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Crumpler Crunched by Snow100_2792.jpg100_2789.jpg100_2788.jpg We had 14 inches in Crumpler last night.  Here are a few pictures. Full Story
Data Just Says" NO" to Snow Swimming!!!

data_contemplating.jpgUmmmmm...Mommy....I don't even think so!!!


Data Picard Cafaro, one of our rescued Dachshunds, is having NOTHING to do with snow swimming...which is what he would have to do if he stepped off the deck...the snow is WAY over his head!

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Snowy Sunrisesnowy_sunrise.jpgSnowy Sunrise... from our deck in the beautiful North Carolina Mountains! Joe and Cindy Cafaro. 12/19/2009 Full Story
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Snow totals are approaching a foot at 9pm, with Sammy Joe and Michelle Trivette reporting 11 inches in Matney at 8:30pm Friday.  happy_bout_the_snow.jpg

Happy 'bout the snow--Steve Frank


Mike Quinto photos along 421

in Deep Gap Friday afternoon


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Weekly Rook Tournaments at New river VFD

New River Fire Department will be having the rook tournments again starting the first Saturday in January at 7:00 pm food will be served starting at 6:00 pm. New River will have Rook Tournments the first and third Saturdays in January , February and March. Januray 2 will be the first rook tournment.

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Casey the Christmas Pup



My name is Casey.  I am the luckiest cutest babe around.

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Christmas Eve at Brookside Presbyterian
For the 17th year in a row, Morris Hatton
will be the special guest musician for the 17th annual
Service of Adoration, Communion, & Candlelight
@ Brookside Presbyterian Church-ARP,
in Boone at 7pm, Thurs, Dec 24.
This Nativity service of lessons and carols was inspired by
and patterned after the famous service of
"Lessons & Carols" held each Christmas Eve at the King's College Chapel,
Cambridge University, Cambridge, England.
Brookside is located at 1122 Old 421 S, off Hwy 421 (turn@NISSAN).
Call 262-5020 for more info.
All Are Welcome!
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Ashe Farmer's Holiday Market Last Day

ashe_farmers_mkt2009_12010095.jpgTomorrow will be the last day of the Ashe County Holiday Farmer's Market!

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Heritage Hall Community Christmas

woodall_christmas_pix.jpgHeritage Hall, 211 North Church St. in Mtn. City, TN, features Great Ways to Enjoy Quality Entertainment at Reasonable Prices.  Heritage Hall’s last big event for ’09 is on Sat., Dec. 19th.


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Wreath Folks Sought
I am looking for information, There was a gentleman who made wreaths and sold them at that gas station at the top of the mountain headed down to wilkes ( maybe it was a citgo ) across from the tiny log mill.... ? Now that the station is closed I was wondering if any of the locals knew who he was or where he might be selling his wreaths this year? Thanks so much

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Smokefree Countdown Underway

“Dining out in North Carolina will become healthier starting Saturday, January 2, when the state’s new smokefree restaurants and bars law goes into effect.


The local health department encourages local residents to celebrate Tasty Tuesdays.  Anyone can participate in Tasty Tuesdays by visiting any local restaurant for one meal every Tuesday in January.  It’s a great way to show appreciation to local restaurants for cooperating with the new law.


To report a possible business violation of the smokefree restaurants and bars law, call the local health department, or visit, or call the Care-Line at 1-800-662-7030.


 North Carolina - now serving smokefree air!”
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Christmas Choral Concert This Thursday

fall_09_concert_publicity_photo.jpgThe High Country High School Community Chorale will perform their Christmas choral concert on Thursday, December 17, 2009.  The performance will take place in Hayes School of Music in Rosen Concert Hall on A.S.U.’s campus beginning at 7:30 p.m.    


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Santa's Toy Box Kick-Off

sherry_takes_donation.jpgSanta's Toy Box collection effort kicked off Friday with a day-long effort in front of Mast General Store in downtown Boone.  Hopes for a successful effort were raised with the generosity of folks who stopped by and gave new toys or money.

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Christmas Drama at Oak Grove

oak.jpgOak Grove will host a special outdoor Christmas drama next Friday Dec. 11 at 6:30pm called "Journey to the Cross". The performance is free and open to the public. Hot chocolate and apple cider will be served. For more information call (828)268-1143.

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Holiday Farmer's Market in Ashe

ashe_farmers_market12-2009_12010096.jpgAshe County Farmer's Holiday Market will be open again this Saturday, from 10-3 on the Backstreet of West Jefferson.

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More Weather Pix 12-02-09

img_9745_closeupheatherturner3.jpgimg_9748heatherturner4.jpgFrom Heather Turner









im001591leebecton4.jpg im001590leebecton6.jpgLee Becton, Land Harbor









rainbow120209-jason_cornett.jpg Jason Cornett 

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Rainbow Over Boone

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Multiple High Country residents shared their rainbow pictures and accounts after a Wednesday filled with rain, wind and cold temperatures. Click on Read More link for more.


 * photos captured by Billie Jo Greene via mobile phone while leaving the ASU campus around 5pm. and Lee Becton at Land Harbor* If you have pictures of events in the High Country email them to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Highland Camerata To Present Winter Concerts

larissa_v-color_headshot_final.jpgThe region’s premier chorus, The Highland Camerata, will present its annual set of winter concerts on December11, 13, and 15.  On Friday, December 11 at 7:30 pm, the concert will be held at Brush Creek Hall. 

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ASU Freshman Wins Second Place in Global Ski Design Competition

joseph.jpgBOONE – Joseph Toney, Boone native and Appalachian State freshman majoring in graphic design and minoring in entrepreneurship, won second place in a global ski design competition sponsored by one of the world's top professional freestyle skiers, T. J. Schiller.

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