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bullet Out for Blood
Red Cross faces critical holiday need

bullet Compliment Accepted
It's not an 'alternative' medicine; it's complimentary my dear Watson

bullet Eat Smart, Move More
Watauga joins statewide challenge to avoid holiday weight gain and stress

bullet A Dangerous Cocktail
Study shows energy drinks and alcohol could strain the heart


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Cleared For Takeoff

Love & Monsters...

All Aboard!

A New Day...

highcountry WEEKLY

Suddenly Showing brings life to shopping
New maternity boutique born in Boone

Don’t Toss That Tree!
Area man finds use for used Christmas trees

Boone Post Office muralist dies at 100
Alan Tompkins left artistic legacy in North Carolina and Connecticut

The Progression of Feminism
Steinem to lecture at ASU in February

watauga WEEKLY

School Year Resolutions

Board of Education readies for New Year

Coalition hungry for donations
Winter food drive under way

Mast General Store shares the warmth
Gift of 400 coats donated to local Salvation Army Store

The ‘Tree of Life’
Watauga County tree donated for ceremony in Raleigh

Butt Out
Blowing Rock Hospital goes tobacco-free in 2008

Ready for a Close-Up
First-ever Mrs. Watauga County to compete in Mrs. N.C. America pageant

Give Peace a Feast
Two Rivers Community School hosts holiday fundraiser on Dec 14th

RCCFS: Sponsor a child or family for Christmas

Rainbow Center – Children & Family Services (RCCFS) requests support from individuals, businesses, and other community groups to help sponsor a child or family


Volunteer Avery County targets poverty
Described as a “safety net” to help families and individuals in critical need from falling through the cracks of the human service systems

Going Once, Going Twice...
DBDA celebrity auction raises thousands

Area women found fund
Appalachian Women’s Fund hosts inaugural event

The Giving Stream
Living Water Christian Fellowship offers annual food drive

Beech Mountain raises the curtain on 2007-2008 season
Ski resort celebrates 40th year with opening this past week

Globe decision appealed
Environmental groups cite old growth trees in effort to prevent Forest Service logging

Blowing Rock Chamber holds special Business After Hours
Event to raise food for Hunger Coalition


Ashe County Middle School named finalists in the MetLife-National Association of Secondary School Principals’ Breakthrough Schools Award

Because You Asked:
Hunger and Health Coalition assistance no more for Ashe County residents

North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Ashe County Center
Tips on Ordering and Sending Food Through the Mail

Touchdown readers score accolades
Mountaineer Summer Reading Program participants scored another win Dec. 10

Westwood’s sixth-grade Battle of the Books
Westwood’s sixth-grade Battle of the Books team chose Samaritan’s Purse's Operation Christmas Child as its service learning project and the kids went all out to make the effort a success.

VP celebrates 25 years at McFarland
Rhonda Herman, Executive Vice President of McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, marked her 25th anniversary at the local publishing company.

Local Extension Professional Honored at State Meeting
Michelle Ham, a secretary with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Ashe County, was honored with an Award of Excellence for “Technology Utilization and Implementation”

Ashe Library Will Open Late Friday
The Ashe County Public Library will open at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14.

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