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North Carolina’s Prescription Drug Assistance Program To Help Low Income Seniors

ASU Hosts Southeast NSCA Regional Clinic Nov. 11-12

Seniors Can Make Changes Or Sign Up In Medicare Program

This Week Is National Radiologic Technology Week

Medical Center Participates In International Research Study

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




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Ribbon Cutting At Dreamgivers Interiors

Ribbon Cutting Held At New UPS Store

A Wandering Eye

highcountry WEEKLY

Search 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. It’s Nov. 5.

Once 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.

Cecil Moretz Remembers The Last Battle
Watauga County native Cecil Moretz vividly recalls Okinawa – the final battle of World War II in the mid 1940’s, and his service there as a soldier in the United States Army.

Firefighters Honored At Wake Up, Watauga
Few things say “thank you” like a full breakfast at the Dan’l Boone Inn.



ASU Men’s Basketball Packs Christmas Cheer Into Shoe Boxes
The Appalachian State University men’s 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.

Farm City Honors County’s Top Farmers, Volunteers And Many More
Approximately 250 people were on hand Thursday evening to honor the Farm-City concept in Watauga County.

Veterans 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.

Plans Underway For National Guard Family Christmas Party
“Please take care of my family.” We’ve heard it before, but the message never changes.

Hunger 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 Day.

Green Valley Park Receives Donations
Excitement at Green Valley Park is contagious these days as retirement of the park’s mortgage appears within sight.

Always 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 Mart.

Homeless Animals Have Friends For Life
If you have ever gone to Lowe’s 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.

Children’s Playhouse Plans Fun Fest
The Children’s Playhouse marked four years of supporting local children and parents on Nov. 4.

Pioneer 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 Conference’s High School Play Festival, held last weekend.

Biodiesel 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 University’s collaborative biodiesel project located at 161 Dale Street off State Farm Road.

Mountain Alliance Builds Leadership Skills
“I don’t 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.

This Week’s Raffle Winner Is....

HCHBA Donates Time, Money
High Country Home Builders Association donates $4,000 to Habitat for Humanity.

Boone 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.

OASIS 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.

Horse Helpers To Host Winter Fundraiser
Event To Be Held At Crippen’s On Nov. 15

Harvey 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.

WHS Parents Create Empty Bowls for Benefit
Next Year’s Dinner Scheduled for March 31, 2007

Heritage Crafters Offer Wares Thursday
Some of the area’s most noted craft makers will be giving free demonstrations on Thursday.

Peabody’s Annual Charity Wine Tasting Saturday
Gala Event to Benefit Watauga Education Foundation



Strength 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.

Children’s Christmas Project Holds Annual Book Drive
The Children’s Christmas Project is conducting its annual drive for children’s books.

“How To Stay Warm And Save Energy At Home” presented Nov. 15
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.

CHS Holds Scarecrow Contest
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.

Hands-On 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.

A Mouse Family’s Christmas Eve Windfall
In a charming new Christmas story for children, Christmas Candy for the O’Family (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 children’s stockings.

Ashe County Farmers Market Season Ends
Holiday Markets Begin Next Weekend

Devonshire 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.

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.



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