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Infant & Toddler Screenings Announced
The Child Find Committee of the Ashe Local Interagency Coordinating Council is offering infant/toddler screenings in conjunction with Ashe County Schools’ Pre-K Screenings.

Early Detection And Prevention Key To Surviving Cancer
Ashe ACT Against Cancer Coalition is continuing their ongoing efforts to get the word out – early detection is key.


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Plowing For Pumpkins

Service With A Smile

Jumping For Joy

Week Of The Young Child Brings Fun

highcountry WEEKLY

Highlights of Merlefest

Roberta Yates Named State Service Provider
Of The Year

Watauga Foster Care Shines In North Carolina

May Is Foster Care Month
A Foster Mother Shares Her Heart

Christian Motorcycle Group Hits The Road For 20th Annual
Run For The Son

Chapter President To Shave Beard If $8,000 Is Raised

WMC Names Jones Couple “Volunteers of the Year”
Watauga Medical Center recently celebrated National Volunteer Recognition Week by honoring its dedicated group of volunteers with a breakfast buffet, after which a dynamic duo was presented a coveted and much deserved award.



Athletes Shine At Special Olympics
Hundreds of athletes, coaches and volunteers came out Thursday for the annual Spring Games, hosted by Special Olympics North Carolina Watauga County at Appalachian State University’s Guy Brewer Stadium.

Toyota Raffle Supports Project Graduation
The Class of 2007 will gather together for the last time on Monday, May 28 for Project Graduation.

Thursday, May 3: 56th Annual National Day of Prayer
The public is invited to join together on the lawn of First Baptist Church of Boone at noon, Thursday May 3, to participate in the local commemoration of the 56th Annual National Day of Prayer.

Midnight At The Oasis A Great Success
Supporters of OASIS (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information and Shelter) danced the night away on Saturday, April 28 at the organization’s annual fund raiser.

Postal Carriers Need Your Help To Stamp Out Hunger
15th Annual Food Drive Will Feed Thousands In The High Country

Did You Know?

Ray Carlton Remembered As His Song Of Life Plays On

News of his death in Florida during spring break shocked The High Country - one so full of life and enthusiasm taken so quickly without warning hardly seemed fair, as if it ever does.

Boone Mall To Host Adult Services Expo May 15
The Adult Services Coalition will hold its Fifth Annual Adult Services Expo on Tuesday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boone Mall.

High Country Senior Games Entering 18th Year
Now entering its 18th year in The High Country, the state-sanctioned Senior Games is slated for May 19-June 9, a huge event for area senior citizens, many of whom have been “in training” since last year’s competition ended.

Victorious Vinyard
Banner Elk Winery Earns Medals

Let’s Sample Some Sports
ASU Coaches Go To The Beech For Athletic Instruction

Deep Gap Sandwich Shop Opens For New Season
With the addition of a few new items on the menu, extended hours and a new stand-up eating area for customer convenience, the Deep Gap Ice Cream and Sandwich Hut has just opened for the 2007 season.

A Royal Affair
YMCA Of Avery County To Host First Princess Date Night

Stepping Out In Style
Boone Service League Holds Annual Benefit Fashion Show



Teams Needed For Annual Heart Walk
Take a relaxing walk around Jefferson on Saturday, May 19th and join over one-million people nationwide in supporting the American Heart Association’s fight against heart disease.

Mother’s Day Memorial Service Planned For May 13th
A Mother’s Day memorial service will be held Sunday, May 13th at 4 p.m. at Bald Mountain Cemetery for parents, grandparents or other relatives who are grieving for a lost child held by the Ashe Pregnancy Care Center.

Feeding And Clothing Those In Need
Ashe Sharing Center Expands Hours Of Operation

Local Realtors Hold Baby Shower For Pregnancy Center

Vendors Needed For Lansing Festival
Event Features All Day Music, Food, Fun And More



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