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bullet “Thanks for Giving”
Red Cross promotion a ‘shot in the arm’ for donors

bullet WHS HOSA blood drive breaks regional records
A large part of a blood donor base is high school blood drives, according to Red Cross district manager Mike Robinson.

bullet Diabetes awareness is top Nov. priority
Nearly 21 million children and adults in the United States are living with diabetes, and another 54 million people are at-risk

bullet Smoky Mountain Center hosts Watauga drop-ins.

bullet Beth Andrews: Art for the Health of It


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Operation Christmas Child

Reaching the world through a shoe box

Appalachian to host Egyptian educators

Appalachian State University has been selected to host two groups of Egyptian educators who will participate in a 15-day, short-term study tour.

From Cone Manor to Cold Mountain
New guidebook leads readers along literary trails

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The Lighter Side of Learning

New WHS may incorporate green building practices

Beat the Heat

Expert urges wintertime fire safety

Generating Generosity
Blue Ridge Electric offers Bright Idea Grants

Sharing Tree brings Christmas cheer to elderly, less fortunate
It’s not unusual for more than 300 individuals and families to be registered with the Sharing Tree program.

Recycling Success
Mast Store has gone green

Holston Camp hosts Thanksgiving supper
Each November, Holston Camp brings together local churches and families with the annual Community Thanksgiving Supper.

A Family Affair for Volunteers
Community Thanksgiving Dinner celebrates 22 years

Salvation Army gearing up for holiday season

Several projects needing community support


Give a Kid a Coat
Dry cleaners team up with Salvation Army

A Helping Hand
Crossnore Baptist Church to Serve Thanksgiving Dinner to Those in Need

Veterans honored in Deep Gap
“Bring a Vet to School Day” a success

A Pre-Owned Dealership
Mack Brown Inc. to open Hyundai store at old Mitsubishi lot

Blowing Rock merchants get in the Christmas spirit
Annual decorating contest dresses up town

Flapping Jack Flash
WEF fundraiser is a gas, gas, gas

Welcome to Club Cotillion
Local program launches social activities for area youth

Magness puts a new leash on life

New pet-sitting business comes to Boone

International Study
Jordanian administrator visits ASU, local schools

NEH grant to help teachers spice up history
Neva Specht knows the best way to excite students of any age about history is to set aside the textbook and use other materials to engage learning.

Senior Companion Program
A United Way Agency that goes the extra mile

The Cabbage Queens are coming!
Wandas to help OASIS

Jim Brooks to address local AAUW chapter
Meeting to be held Nov. 17 in Wilkesboro

Watauga 4-H Livestock Club ‘moo-ves’ ahead
Members of the Watauga 4-H Livestock Club were among 150 youngsters, ages nine to 19 from North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Kentucky recently competing in the N.C. State Fair

ASU business faculty honored
Four Appalachian State University faculty members in the Walker College of Business have received the college’s 2007 Award for Excellence.

Banner Elk Christmas Parade Ready to Roll
Holiday Tradition to Hit the Streets on Dec. 1



Local kids show poetic touch
The results are in: The second annual poetry contest at Mount Jefferson State Natural Area was even more successful than anticipated. There were over 200 entries in this year’s contest, and the judging was intense.

Volunteers needed for Children’s Christmas Project
Early on Christmas morning, parents everywhere will wake to the pitter patter of little feet running down the hall to see what wonderful gifts lay under the tree.

Home Builders honor student, plan party
Ashe County Home Builders Association Executive Director Kelly called November’s meeting “the best of the year,” with a crowd of 50 and a meal of turkey and dressing on hand.

Lansing couple honored by Chamber
Ashe Woodworking of Lansing was presented with the prestigious Ashe County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award last week.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Young Animal Lovers
The Humane Society has a suggestion for the top 10 items for children who are interested in animals.

Years of Family Math Fun
What do you get when you put children, parents and an energetic math professor together? “Family Math Night,” a fun-filled evening of learning through exploration.

I Hate Veteran’s Day
Here’s my point, I hate Veteran’s Day a little more every year. Now, it’s not that I have anything against veterans; I am one.

Ashe Little League elects officers
Ashe County Little League 2008 on its way to a great season

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