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bullet Share life through Carolina Donor Services
Part II
Last week, we introduced our readers to Carolina Donor Services, a federally designated organ procurement organization serving 6.1 million people in 79 counties of North Carolina and Danville, Va.

bullet Red Cross issues urgent call for all blood types
While temperatures and fuel prices continue to rise this summer, the American Red Cross reports that the blood inventory levels are so low it is unable to sufficiently meet the demand of local hospitals.




high country photos

Rummage Sale Puppy

Pine Dining

Charlotte at Chetola

Joe Hallock & Friends

highcountry WEEKLY

Calling All Celebrites
Celebrity Serve Committee takes requests for spring event




Shooting the Breeze
Area students film wind energy documentary





Library 2: Electric Boogaloo
Area restaurant & bar reopens with new mgt., dance floor



watauga WEEKLY


Gala raises funds for Avery Arts Council
A sellout crowd of art patrons gathered last Thursday evening at the Linville Ridge Country Club



The Tools and the Talent
WMC cancer center showcases new technology

Ron Paul brings ‘Campaign of Liberty’ to Boone
Former Republican presidential candidate and Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul spoke Friday at the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center to a crowd of dedicated fans and supporters about what he called his continued campaign for liberty.




Open house at Animal Hospital
The Animal Hospital of Ashe held an Open House on Saturday, July 26 at their newly renovated location in Jefferson.



Young minds with big career aspirations at Camp Med
Last week, 10 Ashe County High School Students participated in Camp Med, a very unusual summer camp.



Ashe Civitan Club back in business
Civitan worldwide is a civic organization whose mission is simply to build good citizenship by providing a volunteer organization of clubs dedicated to serving individual and community needs with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities.



I guess we just got lazy
I am a little angry and a little confused about something I saw this weekend.



Northwest Trading Post celebrates 50 years
The Northwest Trading Post was founded 50 years ago to offer a place to promote and sell the handmade goods of our local craftsmen.


Supplies needed for Rainbow Center programs
"The upcoming 2008-09 school year is upon us, and we need school supplies for children and youth in our Residential Care, Foster Care, and High Country Academy programs


Sizzlin' at the market
Things were sizzlin' at the farmer's market this week-literally!

State Republican Party leaders turn out for Soucek
Two prominent leaders of the North Carolina Republican Party made their way to Smokey Mountain Barbecue in West Jefferson on Monday night in support of Dan Soucek


Thank you issued to Henderson festival donors
Wayne Henderson and the production committee of the Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival & Guitar Competition would like to express their appreciation to festival donors of 2008.


Youth learn to prepare simple meals and healthy snacks
Fourteen children learned to prepare simple meals and healthy snacks during the annual Chef-N-Child classes recently taught at the Agricultural Services Center Conference Room.





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