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VALLE CRUCIS THIRD GRADER WINS A SUGAR MOUNTAIN SEASON PASS WHILE LEARNING ABOUT SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING

Resident mascot, Sugar Bear and long-time ski patroller Fay Binning visited the Valle Crucis Elementary School with the mission to teach the third and fifth graders the seven points of skier safety. Full Story

 
Leap Day FUNraiser for Watauga Community Band at Canyons

So what do you do with your ‘extra’ day this leap year? Come to Canyons this Wednesday night and help the musicians of our community as Canyons continues doing their part to help the non-profit organizations

of Watauga County.  Finish off your leap day as Canyons donates 10% of their take to the Watauga Community Band, Full Story

 
F.A.R.M. Needs Kitchen Items

From salt and pepper shakers to soup kettles and a commercial refrigerator, gently used kitchen items are needed and welcomed by F.A.R.M Cafe as it prepares for its April opening. The pay-what-you-can community café is releasing its wish list, which contains items community members may have and no longer use,

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$1000 Scholarship to Mabel Student

Mabel eighth grader Justus Saunders has been awarded the Middle School Summer Enrichment Scholarship by the NCASFAA North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NCASFAA) for the summer of 2012.  The scholarship provides up to $1,000 (Justus Saunders celebrates her award) Full Story

 
Making New Friends at Humane Society

Cove Creek second graders visited the new Watauga Humane Society shelter to meet the dogs and cats available for adoption. They learned about humane care of animals and safety around animals. With the help of their teachers, Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Reece, they raised enough money to sponsor an animal. (photo by Ree Strawser) Full Story

 
Animals and Christianity at L-MC

The Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar Series will feature Dr. Laura Hobgood-Oster on Tuesday, February 21 in Evans Auditorium in the Cannon Student Center on the campus of Lees-McRae College.  She will present two lectures on the topic of animals and Christianity.

Full Story
 
WHS Pacers Show This Saturday

The Watauga High School Pacer Dance Team is holding their annual show on Saturday, February 18th. This show is held to recap all of the dances the team has learned, coreographed, and performed for the 2011-2012 season. The Pacers performed dances for all home varsity football games, Full Story

 
Avery Humane Society Valentine Fundraiser

$25 Per Ticket.  Book of 5 for $100
Drawing on February 13, at Noon, at 215B Pineola St., Newland, NC  28657.  You Need Not Be Present to Win!
Only 250 Tickets Will Be Sold!!! Full Story

 
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Join the offices of Drs. Mayhew, Conn, Scheffler and Hardaway in celebrating National Dental Health Month this Saturday February 4th at Boone Mall from 10-4. The office will be giving out toothbrushes and toothpaste and other dental necessities to maintain your spectacular smile! Full Story

 
The Children’s Council of Watauga County, Inc Launches Early Literacy Pilot Project

Getting books from the doctor will soon be a routine part of regular pediatric checkups at Blue Ridge Pediatrics and the Watauga County Health Department in Watauga County.  The Children’s Council of Watauga County is partnering with Reach Out and Read® Full Story

 
Snow Day Activities at BRAHM

Winter has finally made an appearance in the High Country, and area families now have an educational and fun option for children out of school due to inclement weather. The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum and Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation are expanding their day camp offerings to include Snow Day Camps from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. for K-6th grade. Full Story

 
Quit Smoking Support Available

If your New Year’s resolution was to quit tobacco for good, you don’t have to do it alone. QuitlineNC, the state’s toll-free telephone support service to help tobacco users quit, is making nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum or lozenges) available at no cost for a limited time for North Carolina residents who enroll in quit coaching. Full Story

 
BRAHM to Offer Kid's Art on Saturdays in February

Beginning in February, the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum and Appalachian State University Art Education program will offer a Saturday Art Club in the Museum’s Education Center for children ages 8 to 14. Inspired by the Scottish art program Room 13, the Art Club will encourage the young participants to utilize a variety of mediums to create art that has meaning to them. Full Story

 
Roller Girls Roll into Canyons

The Appalachian Rollergirls (ARG), Boone's only women's flat track roller derby team, will be hosting a fundraiser at Canyons Restaurant & Bar in Blowing Rock, Feb. 8th, 5-8pm, to raise money to help pay for a roller derby track in order to host games at The George M. Holmes Convocation Center on the campus of Appalachian State University. Full Story

 
Bogey Beds Down

Bogey, and he'll sleep like that for hours!

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Library Offers Free Tax Assistance for 2012 Tax Season

The Watauga County Public Library is offering tax assistance for the 2012 tax season. The (VITA) Volunteer for Tax Assistance program provides free income tax preparation and free electronic filing for eligible low to moderate-income Watauga County residents. The program operates in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service and receives financial support from the Friends of the Library and the MDC. Full Story

 
January 30, 2012: “THANK YOUR MENTOR DAY"

Mayor Clawson Issues Proclamation naming January 30, 2012 as “THANK YOUR MENTOR DAY" IN RECOGNITION of Western Youth Network “Thank Your Mentor Day” Full Story

 
BREMCO Offers Basketball Scholarships

Do you know a promising middle school student who would like to attend basketball camp at North Carolina State University or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill?  North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives, including Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation, are providing scholarships for deserving young men and young women to attend basketball camps Full Story

 
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