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Growing Families Receive Support To Prepare For Arrival Of New Babies

Group Warns Against Leaving Animals Outside In Freezing Temperatures
Every year, PETA receives complaints about dogs who are left outside in the cold.

MS Society Offers 7 Programs On Understanding MS

Coping With COPD
WMC Wellness Center offers ways to breath easier for chronic patients


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Arts Council Celebrates 25 Years

Parkway School Celebrates MLK Day

Local Man Recognized For Service On Soil & Water Conservation Board

highcountry WEEKLY

It’s Time To Get In Rhythm

Appalachian Rhythm Clogging Studio Gives You That Chance

New Book Released By McFarland Discusses Racing
Stock car racing has long grown away from its roots in the rural moonshine runs in the Carolinas, but the ghostly roars of those engines might still linger over some hallowed tracks.



Make-A-Wish Foundation Comes To High Country, Thanks To ASU’s Chi Omega
According to Allison Boyle, president of the ASU fraternity, its national headquarters selected Make-A-Wish as its national philanthropy in 2002.

Celebrity Serve To Benefit Local Chapter Of Make-A-Wish Foundation
Celebs, Restaurants Gearing Up For Another Great Fundraiser

New Nonprofit Coalition To Hold Financial Wellness Clinic
Watauga County Library is partnering with local agencies to form the Blue Ridge Asset-Building Coalition to promote communication and community among the High Country’s many non-profits.

Goodwill Needs Donations Now
As cold weather moves into the Carolinas, donations to Goodwill are down, while the demand remains high.

WYN Gears Efforts Toward Recruiting Mentors For Local Youth
Western Youth Network (WYN), formerly known as Watauga Youth Network, was established in 1985 to address gaps in service for youth in Watauga County.

Hunger And Health Coalition: A Family-Friendly Workplace
Clients coming and going at the Hunger and Health Coalition, Inc. in Boone are often treated to an extra smile when 10-month old Zachary Winebarger comes to work with his mother.

Hospitality House Plans Annual Heart Ball
The Hearts of Hospitality House are gearing up for their 12th Annual Ball on Saturday, Feb. 10.

Students Meet MLK Challenge

High Country United Way Inching Toward Goal
Upcoming Fundraiser Will Prove To Be A Gift Of Love For All

ASU’s Craft Enrichment Program Now Enrolling
These workshops will be an opportunity for students and community members to have a hands-on experience with many forms of creative expression through learning crafts.

Whole-Farm Planning Workshop Series
Sponsored by USDA-RMA and NC Cooperative Extension

Mountain Alliance Takes Academy On The Road
Mountain Alliance, a local nonprofit providing leadership development for area youth, will soon be offering a new program called the Rolling Academy.



Rainbow Center Family Specialist Bonnie Perkins Wins Regional Award
Rainbow Center Family Specialist Bonnie Perkins was recently awarded the Regional Award from the North Carolina Family Based Services Association (NCFBSA) for her exceptional skills and dedicated service to families.

Ashe Teachers Become Nationally Board Certified
The teacher quality movement achieved a new milestone in North Carolina with a recent announcement by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) that more than 1,500 state teachers achieved National Board Certification in 2006—and are now recognized as among the nation’s top educators.

Seeking The Simple Life Through The New River Earth Institute
Are you interested in a simpler life?

Internet Users Should Be Cautious While Surfing The Web
Internet users are encouraged to be aware of possible scams after a local woman who was surfing the internet received two charges to her checking account in the amount of $49.95 each that she did not authorize, according to Detective William Craig of the West Jefferson Police Department.

Valentines Open House To Be Held At White Hart Woods
A Valentines Open House will be held Saturday, Feb. 3rd from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at White Hart Woods during an open house event.



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