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Free Medical Clinic To Hold Volunteer Training Monday
The Ashe County Free Medical Clinic operates through volunteers and a volunteer training has been scheduled for Monday.

West Jefferson Businesses Challenged To Become Fitness Champions
Is your Business a Champion?

10th Annual Food Allergy Awareness Week To Focus On Preventing Fatalities

Health Department Offers Smoking Cessation Counseling
Pregnant Women And Their Families Enoucraged To Attend

Health And Fun For The Young Festival
At Blowing Rock Hospital


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MAY 17, 2007 EDITION

Helping Boone Stay Beautiful

A Good Ol' Time

WHS Presents The Music Man

Wal-Mart Donates To Project Graduation

Adult Services Expo Winners Recognized

highcountry WEEKLY

Southern Accent’s Fellowship Celebration Embraces Community Spirit
During the last thirteen years, Southern Accent has become a household phrase in The High Country – all because of the group’s immense talent, incredible generosity and willingness to share with others their faith and love for music.

Helping Those “Who Fall Through The Cracks”
Foundation Fundraiser And Community Awareness Celebration May 26

John Paul Welcomes Ship Mates And Families To The High Country
WWII Navy Veteran Hosting Reunion Of USS England Destroyer Crew

New Commander Reaching Out With Fellow Service Officers At DAV
Vietnam veteran Mike Trivette has seen a busy week with his installation on Tuesday as the new Commander of the Watauga County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, in addition to his ongoing duties as a trained Veteran’s Service Officer, along with District Commander Dewey Pruitt and Bob Shoemake.



Goodwill Industries Holds Grand Opening
Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina held the grand opening for its Boone retail store Wednesday, May 16.

The Memory Of Ronnie Hicks Lives On At Saturday’s Celebration
His name will not be forgotten nor will his music nor will his zest for life and his innate ability to rise above the obstacles of life as he knew them. And he knew them well.

Green Valley Students Prove Common Cents
Seventh graders across the state put their financial literacy to the test in early March with the $kill $et Survey, a survey initiated by state treasurer Richard Moore to measure students’ knowledge of credit, debt and other financial issues.

Boone Pride Events Scheduled For June 8 & 9
Picnic, Dance And Workshops Planned

Boy Scouts Host Campaign Kick Off
Local Boy Scouts in the Blue Ridge District and their Troop leaders treated community leaders to dinner at the Broyhill Inn on Friday to help kick off their 2007 Friends of Scouting Campaign.

Karen Farthing Named Wal-Mart Teacher Of The Year
The Boone Wal-Mart honored Karen D. Farthing of Valle Crucis School Thursday as its 2007 Teacher of the Year at the Mountain Television Network studios.

Tee It Up For The Arts
High Country Golf Classic To Benefit Banner Elk School



T. Grays Opens In Downtown West Jefferson
T. Grays of West Jefferson has opened in downtown West Jefferson providing a new choice for dining that is sure to please and Owner Tiger Posey is welcoming the community to come in, sit down and make themselves at home.

Cub Scout Pack 237 Holds Flag Retirement Ceremonies
This past Thursday a symbol of our great nation was retired with the help of some of Ashe County’s young citizens.

High Country Chapter Of The National Audubon Society Holds First Public Meeting
The new High Country Chapter of the National Audubon Society is pleased to announce its first public meeting

Blue Ridge Recognizes Employees
Employees from Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation and Blue Ridge Energies, LLC, were recognized for their service

Ashe Services For Aging, Inc. Receives Gift From Food Lion

Science Olympiad Students Win Silver Medal

Winning Chair Designs Blend Originality And Function
Appalachian State University students Ryan Naylor of Barnardsville and Ben Jackson of Asheville won first place prizes in Appalachian State University’s Fourth Annual Berkline BenchCraft LLC Chair Design Competition.

NC Teaching Fellows To Embark On 20th Annual Discovery Bus
Trip Across State

On Monday, May 14th, 500 rising sophomore Teaching Fellows, from 14 campuses, began a week-long tour of the state.

Special Prices For Area Youth For ASU Sponsored Summer Activities
Many of the Appalachian Pathways summer science programs offer a price break for area youth.

Workshop Designed For Landowners In Western North Carolina
If you are a landowner interested in learning more about managing your land in western North Carolina, you are invited to attend the “Discover Your Land” workshop at the Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center.

Third Graders Visit Humane Society

Extension To Hold Pressure Canner Testing On May 30th

High Country Business Network Meets May 17th
The High Country Business Network will hold a business networking event from 5:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on May 17th 2007, at the Appalachian Enterprise Center at ASU (230 Poplar Grove Connector, Boone, NC 28608).

May Proclaimed Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Spring means warm weather and the seasonal return of motorcycles on North Carolina’s highways.



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