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Blues Artist Terry Garland's "Beat The Blues" Benefit Concert

November 13, 2009    7:30 pm
Adults $15 /  Students & Children $5
Hayes  Auditorium at Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, NC
Visit to hear samples of  Terry's music


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Faith Chapel Fall Festival
                                                    Faith Chapel
                                                    Fall  Festival
                         Come join us at Faith Chapel CCCU in Fleetwood N.C.
                               Starting at 6 pm Saturday  October 31, 2009
                               Have fun with our games, Hayrides, Air jump,
                                         all kinds of prizes for all ages.
                                   free hotdogs, drinks, and  lots of fun
                                  So Bring your kids and a bag of candy
                               and join us. Every kid will get an equal bag
                                         of candy when they leave.
                             For more info call Jeremy at (336)-977-2176

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Dance Classes in Glendale Springs
BEGINNER CLASS Every FRIDAY Night 6:30-8:30 PM
AT Mountain Music Jamboree on Hwy 16 North at Glendale springs.
COST ($6.00 per night)
For more information call 336-957-7211, 336-877-6648 or email Wanda at wanda43@charter,net

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Trunk or Treat at Deep Gap VFD

Trunk or Treat

Deep Gap Vol. Fire Dept.

Saturday, October 31st



Open to the Community

Come out and give out candy to the children of our community!!


**If you wish to wear costumes please remember this is a family oriented event.

Please keep everything family friendly!!


For more info please call Becky Parsons 828-964-3583


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Bethel Fall Festival
Bethel Elementary School will be having their fall festival Saturday,
October 24th from 4:30 - until?  There will be all kinds of games for the
kids, square dancing, clogging, face painting, BBQ (4:30-6:30), silent
auction, and Bingo to start around 6:30.  There are lots of great prizes!
.  There will also be a supervised movie showing (rated G) for the kids
so their parents can play Bingo.
Meals will include BBQ or hot dog, baked beans, coleslaw, bread, dessert
and drink.  $7 for adults and $4 for middle schoolers and younger.
Games will cost $5 for an unlimited play wrist band or .50 per play. 
Kids will also have an opportunity to paint their own pumpkin and take it
home with them for $2, as well as pie throwing contest for $1.
Bingo will cost $1 per playing card plus .50 per game.
There should be great fun for all!
Ya'll come!
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Mason and the Leavesmasons_pics_2_047.jpgMason Tate, loves the touch of the fall leaves says his grandmother Pam Stapleton of Boone. Full Story
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The beautiful Mountain top at Elk Knob of the fall leaves.
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4th Annual Valle Crucis Punkin Fest, Saturday, October 24

The Western Youth Network will be hosting their 4th Annual Valle Crucis Punkin Fest on Saturday, October 24 at the Mast General Store Annex in Valle Crucis. Why "punkin"? " 'Cause it's so much more fun than pumpkin!


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Gospel Dramas at St. Elizabeth

runyan.jpg Frank Runyeon, star of As The World Turns will be performing two one-man Gospel Dramas this Thursday, October 22nd at 7pm.  Sermon on the Mount followed by Hollywood vs. Faith will be performed.  Tickets are $10 each or $30 for a family.  This dramas are appropriate for teenagers and above. 

St. Elizabeth Catholic church is on Pilgrim's Way in Boone, just off Meadowview Drive.  Phone 828-264-8338.

See for more information about this amazing performer. 

