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Is There A Doctor In The House?
ARHS Plans To Recruit More Pyhsicians To Area

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

Safe Surrender An Option For Overwhelmed Mothers

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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Away We Go!

A Good Deed Rewarded

Hang In There

highcountry WEEKLY

Garden To Honor Memory Of Flores Sisters
Cove Creek Students Counting On Community Support For Meaningful Project

WHS Sophomore Heads To Holland This Summer
As Sports Ambassador

Watauga High School Sophomore Lydia Sherwood was recently nominated, interviewed and accepted to participate as a People to People Sports Ambassador to Holland in July.

Breaking Barriers In Acupuncture
New Clinic Offers Healing Arts On A Sliding Scale

Museum Pieces Fall Into Place
New Banner House Museum Director Comes To B.E. From D.C.



Climbing For Change
Appalachian State University students, faculty and staff will be climbing to raise money for Mountain Alliance, a local nonprofit working with youth to build leadership skills through outdoor and service experiences.

Building The Future
The Watauga High School construction technology department has been putting the practical skills they teach their students to use since the 1960s.

WAMY: Improving Quality Of Life In High Country
Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, Yancey Community Action Inc. (WAMY) was chartered in July of 1964 through the Economic Opportunity Act, part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty.

“We Can’t Stop Now”
Message Rings Clear At Relay For Life Kick-Off

High Country Cotillion Wraps Up Winter Session
High Country Cotillion wrapped up its inaugural winter session on Thursday, February 15th with The Valentine’s Gala dinner dance for 7th through 10th graders, featuring a father/daughter and mother/son dance at the Broyhill Inn on the ASU campus.

Boone Methodist Sends Mission Team to Guatemala
Boone United Methodist Church will send a 14 member mission team to Guatemala on March 11 in conjunction with United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM).

Learning To Ski After All These Years
Sometimes the simplest and best joys are hidden in plain sight, and sometimes you don’t appreciate them until your boss tells you so.

Hope Harvey Named Realtor Of The Year
Hope Harvey, Sales Broker with Mountain Retreats Realty, Inc., in the Foscoe/Banner Elk area, was named Realtor of the Year by the Avery/Watauga Association of Realtors last Thursday during the organization’s general membership meeting at the Broyhill Inn.

Start Your Own Business Workshop Series Offered
Have you ever thought about starting your own business, but did not know where to start?

Young Entrepreneurs Share Secrets To Success
Young entrepreneurs and Appalachian State University graduates will return to campus March 1 for a Young Entrepreneurs Symposium.



Young Entrepreneur Tries Her Hand At Business
Thirteen-year-old Allison Yount is becoming a young entrepreneur. She will be managing the concessions
for the Annual Home Show that is scheduled to take
place on April 2

Ashe County Library Hosts Local Musicians
Music was enjoyed by all who attended the free concert at the Ashe County Library, Friday evening Feb. 16th.

Home Show To Feature Home Related Vendors And More
For the first time in its history, the fifth annual Home Sweet Home Show will be opening up to other businesses so that customers will find not only home related vendors, but other business vendors as well who will be offering one day specials.

Relay For Life Benefit To Bring Laughter And Funds
A new fundraising event for this year’s Relay for Life is a womanless beauty pageant – Mz. Relay 2007


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