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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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Water Reunion

New Facilities Open...

Day Treatment Program Discussed

highcountry WEEKLY

From Watauga To Africa, With Water
Wine to Water executive director Doc Hendley and projects director Coy Isaacs recently returned from a trip to Uganda and Ethiopia, where they assessed the water needs of two communities and made plans to help the communities meet those needs.

The Last Chapter
Remembering Marian Coe

watauga WEEKLY

Community Garden Benefit Planned For August 26

To everything there is a season. A time to plant, a time to reap, and a time to raise funds. The Leola Street Community Garden will host its second annual fund-raiser festival Aug. 26, also raising awareness for local food and sustainable agriculture.

Annual BIG Sale Benefits Community

Appalachian State University’s Appalachian and the Community Together office (ACT) will be holding their seventh annual BIG Sale this Saturday, Aug. 18 at Legends in Boone.

NASCAR Driver Helps Humane Society

Women’s Fund Mends Broken Lives
According to the Centers of Disease Control, domestic violence is a serious, preventable health problem, which affects more than 32 million Americans.

Coffee Bar, Gourmet Shop Opens In Blowing Rock
Gadabouts Catering has opened a coffee bar and gourmet shop in the Green Park Inn.

High Country United Way Takes Giant Leap Of Faith
Fundraising Goal For 2007-2008 Set At $600,000

Black and Gold Returns to ASU Campus
As alumni and friends of Appalachian State University stroll the campus, they may have noticed something missing—the school’s colors of black and gold.

WYNers Attend After-School Programs
Western Youth Network (WYN) is gearing up to once again offer after-school services to local middle-school aged students.

Family Navigates Mental Health Care Maze
While providing services for those with mental and emotional disabilities is largely an invisible issue, Katherine Royster deals with it every day.

Area Agencies To Prevent Elder and Disabled Abuse
Community-based organizations and agencies across Watauga County are coming together to protect and promote the health and welfare of elderly

Pakistani Fulbright Scholars Visit High Country
From biology lectures to Grandfather Mountain to fried okra, a group of Pakistani Fulbright scholars are learning American teaching techniques with a touch of Southern hospitality.

Bridal Expo This Weekend
The Belk of Boone Mall will be hosting Bridal Expo and Bridal Fashion Show on Sunday, August 19 from 1-4pm.

Watauga’s Grassroots Grants Deadline is September 7
Watauga County organizations planning arts-related activities are invited to apply for Grassroots Grants for the 2007-2008 fiscal year.


Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Offering Guided Hikes
On Saturday morning, August 11th, a group gathered at the picnic shelter of the Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

Local Woman Receives Home Thanks To “Raise a Roof, Rebuild a Life”

”Raise a Roof, Rebuild a Life”, a non-profit organization founded by Ron Zapsic and his wife, Vera, have made a dream come true for a local woman – Beth Eldreth.

Ashe County Board Of Realtors Committee Holds Back To School Project
The Ashe County Board of Realtors Community Action Committee has concluded another project to benefit the local community. The “Back to School”

Blue Ridge Electric Wins Three National Awards
Ridge Electric Membership Corporation recently received three honors in the 2007 “Spotlight on Excellence” awards program

Alleghany County Library To Host Travel Presentation
The Alleghany County Library will host a slide presentation entitled ‘Travel to Changmai, Thailand’ presented by I. B. Dent on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Interns Receive “Real World” Experience At Blue Ridge Electric
As a part of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation’s commitment to education, the cooperative employs students as summer interns across all four districts in our front offices and as apprentice line technicians.

Organic Crops Rotation Workshop To Be Held At Upper Mountain
Research Station

An Organic Crops Rotation Workshop will be held at the Upper Mountain Research Station in Laurel Springs on Friday, Aug. 17 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Girl Scouts Welcome New Members School Night Set For Thursday, Aug. 23

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