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bullet Blood And Platelet Donors Can Win In August
Giving blood is a worthwhile thing to do at any time during the year, but give blood or platelets this August and you could just walk away with a shopping spree as part of the Give a Little – Buy a Lot promotion.

bullet Camp Med Students Learn About Health Careers
There were seven local students who gave up a week of summer vacation to learn about the many different careers available in health care by attending Camp Med

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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Levi Marland Is A Winner

Symphony At Chetola

Artwork At Ashe Library

Rotary Club Welcomes
New Members

highcountry WEEKLY

Making Dreams Come True
Statesville “Wish Kid” Heads For The Hills
Forget Disney and the cruise ships, 12-year old C.J. Gryder knows a good thing when he sees it.

Cornerstone Named Nation’s Top Christian Bookstore Of The Year
The Cornerstone Bookstore in Boone was recently named the top Christian Bookstore for its size in the nation during the 2007 International Christian Retail Show in Atlanta, Ga.

Author, Professor Joseph Bathanti Featured On UNC-TV Aug. 3
Award-winning author Joseph Bathanti will be featured on UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch” on Friday, Aug. 3, at 9:30 p.m.

Behind The Bars
Detention Officers Balance Compassion With Security

Gary Wheeler’s The List Premieres In Charlotte
The latest project of a Boone-based movie producer and director is getting the red-carpet treatment in Charlotte this week.

Joe Shannon Publishes My Old Gray Coat: Mountain Home Musing
My Old Gray Coat is a collection of Shannon’s stories, poems, and essays that he has read on his Mountainhome Music concerts.

watauga WEEKLY

The Great Duct Tape Escape

Watauga County Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) held its second annual Duct Tape Escape fundraiser Tuesday, raising money for First Books of Boone.


CD Project Benefits Hunger Coalition
It’s a little early in the year to think about stocking stuffers, but a seasonal project is heating up to ensure that nobody’s stocking goes empty this Christmas.

Farm And Garden Tour This Weekend
The annual High Country Farm & Garden Tour is coming this weekend, with 14 bountiful stops that will raise awareness of the local agricultural scene.

GuideStar Sheds Light On Nonprofits
Every time you turn around, it seems, another nonprofit has popped up and needs your support.

ReStore Is Area’s Top “Recycling” Center
Watauga Habitat For Humanity Benefits From Innovative Approach

WHS Students Make A Difference
Last week the Watauga County Schools’ Tobacco Prevention Program hosted their annual “Make A Difference” program, inviting 35 Watauga High School students to make a difference in their community by working to prevent tobacco use.

Kids Have A Ball At Tennis Camp
With more than 100 students enrolled from ages 6 to 15, Watauga County’s Junior Tennis camp just completed its 2007 session.

Dem Women Host Lt. Gov At Ice Cream Social
Lt. Governor Bev Perdue will make remarks at an ice cream social hosted by the Democratic Women of Watauga County.

9 Lives Antiques And Consignment Opens In Foscoe
Cats supposedly have nine lives; why can’t furniture? Clyde Williams, co-owner of 9 Lives Antiques and Consignment, asked herself this question, when the store opened April 1.

ARHS Teams Up With Habitat For Humanity
Two hospitals in the Appalachian Regional Health System are working with Avery County Habitat for Humanity and Watauga County Habitat for Humanity to each raise funds for, and build, a house.


New Life Mobility Assistance Dogs President To Hold Presentation At Library Saturday
New Life Mobility Assistance Dogs Founder and President Karen Brown will be giving an hour long presentation and several demonstrations at the Ashe County Public Library Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Northwest Trading Post Is Making Changes
Have you visited the Northwest Trading Post lately? If so, you have you might have noticed something a little different from years past.

Benny Parsons Rendezvous Ridge Wine Tasting Room & Racing Museum Is Now Open
More than 380 of Benny Parsons’ family and friends joined together on July 18th to celebrate the opening of the Benny Parsons Rendezvous Ridge Wine Tasting Room and Racing Museum.

Local Retiree Discovers the Advantages of Assisted Living
Irene Morphew is eager to be interviewed but explains that she must be in the dining room around 5:15 p.m. and adds, “Tonight we’re having lemon pie, and I don’t want to miss that.”

Local Mission Team Returns From Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
A local group just returned from a mission trip to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota

Author, Professor Joseph Bathanti Featured On UNC-TV Aug. 3
Award-winning author Joseph Bathanti will be featured on UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch” on Friday, Aug. 3, at 9:30 p.m.

Free Screening Of Documentary Film At Library
Peak Oil - Imposed By Nature Shows August 4

AppalCART Bus Service

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