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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

Choppers serves food and fun with an edge
Motorcycle enthusiasts cannot only now be “hogs” on the road, they can also be hogs in a new edgy motorcycle themed restaurant in Banner Elk – Choppers.

Habitat looks for a local lot
The Watauga Habitat for Humanity has received a hefty donation.

A Place for Portraits
County looks for new home for displaced paintings

watauga WEEKLY

Organic co-op rolls forward
The New River Organic Growers is poised for a bountiful year

Town of Boone announces poster contest winners
The town of Boone announced the winners of fourth annual poster contest for second graders on Tuesday.

Watauga High School holds Pioneer Spotlight for 2008-2009
Watauga High School held its Spring Pioneer Spotlight Ceremony on April 27 recognizing members of the student body for their positive characteristics.

Chetola picked as top biz
From a boarding house to lakefront condominiums. Chetola Resort has long been an escape for visitors and travelers and now it’s been recognized by the business community.

Quartet of speakers challenge ASU graduating class
Commencement at Appalachian State University was a day to honor graduates who have completed their dream of earning a college degree.


Same Team, New Business: High Country Realty of N.C.
In late 2008, West Jefferson-based ERA Mountain Select Properties of Ashe was preparing to close their doors after operating for two years.

Ashe Library Receives Large Donation from Barr Estate
The Ashe County Public Library received a large donation on Friday, May 8, from the estate of the late Robert and Charity "Chattie" Barr.

Free Livestock Showmanship Clinic Set for Saturday
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension and Ashe Friend of Agriculture will be hosting a livestock and horse showmanship clinic on Saturday, May 16, beginning at 9 a.m.

Trivette Wins Mz. Relay Crown at Womanless Beauty Pageant
"I just want you to know that the American Cancer Society is not responsible for anything you see tonight."

HOBO Day Rescheduled
The Hobo Day in Lansing originally scheduled for Saturday, May 9, has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 16, due to rainy weather.

The Future is Sweeter than Three Scoops of Chocolate
Sometimes second careers can be scary to jump into.

Lassen Wins Comfort Series Contest and Sweepstakes
An Ashe County woman, Sandra Lassen, put her writing talent to work for her, winning a La-Z-Boy room makeover awarded as a $3,000 gift certificate from La-Z-Boy

Cycling the Carolinas For New Life Coming to Ashe
The Cycling the Carolinas for New Life event will begin on the North Carolina coast on Saturday, May 16, with cycling events scheduled through June.

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