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2nd Annual Meeting of the High Country Winegrowers Assoc.

For additional information contact: Bob Johnson, President, 828-295-9831 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


On March 31, 2010, the High Country Winegrowers Assoc. will hold its 2nd annual meeting.  The meeting will be held a 7pm at the Watauga Agricultural Conference

Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd., Boone, NC


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Peace, Liberty and Justice Conference

Peace, Liberty and Justice Conference scheduled for April 10, 2010 in the ASU Plemmons Student Union. The event begins at 10:00 a.m. with opening remarks. From 11:00-4:00 there will be four sessions of discussions. Each hour, participants will be able to choose between three discussions per hour. The topics include everything from the USA Patriot Act, to failures and alternatives to the War on Drugs, to Iraq War Manipulation, to Environmental Justice surrounding Mountain Top Removal. All political ideologies are encouraged to attend to promote a more constructive discussion.

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THIS Saturday March 27th: STOP HUNGER NOW!

Local Rotary Clubs have raised $25,000 to send food to the people of Haiti in the wake of the devastating earthquake earlier this year. They are looking for 130 volunteers per shift, so sign up now! This event is family friendly and will welcome volunteers from 3-100 years old! We've been told the project is fun and time flies. Shifts are: 8:30-11am, 11-1:30pm, and 1:30-4pm (each shift begins with a brief training sessions) and the event will take place in the Holmes Convocation Center. Contact Mike Kebelbeck (828-295-7615) to sign up…walk ins are also welcome, come help Haiti!

Note: If you are a fraternity, sorority, church or civic organization, collect your volunteer names and get the list to Mike. We are looking at about 130 volunteers for shift one, 140 volunteers for shift two, and 130 volunteers for shift three.


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Caring Community Members of the High Country

In January 2009, we spent a day discussing "How can we create a

more resilient community?"

Some neat developments have occurred since then.  We tried again on

January 30, 2010.  Old Man Winter had other plans.

MountainKeepers is inviting you to join us on Saturday, April 10 to for the

rescheduled conference to continue, expand and deepen that conversation.


When:  April 10, 2010   9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Where:   Watauga County High School Cafeteria


Go to for registration form.


Questions??  828-268-0637 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Passport Fair at Blowing Rock Post Office

With passport fees soon to increase, the Blowing Rock Post Office will hold a Passport Fair on Thursday, March 25 from 10 am - 3 pm in its lobby at 977 Main Street.

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Social Media Workshops for Area Businesses

Sarah Pinnix, founder of, and is gearing up for a second round of “Talk of the Town” Social Media Marketing Workshops…to be held once again at The Broyhill Inn & Conference Center on the campus of Appalachian State University.

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Line Dance Classes





COST $6.00


FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 336-957-7211, 336-877-6648 OR EMAIL This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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The only growl that should be heard from a pet is a playful one…never one from its hungry tummy! Have you ever been hungry and not been able to get anything to eat?

The Watauga Humane Society operates a community pet food program and pantry. In conjunction with Meals on Wheels the Animeals program provides pet food for pet owners that are unable to obtain food otherwise. The Pet Food Pantry at the shelter, in conjunction with the Hunger Coalition, provides food for pet owners in the community that need assistance feeding their pets.

These programs cut down on the number of abandoned and surrendered pets because of the lack of food in the family.

These programs are in dire need. The pantry is empty! Pet food donations of all types are needed. Monetary donations are also accepted for the purchase of pet food. You may drop your donations at the radio station, Joe’s Italian Kitchen, Adam’s Lumber and Hardware, The Watauga Public Library, both RBC locations or at the shelter.

Can you go hungry through lunch today to help a pet NOT go hungry for a week? Skip lunch and donate a bag of pet food!

To arrange a pick-up call Cindy at 828-406-3328.

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Diabetes Health Fair at Boone Mall March 27

Diabetes is a chronic disease that has the potential to cause serious complications such as blindness, kidney damage, cardiovascular disease, and lower limb amputation; however, diabetes is manageable and people with diabetes can lower the occurrence of these and other diabetes complications by controlling blood glucose, blood pressure, and blood lipids.

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Ashe Kids’ Market Children’s Consignment Sale

final_logo_2_black_and_white.jpg1:44 p.m. - Kids’ Market Children’s Consignment Sale is Thursday through Saturday, March 25th – 29th, with Half Price Day on Monday, March 29th.


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Still Winter in Triplett

raleigh_pics_005.jpgThe scene pics were taken in Triplett. The turkey pic was taken in Sugar Grove. The other is Scout in my barrell planter.

(click 'more' to see other photos)

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Let the Melting Begin!

let_the_melting_begin1.jpglet_the_melting_begin2.jpg8:20 a.m. - But watch out below...these icicles could let go at any time!

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Watauga Storm Wins Tourney in Elizabethton

go_hard_or_go_home_ws_017.jpg12:51 p.m. - The Watauga Storm 12u 6th grade boys won the Go Hard or Go Home basketball tournament in Elizabethton, TN. this past weekend. The Storm went 5-0 through the tournament and had the #1 seed going in to the championship game against the #2 seed, Greenville Devils, winning that game 42-37.


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Happy Birthday To...

Please wish my grandson, Jeremy Bower, a happy 5th birthday from his Grandma. His birthday is March 2nd. Thank you! God Bless.
Shirley Shaw
Boone, NC


and JOE...Joe Cafaro of Joe's Italian Kitchen!  Happy Birthday!

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WHS DECA Students and Makoto's Team to Help Haiti

haiti_2010_logo_copy.jpgThe Watauga High School DECA Club and Makoto's Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar are teaming up to host the first annual Watauga Helps Benefit Dinner. 

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Boone Chamber Business After Hours Rescheduled






Business After Hours


Sunrise Appliance

390 Hwy. 105 Ext., Boone

Food & Beverage by Red Onion Cafe


March 4th, 2010


5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Admission- $3.00 and a business card.



Please RSVP to Wysteria White by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or

call 264-2225 by 12:00 noon the day of the event.  Thank you



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Youth Service Series "Rock in Him"

This Sunday Feb. 28 at 6pm, Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church will host the next Rock in Him worship service. This is a special program involving many area churches of various denominations. Rock in HIm stands for the Rock in Him (Jesus) and is designed for youth to have the opportunity to host a worship service, plan and lead the service and provide a time of fellowship afterwards.

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Watauga Storm Wins Smoky Mountain Rim-Rocker Tourney

zeb_bball_002.jpgThe Watauga Storm boy’s u-13/7th grade basketball team won the 3rd Annual Smoky Mountain Rim-Rocker in Elizabethton, TN.   The tournament hosted a nine-team field.


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Diversity Celebration at ASU

The Ninth Annual Diversity Celebration
at Appalachian State University
March 23, 2010
Want to feel like a citizen of the world? Plan NOW to come to the Ninth Annual Diversity Celebration Appalachian State University in Boone, NC! On March 23, between 3-9 pm, Plemmons Student Union will reverberate with the rhythms of African drums, Native American tribal dance, belly dance and salsa. Children of all ages will enjoy the crafts and game of other cultures, from India to Appalachia. Folk artists will weave and spin and make toys and churn butter. Musicians, storytellers, and dancers will fill every room with dynamic performances that will bring you to your feet. And professional chefs will present an array of delicious foods from across the globe.
The Diversity Celebration is a family friendly event.
Everything is free.
Everyone is invited.

To view a 30-second video promo go to

For information and a performance schedule,
go to or call 828-262-2144.


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