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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.




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Happy Bruce Day!


highcountry WEEKLY

DAV seeks volunteer drivers
Soldiers injured in military service are getting a lift from Disabled American Veterans, but volunteers are needed to help keep treatment rolling.

Educators inducted into Rhododendron Society
William D. “Bill” Killian of Hendersonville, Peggy Badgett Rickert of Statesville and Judy Gibson Mays of Greensboro

Area Eagle Scouts soar with honors
Four local Boy Scouts received the highest honor in scouting at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Sunday, Aug. 10.

watauga WEEKLY

Area 4-H’er competes at state level
Amanda Munday, 14, and secretary of the Watauga 4-H Livestock Club, recently attended North Carolina 4-H Presentation competition.

Area Eagle Scouts soar with honors
Four local Boy Scouts received the highest honor in scouting at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Sunday, Aug. 10.

Getting Down to Business
Boone chamber serves awards at annual luncheon

Family Resource Center hosts open house Aug. 20
The highly anticipated installation of the Family Resource Center will be celebrated on Wednesday, Aug. 20, with an open house at the new facility.

Caregiver, cancer programs host insurance workshop
The Family Caregiver’s Support Program and Cancer Resource Alliance have paired up to host a workshop about health insurance and finance Aug. 21.

School bus driver classes offered in West Jefferson

ASU students grow project for Daniel Boone Native Gardens
Seventeen Appalachian State University students in a commercial design class presented their models for a new bathroom parlor to the Daniel Boone Native Gardens Board of Governors.




Benefit Supper and Auction for Sawyer
A benefit spaghetti supper and auction for Nathan Sawyer, an eight-year-old boy who has recently been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Leukemia.

Ashe Children's Trust Endowment Awards Grants
The Ashe County Children's Trust Endowment has awarded three grants to benefit Ashe County children this year: $1,300 to the Ashe County Friends of Agriculture, $800 to the 4-H Ashe Youth Connection and $400 to the Ashe County 4-H Homeschool Club.

Joint Public Hearing Held at Ashe County Courthouse
The Ashe County Commissioners and representatives of the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Division of Highways, met in a joint public hearing at the Ashe County Courthouse Aug. 4 to review and discuss the 2008-09 NCDOT Secondary Road Program.

Antiques Fair to Feature Appraisers
Wondering what that family heirloom is worth? Been watching Antiques Road Show or Cash in the Attic hoping for a clue? Here is your chance to find out.

Commerce Steady Lineup of Programming
As a unique benefit of membership, the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce has a steady lineup of programing available through the rest of 2008.

50 Years of High Country Trading
Longtime friends and new visitors joined staff and special guests to celebrate the Northwest Trading Post's 50th anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 8.

Events to Benefit Hospice
The Annual High Country Health Care Hospice Flea Market will begin accepting items Aug. 26 at High Country Greenhouse.

I ask you, why choose when you don't have to?
Sometimes it is really difficult to choose a topic for the week. Most times not, but sometimes it is.



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