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bullet New Fibromyalgia Support Group
A new support group for persons diagnosed with Fibromyalgia is forming in Ashe County.

bullet Turkey Trot Run/Walk ushers in holiday season
On your mark, get set, gobble.

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



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highcountry WEEKLY


Lawrence Wiseman — A Living Legend At 87

Avery fiddler first to record Orange Blossom Special in 1938


Gloria Steineim to visit Boone in February
Famed feminist icon comes to Appalachian State University

Tapestry and wine fit for the gods
In the 16th century, paintings and portraits did their fair share of exalting the powerful, but tapestries had bulk, detail and a richness that only the truly wealthy could afford.


watauga WEEKLY



A Leap of Faith

Local pastor and staff to skydive when building project goal is met



Red Cross sponsors Toy Run this Saturday

It’s time for the third annual Watauga County Toy Run, a fundraiser sponsored by the Watauga County Chapter of the American Red Cross, that helps provide Christmas gifts for less fortunate children in the area.

Watauga County Red Cross to celebrate 90 years
A High Country United way agency that keeps on giving

November is Adopt a Senior Dog Month
When a litter of kittens or puppies come into a shelter, it is not long before they find their way into the homes and hearts of new loving families.

A Good Year
Banner Elk winery harvests more awards

Eating Good at the Mall
Good Eats moves to new location

Golf for a Cause
Golfers gather to support Boone native in need

A Day in the Skatepark
The Appalachian Skatepark Council hosted its Fallfest Skateboard Contest at the community skatepark in Boone Saturday, Oct. 27

LICC hosting autism workshop for parents and professionals
Numbers of autism diagnosis are growing nationwide

From Diesel to Biodiesel
Local club hosts workshop Saturday

Graham Goes West
Samaritan’s Purse sends disaster relief to San Diego

Fruit of the Boone (Sunrise Rotary)
Local club sells citrus

Business-savvy students earn recognition
Students at Appalachian State University pitched their best business ideas to a panel of judges during the Sixth Annual Carole Moore McLeod Entrepreneur Summit held in the Walker College of Business.

ASU’s ROTC cadets win top honors
Cadets from Appalachian State University’s ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) program continued their tradition of placing among the top three schools competing in the annual Eastern Region (ROTC) 5th Brigade’s Ranger Challenge.

Farmers’ market ends season with holiday sale
Everyone knows that as soon as Thanksgiving is over it is time to start thinking about Christmas.

Black, Gold and Green
ASU group talks trash, recycling

Hands On! Museum decks its halls Nov. 1
Hands On! Regional Museum will be decorated to take a ride on the Polar Express during the 19th Annual Festival of Trees. 


ashe WEEKLY

Operation Clothe a Child…Cheer a Troop
Two years ago, a project started in Ashe County. At that time it was termed, “Cards and treats for the troops.”

Volunteers as vital as the seasons
As the leaves slowly fall from the trees, winter is at our door step and Christmas is around the corner.

Commodity Distribution Announced
The Ashe County Department of Social Services will hold a USDA commodity distribution Friday, Nov. 9

Area crafters plan Christmas Boutique
Want to add a touch of Ashe to your Christmas shopping this year?

A Sweet Celebration
December 25th, February 14th, March 17th, April 1st—most readers probably identify each of these national holidays just by the date.

Jeopardy has Ashe connection
Dr. Chris Mazurek, husband of Dr. Micah Osborne Mazurek, a native of Ashe County, will be on the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions

Workshop offers farm market tips
NC Cooperative Extension and Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) will host a half-day workshop Nov. 6

New Fibromyalgia Support Group
A new support group for persons diagnosed with Fibromyalgia is forming in Ashe County.

Easley awards Ashe Healthy Carolinians
The Ashe County Health Council, “A Healthy Carolinians Task Force” was awarded its fourth recertification as a Healthy Carolinians

Listening session for disabled
Disability Rights of North Carolina is holding a Listening Session to hear about the needs of the disability community.

New animal hospital has new vets
The Animal Hospital of Wilkes, PA has welcomed Dr. Julie Sullivan and Dr. Matthew Blevins to its practice.

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