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Generic Drug Utilization On The Rise
Consumers Benefit As More Americans Turn To Generics To Save Money

Safe Surrender An Option For Overwhelmed Mothers

Ashe County Safe Kids Stresses Importance Of Child Passenger Safety
Valentine’s Week To Focus On Booster Seats

New Lease Agreement Signed With Wilkes Regional Medical Center

Blood Supply Remains At A Critical Status: Give Blood Now

Red Cross Offering Training For Disaster Action Teams
Community Volunteers Make A Difference In Time Of Need


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A Good Deed Rewarded

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Athletes Compete In Winter Games

highcountry WEEKLY

Local Actor, Barber Dies At Age 81

Ned Austin Will Be Memorialized Saturday

“The Talk Of The Town” Nears End Of First Session

One proud parent is telling her friends, “I love seeing how respectfully boys treat my daughter “ Another says, “I love going to the Cotillion as a chaperone to learn manners and dance steps for myself - I’m disappointed if I have to miss a session!”

“Miss Addie:” A Walking Encyclopedia At 100
She told us last year that she would see us for the “big one” in 2007 and she did not let us forget our promised visit.

Volunteering With Extreme Home Make-Over: A Dream Come True For WHS Senior And Family
Two weeks after rubbing shoulders with the likes of Ty Pennington and his crew from ABC-TV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” the Charles Quinn family of Boone is still reeling with excitement.

Iraqi Vet Pens A Doctor Looks At War
New Book Describes Physician’s Experience With The 28th Combat Support Hospital



Allan Blume Elected Chair Of Baptist State Convention
Allan Blume, pastor of Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Boone, was elected chairman of the Baptist State Convention Board of Directors during the board’s first meeting of the year on January 30, 2007.

Relay For Life Kick-Off Set For Monday Night
Motivational Speaker, Team Recruitment

School Board Honors Teachers
In joint session with Watauga County Board of Commissioners, the Board of Education moved on several major decisions concerning the construction of the new Watauga High School at their meeting Monday night.

Friends Of The Library Book Sale Is Here!
The Friends of the Watauga County Library are gearing up for their biggest fund raiser of the year, their annual book sale. The sale will be at Boone Mall from Feb. 22 to 24.

Complete Ski Or Snowboard Makeover Just
A Letter Away

Sugar Mountain Ski And Snowboard Makeover Contest Entries Being Accepted

Heart Ball Raises More Than $20,000
The Hearts of Hospitality House held their 12th annual ball Saturday Feb. 10 at the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center.

Community Garden Gears Up For Spring
Though winter is still upon us, the Leola Street Community Garden is gearing up for a spring of abundant growth.

Win Filed Under ‘Miscellaneous’
Ledah Finck, a seventh grader at Valle Crucis Elementary, spelled her way to the top Wednesday, winning the Watauga County Schools Spelling Bee for 2007.

Audubon Society Comes To High Country
New Chapter Accepting Membership



Local Craftsman Brings Wood To Life In Home Workshop
In a small workshop next to his home in Lansing, Ashe County native Johnny Johnson can be found working with his scroll saw creating intricate wood cuttings for framing as well as traditional dulcimers using patterns that have been around for generations.

Lady Victoria Academy Of Vocal Training Opens In Jefferson
Victoria Wirth has been teaching people to sing in her home for years, but now she has made her work official by opening a studio in Jefferson.

Ashe County Unit Of The American Heart Association Plans Fundraising Events
Mark your calendars; the Ashe County unit of the American Heart Association will soon be holding three annual fundraising events: the Heart Breakfast, Heart Auction and Heart Walk.

New FFA Scholarship Funds Purchase Of Equipment
For ACHS Classroom

A memorial scholarship program honoring Tiffany Rhodes, a 2005 graduate of Ashe County High School, who died in a car accident May, ’06 has funded the purchase of a $1,100 digital LCD projector for the FFA classroom.

Latinos Unidos Community Pot Luck This Sunday, February 18th At Family Central
Latinos Unidos invites everyone interested to a Hispanic/Latino Community Pot Luck and Conversation on Sunday, February 18th, 2007 at 5 p.m. at Family Central.

Barn Quilts Of Southeastern Ashe County
This is the final installment of articles about the Ashe County’s newest community art display of Barn Quilts. The quilts highlighted in this article are located in Southeastern Ashe County and have all been created by two or more artisans.

Skyland Books Welcomes Sunrise Over Appalachia Author
Cecil Cline, author of his memoir, “Sunrise Over Appalachia” will be at Skyland Books and Gifts Saturday, Feb. 17th from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. to sign books.

Odd Fellows Active In Ashe For Over 100 Years
“Striving To Make Our Community A Better Place In Which To Live”

Mountain View Student Wins The Community Wide Spelling Bee
The Ashe Countywide Spelling Bee was held on the evening of Thursday, Feb. 8th in the auditorium of Westwood Elementary School.

4-H Afterschool Goes To Raleigh After Being Selected For Forum
North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Ashe County Center was excited that 4-H Bulldog Alert – SOS Afterschool students from Ashe County Middle School were selected to participate in a middle school youth forum




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