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WAMY Hosts Children’s Book Sale to Fight Poverty

WAMY Community Action, a local non-profit that has been helping the communities of Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey (WAMY) counties for almost 50 years, is hosting a children’s book fair to raise funds for programs like its Gardening Community fund.

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Beech is 30 May 1st

Beech Mountain, NC- The Town of Beech Mountain is proud to announce that it will be celebrating its 30th anniversary on May 1st of this year.  To celebrate, the town will be hosting a covered dish dinner for the community and honoring past and present mayors, council members, and employees of the Town of Beech.  There will also be presentations highlighting Beech Mountain’s streetscape plans and future community growth. Full Story

 
RAM Now Taking Applications for Summer 2011 Work Projects

Resort Area Ministries, Inc. (RAM) is now taking applications for Summer Mission work projects.  Each summer, RAM hosts church mission groups from the Southeastern United States.  These mission groups stay in Boone from three days to a week and assist RAM with work projects and campground ministries.

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ProStart Educator Excellence Award

Watauga High School teacher Lee Ann Williams has been awarded the 2011 ProStart Educator Excellence Award from the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association’s Education Foundation (NCRLA). Full Story

 
Appalachian Heritage Week at LMC

In the Mountains, of the Mountains and for the Mountains—these words have long defined Lees-McRae College.  This spring a special Appalachian Heritage Week will once again highlight Lees-McRae’s commitment to Appalachia. From April 4th through the 8th, Full Story

 
Improving your Child’s Future through the WIC Program

Pregnant mothers desiring to deliver healthy infants and mothers with hungry mouths to feed often need financial assistance in today’s economy. Many mothers also need nutritional advice when it comes to their diet as well as their child’s. Full Story

 
Yadkin Riverkeepers Event to Paddle Entire River

Join the Yadkin Riverkeeper for the organization’s Tour de Yadkin, an annual month-long river paddling event along 185 miles of the Yadkin River. From April 2 through 30, paddlers can kayak or canoe for a few hours or whole days with one of America’s leading river advocates,

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AVERY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY INTRODUCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

“My friends are cheering because they are so excited to see me doing something I am passionate about,” said Laurie Vierheller about her new position as Executive Director of the Avery County Humane Society. Full Story

 
AITP Silent Auction at ASU

An Appalachian State University student organization, the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), is holding their 5th annual Silent Auction this coming Wednesday, March 16 from 4:00-6:00 PM. Full Story

 
Safe Babysitting/CPR Offered

The Watauga County Red Cross, in conjunction with Watauga Healthy Carolinians is offering a free Safe Babysitting/CPR class to youth ages 11-15.

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Congresswoman's Birthday Celebrated with Local Red Cross Event

In honor of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who survived the tragic shooting earlier this year in Arizona, the American Red Cross is offering free hands-only CPR training on Saturday March 19th (her birthday).

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Red Trucks, Green Initiative

Boone Mayor Loretta Clawson stands beside two solar panels on the roof of Boone Fire Station #2 on State Farm Road.The solar panel collectors are part of a solar water heater project for the building which is used to wash the firefighter’s uniforms and equipment. Full Story

 
Laurie Vierheller Hired As Executive Director

The Avery County Humane Society has hired Laurie Vierheller of Lake City, Colorado to serve as Executive Director of the organization.  Vierheller is relocating from a small rural community in Southwestern Colorado Full Story

 
The Watauga County Chapter of the Red Cross to Offer Free Training on ‘Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life Saturday’

The Watauga County Chapter of the American Red Cross will offer free CPR and first aid training on Saturday, March 19, as part of Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life Saturday. Red Cross chapters across the country will hold classes to honor Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and all those involved in the Tucson tragedy. Full Story

 
March of Dimes Events Set

Charlie Cobb, ASU Athletic Director and his wife Lindsay, along with Dr. Scott St. Clair, Blue Ridge Pediatrics, and his wife Cameron invite the community to join them for the  2011 March of Dimes Annual Fundraising Campaign.

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Spring Trail Work Days Set for Emerald Outback on Beech

Beech Mountain, NC – Beech Mountain Parks & Recreation Department has announced trail workdays throughout the spring months on the Emerald Outback trails, which will be held Saturday, March 26, Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, May 8. Full Story

 
“Read Across America” lives up to its name at Mabel

Fourth and fifth graders at Mabel Elementary School were read to in Nome, Alaska on Monday and it wasn’t even a field trip. Full Story

 
February Busy for AWF, OASIS, New Hospitality House

February has been a busy month for non-profits Appalachian Women’s Fund, the Hospitality House, and OASIS.

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AVERY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY ANNOUNCES GIFTS OF $500 THOUSAND TOWARD $1 MILLION CHALLENGE GRANT

NEWLAND, NC -- The Board of Directors of the Avery County Humane Society announced this week that the organization has raised more than half of the amount needed as a match toward the $1 million challenge grant being made by a generous supporter.

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