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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

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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Summer Dance at ASU

Summer Dance Series 2011 - classes open to all dancers and dance enthusiasts on campus and in the community. Starting June 8th running through June 30th, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 -1:15. Full Story

Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s team up for National Women Build Week

In the days leading up to Mother’s Day, construction crews of female volunteers pounded nails and raised walls at Habitat construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week, April 30 through May 8.

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Watauga County Public Library now lending electricity meters!

Kill A Watt™ EZ meters, donated by Blue Ridge Electric, are now available for free checkout at all public libraries in Watauga, Wilkes, and Ashe Counties. Kill A Watt™ EZ plug power meters are designed to easily measure how much electricity is used by your plug-in appliances at home or at work. Full Story

Blowing Rock Changes Meeting Schedule

On April 12, 2011, the Town of Blowing Rock Board of Commissioners voted to permanently change the time for their regular meetings on the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., effective May 10, 2011. If you have questions regarding this time change, please call Town Hall at (828) 295-5200.

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Microchipping is the process of embedding a tiny identification microchip under a pet's skin, which can be scanned and read at shelter facilities to identify the pet's owner. Saturday microchip clinics are held once a month at the Animal Medical Center of Boone, 1582 Old 421 South, from 11:30 am until Noon. Full Story

Swim Complex Closed

The Watauga County Swim Complex Lap Pool will be closed until further notice for repairs.
For more information, please call 828-264-0270.

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Pinto Bean Supper at Bethelview

Pinto Bean Supper Saturday, May 7, 2011 5-7 p.m. Bethelview United Methodist Church 193 Ridge Road, just off Castle Ford Road, in Boone Menu includes pinto beans, cornbread, slaw, variety of potatoes, variety of desserts and variety of beverages. Take-outs will be available. Donations for the supper will be accepted. For more information, call 263-0433.

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