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bullet Blood Donors Still Urgently Needed

bullet Walking Program For Cancer Survivors Offered
Cancer survivors and their families and friends are invited to participate in “Walk with Us"


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A Meal For Two

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Marching To The Beat


highcountry WEEKLY

Local Film Takes Flight

If you want to find your way to Hollywood stardom, you may want to start
with a backache.

Firefighters Train On Controlled Burn
Practice makes perfect. To the developers of Boone Point, it also makes sense.

Fish Fry Is Community Tradition
For more than 20 years, the Mountaineer Ruritan hasn’t needed any special bait other than a good recipe for flounder and fellowship to lure in customers to its monthly fish fry.

Billie Foster Welcomes One And All
To many, Billie Foster is the face of Boone Town Hall.

A Performer, a Piece and a Piano

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein Revives Interest in Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Local Audubon Society Meets Birds Of Genesis At Grandfather
The Birds of Genesis were brought to High Country Audubon live last week on Grandfather Mountain.

Award-Winning Children's Author Shares Tricks Of The Trade
Award-winning author Gloria Houston uses a few tricks when she’s working on a children’s book

Cable TV Show Promotes Mountain Crafts
Robert Parriott, Executive Producer and Host of Robert’s Most Yum Cooking Show on Boone’s Mountain Television Network and vegetarian chef of the WASU radio show Rock on a Roll, announces the creation of a cable TV show featuring the artisans of Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties.

New Civil War Movie Premieres in Abingdon
Rick McVey’s Freedom at Abingdon CineMall July 30-August 5

watauga WEEKLY

Blazing Saddles Fundraiser Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets for Blazing Saddles’ raffle fundraiser are now on sale, but they are going quickly.

Cancer Resource Alliance Sponsors Support Groups
Last week we introduced our readers to the relatively new Cancer Resource Alliance formed by a group of volunteers, many of whom are cancer survivors and recognize the need for additioanl support

Library Offers Free Children’s Activities
Watauga County Library Children’s Services will be offering several fun and educational events next week. “And it’s free!” Youth Services librarian Judith Winecoff said.

Restrooms Planned For Bass Lake
Bass Lake near Blowing Rock has long been a place for relaxation and recreation, but now it will be a little more weighted on the “rest” portion.

Hawksnest Hopes To Expand Operations
The owners of Hawksnest Ski Resort in Seven Devils have submitted another application to expand ski operations onto a portion of the property that formerly housed a golf course.

Mast Store’s Creative Photographers to Benefit Downtown Art Project
As a part of the kickoff for the Downtown Boone campaign for more public art, the Mast General Store will hold an exhibition and sale featuring the work of several employees, who just happen to have a photographic eye.

It’s Easy Being Green
Think “living green” means suffering and doing without modern conveniences? Not so, according to Gerry Tygielski.

Community Leaders Join ARHS Foundation Board
Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation recently invited Tom Dale, Director of Golf at the Linville Golf Club, and Missy Harrill, consultant to the vacation rental trade, to join ten other community leaders as members of its 2007 Board of Directors.

ASU Students Participate In Oral History Project
Jennifer Cohen-Jordan and Leila Weinstein spent part of their summer in Plains, Ga., to conduct an oral history project for the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site (JCNHS) located there.

Shirlee Edwards Honored For Service To The Community
Shirlee Gaines Edwards has been in the business of community service all her life, and continues to be a fervent child advocate in her 70s.

Rita Dew Is 2007 Fashion Show Coordinator
Elegance and grace are words associated with Rita Dew, coordinator for the 30th Annual Blowing Rock Hospital Fashion Show and Luncheon.

Mary Linda Tiffany Retires As Principal At Bethel
Mary Linda Tiffany said her grandmother always said “success breeds success.”

Crimestoppers Raffles Limited Edition Colt 44

Fundraiser To Benefit Foster Children
Saturday’s Yard Sale Will Go A Long Way To Provide Unmet Needs

DBDA Promotes Public Art Installations
It’ll be a busy week for the Downtown Boone Development Association, but it’s all in the name of art.

Clark Takes The Helm At BRRLT
The Blue Ridge Rural Land Trust has welcomed Walter Clark, winner of North Carolina’s prestigious Old North State Award, as deputy director.

Page Named GM Of Hound Ears Club
Randy Page has been named general manager of the Hound Ears Club, being promoted after two years as assistant manager.


Mountain Living Homes & Land Holds Grand Opening
Mountain Living Homes & Land held its grand opening and ribbon-cutting in April at its location on U.S. Highway 221

Making A Difference For Homeless Animals

"The Ashe Humane Society is not only helping the animals and people of Ashe County

Benefit Meal And Auction Set For Barbara Hash
A benefit meal and auction will be held for Barbara Hash at the New River Volunteer Fire Department on July 28

Historic Landmark Open House
1001 Trogdon Street, North Wilkesboro, known to many as The Castle House

Warrensville UMC Awards Scholarships
The Warrensville United Methodist Scholarship Committee recently awarded $7,000 in new scholarships and $4,000 for renewals

Euthanasia Rules Debated
Written Comments Accepted Until August 31

Family Education Teacher Addresses NAMI At August 6 Meeting
Leslie Huntley, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Western Regional Director for the Family-to-Family Education Program

Volunteers Clean Creeper Trail In Lansing
On Saturday, volunteers took time out to participate in the clean up at the site of the trail to be paved later this month in Lansing.

Workshop Designed For Land Owners In Western N.C.
If you are a landowner interested in learning more about managing your land in western North Carolina

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