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Dinner, Drink, Silent Auction and Music--Only $6!The Annual Kiwanis Spaghetti Supper is this Friday at Appalachian Brian Estates in Boone. Spaghetti, salad, drink and dessert--all for only $6!  Members of the Watauga Community Band will provide music during the event, and there will be great items for the silent auction. 
So come by for great food and a chance at merchandise, tickets and more. 5 to 7:30 this Friday Evening at Appalachian Brian Estates, Shadowline Drive, Boone! See your favorite Kiwanian for tickets or buy your at the door. Full Story
Raleigh Concert Band Joins Watauga Community Band For Sunday Concert
The Raleigh Concert Band is coming to Boone this weekend for a joint concert with the Watauga Community Band. The concert is Sunday afternoon at 3 in Rosen Concert Hall on the ASU campus, on River Street.
The two bands have been practicing the music separately, and will bring it together for this event, so it will be lots of fun!
It will be a Sunday afternoon of great entertainment--and it's free!
October 14th thru October 6th
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In 2007, the Watauga County Board of Commissioners authorized the preparation of a comprehensive plan for the County and appointed a seven member Plan Oversight Group to guide in the preparation of the plan, which has been entitled the “CITIZENS’ PLAN FOR WATAUGA”.  In late 2007 and early 2008, the   Plan Oversight Group sponsored a series of community meetings to hear public input regarding important community issues and priorities and agreed to convene future meetings to review the progress of this planning process with the public.  These follow up meetings are scheduled for the following dates and locations:

•    Cove Creek Elementary School                   November 2, 2009        6:00 PM
•    Parkway Elementary School                        November 3, 2009        6:15 PM
•    Watauga County Administration Building     November 5, 2009        6:00 PM

Draft copies of the plan may be seen on the County’s website ( or at the offices of the Watauga County Planning & Inspections Department.  Comments about the plan may be made on the County’s website. Following these meetings, the Plan Oversight Group will review the comments received, revise the draft plan as needed, and present it to the Board of Commissioners for their review and consideration.

We sincerely thank the citizens of Watauga for your input and support of this important planning initiative and we encourage your participation.

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Wet weather didn’t dampen the spirits of a crowd of car enthusiasts, members of the community, the Fleetwood Volunteer Fire Department and Habitat for Humanity volunteers.  Crown Point developers invited the community to spend the day on Saturday October 10 at their lavish facilities to enjoy the environment, tour the new homes, and help raise funds for Ashe County Habitat for Humanity and Fleetwood Volunteer Fire Department.


The event, featuring a collection of Porsche and BMW sports cars from across the southeast, was the second annual Fall Concours to benefit community organizations.  Judging of the cars is usually preceded by hours of polishing and primping of the vehicles.  This time, the process was pre-empted by judges in raincoats watching the rain glisten on the cars.


The new Ashe County Habitat for Humanity affiliate, formed a year ago, is a Christian housing ministry dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing in the community.  Habitat is not a hand-out program, but rather a hand-up opportunity for members of the community to earn their home through sweat equity….that is, physically working on the building of their own home.  Homeowners must qualify for and pay a mortgage for their home.  The cost of the home does not include any profit or the cost of the volunteer labor used to build it, thus making it more affordable.  Homeowner mortgage payments are subsequently used to fund the building of additional homes for others.  Habitat does not just build houses, but rather a homes and community.


Community support for the event was overwhelming.  Local businesses that provided door prizes included Stephen Shoemaker Gallery, Everything I Love Gift Shop, Ashe County Ford, Ana Maria Gift Shop, The Cutters Edge Salon, Pam’s Unique Boutique, Style Depot, McNeill’s, The Cabin Store, Shatley Springs Jewelry & Gifts, Hobby Barn, Spin A Yarn – Weave A Web, Deluxe Barber Shop, Reflections Hair Salon, and the Cutters Edge Salon.


Scott Roberts, managing partner of Crown Point, has been dedicated both to Habitat and the community.  “We want to make sure that we are part of the community by inviting our friends to celebrate with us and by working side by side with community members to make Ashe County a better place for everyone.”

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Fun in the Park Kudos

The Town of Boone’s “Fun in the Park Day” held on Saturday, October 3rd was a huge success with Mayor Clawson and the Beauti-Fly in tow.  The event was an educational outreach program to teach children the importance of being good stewards of our planet by recycling, conserving water and keeping our community free of litter.  Kudos to all who made this possible.


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Ride To Recovery

Benefit Ride For Stroke Victim To Take Place Saturday.


