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     September 27, 2007 EDITION
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bullet ‘Historic Lows’
Fewer childhood deaths in 2006

bullet Von Behrens warns students against dangers of tobacco use

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


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The Champs Take A Fall

School Colors

Back on the Farm

highcountry WEEKLY

Diagnosis: India
Courtney Pearce is taking her budding medical career seriously, as the young radiology student applies experiences she collected during a field trip to India.

Cravens bring romance & style to Crossnore Fine Arts Gallery
On Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, Crossnore Fine Arts Gallery will host potters Ian and Jo Lydia Craven at an artist’s reception from 5:30 – 8 p.m.

watauga WEEKLY

Remembering “Miss Nancy”

Preschool pays tribute to beloved teacher

Woolly Worm: Wolunteers Needed Oct. 21 & 22
Don’t have a lot of time to give back to your community, but want to be apart of a great community give back?

Caregivers – Friday’s Retreat is For You
The Second Annual Watauga Caregiver Retreat will be held on Friday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Boone.

Democrats host auction at Fall Rally Saturday
The Watauga Democratic Party will be offering a variety of services donated by elected officials, works of art by local artists, and precinct “gift baskets” for auction at its Fall Rally on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the National Guard Armory.

Wine, Water and Hoedowns
Nonprofit hosts two fundraisers

Ginseng and Fundraising
Appalachian Cultural Museum opens in Emporium

Family Matters
Appalachian Family welcomes family of firefighter slain on 9/11

2007 Blue Ridge Relay Results
“Great race! Toughest relay we’ve run and we’ve done Reach the Beach, Hood to Coast, and the Great Midwest relay. The course was great and so was the support!”

Lambert earns Capel Rugs scholarship
Capel Incorporated, a leading rug manufacturer and importer since 1917, announces the 2007 Royal/Daley Scholarship Award.

Boone Service League and OASIS host third annual Women’s Forum
OASIS will assist the Boone Service League this week in sponsoring its Annual Women’s Forum: “Breaking Through…Protecting Our Community from Violence Against Women.”

Appalachian State University receives $98,000 from North Carolina Space Grant Consortium
Appalachian State University has received $98,000 from the North Carolina Space Grant Consortium.

Helping Hands Wood Lot helping heat the High Country
Volunteer labor needed to keep ministry fired up

Farm-City award nominations due Oct. 12
With the 52nd Annual Farm City Banquet just five weeks away, those behind the scenes know that the first Thursday of November will soon be here and much work awaits before the big night rolls around.

N.C. AARP Tax-Aide Program honors county employees
Paul Helsher, senior district coordinator, North Carolina AARP Tax-Aide Program

SkyLine annual meeting Oct. 6
The 51st Annual Meeting of SkyLine Membership Corporation is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6, at Ashe County High School in West Jefferson.

Appalachian hosts journalism workshop for high school students
Appalachian State University will host the Northwest North Carolina Scholastic Journalism Day on Thursday, Sept. 27.

Chamber suggests candidate qualities
In its Sept. 11 board of directors meeting, the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce agreed on a list of qualities that would be desirable in any public official, whether town, county, state or national.

Red Ribbon Celebration kicks off with Oct. 8 breakfast
Guest speaker Patty Spady will relate story of daughter’s tragic alcohol death

What’s New, Pussycat?
National Feral Cat Day Oct. 16


Mobility assistance dog Phoebe gets ready for the White House
J Jim Taylor, a volunteer trainer for New Life Mobility Assistance Dogs (NLMAD), was traveling east on US 421 last Friday when a chance meeting gave him the opportunity to prepare dog trainee, Phoebe, for her trip to the White House.

Humane Society president resigns
In an email last Friday, Sharon Sweeney announced that effective immediately, she is resigning as president from the Ashe County Humane Society after four years.

River Cleanup flows smoothly
More than 115 volunteers turned out to “sweep” the New River and its tributaries of more than 2 tons of trash Sept. 8.

Goss will meet constituents in W. Jeff Friday
State Senator Steve Goss will hold open office hours at the Ashe County Public Library Sept. 21 from 1 to 3 p.m., according to a press release from his office.

Donations needed for Terri Wagoner “Recycle Hope” yard sale
Donate your gently used and priced items for a very special yard sale to be held Saturday, Oct. 6

Appalachian State University Board of Trustees learn of university’s growing pains
The ever-increasing number of college-bound students and their continued interest in enrolling at Appalachian State University

Kids clock in for tractor-fun visit

The Tuesday morning Story Time group from Ashe County Public Library enjoyed its recent field trip to learn about construction equipment.

Cyclists Roll into West Jefferson
The streets of West Jefferson will host the start of the 9th annual Cycle North Carolina recreational bike tour across the state

Good training and preparation kept Boy Scouts safe
Eight Scouts, ages 11 to 14, and their three adult leaders emerged unharmed from dense forest Monday morning after an intense overnight search by 28 rescuers and nine dogs.

Local Woman’s Dream Comes True
For as long as she can remember, Dorothy T. McMillian of Ashe County has wanted to see Willie Nelson

Cosmic Collisions at the 221 New River Visitor Center
Come join park rangers for an evening of astronomy at the New River Visitor Center, Friday, Oct. 5 from 7 to 8 p.m.

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