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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

A Meaningful Massage
Event benefits HHC

And those babies go marching along
March of Dimes event raises almost $40K

Hunger & Health Coalition responds to local needs for food assistance
The Hunger & Health Coalition (HHC) in response to the current economic condition will now begin providing two food packages per month to client families with children.

watauga WEEKLY

They’re looking for a few good comittee members
The town of Boone is seeking volunteers to fill several vacant positions on town committees, boards and commissions.

High school Graduation Project becomes optional for 2010
The new “Graduation Project” requirement that would have taken effect with the Class of 2010 has been made optional for next year’s seniors at Watauga High School.

ASU conducts spring graduation
More than 1,800 students are expected to receive their degrees during May commencement at Appalachian State University.

Wheels stay on skate park for at least a month
The Watauga County Board of Commissioners debated the future of the county’s skate park during Monday’s meeting, deciding to spend another month trying to make the park work.

AmeriCorps to hold bike drive to benefit Boone youth
Members of AmeriCorps Project Conserve and AmeriCorps Promise have arranged to hold a bike drive from May 11 through the 22 to benefit the Western Youth Network and Mountain Alliance.



Chamber, WCC Offering Free Seminars for Small Business Owners in Ashe
"What are we doing to be proactive, to really help our businesses flourish and stay successful in these tough times?"

Ashe Students Get Dirty with ACFM Project
The Ashe County Farmer's' Market does so much for our community.

Gem Valley N.C. Opens its Flumes for 2009 Season
Until 2008, rock hounds and geologists had to leave Ashe County to visit old-fashioned flumes to sift through dirt in search of valuable gems and minerals.

Hendley featured as CNN Hero
A Boone man was featured on last week’s edition of CNN’s Heroes.

Lansing to Hold Inaugural HOBO Day on Saturday
As part of the effort to promote the town of Lansing, the downtown will be opened up to merchants and artists on Saturday, May 9, for the inaugural HOBO Day celebration.

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