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bullet Red Cross seeks ERV
The American Red Cross in Watauga County is asking for help in raising at least $100,000 to acquire a fully equipped emergency response vehicle for the High Country.

bullet Sick Statistics
Flu sees ‘moderate activity’ in Watauga

bullet A Healthy Plan
Cooperative extension sets future goals

bullet Testing Triabetes
Area athletes run, cycle, swim against diabetes


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Project Clothesline

highcountry WEEKLY

Diamonds: Fair game for area eateries
Diamonds are becoming a more frequently found gem in the High Country — at least at a local inn and restaurant.

Easing the Psychiatric Burden
A pilot program to put in-patient psychiatric beds at Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville could address several problems that have been plaguing public health and law-enforcement sectors.

watauga WEEKLY


Digital History
ASU Archives receives grant to digitize historic photographs

Boone woman wins United Way raffle
Tammy Guilford of Boone could not find words to describe her excitement as she was named the winner of a 2007 PT Cruiser in the High Country United Way car raffle.

Hundreds take it to heart for Valentine’s Day breakfast
It was definitely a “heartfelt” occasion at Appalachian Brian Estates (ABE) in Boone on Valentine’s Day

Nominations sought for scholarship
Nominations are being sought for a $750 scholarship offered by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Secretaries Association (NCCESA).

Building a Peace House
Event nets $12,000 for WHS Playmakers

Watauga youth to ‘Take it Back’
Community briefing held on underage drinking

Celebrating Alfred Adams
Chamber hosts 9th Annual Leadership Awards

Presidential Reading
The second and third grade Title 1 reading classes from Hardin Park Elementary hosted a special tribute to Presidents Day

Calling All Artists
DBDA seeks applications for downtown gateway project

A Courteous County
Mayors proclaim ‘National Courtesy’ in Watauga

Children’s Playhouse seeks increased county funding

Area woodworker gets national attention
From the computer screen, to magazines, to the silver screen, the work and teaching of Valle Crucis fine woodworker David Finck

The Need for Less Speed
Speed limit lowered on N.C. 105

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s...

An Evening of Blessings for Chris Greer
Everyone knows Chris Greer.
He’s lived in Boone all his life, just above the public library on North Street.


Alleghany Community Theatre announces new board
Alleghany Community Theatre (ACT) recently announced the members and officers of its Board of Directors for 2008.

Ice Bowl, Polar Plunge raise $10,000 for Humane Society
The second annual High Country Ice Bowl and Inaugural Polar Plunge was a big success. The wild and crazy fundraiser raised a whooping $10,411.91 for the Ashe County Humane Society!

$9 million for airport improvements?
A reader who asked to be called B.J. contacted us wanting to know about a rumor they had heard that the county was preparing to invest $9 million into improvements at the county airport.

Community Briefs
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County Spelling Bee champ named
Fifth grader Emily Long of Mountain View Elementary School was named the Ashe County Spelling Bee Champion.

'Tree' program seeks product submissions
The Mitchell County Development Foundation's "Home of the Perfect Christmas Tree" product development program is looking for product submissions

History in Flames
High winds fueled day-long blaze that destroyed Tuckerdale Baptist

Pink pills and a polygraph
Hammer says he supplied pills; and sheriff says suspect failed polygraph

Ordinance has couple hanging
They're welcome to move to county, but their monkey? Maybe not.

Skate Zone hosts speaker, free skating
Skating for absolutely free?

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