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BCBSNC Calls For Reality Check On Disconnect In Children’s Healt

Medicare Renews Focus On Prevention And Wellness

Watauga County Red Cross Celebrates 89th Anniversary

December Is Safe Toys And Gifts Month
Keep Child’s Safety In Mind When Shopping

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




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A View From The Top

Dancing For A Good Cause

A Wandering Eye

highcountry WEEKLY

Grandfather Home For Children Captures National Award

Banner Elk Organization One Of Only Two Behavioral Health Care Centers In The Country To Earn Honor

Award-Winning Author Marian Coe Celebrates New Release
“Between Us” – The Perfect Christmas Gift For The Woman In Your Life

Late Author’s Daughter Brings Mother’s Book “Back Home”
Mountain Echoes Featured At Saturday’s Book Signing



Season Of Giving
There is something magical about Christmas that brings people together. The season renews our faith in humankind and inspires us to celebrate, and to give back.

NC Baptist Men’s Massive Feeding Unit Visits Boone
It takes a big kitchen to produce over a million meals in a year’s time and nobody knows that better than North Carolina Baptist Men (NCBM) whose representatives stopped off in Boone recently with the newest addition to their mobile kitchen units.

Reception Honors Memory Of Dr. Horn
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System cordially invites the public to a reception at the Watauga Medical Center Birthing Center on Sunday, December 3 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Santa’s Toy Box Celebrates 20 Years
When the men of Deerfield United Methodist Church began to collect used toys, repair them to like-new status and distribute to less fortunate children in the area, they had no idea that their efforts would still be going strong twenty years later and touching young lives by the hundreds each Christmas season.

Benefit Dance Planned For Mike Biczell
“There’s one of us in need, who needs the support of the rest of us,” Lorraine Wideman said of local artisan Mike Biczell who is undergoing chemotherapy to treat lung cancer.

A Taste Of Christmas Latino Style
High Country Amigos is pleased to invite everyone to attend the 3rd Annual “Sabor Latino”, A Taste of Christmas Latino Style 2006.

Smiths Receive Second Arts Council Grant
Zionville hammered dulcimer and guitar duo, Steve and Ruth Smith, recently received a Regional Artists Project (RAP) grant for the second time in three years.

BRAHM Establishes Young At Art Program
As part of its mission to promote the visual arts and heritage of the mountains the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum has established a affiliate membership group called Young at Art.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. Introduces Wireless Internet
Appalachian Ski Mtn. has become the first ski area in North Carolina to offer free wireless internet service for its guests.

Are You Ready To Ski?
Sugar Mountain Rolls Out Its Season Schedule

Have A Ball At Beech
The Highest Ski Resort In The Eastern United States Is Ready For You

Hawksnest Holiday Calendar
Hawksnest opens another exciting season of winter sports next week.

Mountain Alliance Offers Annual Fine Dining Guide
Mountain Alliance is offering its fifth annual Fine Dining Guide. Each booklet costs $50 and contains coupons for area restaurants and offers up to $250 of savings.

The Snowmen Are Coming, The Snowmen Are Coming
Avery/Banner Elk Chamber Of Commerce Snowman Contest Arrives

Businessmen Break Ground On Todd Development
A gated community under development near Todd is what four local businessmen are calling “a piece of heaven on earth.”

Gilded Edition Keeps Winter Hours
The Gilded Age Antiques, located on Highway 105 in Banner Elk is known by some as the best kept secret in the high country, owner William McClaren said. Despite its small town location, the store’s collection of gifts and antiques rivals its big city counterparts.



Local Students In Running For Centennial Scholarships
Two students from Ashe County High School are nominees for the Centennial Scholarship, a relatively new scholarship program that will fund the college education of a student who is planning to attend North Carolina State University.

ACHS Seniors Selected As Morehead Nominees
Three Ashe County High School seniors have been selected to go on to regional interviews for the Morehead Scholarship.

Ashe County Public Library Announces Annual Amnesty Week
The Ashe County Public Library announces its annual Amnesty Week.

Project Star Offers Gift Of Caring
It is that time of year, a season filled with joy, food, friends and family.

Sweet Taste Of Christmas Benefits Youth Ministries
Looking for a great Christmas present for that hard to buy for person on your list?

Peak Creek Stables Train Olympic Silver Medalist
McClure Jackson, owner/manager of Peak Creek Stables, recently completed a training clinic here with Olympic Silver Medalist Kim Severson.

Grassy Creek Native Passes Bar
On Sept. 19th, Aaron Dale Young took the Attorney’s Oath required by the State Bar of North Carolina.

West Jefferson Community Partnership Teams Up
The West Jefferson Community Partnership has had a busy year.

November Exhibits Displayed At Ashe County Public Library
The following exhibits are on display at the Ashe County Public Library through the month of November.

Moravian Mountain Christmas Fundraiser Set For Dec. 2 And 9
Experience a Moravian Mountain Christmas by visiting Laurel Ridge Conference Center on Saturday, Dec. 2 and Dec. 9.

Ashe County Parks And Recreation Announces Winter Hours
Ashe County Parks and Recreation is now operating with winter hours.



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