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Santa's Toy Box Kick-Off

sherry_takes_donation.jpgSanta's Toy Box collection effort kicked off Friday with a day-long effort in front of Mast General Store in downtown Boone.  Hopes for a successful effort were raised with the generosity of folks who stopped by and gave new toys or money.

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Christmas Drama at Oak Grove

oak.jpgOak Grove will host a special outdoor Christmas drama next Friday Dec. 11 at 6:30pm called "Journey to the Cross". The performance is free and open to the public. Hot chocolate and apple cider will be served. For more information call (828)268-1143.

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Holiday Farmer's Market in Ashe

ashe_farmers_market12-2009_12010096.jpgAshe County Farmer's Holiday Market will be open again this Saturday, from 10-3 on the Backstreet of West Jefferson.

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More Weather Pix 12-02-09

img_9745_closeupheatherturner3.jpgimg_9748heatherturner4.jpgFrom Heather Turner









im001591leebecton4.jpg im001590leebecton6.jpgLee Becton, Land Harbor









rainbow120209-jason_cornett.jpg Jason Cornett 

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Rainbow Over Boone

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Multiple High Country residents shared their rainbow pictures and accounts after a Wednesday filled with rain, wind and cold temperatures. Click on Read More link for more.


 * photos captured by Billie Jo Greene via mobile phone while leaving the ASU campus around 5pm. and Lee Becton at Land Harbor* If you have pictures of events in the High Country email them to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Highland Camerata To Present Winter Concerts

larissa_v-color_headshot_final.jpgThe region’s premier chorus, The Highland Camerata, will present its annual set of winter concerts on December11, 13, and 15.  On Friday, December 11 at 7:30 pm, the concert will be held at Brush Creek Hall. 

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ASU Freshman Wins Second Place in Global Ski Design Competition

joseph.jpgBOONE – Joseph Toney, Boone native and Appalachian State freshman majoring in graphic design and minoring in entrepreneurship, won second place in a global ski design competition sponsored by one of the world's top professional freestyle skiers, T. J. Schiller.

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Ashe High in Charlotte Parade

achs_in_holidaycaravanwh09_w300.jpgSpecial to Go Blue Ridge.net

Ashe County High School Marching Band in the 2009 Carolina’s Thanksgiving Parade.

  (photo courtesy the Salisbury Post)

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'Tommy' Reprise to be Fish Finale-UPDATEmini-04_17_09_463.jpgThere have already been a number of ‘Fish Finales’ this fall as the curtain draws on the long High Country career of broadcaster and musician Bill Fisher.  Festivities and a performance this Friday may be the final act, barring one final home ASU football game. 
(photo supplied--Bill Fisher second from right)
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Frosty Grandfather Pictures

half_moon_peaks1.jpgEmployees came back from their Thanksgiving break to a beautiful winter scene at Grandfather Mountain on Friday.  Gusts to 80 mph have kept the top half of the Mountain closed but visitors have still been able to enjoy a dusting of snow and ice coating the trees.


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Spectacular Blowing Rock Sunrisebr_sunrise112409-1.jpgbr_sunrise112409-2.jpg Sunrise on the parkway near blowing rock this morning was very inspirational! Full Story
Happy Birthday to...
...Hannah and Katelyn Tester a Happy Birthday on Tues Nov.24th. They will be 9 years old.
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Happy 19th Birthday to...
...Sarah McAnallen aka Sarah Mac from Mom--have a great FRIDAY THE 13TH!
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Boone Service League Holiday EventsHoliday Market at the Boone Armory Full Story
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