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bullet Smoky Mountain Center hosts Watauga drop-ins

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


Wade turns 100

One of Boone’s leading citizens is hitting the century mark
— Wade Brown turned 100 Monday, Nov. 5.


Uncle Bud — A True Friend of Red Cross
Retired Air Force major recalls role of organization during the war

Farm Family of the Year
Blake Brown family earns Farm-City top honors

Bathanti in the Nuclear Age
Local professor wins international poetry contest


watauga WEEKLY


America Recycles... on Nov. 15

Watauga County is observing America Recycles Day by promoting the benefits of recycling.


Christmas Chopping

Choose & Cut braces for holiday season

Veterans Day in the High Country
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, an armistice, which ended fighting between the Allies and Germany, went into effect.

No One Eats Alone
Hunger and Health Coalition brings community together for Thanksgiving

Farm-City honors Watauga farmers, volunteers and more
Approximately 250 people were on hand Thursday evening to honor 52 years of Farm-City in Watauga County and to recognize those who have gone the extra mile in volunteer efforts during the past year.

Farm-City 2007


LMC Holding Canned Food Drive

Month-Long Event to Benefit Avery County Families

Toney Award
ASU professor recognized

Things to Do at the Watauga Public Library
The Watauga County Public Library will be hosting a number of events for adults and children in the coming weeks.

Free science seminars at ASU
The Math and Science Education Center at Appalachian State University is hosting a variety of science seminars throughout the academic year that focus on the environment and sustainable development.

Laurelmor is Firewise
Ginn community announces designation
A tiny ember of an idea built into a bonfire of planning to protect future homeowners.

WEF gives AEDs
Grant enhances school safety

ASAP hosts farm workshop Nov. 6
Sustainable agriculture program helps farmers reach modern markets


ashe WEEKLY


Meeting explores homeless issues

Homelessness is coming to Ashe County, actually it is already here.


Project Star Prepares Christmas Trees To Help Seniors
Appalachian Senior Programs is preparing for its 6th annual project to assist senior citizens. “Project Star” will place Christmas trees in businesses in West Jefferson and Jefferson by Nov. 9.

Because You Asked – Doubleheader!
We greatly appreciate the continued input from readers about the issues that concern them. This week a double dose of investigation for you.

Planning Board votes to follow rules
The Ashe County Planning Board met in regular session Nov. 1 with new officers in place, but an old issue soon emerged causing heated debate between board members and conservation advocates.

Bringing Raleigh Home:
While I normally send you updates on legislation of interest in the General Assembly, I want to reach out to you today for another reason: I am sharing my concern for how our district, state and local communities address our long term needs for water.

Business meet at Cheap Joe’s
Anyone in business, interested in starting, expanding or diversifying a business, or connected to the business world is invited to attend a meeting of the High Country Business Network

Holiday Markets, website sprout this month
Ashe County farmers market debuts new website and announces holiday market schedule

Veterans salute at ACHS
The Ashe County High School Chorus and student body will honor veterans and service members at its 2nd annual Veteran’s Celebration this Friday.

ASU ROTC is A-OK
Cadets from Appalachian State University’s ROTC program continued their tradition of placing among the top three schools competing in the annual Eastern Region (ROTC) 5th Brigade’s Ranger Challenge.

Phoebe Goes to Washington
Phoebe, a local assistance dog-in-training for Bob Breland of Ashe County, is shown in front of the Nation’s capital.

Eye Wills
When Lion Bill Shatley of the West Jefferson Lions Club found himself lying in a hospital bed with a broken hip and shoulder in Dec. 2006

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