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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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Hungry Deer

picture_041.jpgWith all the ice and snow the Deer are having a hard time finding food.


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Help Others in Bitter ColdDear Friends,

I am moved to send this note to you, and I hope that you will receive it kindly.  I've become aware that there are many people in our community who cannot pay their power bills and are in danger of having their service ended and I want to ask you to join me an effort to make sure that doesn't happen.

I sit in the warmth of my house with my gas logs burning even when the power goes out, and I think of people who don't have any such comforts - but I can only think about them obliquely because to consider that there are little children very near who are without heat in this unforgiving cold just hurts too much.  But I can't stop thinking about them and today I knew I had to do something or go mad. I asked God please to tell me what it might be that would have an immediate impact on someone's great need.

The idea came to call the power company and ask if there was any way to make a direct donation to the account of someone who was in danger of losing their heat.  So I did.  And just a few moments ago, Susan Jones, an Area Coordinator with Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation, returned my call and said that yes, there is, and that it can be done very simply. She told me of one case (out of so many that she has been struggling with today) where my donation would make the difference to a woman with young children who is in danger of losing her power because her account is in terrible shape. I gave Susan my word I would put a check in the mail tonight, and gained her assurance that it would be sufficient.

It's hard to ask people to give more than I know you already are, but I can't help but ask - would you consider joining me?  Our collective donations however small or large could create a tangible blanket around so many people who are suffering terribly in this brutal cold, with no good news in sight where the temperature is concerned, and you just wonder how long they can make it.

If you would like to send a donation, make our check out to BREMCO and send it to the attention of Susan Jones, BREMCO, 2491 U.S. Highway 421 S. Boone, NC, 28607. Just include a note that you would like to help pay the bill of someone in danger of losing their heat.  If you would like to talk with Susan for more information, her number is 264-8894.

From my fortunate heart I thank you for considering this situation.

My very best to you and yours,

Susan King


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