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bullet Beth Andrews: Art for the Health of It
The local Cancer Resource Alliance is offering monthly opportunities for people affected by breast cancer to relieve the stress that occurs through all phases of cancer with a free expressive arts program.

bullet Watauga Relay remains nation’s second-place fundraiser
Monday’s awards presentation honors top participants

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



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highcountry WEEKLY


The BeansTalk Grows Again

Legendary coffeehouse returns to downtown Boone


Unliving History
Horn legends haunt heritage museum

New Nissan Owner Wants to Take Dealership on New Path
Chris Welborne Stresses Right People, Right Attitude As Keys to Success


watauga WEEKLY


Brains and Bronx

2002 WHS graduate instructs inner city students as part of Teach for
America program



Volumes Behind Bars

Jail library program turns a new page

Attorney opposes tint-law push
In a recent edition of the Mountain Times, an article focused on the N.C. Highway Patrol’s emphasis on enforcement of the state’s window-tint law.

Putting the WAMY on cold weather
Non-profit offers help with weatherization

Building up state’s economy needs a foundation of trust
Appalachian State University built a new tradition during its annual Harlan Boyles Distinguished CEO Lecture Series on Tuesday by welcoming the head of one of the largest domestic home-improvement retail retailers.

Mountain 1st: The new bank on the block
A branch of regional chain Mountain 1st Bank and Trust has opened in Boone, at 189 Boone Heights Drive near Boone Bowling Center.

Playhouse Pumpkin Party and Consignment Sale Saturday
Early Bird Sale at National Guard Armory Friday

Taking the Fright out of Fright Night
Halloween safety tips


ashe WEEKLY

Builders bring home state prize
Local builders, Darrell Hamilton and his wife Donna recently received their second STARS award at the North Carolina Home Builders Association Fifth Annual STARS Awards Gala in Charlotte.

Volunteers clean river on NC-Va. border
Volunteers from Project Inasmuch, and Cox’s Chapel Grange joined the National Committee for the New River (NCNR) and Virginia Waterways

Retired ranger book signing
Tim Pegram, a retired Blue Ridge Parkway ranger, will be at Skyland Books and Gifts on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. to sign his new book

Native American Studies Group Reorganizes
Following a year-long hiatus the Ashe County Native American Studies Group has reactivated and will meet every fourth Monday at White Heart Woods

What does it take to be a great babysitter?
Ashe Memorial Hospital will offer Safe Sitter classes on Nov. 3 and 11.

Here’s My Point: Bikes turn Parkway into Parking Lot
Here’s my point; no one else will say it so I will, bicyclists riding on the Blue Ridge Parkway or any other narrow, non-bike path equipped road are a serious danger to themselves and the driving public.

Sugar announces ski and snowboard makeover winners
Sugar Mountain Resort and the Village of Sugar Mountain Tourism Development Authority announced the winners of the third annual Ski and Snowboard Makeover contest this week.

Guest Commentary: Expand S-CHIP, but not too far
This week Congress will vote on an override of the president’s veto of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

Guest Commentary: Opposition to SCHIP misleading
This week my opponent, Virginia Foxx, cast yet another callous vote against the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Scoutin’ for Trout
Cub Scout Pack 214 enjoyed a day of fishing recently, compliments of J and B Trout Pond. It was the Pack’s first fishing tournament

Ashe County Democratic Party Chair

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