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High Country Hospice Gearing Up for Annual Bazaar

BOONE, NC -- High Country Hospice is getting things organized for the 3rd Annual Bazaar. Full Story

Blue Star Mothers of the High Country MEETING on Sunday, June 13

A meeting for military mothers will be held on Sunday, June 13, 2010 at the National Guard Amory at 2:00.   Full Story

Westwood Elem PTO Holds Golf Tourney

Westwood Elementary School's PTO has been an incredible source of support to the school, the students, and the faculty and staff this year. Despite the struggling economy in our county, this group of parents and teachers has raised amazing amounts of money. Full Story

What is the A Cool 5 Race Weekend?



The A Cool 5 Race weekend is a compilation of events that began in the summer of 2008 on Beech Mountain. Full Story

Making Faces

Awesome shot of my niece and my Boston terrier

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Lessons at Glendale Springs

Mountain Madness 3v3 Tournament

High Country Soccer Association will be hosting the 5th round of the North Carolina 3v3 Champions Cup on July 17 at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex.  The tournament is open for registration to teams of all abilities.

Age brackets begin at U6 and go through adult.  Cost is just $130 with no event t-shirts for a team with a maximum of 6 players or $160 for the team including event t-shirts.  Top three teams in each division earn points towards the NC Champions Cup and qualify for the National Finals to be played in Myrtle Beach, SC in August.


More information and registration can be found at:


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Watauga County Tourism Development Authority Urges Locals to Help Clear the Tanawha Trail in May

The Watauga County Tourism Development Authority will play a support role in a late-May effort to help the Blue Ridge Parkway reopen the Tanawha Trail after last winter’s storm damage. Currently, portions of the trail are impassable from Grandfather Mountain to Price Park.

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Watauga Community Band Presents Spring Concert Today

wcb050110-1.jpgRain today?  Come to Rosen Concert Hall for some fun music from your neighbors. (Photos by Pat Maddux)

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Veggies Season! Farmer's Market Opens

flowers1.jpgThe Watauga Farmer's Market opened Saturday to throngs of folks ready to shed memories of winter.  Pictorial by Steve Frank

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Happy Birthday Beech Mountain!

Anniversary of The Town of Beech Mountain &

Arbor Day Celebration

Saturday, May 1st

2:00 p.m. Planting of the American Chestnut Tree

5:30 p.m. Cocktail Hour, Socializing and Potluck Dinner

Buckeye Recreation Center

Potluck Dinner, Tree City USA Award Presentation & Ceremony to be presented by Joe Shoupe, the Avery County Forest Ranger from the North Carolina Division of Forest Resources, and the National Arbor Day Foundation, Replanting of the American Chestnut Tree, and Fun for the Whole Family!!!

Bring A Dish!!!

The Town will Provide Lemonade, Iced Tea, and the Birthday/Arbor Day Cake

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Beech Sand--April Snow

Beech snow pictures by Patrick O'Neal


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Pond Mountain Trout Rodeo in Crestontrout_rodeo.jpg(for Map click read more) Full Story
25th Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast to be Last at WHSpancake0041710.jpg Full Story
Avery Business Expo April 13thavery_bus_expo10.jpg Full Story
2nd Annual Meeting of the High Country Winegrowers Assoc.

For additional information contact: Bob Johnson, President, 828-295-9831 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


On March 31, 2010, the High Country Winegrowers Assoc. will hold its 2nd annual meeting.  The meeting will be held a 7pm at the Watauga Agricultural Conference

Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd., Boone, NC


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Peace, Liberty and Justice Conference

Peace, Liberty and Justice Conference scheduled for April 10, 2010 in the ASU Plemmons Student Union. The event begins at 10:00 a.m. with opening remarks. From 11:00-4:00 there will be four sessions of discussions. Each hour, participants will be able to choose between three discussions per hour. The topics include everything from the USA Patriot Act, to failures and alternatives to the War on Drugs, to Iraq War Manipulation, to Environmental Justice surrounding Mountain Top Removal. All political ideologies are encouraged to attend to promote a more constructive discussion.

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