifestyle Choices

BRH Offers Extended Care For Elderly Residents

Give Blood Now To Help Out With Shortage
The current blood inventory is in need of all blood types.




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Trick Or Treat!

Monster Mash

Congratulations To The “Black Pearls”

Blood, Sweat and Gears Offers Thanks

Shall We Dance

Operation Lamb Collects Funds For Children

BROC Headstart Goblins Receive Treats

highcountry WEEKLY

Keeping Cassie’s Memory Alive
Columbine Family Finds Peace in Local Mountains

WHS Senior Orchestra Students Make All-State
Four Watauga High School Seniors will represent their school in the North Carolina Honors Orchestra November 10-12 at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston Salem.

Tom Isaacs A Seasoned Musician at 18
It’s hard for anyone in the entertainment business to believe that Tom Isaacs is only 18 years of age.

New Book Documents Caldwell County
Images Of America Series Publishes Photo History Of Lenoir Area

Neighborhood Yoga Celebrates Anniversary With Special Events
A downtown studio known for moving arts is moving into its second year.

Grant Helps Establish Degree In Wine Science
ASU Partners With Universities In France, Italy, Portugal



It’s Time: Give A Kid A Coat
The annual “Give A Kid A Coat” program had its official kick-off last week at A Cleaner World’s piedmont headquarters in Greensboro, but in Boone, the effort is a year-round effort, according to store manager Cathy Mahala.

Sharing Tree Programs Open Door For Community Involvement
With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time for the community to join forces with the Hunger and Health Coaltion’s efforts to make this year’s Sharing Tree Programs the best ever.

Teachers Grow Young Minds
For sixteen years the Watauga Education Foundation has been advocating private support of public education by adopting a vision focused on student learning and instructional improvement.

Mountain 1st Bank And Trust Opens Boone Office
A new bank has arrived in the mountains, and its officials have plans to put its customers at the summit.

ASU Holds Veterans Day Observance Nov. 10
Appalachian State University will honor the nation’s veterans during a ceremony Nov. 10 at 7:30 a.m. next to the B.B. Dougherty Administration Building on campus.

Johnson Receives W.W. Rankin Mathematics Award
Phillip E. Johnson, director of the Mathematics and Science Education Center at Appalachian State University, has received the W.W. Rankin Award from the N.C. Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Children’s Playhouse Plans Fall Bazaar and Family Fun Fest!
Playhouse Consignment Sale Offers People a Chance to Make Money and Help The Children’s Favorite Play Space

Young Named N.C. Geography Society’s Educator Of The Year

Dr. Jim Young, a geography professor and chairman of the Department of Geography and Planning at Appalachian State University, has been named Outstanding Educator of the Year by the North Carolina Geographical Society.

Healthcare System Establishes Practice Management Corporations
In response to a recommendation from the medical staff, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) has created Appalachian Regional Medical Associates (ARMA) and Appalachian Regional Surgical Associates (ARSA).

A Father’s Love Of Science Brings Learning Opportunities For Students

County Has New Soil And Water Conservationist
Watauga County’s new soil and water conservationist is no stranger to the area, returning to the High Country after experience in Midwestern agriculture.

High Country Bank In Linville Donates $25,000 To YMCA
High Country Bank in Linville donates $25,000 to the YMCA of Avery County.

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Young Writers Participate In NaNoWriMo

Library Promotes National Novel Writing Month

Gingerbread House Competition Planned
Mountaineer Landscaping in Linville, will present “The Wonders of Christmas” Gingerbread House Competition, Nov. 8th through Christmas.

Poe Wins All-Saints Open
Tom McAuliffe of the Sugar Mountain Golf Club congratulates Ed Poe of Newland, 2006 champion of the 20th Annual All-Saints Open.

Soup Du Jour At Miracle Grounds
Miracle Grounds Coffee Shop and Book Store is pleased to announce that they are now offering soup and sandwiches for lunch each day in addition to their gourmet coffees and treats.

Woolly Music Fest Benefits Local VFDs
John Turchin Supports Local Fire Departments With Donations From Woolly Music Fest

Wilkie Named Senior Vice President for Patient Care
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) has named Claire Wilkie, MPH, RN, CNAA, CPHQ as the new Senior Vice President for Patient Care at Watauga Medical Center (WMC).

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.

Local Champion Of Colgate Country Showdown Wins State Final
After a tough round of competition, Shelby, North Carolina’s Megan Peeler walked away from the 25th Annual Colgate Country Showdown North/South Carolina State Final with the state title and $1,000 in prize money.

Westall Speaks On Unmanaged Development
The MountainKeepers invited Forrest Westall to speak on “The Unintended Consequences of Unmanaged Growth,” Thursday, Oct. 26.

Blue Ridge Electric Earns Record Safety Accreditation
Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation has received a record high score for its national safety accreditation from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).

Mistletoe Market Returns Nov. 10-12 To Historic Abingdon
2006 boasts a new and improved Mistletoe Market, as the holiday shopping event returns to Abingdon, Va., Nov. 10-12.



Local Author Writes History Book About High Country
Welcome to Jeffersonton. According to local writer Rufus Myers, research shows that this was the first town in the United States to be named after Thomas Jefferson, and it was originally named Jeffersonton.

Relay For Life Of Ashe County Receives American Cancer Society Award
Volunteers from Ashe County attended the American Cancer Society’s 2006 Relay University in Winston Salem last week where they accepted the Region 5 Award on behalf of the Relay For Life Ashe County.

New Volunteer Opportunities Available Now
The Ashe County Volunteer Initiative works with various agencies and projects throughout the county and works to match volunteers up with local projects throughout the year.

Pet Owner And Friends Say Goodbye To 20-Year-Old Cat
Earlier this year, The Mountain Times ran a photo of a local woman who was holding her cat that had just turned 20 years old.




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