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The only growl that should be heard from a pet is a playful one…never one from its hungry tummy! Have you ever been hungry and not been able to get anything to eat?

The Watauga Humane Society operates a community pet food program and pantry. In conjunction with Meals on Wheels the Animeals program provides pet food for pet owners that are unable to obtain food otherwise. The Pet Food Pantry at the shelter, in conjunction with the Hunger Coalition, provides food for pet owners in the community that need assistance feeding their pets.

These programs cut down on the number of abandoned and surrendered pets because of the lack of food in the family.

These programs are in dire need. The pantry is empty! Pet food donations of all types are needed. Monetary donations are also accepted for the purchase of pet food. You may drop your donations at the radio station, Joe’s Italian Kitchen, Adam’s Lumber and Hardware, The Watauga Public Library, both RBC locations or at the shelter.

Can you go hungry through lunch today to help a pet NOT go hungry for a week? Skip lunch and donate a bag of pet food!

To arrange a pick-up call Cindy at 828-406-3328.

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Diabetes Health Fair at Boone Mall March 27

Diabetes is a chronic disease that has the potential to cause serious complications such as blindness, kidney damage, cardiovascular disease, and lower limb amputation; however, diabetes is manageable and people with diabetes can lower the occurrence of these and other diabetes complications by controlling blood glucose, blood pressure, and blood lipids.

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Ashe Kids’ Market Children’s Consignment Sale

final_logo_2_black_and_white.jpg1:44 p.m. - Kids’ Market Children’s Consignment Sale is Thursday through Saturday, March 25th – 29th, with Half Price Day on Monday, March 29th.


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Still Winter in Triplett

raleigh_pics_005.jpgThe scene pics were taken in Triplett. The turkey pic was taken in Sugar Grove. The other is Scout in my barrell planter.

(click 'more' to see other photos)

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Let the Melting Begin!

let_the_melting_begin1.jpglet_the_melting_begin2.jpg8:20 a.m. - But watch out below...these icicles could let go at any time!

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Watauga Storm Wins Tourney in Elizabethton

go_hard_or_go_home_ws_017.jpg12:51 p.m. - The Watauga Storm 12u 6th grade boys won the Go Hard or Go Home basketball tournament in Elizabethton, TN. this past weekend. The Storm went 5-0 through the tournament and had the #1 seed going in to the championship game against the #2 seed, Greenville Devils, winning that game 42-37.


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Happy Birthday To...

Please wish my grandson, Jeremy Bower, a happy 5th birthday from his Grandma. His birthday is March 2nd. Thank you! God Bless.
Shirley Shaw
Boone, NC


and JOE...Joe Cafaro of Joe's Italian Kitchen!  Happy Birthday!

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WHS DECA Students and Makoto's Team to Help Haiti

haiti_2010_logo_copy.jpgThe Watauga High School DECA Club and Makoto's Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar are teaming up to host the first annual Watauga Helps Benefit Dinner. 

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Boone Chamber Business After Hours Rescheduled






Business After Hours


Sunrise Appliance

390 Hwy. 105 Ext., Boone

Food & Beverage by Red Onion Cafe


March 4th, 2010


5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Admission- $3.00 and a business card.



Please RSVP to Wysteria White by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or

call 264-2225 by 12:00 noon the day of the event.  Thank you



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Youth Service Series "Rock in Him"

This Sunday Feb. 28 at 6pm, Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church will host the next Rock in Him worship service. This is a special program involving many area churches of various denominations. Rock in HIm stands for the Rock in Him (Jesus) and is designed for youth to have the opportunity to host a worship service, plan and lead the service and provide a time of fellowship afterwards.

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Watauga Storm Wins Smoky Mountain Rim-Rocker Tourney

zeb_bball_002.jpgThe Watauga Storm boy’s u-13/7th grade basketball team won the 3rd Annual Smoky Mountain Rim-Rocker in Elizabethton, TN.   The tournament hosted a nine-team field.


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Diversity Celebration at ASU

The Ninth Annual Diversity Celebration
at Appalachian State University
March 23, 2010
Want to feel like a citizen of the world? Plan NOW to come to the Ninth Annual Diversity Celebration Appalachian State University in Boone, NC! On March 23, between 3-9 pm, Plemmons Student Union will reverberate with the rhythms of African drums, Native American tribal dance, belly dance and salsa. Children of all ages will enjoy the crafts and game of other cultures, from India to Appalachia. Folk artists will weave and spin and make toys and churn butter. Musicians, storytellers, and dancers will fill every room with dynamic performances that will bring you to your feet. And professional chefs will present an array of delicious foods from across the globe.
The Diversity Celebration is a family friendly event.
Everything is free.
Everyone is invited.

To view a 30-second video promo go to

For information and a performance schedule,
go to or call 828-262-2144.


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New Soccer Program
Hkicksforkidssmall.jpgigh Country Soccer Association is offering a new recreation level program this spring for players U14 and below. 
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Ensemble Stage Plans Winterfest Events for This Weekend

Ensemble Stage has a busy weekend coming up.  The High-Country’s fledgling professional theatre has three events scheduled for Blowing Rock’s annual Winterfest celebration. 

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WHS Swimmers Take First, Second in Conference Finals17055_306836712624_765237624_4466094_5208406_n.jpgWatauga High School Boys Swim team won the Conference title in Valdese last night. Watauga High School Girls swim team place second in conference finals last night in the same meet.
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Happy Birthday to Kristen Jones!

Love, Mom, Dad and Kaylee

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UPDATED: UNEWZ Ice Storm Photos

andrew_pennestri1.jpgThese ice storm photos were sent to GoBlueRidge's UNEWZ page.  If you have any photos that you'd like to share, E-mail them to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Check the file name to see the photographer.


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"Rock In Him" to Involve Area Youth Groups

This Sunday, the youth at First Presbyterian Church in Boone will lead a special worship service involving area youth groups from various denominations. The program is called "Rock in Him" and will involve area churches hosting a worship service (each month) allowing the youth to be in complete leadership of the service. FPC Boone's youth will kick off the first service this Sun. Jan. 24 at 6pm. Feb 28 will be at Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church in Blowing Rock, March service will be at Deerfield United Methodist Church/Faithbridge UMC, April will be at First Bapt Blowing Rock, and May will be at Perkinsville Bapt Church. The purpose of this special program is to provide an opportunity for the youth to grow in leadership, develop community among area churches and youth, and to give the youth a place to "worship in their own way". The service will last about an hour followed by refreshments in the fellowship hall. Any church who might be interested in hosting a service can contact Lisa Courtney, Youth Director at First Presbyterian Church, Boone at (828)406-0615. All youth in the area and youth groups are invited to come be a part of this kick off event.

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