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Parent To Parent Offers Help For Families Who Have Children With Special Needs

Medical Center "Most Wired"
Watauga Medical Center, committed to making patient safety preeminent, has completed phase one of the strategic clinical information technology initiative.

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

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




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Pickin’ Their Way Down King St.

Time To Flip Out

It’s Snowing On The Slopes

Hospice Holds Candlelight Service

A Wandering Eye

highcountry WEEKLY

It’s More Than Just A Tree For Wes Weaver
Approximately 20 years ago, Wes Weaver was taking a walk during his lunch break on the campus of ASU and noticed a dumpster filled with Christmas trees and thought they looked much too nice to have been thrown away.

Dr. Horn Honored At Watauga Medical Center
One year after a beloved community members death, people gathered to honor his memory.

A New Home For Beth Will Be A Dream Come True
Beth Eldridge has always dreamed of owning her own home, a log home to be exact.

Speaker, Author Beth Moore Coming To Boone

Accompanied By Worship Leader Travis Cottrell

Author Robert Inman Releases The Christmas Bus
Author Robert Inman got the idea for his newest book while traveling with a van full of skiers in Colorado.

Computer Doctor Makes House Calls
He’s the man behind the net. Or, in this case, the Doug before the net.

Graphic Novelist Shares Experiences With ASU
For James Sturm, the funny papers don’t have to be laugh-out-loud hilarious, and can even be downright serious.



Surprises Abound For National Guard Families
Generosity Of Community Evident At Sunday’s Christmas Party

ASU Alumni Invited To White House
Capital Christmas Trees Adorned With Handcrafted Ornaments From Local Artisans

Charitable Giving: Make Your Contribution Count
From Attorney General Roy Cooper

Lees-McRae’s Julie Lawson Named N.C.’s Outstanding New Professional

Blowing Rock Hospital Welcomes Sue Duso
Occupational Therapists help people improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily lives and working environments.

Jones House Christmas Tree Lighting Showcases Solar Solidarity
Ceremony Filled With Lights, Music And Passion

A Tasty Night In The High Country
Taste Of The Holidays Offers Cuisine, Raises Money

Scholarships Available For Children Of Veterans
According to Donna Lyons, Veterans Service Officer for Watauga County, the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs, headed by Charles F. Smith, administers the State’s program of scholarships for children of certain disabled, deceased, combat or POW/MIA veterans.

Photography Contest Winners Announced
Johnson County fourth grade students, Brianna Capps and Adam Worley, were recently named as the area’s only two local photographers to win top honors in the Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s 2007 Photography Contest.

Behind The Scenes With The Sports Information Director
Daniel Clark is one of those behind the scenes people one might easily take for granted.



Fusion Grill Welcomes Everyone To Enjoy Their Food
One of the newest resturants to the county is welcoming the community in to try new Asian dishes that are available and there is something that everyone will probably enjoy, according to restaurant owners.

Raise A Roof, Rebuild A Life: Ashe County Man Taking Project From The Ground Up
It all started for Zapcic, one of nearly 40 dealers of Katahdin Cedar Log Homes from across the country summoned to Wells, Maine to construct a new log home for a family down on its luck.

ACHS Senior Nominated For Hannah Leitner Scholarship
Ashe County High School senior Cori Little is seeking college tuition assistance through the National Beta Club called the Hannah Leitner Scholarship.

Two ACHS Seniors Nominated For Parks Scholarship

ACHS Has Several Teaching Fellows Nominees
Ashe County High School is proud to announce that they have eight students who will be interviewed for the Teaching Fellows scholarship.

Location Changes For A Sweet Taste Of Christmas
Find A Gift At Benefit Fundraiser

Over 700 People Attend Strength Team Events In Ashe County
The Strength Team recently visited Ashe County and brought a motivational message to local youth and their families

Arts Council Sponsors Art Programming In The Schools

Family Fun And Food Presented At Fleetwood
Second Annual Holiday Happenings At Community Center

Garden Club Brings Holidays to Public Library
Club Decorates Christmas Tree for All to Enjoy

Mountain Mustangs Mount Up In Ashe
4-H Horse Club Is Going Strong

Celebrating Ashe County Folk And The Arts Council TreeFest 2006
Cher Shaffer and Denny Connolly have recycled old tin roofing to create a unique themed tree entitled ‘Ashe County Folk’.

Christmas Event At Jefferson Station To Raise Money For A.S.H.E.
In support of A.S.H.E., A Safe Home for Everyone, Jefferson Station is sponsoring a Christmas tree decorating contest for Ashe County student classes



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