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bullet An Apple A Day...
Area nutritionist plans “Eating Smart” workshop

bullet Local Event Garners National Recognition
The Second Annual Blue Ridge Addiction Conference will be held from Sept. 10 to 15 at the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center, on the Appalachian State University campus.


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highcountry WEEKLY

Water for Elephants Author Coming to ASU
Sara Gruen Part of 2007 Visiting Writers Series

The Greatest Week Is Also The Longest Week
For ASU Sports Information Director Mike Flynn, Michigan Victory Brings With It Avalanche Of Requests

watauga WEEKLY

Second Annual Caregiver Retreat Sept. 28
You don’t know it until you’ve done it, but caring for a loved one with any type of physical, mental, emotional or developmental illness.

Hello Nurse!
Health department funding helps school system hire new nurse

COG presents awards at annual banquet
On Sept. 7, 2007, High Country Council of Governments (Region D) held its annual awards banquet to recognize outstanding contributions and achievements by elected officials

High Country Academy offers teaching positions
Seminar to be held Sept. 14

National Recovery Month
Addiction conference lasts through Saturday

MountainKeepers take a dive
Local nonprofit receives EPA grant for water education

Fun in the State Park
The Elk Knob Headwaters Community Day was held Saturday, Sept. 8 at what is formerly known as Elk Knob State Natural Area.

Horseplay Encouraged
Local 4-H equestrian club gallops towards regional competition

Citizens for BBQ
PAC hosts community dinner

It’s a dirty job...
New soil & water conservation technician joins county

A Classic Car for “A Bunch of Angels”
Warren Greene Donates 1979 Ford LTD to Hospice of Watauga County

Main Street Marketing fundraiser benefits WHS athletes
As the school year takes off, so do Watauga High School Pioneers sporting events.

Ms. Crowell Goes to Washington
A Boone woman has been selected for the 2007-08 Kenan Fellows at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

WAMY offers weatherization program
For more than 30 years, WAMY has offered weatherization assistance and heating appliance repair and replacement services to citizens of Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey (WAMY) counties.

Changing the World One Woman at a Time
Power of the Purse fundraiser packs the house

Constitution Day program presented Sept. 17 at Appalachian
Faculty members from Appalachian State University will present a panel discussion on the U.S. Constitution Monday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. in Room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons.

Blowing Rock celebrates National Adult Day Services Week
Blowing Rock Adult Day Care always has reason to celebrate, but during the week of September 16-22.

Support group plays healing role in cancer treatment
Thanks to the Cancer Resource Alliance, a recently formed local nonprofit organization, cancer patients and survivors have an abundance of new support services to help them overcome their illness and its effects.


High South Realty Of Ashe Welcomes Tiffany D. Wood
Ashe County native Tiffany D. Wood has joined High South Realty of Ashe in Jefferson as broker.

Little League Wants Board Members
The Ashe County Little League Charter will hold its final meeting of the year, Monday Sept.17, to round out the year-end business and nominate and elect next year’s officers.

4-H Home School Club
North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Ashe County Center is offering kids a chance to sign up for its 4-H Home School Club.

Kelly J. Perry Earns CBIA Designation
Builders Mutual Insurance Company announced this week that West Jefferson’s Kelly J. Perry has earned the designation Certified Builders Insurance Agent

Ashe woman earns ASU honor
Joy Osborne, Ben Winebarger and Lynn Secreast are this year’s recipients of the Appalachian State University Staff Award.

WJBA invites local merchants to join
The West Jefferson Business Association is kicking off its annual membership renewal and recruitment drive this month.

Abingdon center offers art for kids
The William King Regional Arts Center has begun registration for its October youth art classes.

Apples on the menu at Wilkes Class
The 2007 Fall Colonial Open Hearth Cooking Classes with Mary Bohlen will have its first class Sept. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

New River Winery grows into old Lansing School
Ashe County’s first licensed winery continues to grow after moving to its new home at the Old Lansing school.

Charlotte attorney named electric co-op counsel
Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation announced last week that Debbie W. Harden,

Tomatoes are a smash at Farmers Market
A great turnout of both people and tomatoes made for a fun competition at the Ashe County Farmers Market’s second annual “Celebrate the Tomato” day.

Bargain-priced best friend
Wal-Mart is helping with the “Raising of Phoebe” with a donation recently made to New Life Mobility Assistance Dogs.

BREMCO Grant deadlines near
Applications are due at the end of September for two grant programs sponsored by Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation.



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