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Community Care Clinic Offers Affordable Healthcare
Marian Peters saw a need for affordable healthcare in her community, so she has stepped up and is working to fill that need with the Community Care Clinic.

Participants Sought For Study On Children And Weight Loss

Ashe Chamber Of Commerce Sponsors Ultrascreen Inc. For Upcoming Screening

Family Caregiver Support Group Offered In Ashe County
A new support group for local family caregivers is being offered free of charge by the Ashe Family Caregiver Council.

American Diabetes Alert Day Set For March 27


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Passionate Posters: From Pop To Political

Auction Raises Funds To Fight Heart Disease

Fighting Fire

Mz. Relay 2007 To Be Held Saturday

Mixter Honored By Sunrise Rotary

New Rotary Members

highcountry WEEKLY

Wine To Water
During his senior year at N.C. State, Doc Hendley, now Wine To Water executive director, asked himself a question many college seniors find themselves asking, “What am I going to do with my life?”

Foster Grandparents Make The Grade At Local Schools
Carrie Blankinship, Foster Grandparent: “These Kids Are My Life, Literally”

High Country Kids Say “Thanks” To Make-A-Wish Foundation
Celebrity Serve To Make More Wishes Possible

Roark Leaves Town Of Boone, Accepts Job As
Stanly County Fire Marshal

With mixed emotions, Boone Fire Prevention Specialist Michael D. Roark will be hanging up his uniform on Friday, March 16, and heading to the foothills where he has accepted a position as Fire Marshal for Stanly County.



Restoration Planned For Kraut Creek
The Kraut Creek Committee is approaching a time of change as they prepare to begin their first creek restoration project on the section of the creek that runs between the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce and an Appalachian State faculty parking lot.

Hunger And Health Coalition Volunteers Help Individuals
Dress For Success

Boutique Opens Friday, March 16

Habitat For Humanity Heads Into Busy Spring
Since an early December morning when 20 volunteers braved the elements to prepare a building site and get a head-start on the newest Habitat for Humanity home, the non-profit agency has not stopped planning for a busy 2007 Spring and Summer, says Judi Scharns, executive director of Watauga County Habitat for Humanity.

Children’s Consignment Sale Returns To Boone Mall The Week
For the last three years, mothers and others have anxiously anticipated the Spring and Fall Children’s Consignment Sales at Boone Mall. Shop managers, Kristy Hodges and Sharon Lawrence, along with a large number of consignors and assistants, are happy to announce that the Children’s Spring Consignment Sale will begin on Thursday, March 15th and continue through Saturday March 24.

Board Of Ed. Holds March Meeting
The Watauga County Board of Education met for their monthly meeting Monday, March 12.

Todd Ruritan Club Awards Scholarship
The Todd Ruritan Club is once again accepting applications for the Ruby A. Trivette Scholarship.



High Country Kids Say “Thanks” To
Make-A-Wish Foundation

Celebrity Serve To Make More Wishes Possible

Wildlife In North Carolina Magazine Donated To Deployed Troops

It’s a bit like word from home, with fur, feathers and fins.

New River State Park Volunteer Presents Slide Show And A Hike
“Curly” Perzel, a new volunteer with the New River State Park shared her pictures and experiences from hiking the Appalachian Trail, Sunday, March 11th.

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Management Plan And Environmental Assessment
In 2003, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area (BRNHA) was established as the nation’s 24th national heritage area by an Act of the 108th United States Congress.

Jefferson Landing Expands Amenity Offerings
Golf Community To Add Golf Learning Program And New Amenity Center

Blue Ridge Elementary Students Make Talavera Tiles
Bright Ideas Grant Makes Project Possible

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

Holy Week Services To Be Held At WJ First Baptist Church
The public is cordially invited to attend Holy Week Services at West Jefferson First Baptist Church

Shiitake Mushroom Log Workshop To Be Held
In Warrensville Saturday

High Country Business Network Meets In Ashe County
The High Country Business Network will hold a business networking event from 5:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on March 15th 2007, at the Jefferson Landing Club (148 E. Landing Drive, Jefferson, NC 28640, for directions, go to Yahoo Maps).


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