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bullet Low-cost health screenings this Saturday
The new CVS Pharmacy at 2 Crescent Lane in West Jefferson is partnering with Dr. Lynn Borchert, Medical Director of a local “mom and pop” life saving company, Ultrascreen, to bring back to Ashe County a cancer and vascular screening.

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



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Devilish Idea

An Eye for Color

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highcountry WEEKLY


Living With Lymphedema

Gail Gross hopes to educate others about cancer survival


Branches budding yet again
Community college’s arts magazine grows into new issue

Between the Pages
New books cover census, biz and time travel

Arabic calligraphy lecture at ASU Monday
Dr. Nihad Dukhan presents free talk on beautiful writing style

Author to read from Dan’l bio
Robert Morgan has departed from his usually foray into fiction by choosing one of the region’s most notable explorers for his latest work – a biography of Daniel Boone.


watauga WEEKLY



Watauga High Students get foreign study opportunities

AFS Information Night Oct. 25th



Many Pathways to learning at ASU

The Appalachian Pathways program, sponsored by the Office of Conferences and Institutes, has a late fall line-up to suit just about any age and interest.

WHS Students recognize businesses for alcohol-tobacco compliance checks

Help center hopes to launch five-county hotline
Efforts are under way to launch a new five-county hotline and non-profit substance abuse assessment agency in the area.


Quilts and Ghosts

Storyteller brings both alive at Watauga Co. Public Library


The Banner Elk Garden Club
The Banner Elk Garden Club hosted, for the first time, its annual district meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Holston Presbytery Camp and Retreat Center.

52nd Annual Farm City Banquet is just around the corner
On Thursday, Nov. 1, those attending the annual Farm City banquet will see something new — life through “Windows on Watauga.”


ashe WEEKLY

Rainbow Academy shoots for late fall open
Rainbow Center Children & Family Services has been busy working with the Ashe County Chapter of Project Challenge of North Carolina preparing for the opening of High Country Academy this fall.


Because You Asked:

The New Jail

County will move Home Cemetery
During recent due diligence checks of the old Beaver Creek High School property it was discovered that a cemetery was on the land.

The writing is on the wall
County moratorium is first step in regulating billboards on roadways

100 Homes for 100 Years
Habitat for Humanity is seeking land for New Hope community

Couple have key to Todd’s heart
Charles and Mary Risk received the key to the Todd community in front of a record crowd attending the 14th annual Todd New River Festival on Saturday.

Tobacco funds marked for local schools
The Golden LEAF Foundation announced last week that North Carolina REAL Enterprises, Inc. was awarded $225,000 support for the “Building REAL Interest in Developing Greater Entrepreneurial Systems” project (BRIDGES).

Ag Commish urges winter prep
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler last week urged North Carolina livestock owners to act now to buy hay and feed for their animals for the winter.

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