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Project Lifesaver issues first bracelet in Watauga County to help local family
The Jackson family of Boone became the first participants in Project Lifesaver Watauga County on March 18 at the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office.

WHS blood drive sets state record for high schools
The American Red Cross and Watauga High School (WHS) recently came together to host a record-setting blood drive.

On the Run
Staying fit is only a few thousand steps away


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highcountry WEEKLY

‘Monday afternoon massacre’?
Seven Lees-McRae faculty members see contracts terminated after long careers

High Country United Way falls just short of $625,000 goal
The High Country United Way came in at 84 percent of its 2008 goal by raising a total of $525,006.

Local workshops offer gardeners basic skills
Local gardeners can grow their skills with a series of workshops through the local branch of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.

Miller house placed on historic register
It’s more than a century old but it’s still providing family comfort.

watauga WEEKLY

Appalachian Women’s Fund awards $65,000 in grants
The Appalachian Women’s Fund (AWF) hosted its first Grantee Awards Celebration April 6 at the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center.

Midnight at the OASIS celebrates seven years
One of the area’s largest non-profit service organizations, Opposing Abuse with Services, Information, and Shelter (OASIS) will host its 7th Annual Midnight

Week celebrates 911 telecommunicators
“911. What is the address of your emergency?”

Conservation winners recognized; poster will now be in the state contest
The Watauga Soil and Water Conservation District has announced the winners from a recent competition to encourage students to become more responsible stewards of the land.

Local students speak out at Optimist oratorical contest
Winners have been chosen in the Boone Optimist Club’s annual oratorical contests for area students.

A EPIC event for soil conservation
Farmers in Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico continue to benefit from the legacy of Don Marcos Orozco, father of soil conservation in Central America.

Realtors give Easter bunny an assist
The Easter bunny recently got some help from members of the Avery-Watauga Association of Realtors (AWAR) as residents of local adult care facilities received Easter baskets



Earth Day to be celebrated at Ashe Farmers' Market on Saturday
Last Saturday was opening day for the 2009 season at the Ashe County Farmers' Market.

Happy Tails Celebrating 28 Dog Years in West Jefferson
In January of 2005, self-professed animal lover B.J. Pim decided it was due time for someone to open a high-end pet supplies store in Ashe County.

Bluegrass, Storytelling Return to Todd General
Much like green leaves on trees, activity flocks to the small town of Todd with the arrival of warm weather.


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