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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

Primo’s brings pizza, pasta to Boone Mall
Primo’s Italian eatery has opened, bringing with it an assortment of pizza, pasta, subs and that pleasant smell that can only mean fresh-made dough.

High Country Cotillion concludes 2008-09 season
“Dressed to the nines,” High Country Cotillion students dined, danced and listened to guests of honor ASU Chancellor Ken Peacock and Billy Riddle Jr.

Local produce pickups begin June 2
High Country CSA hosted by Bare Essentials Natural Market

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.

Non-profits search for funding in a shrinking county budget
A public hearing Tuesday on Wastauga County’s shrunken budget brought forth requests from agencies in the wake of increased demands for services.

Red Cross honors veterans on Memorial Day
In the midst of a three day weekend full of friends, family, and barbeque, it is easy to forget the real meaning behind Memorial Day.

watauga WEEKLY

CAP cadet honored for leadership and academic achievement
Cadet 1st Lt. Max Robertson, a member of the local Civil Air Patrol chapter, the Boone Composite Squadron

Deep Gap Ruritan receives national awards
Since it was chartered in July 1991, Deep Gap Ruritan has had a big impact upon the community it serves and has often reached beyond its borders

Lees-McRae names new president
The Lees-McRae College Board of Trustees has elected Scott Colley, president emeritus of Berry College in Georgia

Mock trial puts hockey players in the ‘penalty booth’
On the night of April 27, there was a trial going on at the Watauga County Courthouse.

Barbour wins Optimist Club essay contest
Andrew Barbour, a senior at Watauga High School, recently won the Optimist Club of Boone’s essay contest based on a theme of “The Power of Youth.”

Firefighter fan donates birthday money
A birthday party turned into a fundraising event for 6-year-old Miles Spell.

ASU stages full-scale drill
More than 100 emergency personnel gathered on the campus of Appalachian State University on Wednesday for a full-scale drill.

United Front: Mediation and Restorative Justice Center
Creating Opportunities for peace, safety and well-being

Watauga County student is state winner in Soil and Water Poster Contest
Nate Estus, a fifth-grade student at Valle Crucis Elementary School, has won first place in the State Soil and Water Poster Contest.

Trethewey named top teacher
Art teacher Dacia Trethewey, who teaches at Parkway School four days each week and at Bethel one day each week

Golf tourney raises $90,000 for Crossnore School
Eighty-six golfers met at Linville Resorts May 14 for an exciting day of golf during the 11th annual Crossnore Children’s Golf Classic.

Memorial Day observance held May 25 at ASU

ASU offers Summer Craft Enrichment classes
Registration is now open for the summer classes for the Michael R. Patricelli Craft Enrichment Program at Appalachian State University.

NCNR hosts New River expedition this summer
The National Committee for the New River will conduct a river-length expedition along the New River this summer beginning on July 20. 

ASU hosts renewable energy workshop series May 22

Grady named chair of ASU’s Department of Art
Michael Grady has been named chair of Appalachian State University’s Department of Art effective Aug. 1.


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Now is the Time to Volunteer to Repel the Yankee Hordes
For those who still smell the smoke rising from the muzzles of Southern flintlocks, and hear the echoes of blood-chilling Rebel Yells


Habitat for Humanity Plans to Build Hope in Ashe
The first annual Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Blueprint Breakfast, "Building Hope in Ashe County" was held Saturday, May 16, at Jefferson Landing.

Livestock Clinic Prepares Youth for Upcoming Shows
The scene was perfect at the Ashe Ag Expo Center in West Jefferson on Saturday, May 16

Ashe County Chamber of Commerce Relocating to Jefferson Avenue
The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce is moving to a new location in downtown West Jefferson.

Ashe County Humane Society Launching Pet Food Drive
As the unemployment rate rises and more Americans are facing the hardships caused by the current economic crisis

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