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Special Sneak Preview On The Horizon
YMCA of Avery County Wellness Center Prepares To Open

Give Blood At An Upcoming Drive
Upcoming blood drives are planned in the county to help with the blood supply.

Free Prostate Cancer Screening Signup Deadline Approaching

All Low-Income Newborns To Receive Equal Access To Medicaid


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2007 AMPC Winners

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Hello Dolly!

Passionate Posters: From Pop To Political

highcountry WEEKLY

Wish Kids Part II – Make A Wish Foundation Makes A Difference In High Country

March of Dimes Mission Family Shares Story Of Heartbreak, Healing And Hope

Local Teen Featured On Cover Of Novel
Cody McGuire And His Banjo Return To The Spotlight

Life Coach Helps Others Reach Potential
She doesn’t exactly stand around in nylon shorts blowing into a whistle, but Jean DeHart is a self-described coach.

Addie Clawson Featured In Smithsonian Exhibit
A notable Boone figure will be featured in a Smithsonian exhibit as part of Women’s History Month.

Lees-McRae College President To Be Featured On UNC-TV
Dr. David W. Bushman To Appear On Show Airing April 6



Crowd Gathers To Take Back The Night

Women and men alike rallied to Take Back The Night, a march to raise awareness against sexual violence.

Double The Fun At Mr. WHS Show

Twins Take Home The Crown

Soil And Water Contest Winners Announced
Andi Cochran, ASU Intern with the District, and Donna Harmon, Education Coordinator, presented programs to 513 students in six different schools in Watauga County for the Soil and Water Contests that are sponsored each year.

Countywide Science Fair Held At Boone Mall
Third, fourth and fifth graders from across the county gathered Tuesday afternoon at Boone Mall to compete in the annual countywide Science Fair.

Bethel Competes At Regional Battle Of The Books
Bethel Elementary School represented Watauga County Schools, winning fourth place on Friday at the regional Battle of the Books competition.

More Than “Just Another Day” For High Country United Way
Day Of Caring – A Community Outreach

Chamber Serves Up Lunch And Learn
Low-impact development was the topic du jour at last Monday’s Boone Area Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn.

Mast General Store Hosts Shoe Collection Point for Soles4Souls
Who would have thought that just by doing a little spring cleaning in your closet you could help change the world?

Second Annual Stand Up! Stand Out! Takes Place Sunday
Collegiates Help Younger Girls Deal With Today’s Societal Issues

Healthy Start Program Receives Generous Donation
Blowing Rock Rotary Keeps Program Afloat For Another Year

Community-Based Restorative Forestry Forum April 2
If you have questions about the woods on your property or if you want to know more about creating a sustainable income then mark you calendars.

K.G. Younger Knows His Words
Eighth Grader Places First In Word Power Challenge

Ducks Unlimited Hosts Banquet This Saturday
Funds Benefit Wetland Conservation

Biodiesel Workshop This Saturday
You can learn how to put an ear of corn in your fuel tank this Saturday in Boone.



ShinDigz Opens At Riverview Community Center
A new restaurant, ShinDigz, has opened at the Riverview Community Center in Creston that is sure to have something for everyone.

High Country Youth Ministries Plans First Annual
Resurrection Celebration

Everyone in the community is invited to the first Resurrection Celebration held by High Country Youth Ministries

Special Night Of Music To Benefit Relay for Life
Relay for Life Organizers are presenting “A Night of Music” with Jeff Little, Steve Lewis, Josh Scott and Wayne Henderson on Thursday, April 19th at 7 p.m. at the Ashe Civic Center.

Volunteers Needed In The Community
The Ashe County Volunteer Initiative works with various agencies and projects throughout the county and works to match volunteers up with local projects throughout the year.

Students Host 2nd Annual 5k Run/Walk Fundraiser For
Huntington’s Disease

SAT Prep Course Offered At ASU
Appalachian State University will offer an SAT exam prep course for students planning to take the test in May.

Open House And Dedication Of New Addition At Ashe Civic Center
The public is invited to an Open House and Dedication Ceremony for the new addition at the Ashe Civic Center on Saturday, March 31 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Global Warming: A Hot Topic

Global Warming seems to be a hot topic lately, but what does it really mean?

Storytelling For Students
Local storyteller Orville Hicks treated Mountain View 4th grade students to mountain storytelling.

Divorce Care Seminar Begins March 26th
Separated or divorced and looking for people who will understand just what you are going through?

SBA Outreach Set For April Throughout Western NC
Workshops focusing on various U.S. Small Business Administration programs and services for persons interested in starting or expanding a small business will take place throughout western North Carolina during the month of April.

Home Builders Announce Membership Campaign

Troncalli Completes Mentor Program
Vic Troncalli, President of RE/MAX Mountain Places Real Estate, LLC. in Boone and West Jefferson, NC has recently completed the Mentor Program

Entertainment Planned For This Year’s Professional
Women’s Seminar

The 7th Annual Professional Women’s Seminar “Fabulous Fifties - Let the Good Times Roll” hosted by Wilkes Community College and Ashe Chamber of Commerce will be held in April.

Craft Log Homes Launches Vacation Rental Management Service
MasterCraft Log Homes, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of MasterCraft Rentals, a full-service vacation rental management company.


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