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bullet Don’t Let Kids Go Hungry This Summer, 2007
USDA’s Summer Food Program Provides Food In Ashe County

bullet Free Workshop Will Feature De-Stressing, Re-Energizing Yoga Stretches
The next session of Blue Mountain Mondays is on the evening of June 18th with Standing Yoga/Office Yoga.


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Horn In The West Returns Friday

King Street Rhythm

Breaking Ground

A Pause For Paws

highcountry WEEKLY

Loretta’s Vendetta Arrives On King Street
It was a period when feminism was on the rise and pet rocks were a hit, and who could forget the shag carpets and yellow flower wallpaper that were so common?

The Horrors Of Shopping
Screamies Opens On King Street

Deborah Kirksey Goes Beyond “The Bad Dream”
Boone Woman Has Reasons To Relay

Musicfest Goes Green

10th Annual Sugar Grove Festival to Feature Earth-Friendly PA System

Get More Rhythm in your Life

Author McGuinn Pens Last Train From Elkland
Author Doug McGuinn of Boone connected local history with train lore and managed to link up several High Country communities.

watauga WEEKLY

Kay Reid Fulkerson Child Development Center Closing Soon, Leaving
Huge Void In Community

When the Kay Reid Fulkerson Child Development Center opened in Boone in the fall of 1998, it was an answer to prayer for many families in the area with special-needs children. When word came recently that the facility was closing, staff members and the families they currently serve began to experience joint feelings of despair.

Fulkerson Child Development Center Has Made Huge Difference For Hazen
Jennifer Miller was “shocked and devastated” when she learned that her son’s child development center was closing. “I can’t begin to express my sadness, nor will I ever be able to express my gratitude for what that wonderful place has meant to Hazen and me.”

The Lodges At Eagles Nest Hosts Father’s Day Celebration
Music, Contests And Prizes All Part Of Family Fun

Todd Participates in HandMade in America’s Small Towns Annual Cluster Gathering
On Tuesday, May 22nd, delegates invited from the towns of Hayesville, Andrews, Robbinsville, Bryson City, Hot Springs, Marshall, Mars Hill, Chimney Rock, Old Fort, Bakersville, Crossnore, Todd, and West Jefferson gathered for the Annual Small Towns Cluster Gathering at Warren Wilson College.

From Bragg To Baghdad
It is 6,472 miles from Fort Bragg to Baghdad, and the friends and family of Task Force Falcon are determined to walk every one of them by October.

Power of the Purse Luncheon Sponsored By ARHS

Neighborhood Yoga Celebrates Summer

Library Offers Summer Programs
Between the cultivation of family trees and the joys of yummy vegetable art, the air around the Watauga County Public Library is filled with a curious, botanical quality.

Clerk Of Court Retires

AARP Offers Safety Driver Course
Sheriff Hagaman Will Teach Class For Drivers Over Age 50


Todd Community To Celebrate New Walking Trail And Summer
Music Series Saturday

The community of Todd will officially open its new walking trail in the Todd Historic District on Saturday, June 16, at 11 a.m. After the opening ceremony, members of the Todd Community Preservation Organization (TCPO) will conduct a guided tour of the trail that winds among some 16 historic buildings and sites in “downtown” Todd.

A New Times, A New Era
You may notice a few changes in this week’s Mountain Times. A quick look will show we’ve added several new features to our pages.

New Website Focuses On Ashe County

Ashe County Farmers Market Celebrates New Addition
The sun shown down in celebration on the crowd gathered at the Ashe County Farmers Market on Saturday June 9th for the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Everyone in attendance was commended for their support and participation in making this dream a reality.

Midnight Scholarships Presented At Project Graduation From ASU
David Haney of Appalachian State University visited Project Graduation at midnight to present three new scholarships to students headed for ASU.

Free Workshop Features De-Stressing, Re-Energizing Yoga Stretches

A new series of free mini-workshops is beginning at Blue Mountain Center for the Healing Arts in Boone. The next session of Blue Mountain Mondays is on the evening of June 18th with Standing Yoga/Office Yoga.

Homebuilders Association Presents Funds To Backstreet Park

Ag Commissioner Troxler Reminds Farmers To Document Freeze Damage

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