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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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Trading Smiles

Horn In The West Returns Friday

King Street Rhythm

Breaking Ground

highcountry WEEKLY

LMC Opens Doors For Summer Enrichment Series

Program Offers Chance To Have Fun While Learning New Skills

Belly Dancing Workshop July 8th

Chris “Dr. Maya” Schneider to Visit Art in Motion Studio

Happy Summer Solstice!


watauga WEEKLY

The Children’s Playhouse Packed with Summer Fun!
Advance Tickets Sales to Playhouse Children’s Music Festival with Billy Jonas Start June 7th. Rain or shine, a sure-fire recipe for fun this summer is a visit to The Children’s Playhouse, the High Country’s only children’s museum.

A Fun-Day Fundraiser Saturday
Benefit Carnival for Tyler Albert at Boone National Guard Armory

Relay Success –Impossible Without Sponsors, Hard-Working Committees

Sugar Mountain Park To Be Dedicated On July 1
The J. Douglas Williams Park Has Been A Labor Of Love

Helping Hands Return to High Country
For the past 20 years, Carolina Cross Connection has been giving teenagers a valuable lesson that is directly related to Jesus’ plea to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” The Christian ministry holds camps in western North Carolina where kids spend part of their summer helping people in need.

New Playground Equipment Arriving In July
Local kids will soon be swinging into summer with new playground equipment.
The commissioners made allocations for new equipment at three different local parks, with work already underway at the Tot Lot at the county recreation complex in Boone.

Fashion Show to Feature Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway
Blowing Rock Hospital is proud to announce that the Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway will provide the fashions for the 30th annual fundraising fashion show and patron’s gala.

Dine And Discover Provides Opportunities For Women

Boone CVB Awarded For Best Destination Marketing Initiative
The Boone Convention and Visitors Bureau was honored with the Platinum Award for “Best Destination Marketing Initiative” for its new High Country Backroads website.


Family Thanks Community For Support After Loss Of Their Son
The family of Jonatan Jomarron said the people of Ashe County definitely made their lives a little easier when they reached out to help them after their 18-year-old son died tragically in a drowning accident at Ashe Lake on May 14.

Clogging Show Raises $1,500 For Local Charities
The award winning Fleet Feet cloggers raied $1,500 in their recent benefit clogging show “Cuttin’ a Rug” at the Ashe Civic Center.

Relay for Life Seeking Early Luminary Donations

Inclement Weather Does Little To Dampen Spirit Of Relay
While threatening weather took a toll on last weekend’s Relay for Life attendance, it did little to dampen the spirit of the approximate 2,000 participants and spectators who made it out for the annual event.

Friends Speaker To Discuss Public Radio

Donation May Lead To New River Crossing
A valuable train print, “New River Crossing,” by Ashe County’s own Stephen Shoemaker has been donated by Shoemaker to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Fish Fry Benefits Community Center

West Jefferson Student To Attend Legislators’ School

Unique Furniture Sold At New Shop In Fleetwood
James Hardy recently retired from his day job and turned his hobby into a new business building unique cabin furniture out of locust wood.

New Business Makes Outdoor Concrete Log Fireplaces

A new business has formed in Ashe County with a very unique product that many agree are sure to be a great addition to any yard.

Cooking Camp Teaches Kids to Prepare Healthy Snacks
“Presenting Chef and Child”, a learning event for children aged 10-12 years old will be held July 10-13 at the Agriculture Service Center in Jefferson.

4-H Camp Offers Kid-size Chance at Crime Scene Investigation
A 4-H Bio-Tech Camp for rising sixth- to ninth-graders will be held at East Wilkes Middle School from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on July 31- Aug. 2.

Warrensville Churches Plan Summer of Music, Fun, Fellowship
Warrensville Baptist Church and Warrensville United Methodist Church have scheduled a number of events over the next few months they said they hope will reach out to the community in an effort to provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for fellowship and fun.

Blue Ridge Employee Completes Management Internship Program

Blue Ridge Electric Membership Gives $30,000 To Local Communities
Early Saturday morning, members of the Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corp. joined together at the Ashe County High School for its Annual Membership Meeting.


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