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Change of Leaves Festival
A Fun Afternoon for the Whole Family at Crown Point!

Bring the whole family to Crown Point in West Jefferson, NC for a great afternoon of food, fun and friends designed to benefit the local Ashe County chapter of Habitat for Humanity and the Fleetwood Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department.  The event will be held on Saturday, October 10 from 12 noon to 4 PM, rain or shine.

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The Miracle of Jilly--A Survival Story

Editor's Note:  We're running a multi-part story of the survival of Jilly, a collie that was lost this summer in the High Country, and the miraculous discovery of the dog over three weeks later.  The WATA Pet Patrol and Pet Patrol Page on followed the search and offered our on-air and on-line help.  Jilly's owner, Linda Plaster is the writer.


FINDING JILLY (condensed version)


Part 3 of 3 


Dr. David Linzey came out to my SUV, picked Jilly up and carried her to an exam table.  Two vet techs, Caitlynne Garland and Patterson Gelok, worked to immediately shave her front leg and get an IV started.  She seemed really happy to see people and to have us all around her – she just layed there while the team worked on her.  They also quickly shaved Jilly’s behind right away as they could tell something was wrong back there – hair was completely missing on part of her tail.  The flies had been all over her when I found her and Dr. Linzey told me that she had “fly egg casings and some mature larvae” (a euphemism for maggots) on her hindquarters.  She had a wound and skin inflammation on her hindquarters that may have attracted the flies, or she could have been incontinent attracting the flies, or both.  One of the vet techs cleaned the wounded area and Dr. Linzey examined Jilly and put her on the scale – she had gone from 57 pounds to 44 pounds.  Incredibly, she shuffled off the scale and wanted to walk around.  She was smelling around and I’m sure thinking – I’ve been through all this, now where’s the food – I really want food…

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The Miracle of Jilly--A Survival Story

Editor's Note:  We're running a multi-part story of the survival of Jilly, a collie that was lost this summer in the High Country, and the miraculous discovery of the dog over three weeks later.  The WATA Pet Patrol and Pet Patrol Page on followed the search and offered our on-air and on-line help.  Jilly's owner, Linda Plaster is the writer.


FINDING JILLY (condensed version)

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    Then, on Sunday, 8/30, I had the car packed to go poster a 25 mile radius starting down in Lenoir (20 miles away) …had postering supplies, purse, cell phone, and had locked the front door…decided to go down the mountain behind our house one more time.
    Unlike any other day since Jilly went missing, I just couldn’t get going…I didn’t get the car packed until around 4:00…I had taken some quiet time and had been contemplating going down the mountain behind our house one more time….  We had searched down the mountain 4 other times, twice with tracking dogs.
    A few things led up to looking down the mountain again, but never really thinking that I was really going to find Jilly: (1) I learned that the little dog I found while searching for Jilly, which we were fostering and named Watson, was a Feist – a breed I’d never heard of until the tracker arrived with her dogs – one was a Feist.   By chance, I gave him Jilly’s scent article 4 times within a minute or so and asked him to find Jilly.  Later (can’t remember how much later), I saw Watson go down the mountain behind our house.  He may have done it more than once; and (2) a friend had told us that a client’s dog had tried to dig its own grave the day prior to its death.   
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Girl Scout Workshop--Topic Instructors NeededHello, my name's Alex Cobert. Myself and two others are in charge of planning and setting up a Girl Scouting event called "The Girls Rock Junior Jam" for our Recreation Program Planning class. We are looking for volunteers to teach these girls some new things from dancing, cooking, the outdoors, etc. Anyone that could help instruct any type of workshop beneficial for these girls would be tremendously appreciated. The event will take place on November 14th at the Holmes Convocation center from 9am-4pm. Volunteers are definitely not required to stay the entire time; the day will be broken up into 55 minute sessions so even a few hours will greatly help. If you or anyone affiliated with your group can volunteer please do so and just shoot me a reply E-mail. Full Story
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