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bullet ‘Get Smarter, Get Stronger’ starts Saturday
Spirit of Women Health Fair focuses on stroke prevention

Blood for Gas
Watauga Red Cross makes an offer you can’t transfuse

Red Cross revs up for summer
The sky is sunny. The temperature is warm. Summer vacations, family reunions and road trips are just around the corner, and the American Red Cross wants to help you reach your destination.

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


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highcountry WEEKLY

Tired of fast food? Try slow-cooked BBQ
High Country filled with smoky delights

These Boy Scouts are Always Prepared
Troop 100 stays busy in community service

‘Ride the West’ with Lewis Smith
Fundraising cyclist pedals through High Country next week

watauga WEEKLY

Barking Space
The Watauga Humane Society (WHS) is dedicated to serving the homeless animals of Watauga County, but they also offer services for pets with permanent homes.

H.C. Host hosts Karin Moss as new director
High Country Host announced that it has named Karin Moss its new executive director.

Writing Across the Curriculum
CCCTI encourages students to ‘write on’

Watauga County DAV – ‘So They’re Not Forgotten’
Vietnam veteran Bernie Lee, one of the newest recruits of the Watauga County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, is proud to be serving his country and fellow man once again.

National Guard Memorial Garden begins to grow
Seeds of community cupport vital for completion

Stories of Boone’s Past
Mazie Jones Levenson returns to Jones House for “Tea & Old Times”

Etude in the Key of Winkler
WHS band director retires after 28 years

Short Goodbyes
Watauga County Schools superintendent Bobbie Short bid the school system adieu this week, her last week before retiring. Short has worked in education for about 35 years, spending the last five years with WCS.





WAW Educational Fund Commits $10,000 to Library
The advisory board of the Watauga-Ashe-Wilkes Educational Fund is pleased to announce a commitment of $10,000 for the new Ashe County Library facility.

MST needs new friends to help
The Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail (FMST) is in need of volunteers to help make the vision of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) a reality.

Young author illustrator of West Jefferson wins big
Joshua Taylor of West Jefferson is a young man of many talents; two of his best ones happen to be writing and drawing.

Just a 'Little' tinkering at the market
It's heating up in the mountains, and summer is showing it's sunny side these days.

Here's My Point

You know there are just some things that make me mad and I think they should make everyone mad, unless they are brainless or void of all human emotions.


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