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ASU Sponsors Eating Disorders Awareness Programs

An Apple A Day...
Study Finds Foods Rich In Quercetin Boost Immune System

State Epidemiologist: Washing Hands Key To Preventing “Stomach Flu”

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


Notes of Interest


Recovering Nicely

Day Of Dance And Smiles

Juggling Laughs And More

Doc Makes Surprise Visit

Local Winner Named In Annual Checkers Classic

highcountry WEEKLY

Full Steam Ahead
Wellness Center Portion Of YMCA Of Avery County Prepares To Open

Scouting Around Town Is What This Family Does Best
The Chip Norwood family of Blowing Rock has spent a lifetime in scouting. Perhaps the lady of the house, Lynn Norwood has put in the most hours, starting in second grade in Winston-Salem and remaining through high school graduation and beyond.

HOSA Students Training Peers In Life-Saving Techniques
Next Stop - State Competition

Hospice And Palliative Care Of Avery County Hires New Executive Director
Mary Ellen Shea Arrives With Years Of Experience, Strong Committment To Help

Poets Speak At ASU’s Visiting Writers Series
Poetry is the focus at the March 8 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University.

Our State Introduces NC Signature
New Magazine Emphasizes Modern Lifestyles



Reading Across Watauga
The National Education Association and teachers all over the country are gearing up for March 2, which marks Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America.

OASIS Co-Sponsors Documentary Searching For Angela Shelton
A Personal Journey That Leads From Abuse To Healing

Anna Nicole Smith Tragedy Touches High Country
Fox News Airs Interview with Ford Shelley from Chetola Resort

BRAHM And BRSC Collaborate On Moses Cone: The Denim King
The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) is collaborating with Blowing Rock Stage Company to make their production of “Moses Cone: The Denim King” an artistic experience that appeals to the audience on many levels.

Time For A Facelift
LMC To Transform Reynolds Gymnasium Into New Student Recreation Center

Spay/Neuter Clinic Benefits Pets And Owners
About a month ago I decided my cat Bianca seemed lonely and needed a friend, so I adopted a kitten to keep her company.

A Helping Hand
Avery Senior Services Continues To Grow, And Assist, Over The Years

Helen Tellekamp Retires From Real Estate Business
After 12 years with Tellekamp-Campbell Real Estate, Helen Tellekamp has decided to fully retire and sell her real estate business.

Be Loud And Proud
Women’s Leadership Conference This Saturday

Appalachian Senior Programs Are Vital Service To
Five-County Region

Those sweet doting senior citizens often seen by visitors in local classrooms, child care centers and Head Start programs aren’t necessarily staff members - they could be Foster Grandparents.



Heartland Grocery Finds Home In Fleetwood
Charles Jones is a man who found his way home after 32 years and became the proprietor of a new store in Fleetwood.

Local Moms Find Support And Friendship
Are you a mom looking for support and friendship, the kind that only another mother could offer?

Relay For Life Womanless Beauty Pageant To Raise Money In The Fight Against Cancer
A new fundraising event for this year’s Relay for Life is a womanless beauty pageant.

Internet Entrepreneur Tech Class To Be Held March 8th
An Entrepreneur Tech seminar, “Cafe Doing Business on the Internet” will be presented March 8th from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m

NC Secretary Of State Speaks At Local
Leadership Conference

The Lee H. McCaskey Center for Student Involvement and Leadership at Appalachian State University will host its 16th annual Women’s Leadership Conference

Food Based Business Courses Available At WCC
Several courses relating to food production will be held in March with the first one beginning on Thursday, March 8th from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Sale Of Handmade Pinatas To Benefit Local Church

Westwood Elementary Bus Drivers Treated To
Appreciation Celebration


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