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Proposed Bill Would Cap County Medicaid Costs

Let’s Stay In The Game
Men’s Health Program Scheduled For Saturday

Ashe County Free Medical Clinic Opens Doors To Community for Statewide Open House

AMH Sponsors Women And Stroke Program

Appalachian Therapeutic Massage Opens In Jefferson
Julie Smith wants to invite the community to experience the relaxation of massage and yoga at her business


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Celebrating Diversity

From The Heart

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

highcountry WEEKLY

Belly Dancing Comes to Boone

Lost Jewels of Ghawazee Spawns New Mystic Mountain Bellydance


Guardian ad Litem Volunteers - A Voice For The Children
In the past fiscal year, 4,237 Guardian ad Litem volunteers saved the state of North Carolina over $14.68 million through 813,504-plus hours of service, according to NC Supreme Court Chief Justice Sarah Parker in a letter addressed to current program volunteers.

Riverkeeper Program Could Benefit High Country
For Rick Dove, life on the river does not constitute relaxation, fishing and lazy Sunday afternoons.

DAR Honors Sanna Ross Gaffney
Local Historian Receives Americanism Medal

Cold Mountain Review Celebrates 35th Anniversary With Fundraiser
Cold Mountain Review, a literary journal housed in the Department of English at Appalachian State University, will hold a fundraiser gala at the Mariam and Robert Hayes Performing Arts Center

Turchin Center Offers Free Lecture
Elizabeth Resnick Speaks On The Graphic Imperative Friday, April 20



OASIS- Support Is Key To Overcoming Abuse
Support is a key component in the services offered at OASIS, Inc.(Opposing Abuse with Service, Information and Shelter), according to Angela Greene, Shelter Case Manager who came to work with the agency in 2003 soon after graduating from ASU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and began working 24-hour weekend shifts at the agency’s shelter.

4th Annual Volunteer Fest This Saturday
The Volunteer Resource Center (VRC) has moved its annual Volunteer Fest at the Boone Mall from March to April 21st this year.

Current “Challenge” Nearing End For Hunger And Health Coalition
Donations Through April 30 Will Go “A Long Way”

Cleanup Day Is This Saturday
The town of Boone is asking volunteers to get down and dirty.

Library Friends Host Reading By Lee Smith
The Friends of Watauga County Public Library and Watauga Literacy Association invite community members and visitors to their annual meeting, to be held at the library on Sunday, April 22 at 22 p.m.

WHS Plans Graduation Events
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines commencement as “the ceremonies or the day for conferring degrees or diplomas,” but ask anyone who has graduated from high school, and they will tell you that commencement is about more than receiving a diploma.

Mountain Day Of Service

Lees-McRae College Rolls Up Its Sleeves, Beautifies Community

Board Of Ed Approves School Budget
The Watauga County Board of Education approved the budget for the 2007-08 school year at their monthly meeting held Monday, April 2. Ly Marze, Watauga County Schools finance officer, presented the budget to the board.

Boone Service League Fashion Show And Silent Auction This Weekend
The Boone Service League will be hosting their annual Spring Fashion Show and Silent Auction.

Children’s Council Celebrates 30 Years of Service
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Children’s Council a reception will be held at the Jones House on April 24th from 4:30 to 6:30 to mark the occasion.

Kids Triathlon Planned For April 28
The Boone Area Sports and Events Commission will be hosting a Kids’ Triathlon at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the Watauga County Parks and Recreation Department Swim Complex and on the Greenway.

A Celebrar el Dia del Niño!
Se llevará a cabo una feria de salud y seguridad el Sábado, 28 de abril de 2007, de las 4 a 7pm en el Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road en Boone, NC.



New River Zoo Reopens In Time For Earth Day Celebration
Fundraising Square Dance To Be Held At Todd
Mercantile Friday

New Adoption Support Group To Meet April 26th
A new adoption support group has just formed in the county and will be providing a way for adopting parents to network and support one another as well as give parents who are considering adoption an opportunity to meet other parents who have already gone through the process.

Meeting Held To Network Business Resource Providers
A luncheon meeting was held recently in Ashe County to network business resource providers from Ashe, Alleghany and Wilkes counties at the Creative Food Ventures in Family Central in Ashe County.

Ashe Magazine Is Now Available
The 2007 Ashe Magazine is off the press and ready for distribution to visitors and to all those interested in a comprehensive overview of Ashe County.

Greater L.A. Festival Seeking Vendors
The Greater L.A. Festival is being co-sponsored by the Lansing Fire Department and the Lansing American Legion this year with food, fun, crafts, entertainment and more along with great grand prizes that will be given away on Saturday, Sept. 8th.


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