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Eight blood drives planned in January
The Watauga County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold the following blood drives in the coming weeks.

Health Dept. offers flu vaccine clinics
Health officials are urging people to roll up their sleeves and prepare for winer, but they are also touting a nasal precaution to fight the flu.



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Slim Chance of Early Spring


highcountry WEEKLY

ASU’s new dining hall makes the grade
If anyone pondered the purpose behind the glassy sky walk over Rivers St., wonder no more.

HCCSA offers shares for 2009 season
High Country Community Supported Agriculture (HCCSA), a project to connect local people with local farms and food

Hungry for Donations
Hunger & Health Co. sees increase in service demands

Girl Scout cookies hit the High Country
The cookies have landed.

watauga WEEKLY

Children’s Playhouse announces award nominees
We are just delighted with the response,” said Children’s Playhouse executive director Kathy Parham

Climb-a-thon slated for Feb. 20
Event to benefit Mountain Alliance

Ag workshops bloom in February
With winter reaching its midpoint, growers and farmers are turning their thoughts to spring planting.



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Birchers see America as Being at Significant Crossroads
Sitting silent for the most part since the November elections, the Ashe County Republican Party Headquarters was again full of lively discussion


Ashe County Board of Education Honors Award Recipients
The Ashe County Board of Education took some time before their meeting on Monday, Feb. 2, to honor several teachers and a principal.


Ashe Farmer's Market Holds Winter Market Saturday
It's time to stock up on delicious, locally produced meats, cheese, eggs and other items when a small group of Ashe County Farmers' Market vendors

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