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CCC&TI Foundation Watauga team kicks off campaign

The Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute rallied its Watauga County fund-raising team March 30 in hopes of helping to meet the overall goal of $311,000 for 2011. Full Story

 
Local Stories of the March of Dimes

The Hampton family understands first hand how life can change if a baby is born too soon or unhealthy. Both of the Hampton children, Andrew, 13 , and Leah,8,  were born too soon and too small.  Have you ever picked up a 16 ounce block of cheese in a grocery store?   Imagine holding a baby that was the same weight. Full Story

 
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

 
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