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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

News from Hospitality House
Coffee Talk supports Hospitality House

Chamber awards recognize outstanding customer service
The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2009 Amazing Customer Service Award winners.

Digging into dirt science
A few tips for getting soil ready for spring

Agricultural map blossoms just in time for travelers
A new map focusing on agritourism features 16 Watauga County farms

Babies take over The Rock for a special cause
The babies are coming.

watauga WEEKLY

Realtors give Easter bunny an assist
The Easter bunny recently got some help from members of the Avery-Watauga Association of Realtors

ASU students rallying around local foods
Appalachian State University students, along with students from UNC Wilmington, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Asheville and North Carolina State University, are working to promote local foods on campus.

Agriculture officials report to the people
The Watauga County branch of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service held its annual “Report to the People” on Monday

Ducks Unlimited places oysters on its bill of fare for event
Birds of a feather flock together.

Town mulls Greenway trail future options
Greenway discussions traveled through the regular Boone Town Council meeting on Thursday

Coming of Age in Green Valley
Green Valley Park has recently marked important rites of passage. 

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

Boone Drug is in search of those born above the historic store
Boone Drug is looking for special deliveries made more than 50 years ago.


Residents Encouraged to help Keep Ashe County Beautiful
Driving down the roads in our beautiful High Country, it's easy to see why so many people come from so many places to enjoy a view of our mountains.

Documentary Film Team Seeks Connections to Todd's Industrial Past
According to the Todd Community Preservation Organization, the town was born soon after the railroad reached Ashe County

Community Briefs
Annual Bluegrass and Old Time Music Fiddlers Convention

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