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bulletA Proclamation Fit for Boone
May is ‘National Exercise is Medicine Month’

Relay for Life making strides toward research and a cure
Fundraiser benefits High Country in many ways


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highcountry WEEKLY

Feed Me, Seymour!
The Eat Beat is hungry for news

Be Kind to Animals Week is May 4-10
Local current events have made the subject of appropriate animal treatment the topic of many conversations.

POP Shoppe Saturday
High Country Women’s Fund, WAMY, Unique Boutique partner for special shopping day

watauga WEEKLY

You May Fire When Ready
Torch Club ignites in Boone

Young poets win contest

Youth Services at Watauga County Public Library invited the area’s budding poets to submit their work to a poetry contest during the month of April.

After Midnight

‘Midnight at the OASIS’ fundraiser sees sold-out crowd

Sustainable farmers’ market grows in Todd
The farmers’ market business is growing along with the popularity of local food and crafts, as a new farmers’ market has started in Todd.

WHS students drive to AAA finals
Two Watauga High School students, James P. Smith and Kayla N. Hubbard, both of Vilas, advanced

Adult Services Expo coming to Boone Mall
The 6th Annual Adult Services Expo will be held on Tuesday, May 20, at the Boone Mall from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Saturday’s food drive helps stamp out hunger in the High Country
Food donations go directly to Hunger & Health Coalition

Workshop for grown-ups benefits Children’s Playhouse
Here is a unique Mother’s Day present idea: Give that special mom two nights to nurture her own creativity and create a beautiful silk scarf she will enjoy for years to come.

Eggers honored by N.C. Bar Association

The North Carolina Bar Association, through the efforts of the Young Lawyers Division, held its annual observance of Law Day on Friday in Raleigh.

High Tea at the Meadowbrook
Today’s women can don dress, heels and hat and three hours later be on a hiking trail in shorts, T shirt and boots.

Senator Sam takes the Appalachian Pathway May 21
The Appalachian Pathways Luncheon Series turns toward politics in May, with a luncheon program presented by Dr. Karl Campbell.

Evergreen: A New Version of Serenity Farm
Last August, Serenity Farm, a transitional supportive housing program for adult males with substance abuse problems in Blowing Rock, closed


So, who's supposed to pick up the trash?

It was an open house for open hearts
Camp New Hope was filled with exactly that on Saturday: hope for the future of the camp, hope for the families who visit it, and hope for the community that hosts them both.

Rainbow Center is represented at annual conference
Rainbow Center's Bridges Foster Care Director Kim Johnson and Foster Care Coordinator Rachel Hawkins presented at the 10th annual North Carolina Foster and Adoptive Parent Association (NCFAPA) conference in Winston-Salem on April 26.

Honest I believe, really I do
Alright, I have had enough, I am beaten down, I will submit. Yes, at long last I am ready to jump on the Global Warming bandwagon.

Spring planting days are here

Birds are singing, flowers are beginning to bloom, leaves are peeking out on the tree branches, and those folks with allergies are sneezing uncontrollably

Crafters provide New Beginnings for kids in need
Everyday is a New Beginning for a child when someone lends a loving hand.



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