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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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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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Raising the Floor

The Appalachian Rollergirls are hosting a Disco Dance Party this Friday April 29th at Black Cat in Boone. Come dance the night away with  a costume contest and raffles from 10pm - until... The $5 cover charge will help our fundraising efforts to purchase a sport-court floor! Music will be provided by Small Wonder and promises to be a rockin' rollergirl good time!

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Arbor Day Foundation Honors Boone with Tree City USA Award

Boone, NC, was recognized by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry.  Boone has earned this national recognition for 18 years.  Boone also received a Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating progress in its community forestry program. Full Story

Eggstravaganza at Buckeye on Beech

Eggstravaganza!  The Buckeye Recreation Center will have a light breakfast, then an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday morning, beginning at 9am. Full Story

Blue Ridge Electric Changes Things Up for Celebration of Earth Day 2011

Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is continuing its tradition of donating an item with an environmental theme to local elementary and middle school media centers, including Watauga County schools.  However, this year they are changing things up a bit. Full Story

Kill A Watt for Earth Day

Looking for ways to save energy and money? Tracking your electricity usage is the first step in reducing both areas.
In honor of Earth Day, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is introducing a new device called “Kill-A-Watt EZ™ electricity monitoring meters” Full Story

Camp Invention has Scholarship Money!

Have you been reading about Camp Invention and wishing your child could attend? Now, with the help of our local AAUW and other resources, we can help! Full Story

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