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High Country Triple Crown June 4th

Take advantage of the early registration discount for The Valle Crucis Cub 7-Miler, the first race in the High Country Triple Crown series! The Cub will be held June 4 and is sponsored by Mast General Store. Full Story

It’s Time to Make YOUR Nominations for The Blue Ridge Electric Customer Service Star Award!

Beginning in this month, the membership at large can nominate someone for the BREMCO Customer Service Star Award.  We’ll e-mail everyone the nomination form in a separate e-mail the first week of each month.  Be on the lookout for those who go above and beyond the call of duty and deliver really great customer service. Full Story


Appalachian District Health Department, Watauga County Animal Control, and area veterinarians are partnering to provide a rabies vaccination clinic for cats and dogs the week of June 6-10. The schedule for Watauga County rabies clinic is as follows: Full Story

Foundation of CCC&TI Exceeds Fund Drive Goal

The Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute culminated the year with its annual Celebration Luncheon, wrapping up another successful campaign. Despite a challenging economy, the group surpassed its goal of $311,000 for the Annual Fund Drive, announced Peg Broyhill, chair of CCC&TI’s Foundation. Full Story

Grandfather Mountain State Park Seeking Volunteers to Work

Volunteers are invited to join park rangers on trail work projects in Grandfather Mountain State Park.   We will meet at the Boone Fork Parking Area at 9am.  Boone Fork Parking Area is on the Blue Ridge Parkway just north of mile marker 300. Full Story

Avery SO Set for 2nd 'Citizens' Adademy'

The Avery County Sheriff’s Office would like to invite any citizen of Avery County who is interested in the second annual Citizens’ Academy. The Academy is scheduled to start June 13th and will run until August 22nd 2011.

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Schaefers to Sponsor of the annual Woman of Vision Award Luncheon

“With overwhelming gratitude, the Appalachian Women’s Fund is elated to announce that Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer will again be the Premier Sponsor of the annual Woman of Vision Award Luncheon on June 23rd,” said AWF President, Patti Turner. “Their generosity is inspirational,” she added.

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Budget Meeting in Blowing Rock

The Town of Blowing Rock Board of Commissioners will continue their budget meetings on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. Conditional Zoning will also be discussed. The meeting will take place at Town Hall located at 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock.

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Watauga GOP Women 'Meet & Greet'

The Watauga County Republican Women's Club is sponsoring a "Meet-And-Greet-Share-Your Views" reception for the new Watauga County Republican Party Officers.  There may also be an opportunity to speak with one or more GOP elected officials if there is no budget meeting that evening.  Details: Full Story


GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, NC—The showy rose-lavender blooms decorating Grandfather’s slopes indicate the beginning of another breathtaking summer on the mountain. The “Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble” hosted by the attraction’s naturalists will celebrate this memorable sight May 30- June 12 at 1 p.m. daily. Full Story

Camp UREC Set for 5th Summer

Calling all kids of the High Country!!  Camp UREC is back in action for the fifth summer in a row, and with many new activities planned; this summer promises to be the best one yet.  For five summers, Camp UREC has set the precedent as being the most energetic, most creative, and most fun day camp of the High Country. Full Story

Beech Mountain A Cool 5 Race Weekend Only Three Weeks Away

Beech Mountain, NC - Are you a runner, walker, road racer, or just a local philanthropist? Well, then you have probably heard of the A Cool 5 Race Weekend in Beech Mountain, NC. Good news, the event is back for 2011

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Transition to Wellness and ...THRIVE!

THRIVE, a new medically supervised program offered by Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, transitions participants to wellness. The program helps individuals manage their acute chronic disease through supervised exercise, nutritional counseling, chronic disease education, self-management strategies and action planning to meet their individual wellness goals. Full Story

High Country National Alliance for Mental Health Yard Sale Saturday

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Wilkesboro Open Air Market Opens Friday

Historic Downtown Wilkesboro is proud to announce a new weekly Open Air Market in the heart of historic downtown, which will offer "fresh from the farm" fruits, vegetables, plants, and handmade crafts.  The focus is on supporting and sustaining the local farm and artisan community.

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Todd CPO Fund Raiser

The Todd Community Preservation Organization (TCPO) will hold a silent auction and community Art and Yard sale on Saturday, May 28, 2011, to raise funds for the community Summer Music Series. Free summer music concerts have become a fixture in Todd since starting in 2001. The series is a showcase for local and regional talent that both celebrates and helps preserve a rich mountain music heritage. Full Story

"STAYING ALIVE" 2011 Watauga Humane Society Fur Ball

Well it’s that time of year again…what time is it you ask (besides spring)? It’s time to put on your dancing shoes and step out to save hundreds of precious animal lives.

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Dispose of Meds Saturday

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