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Flu Season Is Here
N.C. Reported As Hot Spot For Illness

Give Blood To Help Thanksgiving Blood Shortage

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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A View From The Top

Dancing For A Good Cause

Scrap Exchange Encourages Creativity

A Wandering Eye

highcountry WEEKLY

A Step Back In Time At Pioneer Camp
Despite the modern atmosphere and conveniences of her family’s home, Molly Petrey of Boone was able to successfully transform her surroundings into an early-American setting for two recent Pioneer Camps she hosted for young girls ages 7-11.

Caregiving – A Family Affair At The Bates Home
The Bates family of four quickly increased by two more than two years ago when Janet Bates’ aging parents moved to Boone from Alabama.

Bookseller Specializes In Civil War Works
Some consider C. Clayton Thompson a Civil War hero.

The Sea Comes To The Mountains
Seafood Options, And Dinner Service, Part Of The Plan For New Ownership At Beech Haven Restaurant

Poetry With Kay Byer Means Conversation, Creativity
“We have poems to pass out,” Kay Stripling Byer says as she hands students copies of poems written by their classmates.

Graphic Novelist James Sturm Speaks At ASU Nov. 30
Graphic novelist James Sturm will talk about his work Nov. 30 as part of the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University.More...

North Carolina From A To Z
UNC Press Publishes New State Encyclopedia



Help Is Needed For National Guard Family Christmas Party
On Monday morning, Santa’s elves, aka Barbara Daye and Sheri Church, were working feverishly at the National Guard Armory in Boone, in preparation for the upcoming Christmas party for their soldiers and families.

Parade Planned For December 2
There are many ways to work off a Thanksgiving feast. One of the most creative, though, is marching in a parade.

Are You Ready For A Parade?
Banner Elk Chamber Of Commerce Christmas Parade Takes To The Streets

Area Benefactors Help Others Attend Pursue College Education
John Blackburn is grateful for the financial help he received when he was a college student.

Give A Greater Gift This Holiday Season
First Presbyterian will sponsor their fifth annual Alternative Market this year.

Food Drive Nearing End And Falling Short
Unfortunately, the collection sites are not overflowing with staple goods as the Hunger and Health Coalition nears the end of its month-long food drive.

Raising Friends and Funds Breakfast: A Great Start For Habitat For Humnity
An impressive crowd turned out for last Tuesday’s fundraising breakfast for Habitat for Humanity held at the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center on the campus of ASU.

Banquet Table Accepting Food Donations
Living Water Christian Fellowship, located on Boone Heights Road, has expanded their Banquet Table food handouts and is inviting their community to help them.

High Country Amigos Getting Back To The Basics
Sometimes an organization can be successful at its mission and still discover that its services are no longer needed.

Sharing Tree Program In Desperate Need Of Assistance
Approximately 200 of the 350 families and individuals whose names and needs have been registered with the Sharing Tree program are waiting patiently to be adopted for the Christmas season, according to Kim Winebarger, client services coordinator at the Health and Hunger Coalition in Boone.

Mountain AIDS Endowment Seeks Support
There’s a nonprofit in the High Country that you probably didn’t know about, nevertheless, it could use your help.

School Board Recognizes Supporters
Monday’s Watauga County Board of Education meeting was, in large part, dedicated to honoring those who have supported education on Watauga County in addition to the usual board business.

Buckeye Recreation Center Hosts Genesis Wildlife Benefit
Genesis brought out a large number of indigenous animals including rehabilitated squirrels, opossums, an assortment of birds, snakes, a barred owl and a red-tailed hawk.

Valle Crucis Community Has Fireside Tour on December 3rd
The community of Valle Crucis invites you to warm up by its firesides and to share an afternoon of holiday cheer on Sunday, December 3rd from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Regional Artist Project Of Northwest North Carolina Grants Program Reception

Blowing Rock Hospital Welcomes Erasmo Alvarez
Blowing Rock Hospital is proud to introduce its new Director of Rehabilitative Services, Erasmo Alvarez.

Jim Deal Receives Philanthropy Award
Watauga County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the N.C. Community Foundation celebrated National Philanthropy Day with a luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 15, where they awarded the Spirit of Philanthropy Award to county commissioner Jim Deal.

New River Showcase & Design Center Opens Its Doors
Grand Opening Held On Nov. 10

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Two Rivers Community School Presents 2nd Annual Peace Feast
Come celebrate winter, dine with your community, and get some holiday shopping done on Saturday, December 2nd at The Watauga Youth Network.

Electric Vehicles Discussed Nov. 30
The public is invited to learn about sustainable alternative transportation and electric vehicles on Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Appalachian State University.

Student Storytellers Wanted For Storytelling Festival
The Storytelling Festival of Carolina is seeking young storytellers to participate in its first annual festival to be held in Laurinburg, NC on May 19 and 20, 2007.



Titus Ridge - The Next Big Step For Casner Family
Kenny and Tina Casner are synonymous with “taking big steps” – mainly on the dance floor as championship cloggers and award-winning instructors.

Give The Gift Of Yourself: Volunteer For Guardian Ad Litem Program
Tis the season to be so busy.

Choosing Life From Beginning To End: A Reflection On Hospice
In recent months I have spent many hours with patients and families who are coping with the challenges of serious illness that will shorten the time that they have left to live.

Step Back In Time With Jefferson Landing’s ‘Choose & Cut’ Holiday Getaway Package
Christmas Tree Selection Included With Overnight Stay

North Fork Gallery Holds Grand Opening
Co-Operative Gallery Features Local Artists

Living Waters Has New Owners
Living Waters Christian Bookstore now has new owners who are welcoming the community to stop in and maybe do some early Christmas shopping.

Ashe County Free Medical Clinic Fundraiser A Success
Organizers and Volunteers Pull Off A Winning Show

Holiday Feast Held On Monday
Veterans Share Food And Fellowship

Piecemakers Quilt Guild Presents Winning Quilt To Local Woman

Team Wins Cheerleading Competition



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