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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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Scenery for the Birds

Snowplace Like Home

Christmas in a Can

Amnesty Granted


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highcountry WEEKLY


Lifting Precious Cargo, Hoping for a Better Solution

Barbara Carleton lifts more than 640 lbs. per day.  She isn’t an athlete training for an event; she is a mother caring for her daughter. 

11 Hours in Peru
Boone missionary threatened, held at gunpoint

Giving the Gift of Music
Area musicians make 2007 a banner year for homegrown CDs

ASU geologist: Southern Calif. overdue for major earthquake
An Appalachian State University geologist uses everything from backhoes to trowels to reach deeply for evidence of earthquakes that have occurred over time.

The Dr. Mann Christmas Special
All About Women Magazine wishes its readers the happiest of holidays.

Carolinas on Their Minds
UNCG professors edit book on geography of North and South Carolina


watauga WEEKLY

County offers tips for a green Christmas

‘Live Life, Give Life’
Lucky blood donors will win $500 gift card

Enough to Make Watauga MADD
Startling statistics, good support shown during interest meeting

Home for the Holidays
Habitat for Humanity completes, dedicates second house within a month

Fighting Hunger, Boosting Health
Health & Hunger Coalition a community resource for the needy

Love & Monsters in Boone
Asheville musician Laura Blackley reaches Higher Grounds

Atkinson: Help others
ASU grads learn obligation comes with diploma

First Baptist Lunch
FBC of Boone hosts annual Christmas Day Luncheon

Sharing Tree trimmed in time for Christmas
This year, 352 low-income families and seniors in the High Country will be able to wake up on Christmas morning and see presents under the tree

Just What the Nurse Ordered
First Response Teams come to county schools


Ski Beech celebrates 40th anniversary with openings and contest

New terrain park and photography competition open to public

Hicklin to serve as WCS assistant superintendent
Faulkner goes to principal’s office

Entrepreneurs to visit ASU
Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour to be held in February

The Politics of Brotherhood
Area resident has fraternal ties to presidential candidate

ASU student and Charlotte resident receive awards
Two volunteers with the Crossnore School received awards from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

ARHS wins Active at Work Community Award
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) received this year’s Active at Work Community Award

Music professor receives advisor of the year award
Jennifer Snodgrass has received the National Collegiate Outstanding Advisor Award.

High Country Cotillion celebrates fall session finale

ASU ROTC cadets receive second lieutenant bars
Among the more than 1,000 students receiving degrees during commencement Dec. 16 at Appalachian State University were eight new officers in the U.S. Army.


ashe WEEKLY

Sharing the Spirit of Christmas
Most who reside in Ashe County are aware of its natural beauty. But besides gorgeous mountains, there is a lot more to be thankful for.


Because You Asked:

Fire lane, what fire lane?

Sponsor a child or family for Christmas
Rainbow Center - Children & Family Services (RCCFS) is asking for support from individuals, businesses, and other community groups to help sponsor a child or family served by the center this holiday season.

Ashe Citizens Get An Early Christmas Gift
An Agricultural Expo Center Is One Step Closer

Mountain View Elementary Visits Museum
Mountain View Elementary first graders gather on the Courthouse steps to begin their tour of the Museum

11 area churches observe Sunshine Sunday
Sunshine Sunday is a day set aside to promote awareness of depression as a treatable disease that last year claimed the lives of 8 of our friends and neighbors.

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