For The Perfect Tree Begins
Under the shadow of Elk Knob, in the community of Meat Camp,
eight people crawl through a maze of J.D. Norris fraser
fir trees searching for the best Christmas tree. Its
A Marine - Always A Marine
Life for Earl has never been easy, either before
and certainly not after the two years he served as a United
States Marine in Iraq during Desert Storm.
Moretz Remembers The Last Battle
Watauga County native Cecil Moretz vividly recalls Okinawa
the final battle of World War II in the mid 1940s,
and his service there as a soldier in the United States
Honored At Wake Up, Watauga
Few things say thank you like a full breakfast
at the Danl Boone Inn.
Mens Basketball Packs Christmas Cheer Into Shoe Boxes
The Appalachian State University mens basketball team
turned the court into a Christmas workshop on Monday, as
inspired players, cheerleaders, and Head Coach Houston Fancher
gathered to pack shoe box gifts.
City Honors Countys Top Farmers, Volunteers And Many
Approximately 250 people were on hand Thursday evening to
honor the Farm-City concept in Watauga County.
Day Events Planned For High Country
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh
month of 1918 an armistice, which ended fighting between
the Allies and Germany, went into effect.
Underway For National Guard Family Christmas Party
Please take care of my family. Weve heard
it before, but the message never changes.
And Health Coalition Brings Community Together For Thanksgiving
No one should have to spend the holidays alone. No one should
have to miss eating turkey and dressing on Thanksgiving
Valley Park Receives Donations
Excitement at Green Valley Park is contagious these days
as retirement of the parks mortgage appears within
A Touch Of The High Country At Southern Christmas Show
The two magical weeks of Christmas extravaganza that many
of us anticipate from year-to-year kicks off this weekend,
just a couple of hours away, at the Charlotte Merchandise
Animals Have Friends For Life
If you have ever gone to Lowes Home Improvement on
a Saturday in search of supplies for a little DIY, but ended
up going home with a new pet, you are not alone.
Playhouse Plans Fun Fest
The Childrens Playhouse marked four years of supporting
local children and parents on Nov. 4.
Playmakers Win Regional Awards
The Pioneer Playmakers, Watauga High Schools advanced acting
class, won several awards at the regional level of the N.C.
Theater Conferences High School Play Festival, held
Fuel Production Will Be Discussed Nov. 18
A workshop on How to Make Biodiesel Fuel will
be presented Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at Appalachian
State Universitys collaborative biodiesel project
located at 161 Dale Street off State Farm Road.
Alliance Builds Leadership Skills
I dont think I can do it, stated Sam,
his voice shaky with nervousness, his hands gripping the
rope so tightly that I could see his knuckles turning white.
Weeks Raffle Winner Is....
Donates Time, Money
High Country Home Builders Association donates $4,000 to
Habitat for Humanity.
Pride Makes Library Donation
Boone Pride, a non-profit organization which sponsors many
Gay Pride Month events in the High Country, donated 20 LGBT-themed
books to the Watauga County Public Library from the proceeds
of Boone Pride 2006 this past June.
Accepts Mayoral Proclamation
OASIS, Inc. (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information, and
Shelter) on October 18, 2006 accepted from Boone mayor Loretta
Clawson a proclamation in support of recognizing and observing
Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Helpers To Host Winter Fundraiser
Event To Be Held At Crippens On Nov. 15
I. Yoder Grant Awarded to Avery County Habitat for Humanity
Avery County Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce
they have been chosen as a recipient of a grant from the
Harvey I. Yoder Foundation.
Parents Create Empty Bowls for Benefit
Next Years Dinner Scheduled for March 31, 2007
Crafters Offer Wares Thursday
Some of the areas most noted craft makers will be
giving free demonstrations on Thursday.
Annual Charity Wine Tasting Saturday
Gala Event to Benefit Watauga Education Foundation
Team To Visit Ashe Next Week
The Strength Team will be visiting Ashe County next week
to talk to local students and youth in school assemblies
and at evening events.
Christmas Project Holds Annual Book Drive
The Childrens Christmas Project is conducting its
annual drive for childrens books.
To Stay Warm And Save Energy At Home presented Nov.
A workshop titled How to Stay Warm and Save Energy
at Home will be presented Nov. 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
at the Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center, 252
Poplar Grove Road in Boone. The public is invited.
The Ashe County High School Media Center sponsored a Scarecrow
Contest for classroom competitions during the last week
of October and winners were announced on Halloween.
Learning Brings History To Life
Students at Westwood Elementary School were greeted by Ranger
Tracey Minton recently for a special presentation about
Native American history and culture.
Mouse Familys Christmas Eve Windfall
In a charming new Christmas story for children, Christmas
Candy for the OFamily (now available through AuthorHouse),
by Lucas and B.J., a mouse family finds the perfect home
to make their own during the winter and a jackpot of yummy
treats in the childrens stockings.
County Farmers Market Season Ends
Holiday Markets Begin Next Weekend
Place At Phoenix Colvard Will Be Shown Saturday
Mountain West Builders, Inc. an established customer home
builder has moved to Ashe County and is now located at 360
South Main Street in Jefferson.
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.