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Give Blood To Help Thanksgiving Blood Shortage

North Carolinians Urged To Help Stop Spread Of Flu

Eat Smart During Holidays
This season of sharing and caring is also traditionally a season of eating, and sometimes a little too much holiday spirit can go straight to one’s waistline.

Cooler Weather Marks Return Of Silent Killer

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




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Tis The Season Of Giving

Golden Corral Honors Veterans

Coach Moore Speaks At Rotary

A Wandering Eye

highcountry WEEKLY

Mast General Store Goes Green
Green means more than the stuff in the cash register at Mast General Store after the retailer became the first regional business to try “green power.”

Boone Mailing Center Expands
After less than a year in business, the Boone Mailing Center is shipping service to an additional location.

Bob Caldwell Photography Relocates To Downtown
Photographer Bob Caldwell has seen many changes in the High Country, most of them through the lens of his camera.

Local Developer Lays Roots In Dog Park
When his fellow dog park members complained that the park had no wind or sun protection, Mark Feichter decided to do something about it.

A New Chapter
Audiologist Leaves New Orleans To Practice In Boone



High School Spotlights Strong Character
Fifty-five Watauga High School students received awards for positive at a reception for the Watauga High Pioneer Spotlight on Monday.

Blue Ridge Electric Awards Bright Ideas
Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation awarded nearly $5,000 in grants to six teams of Watauga and Avery County educators to fund their innovative scholastic projects as part of their annual Bright Ideas grant program.

BRWIA Hosts Local Food Summit This Saturday
Mother Nature will be the star of a couple of local events this weekend, as natural products and local food share the spotlight.

Michael Stout Construction Builds On Family Tradition
After a 20-year tenure in the construction business, Michael Stout decided it was time to build his own.

Free Range Turkeys Coming To Boone
Local Grocers Taking Orders for Healthy Thanksgiving Choices

Ginn Holds Property Sale At Laurelmor
Ginn Clubs & Resorts held a property sale that may have broken state records for the value of resort property sold in a single day.

Volunteers Needed For Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign
Kick-off Is Friday, November 24

What’s Happening At Hospitality House?
We have all heard about it, but do we really know what it’s all about?

Dr. Short Discusses School Safety In Watauga County
Columbine’s Cassie Bernall made headlines seven years ago, along with 12 others who were killed by deranged classmates in Littleton, Colorado and 23 left seriously wounded.

Weatherization Makes Homes Warmer, Safer This Winter
Winter is coming to the High Country and many families worry about the cost of keeping warm during the colder months.

Preparing For A High Country Winter
A Year-Round Effort For Local Non-Profit Agencies

High Country Cotillion Ready To Roll
Last month, we introduced our readers to High Country Cotillion and have since learned that it is creating quite a buzz across Watauga County and the surrounding areas.

Mountain Television Network Presents Most Yum Cooking Show

The Food Network phenomenon is being duplicated here in the High Country.

Hardin Park School Supports Troops
When the members of Hardin Park Elementary School’s Student Council were given the opportunity to help a former Hardin Park student about to ship off to Iraq, they jumped on it.

Jones House Gets Dressed Up For Holidays
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Jones House Community and Cultural Center as Christmas decorating is in full swing, scheduled to be completed Friday, Nov. 24.



Blue Ridge Electric Awards Educators Grants For Innovative Teaching Projects
Grants totaling more than $4,200 were awarded to local educators last Thursday by Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation

Candlelight Vigil To Be Held In Memory Of Victim

Non-Profits To Benefit From Rockin’ The House

Local Church Hosting WorldCrafts “That’s A Wrap” Event
Pleasant Home Baptist Church is hosting a WorldCrafts “That’s A Wrap” Event on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Jefferson Girl Takes Win In Cinderella Pageant

ACHS Financial Aid Workshop Scheduled Soon
Ashe County High School Guidance Counselors are announcing an upcoming Financial Aid Workshop

Fleetwood Community Center Holiday Happenings Set For Dec. 2nd
Few Vendors Spots Still Available

Dr. Clifton Wood To Speak At Baldwin Community Church

The Baldwin Community Church will experience a “time of refreshing & renewal”.

November Proclaimed American Indian Heritage Month
Gov. Mike Easley has proclaimed November as American Indian Heritage Month in North Carolina and encourages citizens to recognize and celebrate the achievements and contributions of the state’s original inhabitants.

DiVenere Passes Bar
On Friday, September 29, 2006, the High Country welcomed its newest attorney to practice in the area.

Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries This Fall



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