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Watauga News Brief

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bullet Von Behrens warns students against dangers of tobacco use

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


high country photos


Point and Dig

Mitford days

Back on the Farm

highcountry WEEKLY

The Beat Goes On

Booksellers celebrate 50 years of “On the Road”


Racing into Relaxation
Club Ferdinand offers a different sort of vacation

Though your Mountain Times staff is composed of starving journalists, we are sometimes able to bypass the Captain’s Wafers and Melba Toast to enjoy a hot, decent meal. And once we’re through with our Cream of Wheat, we sometimes eat out. Here are some of our favorite menu items.


watauga WEEKLY

A Few New Menus

New eateries, coffee shops open in Boone


Wasting the Day Away
Watauga Hazardous Household Waste Day Oct. 13

Fun in the Bark
19th Annual Blowing Rock Pet Show and Pet Parade Sept. 22

NCDOT announces 2007 Fall Litter Sweep
Fall roadside cleanup Sept. 15 -29 across state

Symposium on Moses Cone and Flat Top Manor held Sept. 28-29
The people and history of Flat Top Manor will be the focus of a symposium on held Sept. 28-29 in Watauga County.

Boone Service League & OASIS host women’s forum
In its ongoing effort to provide unique opportunities for women in the area, Boone Service League is teaming up with OASIS for its Third Annual Women’s Forum.

A Historic Event
App Cultural Museum fundraiser Thursday night at Wilcox Emporium

The Picture of Opportunity
Watauga Opportunities receives $200,000 grant

A Financial Tune-Up
A donation to the automotive technology class at Watauga High School will go a long way in helping purchase needed supplies and equipment for students, said instructor Larry Jones.

Coach Carter Speaks
Congressional candidate Roy Carter will be featured speaker at Democratic Fall Rally

Boone Chamber sends thanks to ASU community
Though the eyes of the Blue Ridge community have recently focused on the Appalachian State University football team

Silver Anniversary for Sugartop
Controversial condominium complex turns 25

With a Little Help from My Worms
Banner Elk Kiwanis Club offers Woolly Worm funds

Game Day
Hunting preserve comes to the High Country

AF Bank to launch Pioneer Account
Pioneer fans will soon have a new way to show their support for Watauga County Schools with AF Bank’s Pioneer Account

The Twilight Knob
Inaugural Howard’s Knob Run Oct. 5


Ashe claims construction trades’ top teacher
Ashe County High School teacher Steve Scott expects a lot from his students. Last week he showed his students he not only talks the talk, he does a pretty good job of walking the walk.

5K run will benefit Ashe Hospice
Jeremy Casey didn’t know much about hospice before a member of his family died last year.

Thinking Inside the Box
Westwood students go “homeless” in Box City

Warrensville UMW raise playground for church
The Warrensville United Methodist Women recently purchased a playground for their church.

Leviton chairman Harold Leviton dies at 90
Leviton Manufacturing Company announced the death of Chairman and CEO Harold Leviton last week.

Kitchen feeds small business dreams
Following that old family recipe is one thing. Negotiating the red-tape ridden, regulatory tangle of health safety codes necessary to turn that recipe into a business is quite another matter.

Prep school rep visits ACHS
An admissions representative for the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics is coming to Ashe County High School on Oct. 1.

Therapeutic riding programs ‘Getting A Leg Up’
Grassy Creek United Methodist Church had the perfect horse riding weather for its “Giving A Leg Up to Therapeutic Riding” fundraiser. Betty Spencer, one of the coordinators of the event reported, “It was a great success. We had close to 400 in attendance throughout the weekend.”

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