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bullet Healthy Living Fair In Blowing Rock This Friday
Get a taste of good health at Blowing Rock Hospital’s 1st Annual Healthy Living Fair on June 29, 2007 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Mariam and Robert Hayes Performing Arts Center in Blowing Rock.

bullet Laughter: The Best Medicine
Library Hosts Laughter Therapy Workshop


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And, Away We Go

Friends For Life

King Street Rhythm

highcountry WEEKLY

Chapel Of Faith Built On Local History

A chapel on Hodges Gap Road was once said to have the only “fully captive” audience in the county.

Electric Cars Spark Local Interest
In the past decade, it seems that buzz surrounding the electric car has dwindled to a mere hum.

Graphic Novel Workshop At Library
Graphic novelist Ben Towle will be presenting a workshop at the Watauga County Library in Boone on Saturday, June 30.

Hardy Pens New Release
Michael C. Hardy, author of 2005’s A Short History of Watauga County, is back with his latest entry into his own canon of local history.


watauga WEEKLY

Volunteers Are Friends for Life
Landfill Road, the road leading to Watauga Animal Control’s office and shelter has a sign posted, notifying travelers that it is a dead end road. Peggy Muller said she used to see that sign and recognize that the shelter that road led to indeed was a dead end for most of the animals who ended up there.

Making Memories On The Mountain
Hundreds Gather For 83rd Singing On The Mountain

Local Girl Scouts Participate In Washington’s National Sing-Along
Several from The High Country were among an estimated crowd of 150,000 Girl Scouts, alumni, volunteers and family members celebrated the tradition of Girl Scouting at the Sing-Along event on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on June 9.

Habitat for Humanity Impossible Without Volunteers
Youth Groups, Seasonal Residents Prove To Be Huge Help

Charity’s House – The Latest Habitat For Humanity Project
Charity Councill is the newest Habitat partner and more than happy to put in her “sweat equity” hours with Habitat

Cornbread Cook-Off At Old Hampton Store This Saturday
Ask Ann Harmon about cornbread and she can tell you how it made her the Queen of the Cornbread Cook-Off for several years running in Linville.

SECU Foundation Gift Honors Memory Of ASU Student
The State Employees Credit Union Foundation has contributed $8,500 to the Leigh Anne Cable Memorial Scholarship Endowment in Healthcare at Appalachian State University.

Confederate Veterans Honored At Graveside Service
Three Confederate veterans were honored at a graveyard sermon and ceremony Sunday, complete with a musket volley commemorating their long-ago service.

Energy Star Homes Seal The Deal
Energy Star qualified homes are stated to be at least 15 percent more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code and administered by the Environmental Protection Agency through independent home inspectors.

Blowing Rock Gets The Independence Day Party Started
Parade & Memorial Park Events on Saturday, June 30th

W.A.M.Y. Receives Kate B. Reynolds Grant
Angela Miller, Executive Director of W.A.M.Y. Community Action, Inc., announced that W.A.M.Y. has been awarded a $255,037 grant by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust of Winston-Salem.

Faith And Football: Coach Moore, Jason McLeod Team Up For Local Rally
ASU’s two-time national football championship coach Jerry Moore, has never hidden the fact that his faith goes hand-in-hand with his accomplishments in football.


Film Screening Looks At The ‘Future Of Food’

The latest in an environmental film series – a public service provided by the New River Earth Institute


Skyland Books Hosts Long Time Coming Author
The Skyland Book Store is pleased to feature a book signing by one of Ashe County’s native daughters, JoAnne Vannoy Goetz on Saturday, June 30 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Lansing Fire Department Joins With NYFD To Honor South Carolina Firefighters
Richard Kirrstetter represented the Lansing Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department and Ladder 33, Engine 75 FDNY

ARHS Sponsors Power Of Purse Luncheon
The High Country Women’s Fund, a women’s initiative of the High Country United Way

State Park Rangers Help Young Readers ‘Get a Clue’
This has been the summer to Get A Clue. At least it has if you are signed up for Ashe County Public Library’s summer reading program.

Young Paddlers Have Fun Learning At Riverside Canoe
Kids from ages 9 – 14 had great fun while learning how to paddle canoes and kayaks at Canoe Camp held at Riverside Canoe in Crumpler

Ashe County Girl Donates Hair To Locks Of Love
Savannah Taylor of Crumpler, the daughter of Regina and Jimmy Taylor, donated 10 inches of hair to Locks of Love.

2007 Soil And Water Winners From Blue Ridge Elementary

Ribbon Cutting Held At Mountain Select Properties
Owner/Broker Walt Petersen was joined at the opening of Mountain Select Properties of Ashe

Todd Outfitter Combines River Cleanup With Free Kayaks
New River Adventures, the outfitter in Elkland Depot in Todd, is offering free kayak, canoe, and bicycle rentals on Sunday afternoon.


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