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Table For One

Break Through

Ashe Senior Center
Welcomes Song Evangelist

highcountry WEEKLY

Jan Karon’s Journey to Mitford

Popular Fiction Series Debuts on BRSC Stage

A Legacy to Reach the Stars
Friends, Family Celebrate the Life of Dale Parker

G for Graphic Novels
Comic Books Become Modern Literature

Blowing Rock Preparing for Mitford Days Celebration
Events Honoring Author Jan Karon Sept. 12-16

watauga WEEKLY

A Dog Day Evening

Watauga Humane Society Fur Ball a Tail-Wagging Success


Red Cross Offers Community & Workplace Training
In its ongoing efforts to inform the community and increase awareness related to health and safety issues

Power of the Purse Fundraiser to be Held Sept. 7
The High Country Women’s Fund’s second annual Power of the Purse Luncheon is just around the corner.

An Interview with Aaron Groen
Congresswoman Foxx’s Press Secretary Visits Boone Office

Hunger & Health Coalition Service Activity for July 2007
During the month of July 2007, the Hunger and Health Coalition

A Hearty Meal for a Hot Job
Cove Creek VFD Hosts Annual Meeting and Community Dinner

Hope Works
OASIS to Offer Sexual Trauma Support Group

Watauga Big Sweep Splashes Down Sept. 8
Program Sees Volunteers Clean Area Waterways

Floridian Seasonal Residents Bring Sunshine to Hunger Coalition

Sponsorship Will Feed Hundreds

Mushrooms, Magazines and the Military
Appalachian Pathways Offers Community Enrichment Classes

Chief Resigns
Harry Klinger Turns In Notice After Holding Post For Less Than A Year

Avery County to Sponsor Red Cross Blood Drives
The American Red Cross urges residents in the Avery County area to donate blood.

Geologist To Discuss Groundwater Monitoring Program Sept. 4
Do you use a well or spring for your drinking water?

Grandfather Home Announces Smoky Mountain Service
Grandfather Home Community Services for Children is pleased to announce the opening of its newest service to the Smoky Mountain community, Grandfather Home Mulberry.

Cuadros Kicks Off Watauga Reads Sept. 5
The annual Watauga Reads community initiative is preparing to kick into full gear as this year’s key author, Paul Cuadros, will arrive in Boone on Sept. 5.

Watauga Reads En Espanol
Expert Panel to Explore Hispanic Education

Playhouse Children’s Music Festival a Success
First Time Event Raises $4,000 for Local Children’s Museum

ASU Center for Judaic, Holocaust & Peace Studies
Announces Fall Schedule Lecture Series

Boone United Methodist Hosts Fall Bazaar
Boone United Methodist Church will sponsor its 23rd annual Fall Bazaar on Friday, Sept. 14 from 7:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 15, from 7:30 a.m. until noon.

Third Annual Elk Knob Headwaters Community Day Sept. 8
On Saturday, Sept. 8, from 12 to 5 p.m. (rain or shine), join in the celebration of the Elk Knob State Park


Relay For Life Tops Goal By More Than $25,000

The Ashe County Relay for Life exceeded their goal of raising $77,000 in 2007 and the final total of $104,130 was announced at a wrap-up celebration meeting held Monday, Aug. 27 at Mt. Jefferson Presbyterian Church.

Car Wash To Benefit New Ministry

Hope After Dope Ministries will be holding a benefit car wash on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Auto Zone near Wal-Mart in West Jefferson.

Local Health Administrators Off To Mexico
Local health administrators are planning a trip to Mexico City and Puebla, Mexico as part of a state wide initiative to improve health services to the increasing Latino population in our communities.

Deadline Approaching For 4th Annual Princess Of The High Country Pageant
The Fourth Annual Princess of the High Country Pageant will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Ashe County Civic Center.

Free Workshop Teaches Slimmed Down Business
Anyone wanting to attend a free workshop targeted to help local businesses save money, jobs and help their business work more efficiently should contact the Ashe Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension right away to register.

Moldova Mission Team Relates Life Changing Experiences
Midway Baptist Church in West Jefferson hosted a special presentation Sunday morning to share the experiences of team members on a recent mission trip to a small village in perhaps one of the poorest European nations, Moldova.

Library Board Vacancy Needs Candidates
The Board of Trustees of the Ashe County Public Library is seeking candidates to fill a seat on the board that will become available in December, according to a press release.

Leadership Ashe Class Of 2007 Begins
The 2007 Leadership Ashe Class of 2007 is underway. With 18 participants from many areas of the county

SBA Loan Seminar Set For Boone
A seminar showcasing “SBA Loan Options for your Small Business” will take place in Boone on Thursday, Sept. 13.

Chandler Concrete Names New Rep
Joe Temple was recently named Technical Sales Representative for Chandler Concrete Company, Inc. according to a statement from the Burlington-based company.

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