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bullet No shot shortage expected this year
Health officials look for abundant flu vaccination supplies

bullet Support from Survivors
Alliance offers Breast Cancer Support Program

bullet ‘Historic Lows’
Fewer childhood deaths in 2006



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ASU’s Steely Pan Band

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highcountry WEEKLY


A Talk with Robert Kennedy Jr.

Noted environmentalist in Blowing Rock for Riverkeeper announcement


Willie Cole still mowing along at 94
You might find Willie Cole “sittin’ a spell” in his recliner when not roaming around his Vilas farm, tinkering with an old lawn mower or taking a swing with the mowing scythe on the hillside.

ASU Outdoor Programs initiates carbon-neutral travel
New Zealand trip offset by “global service initiatives”

Exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway
Super-Scenic Motorway author at ASU Wednesday


watauga WEEKLY


Sharing the Burden

Local Teacher Shares Horrors of Sexual Assault, Healing Touch of Support


Community Sees Red At Kick-Off Breakfast

Students, law enforcement and others support Red Ribbon efforts against alcohol abuse

Fire Prevention Week celebrated in area schools
Safety information will be presented to community on Saturday

Kathie Billing: Sharing ribbons of hope
Part two of a four-part series

Disposing of hazardous waste just got safer
Don’t pour it down the drain or dump it in the trash can—Watauga County is hosting a Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Oct. 13.


Deep Giving in Deep Gap

Neigborhood buys equipment for firefighters


Building a Learning Foundation
New non-profit group hopes to supplement local school funds

Wine and Motorcycles
Plate and new vintage will benefit Blue Ridge Parkway.

Extra, Extra!
Stone Silent Productions is seeking a variety of extras for a scene to be shot at Boone Mall on Sunday, Oct. 14 for the independent film “Buried Beneath.”


ashe WEEKLY

Baby Steps for Ashe County Pregnancy Center
There was excitement in the air as walkers gathered in the parking lot of the Ashe Pregnancy Care Center for the 12th annual Walk For Life.


Speak Now…

Domestic Violence Month opens window for discussion

Last chance for night market’s goodies
The Ashe County Farmers Market will open for its last “Nite Time on the Backstreet” of the season on Friday. The Oct. 12 gathering goes from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Because You Asked
Road work aimed at cutting collisions

Officials: Fire death accidental
Firefighters with the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department found the body of a 55-year-old Ashe County man in the burned out ruin of a Low Gap Road home Sept. 30

Phipps Country Store Welcomes Musicians
The Phipps Country Store is open and ready to ‘Jam’; not with preserves but homegrown musicians.

Ashe County Free Medical Clinic in need of nurses
According to the National Coalition on Health Care, nearly 47 million Americans, or 16 percent of the population is living without any type of healthcare.

Keeping the Flow
New River group will pour grant money into healthy river banks


Local Girls Win Crowns In Hickory

Madison Faith Osborne and Alexis Paige Howell competed and succeeded in the 2007/2008 Princess of Hickory Pageant in Hickory in late September.


Farmland is topic of workshops

The N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund will offer an educational workshop on farmland preservation next month.

Ashe County 4-H will Celebrate nat’l 4-H week
Oct. 7 to 13 is National 4-H Week. The annual event is held to celebrate, promote and share with communities, the 4-H program and the benefits it provides for young people.

ASU Prof gets first fellowship
The inaugural Wayne D. Duncan Appalachian State University Faculty Enrichment and Teaching Fellowship has been awarded to Dr. Rick Klima in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Entrepreneurs to gather at ASU summit
Anyone interested in owning their own business can learn from the experts at the 6th Annual Carole Moore McLeod Entrepreneur Summit on Oct.19 at Appalachian State University.

Workshop looks at local foods
Interest in local foods has reached an all-time high, yet the farmers who can provide that food must overcome barriers such as costly land, complex regulations

BCHS class of 1957 celebrates 50th reunion
Fifty years had come and gone, and from Aug. 31 through Sept. 2, the Beaver Creek High School Class of 1957 celebrated its 50th reunion with a class reunion weekend.

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