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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

Clash of the Mayoral Titans

One More S'more

Reading in the Mall

A Sticky Fundraiser


highcountry WEEKLY

Winning Drive

First hole-in-one wins 2008 Ford Edge

Earth Fare hosts ‘Dog Days of Summer’ Aug. 9

Dawn of the Donuts
Cole and Vikkie Reed have noticed a hole in the bakeries and restaurants in the High Country – a donut hole, that is.

Food and Shelter for Hope
Hospitality House hosts annual luncheon Aug. 21

watauga WEEKLY

Town announces rain barrel winners
As part of the town of Boone’s ongoing commitment to water conservation, Boone Public Utilities office has held its first drawing for the “Win a Rain Barrel” contest.

Charity on the Green
Casa Rustica, RedTail Mountain host benefit

A Lesson in ‘Geolexicology’
Watauga library hosts discussion Aug. 12

RAPP serves as resource for surrogate parents
The High Country Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) held its first discussion based meeting Tuesday, July 29.

WHAT’s Happening
Watauga High School students make a difference

Pope new leader of area Audubon chapter
The High Country Audubon Society named a new president at their annual meeting in July.

Gaining Momentum
Area dancer starts scholarship

Harris Teeter adds sandwich shop
Customers lining up for submarine deals



Down town scavenger hunt continues next week
The competition is getting hotter each month during the West Jefferson Business Association's down town scavenger hunts.

Members sought for Civil War re-enactment
The 26th North Carolina Troops, the largest single Civil War re-enactment unit in the State of North Carolina and quite possibly the nation, is now recruiting new members across the Old North State.

Genealogy conference set for Saturday
Harry Truman once said "it is amazing what can be accomplished when no one cares who gets the credit."

Gubernatorial candidate McCrory visits American Emergency Vehicles
Charlotte Mayor Patrick McCrory, Republican candidate in the race to be the next governor of North Carolina, payed a visit on Thursday to American Emergency Vehicles (AEV) in Jefferson.

Inflicted Images raising standards
The arts of tattoo and body piercing are not the kind of thing the people at Inflicted Images take lightly.

Farmer's Market offers cancer fighting elements
We all know cancer is a rising epidemic, especially in the United States.

Local takes mission trip to reservation
A local woman just returned from a mission trip to the Navajo reservation in Gallup, New Mexico and said that it was one of the most incredible experiences of her entire life.

Local state parks grateful for Youth Advocacy Interns
This summer, Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area and New River State Park were honored to receive two of the coveted Youth Advocacy Internship positions.

Fifth letter sent to McCain
Recently, SEIU sent a fifth "Dear John" letter to Senator John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for president.

Ashe Free Medical Clinic receives top accreditation
The North Carolina Association of Free Clinics awarded the Ashe County Free Medical Clinic with Level One Accreditation, their top honor.

Sometimes you just feel good about things
I would like to begin this addition of my column by apologizing to those who read each week because they like to hear me complain, but this week I just feel too good.

Open house at infamous Bowie Mansion benefits Clinic
The home at the end of West Second Street in West Jefferson, locally known as the Bowie Mansion, opened its gates to visitors on Saturday, Aug. 2 to benefit the Ashe County Free Medical Clinic.

'Stuff the Bus' helps 200 local students as schools reopen
School supplies such as bookbags, calculators, rulers and crayons were given out to over 200 students on Saturday morning as the inaugural "Stuff the Bus" event was held.



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