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

All Low-Income Newborns To Receive Equal Access To Medicaid


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Top ASU Artists Recognized

From The Heart

App Ski Honors Coach Moore

Dishing It Out

WCC Theatre Presents“ You Can’t Take It With You”

highcountry WEEKLY

Bottled Water Springs Forth In High Country
If success could be bottled, chances are it would taste pretty darn good.

It’s A Crime To Miss Sqrambled Scuares
This Week’s Episode Benefits Crimestoppers

Security In A Blanket Goes The Extra Mile
Linus Blankets Find Way To Boone Police Cruisers

Special Olympic Athletes Learn Kung Fu
Special Olympics of Watauga County has recently added yet another learning and training opportunity for the athletes they serve.

Readers Hungry For Nicholson’s Newest Release

They Hunger Now Available In Bookstores

Local Songwriter In MerleFest Contest Finals

Laura Kaufman’s “Now” in Top Three of Gospel Category

Regional Author at Lees-McRae College
Robert Morgan at King-Shivell Gallery April 19th

High Country Writers Present Chris Roerden
Don’t Murder Your Mystery Author Shows Writers How to Get Past “First Read”



Wine To Water Plans April 24 Event
Wine To Water, a nonprofit working to set up clean water and sanitation systems in developing countries, will be having their first event in the area April 24 at Bistro Roca, located on 143 Wonderland Trail in Blowing Rock.

3 High Country Non-profits Partner To Help Local Family
One email can set off an entire chain reaction of community support.

Doing Your Spring Cleaning … Boone RAM’s Rack In
Need Of Your Donations

It is that time of year when you begin to clean out closets, attics and basements.

Students See Impact Of Tobacco Firsthand
“I’ve never seen our students pay such close attention to anyone!” was the comment heard from teachers at Parkway, Green Valley, and Watauga High School.

Community Serves Up $47,600 For Make-A-Wish Foundation
The volunteers who took on the role of food servers in the Second Annual Celebrity Serve for the local chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation (MAW) did a great job.

Hunger And Health Coalition Presented With Challenge
All Donations Matched Through April 30

DECA Students Compete At State Conference
On March 1-3, 24 Watauga High School DECA club, traveled to Greensboro to compete in DECA’s State Career Development Conference.

Summit On Youth Addresses Children’s Needs
Representatives from organizations serving children met Thursday, March 29 to discuss how to work together and better serve the area’s youth at the Watauga County Summit on Youth, facilitated by Nancy Reigel, Shirlee Gaines Edwards and Ron Redmon.

Robby Benson Returns To The High Country
Three years ago, my husband and I moved from Washington, D.C. to Boone.

High Country United Way Zooms Past Goal
For the third year in a row, The High Country United Way (HCUW) has exceeded its goal in an incredible fund-raising campaign that ended on Saturday, March 31, racing past its $500,000 goal with an additional $24,037.

Building Walls, Building Community
For David Damour, building a rock wall is not about heavy lifting.

Board Of Ed. Recognizes Student Achievements
The Watauga County Board of Education met Monday evening for their monthly meeting.

Hound Ears Hosts Chamber Day
The second annual Boone Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber Day at Hound Ears Country Club tees off Friday, April 27.



The Kick Factory Has Moved To Town
The ‘Kick Factory’ has been at its new location in Jefferson (near the Dollar Mart) for almost a month now and Owner/Instructor Alan Ambrose feels his life long dream is coming to fruition.

Take A Bite Of The Big Apple As Part Of The American Red Cross “New York Get Away” Promotion

Global Warming Class in Ashe County
The New River Earth Institute is offering a brand new discussion course to the community.

Artist Residencies In Schools
The Ashe County Arts Council recently sponsored an Arts in Education extended residency in the Ashe County Schools.

Ashe County Democrats Celebrate FDR’s Birthday
A large crowd of Ashe County Democrats gathered at the Ashe County Senior Center in West Jefferson on Saturday evening, March 24th to celebrate the birthday and legacy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

River House Inn And Restaurant Welcomes New General Manager
River House Inn And Restaurant is welcoming their new General Manager Sherman Lyle.

“Rudy Ruritan” Bears Presented To Laurel Springs VFD
Members of the Laurel Springs Volunteer Firemen, First Responders and Auxiliary were honored Monday night, April 2nd

Pancake And Sausage Breakfast To Benefit W. J. Lions Club

ACT Readers Theatre Auditions For “Sunshine Boys”

Library Movie Showing A Success
Nearly forty people were in attendance at the Ashe County Library last Saturday for a free showing of the movie An Inconvenient Truth.



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