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bullet November is National Hospice Month
The White House has declared November to be the 29th annual National Hospice Month.

bullet Making a Point in the High Country
Acupuncture, complementary medicine grows in popularity

bullet The Great American Smokeout
WHS students learn about dangers of tobacco use

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

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



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highcountry WEEKLY

The End of an Emporium
Downtown fixture goes ‘metro’



Local family grateful for Shriners’ hospital

Cindy Cook and her family know all about the Shriners hospitals, and they all say, “Thank you for taking the time to recognize Shriners and the great work they do.”


watauga WEEKLY



LMC to Host Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Students, Staff and Faculty to Participate in Five-Day Event



O Christmas Tree

Choose & Cut starts early

Local Shriners help burned and crippled children
Forty young patients in the High Country region are currently receiving treatment at a Shriners hospital

Setting the Table
Living Water Christian Fellowship launches annual food drive

Watauga Habitat dedicates 19th home
On Sunday afternoon, Nov. 25, at 2 p.m., Watauga County Habitat for Humanity will dedicate its 19th home.

November is National Family Caregivers Month
November is recognized as National Family Caregivers Month, and in declaring the same in North Carolina

Caregiving – In Sickness and in Health...
Golden years for local couple take a detour

Making a Difference
Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute at Lees-McRae College Lends a Hand to All Creatures
The Lodges at Eagles Nest, Banner Elk School and LMC Come Together For a Great Cause

Watauga County Library checks out donation
The Watauga County Public Library will be able to increase the life of part of its book collection, purchase additional titles

Get ready to hit the highway with United Way
New car raffle rundraiser begins next week

Welcome to the Outer Sanctum
ASU alum stars own salon

Appalachian Ski Mountain Opens for Business
Goal of Opening Before Thanksgiving Achieved for 10th Time in Last 13 Years

Putting Small Acreage to Work
Conference to be held Dec. 8 in Gastonia

ASU beFRIENDS Parkway
FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway announced the formation of its first college chapter at Appalachian State University in Boone.

Cinderella Ball: From Girl Scout to Princess
It’s going to be an evening of magic, said Lisa Crawford of the Girl Scout Council of the Catawba Valley Area

Watauga Red Cross celebrates 90 years
It was a grand celebration on Friday, Nov. 16, as the Watauga Chapter of the American Red Cross staff and board members


Holston Center earns ACA-accredited camp status
The American Camp Association (ACA) announced that Holston Center in Banner Elk has received ACA-accredited camp status for 2008.

Making Wishes Come True
Celebrity Serve dollars still spending well

Night Shift
New novelty store opens in Boone

HCFiF members attend summit at Lake Junaluska
Members of the High Country First in Families (HCFiF) Management Team recently attended the statewide annual summit

WCCF welcomes members, new officers
The Watauga County Community Foundation recently added several local residents to its board of directors and elected a new leadership team.


ashe WEEKLY

Ashe County welcomes Heaven's Gate
Heaven's Gate, Ashe County's Newest Bed & Breakfast and one of the newest members of the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce, officially opened its doors last week

Amnesty Week
The Ashe County Public Library will hold its annual Amnesty Week during the week of Dec. 3-8.

Lowe's Makes Donation
Christmas has come early this year for the Ashe County Humane Society, thanks to a generous donation of pet housing and other pet equipment from Lowe's Home Improvement.

Ashe County Board of Education names Bach Special Education Teacher of Excellence
The Ashe County Board of Education, at its last regular meeting recognized Joan Bach as the county's Special Education Teacher of Excellence

Ashe Campus students receive Golden Leaf Scholarships
Fifteen students from the Ashe Campus of Wilkes Community College were selected to receive scholarships from the Golden LEAF Scholars program for the 2007 fall semester

The 4-H Target Shooting Club Meeting
The 4-H Target Shooting Club will hold its next scheduled meeting at the county's Agricultural Service Conference Room Nov. 26 at 6 p.m.

Wagoner gains Nat'l 4-H HOF Honor
Fred Wagoner of Laurel Springs was one of 20 laureates honored for his service to 4-H during a ceremony at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center on Oct. 5.

4-H Volunteer Retires after 30 Years
Ashe County's John Style laid down his 4-H Clover Oct. 1 after 30 years of service to Ashe County 4-H. Of Style, a 4-H spokesperson said, "From the very beginning John has been a dedicated leader serving the community, youth and families.

Local independent business owner offers holiday Open House
LeAnn Wright offers in-home album-making, shopping for busy holiday goers

Peace activist from Wilkes County to visit Ashe
Sally Schuder Ferrell, a Quaker peace activist and community mediator from Wilkes County, will join Ashe County Friends (Quakers) for worship and discussion on Sunday, Dec. 2, at the home of Julia Ribet Rogers near Clifton.

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