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Grace Lutheran Church sends handmade gifts in Costa Rica

Women and friends representing the Lizzie-Estelle Circle at Grace Lutheran Church in Boone recently completed 100 dresses for young girls in Costa Rica.
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High Country mother's group shares victories, challenges and support

It's not hard to picture about a dozen women sitting around a table once a month talking about their children. It happens every day in every community across...
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Area students earn academic accolades and honors

Richard graduates from Grove City CollegeDaniel Richard graduated from Grove City College in Grove City, Pa., on May 17.Richard earned a B.S. electrical...
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Grandfather Camera Clinic accepting registrations

Amateur and professional photographers can now register for the Grandfather Mountain Camera Clinic, a two-day seminar that offers presentations from...
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Chefs Dinner to benefit NROG July 27

New River Organic Growers host a Chefs Showcase Dinner at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, at Springhouse Farm in Vilas. The dinner will...
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From Boone to the Adirondacks

During one of several mission trips originating from Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Boone this year, a group of 20 men, women and teens spent the last week...
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Local Boy Scouts survive and thrive in New Mexico wilderness

A group of 52 Boy Scouts and their leaders left Boone on June 16 en route to the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, N.M. 
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Isabelle Aldridge making a move on hunter/jumper circuit

The 14-year-old Isabelle Aldridge is known locally as the inspiration for the children's book, "Isabella Propeller and the Magic Beanie."
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Watauga attorneys award scholarship

The Watauga County Bar Association, a voluntary association of attorneys who practice in Watauga County, announced the recipient of the...
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Regional Library receives planning grant

The libraries of the Appalachian Regional Library -- Ashe County Public Library, Watauga County Public Library, Western Watauga Branch...
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Never too broken to belong: Amy Lambert's new video

Amy Lambert of Boone, well-known across the country as a solo artist in Southern gospel music, has just released a new video that is drawing attention at a...
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Quilting for a cause

Quilting has been an important part of life in the High Country area for several generations and is a rich tradition being kept alive by women of all...
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Jamboree to benefit Watauga Humane Society

The second annual 4 Paws Country Fair & Music Jamboree will be held Saturday, July 12, on the grounds of the Watauga Humane Society to benefit the animals...
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High Country students honored at National SkillsUSA Championship

Students from area high school and college technical education programs won the nation's highest awards at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills...
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Tweetsie welcoming two cartoon characters in July

This July, Tweetsie Railroad will welcome two legendary cartoon characters, Scooby-Doo and Shaggy, to the park for the first time July 11 to 13. 
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Life Care Center LPN earns certification

Darlene McGuire, a licensed practical nurse at Life Care Center of Banner Elk, recently earned her wound care certification from the Wound Care Education...
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Community Band performing

The Watauga Community Band announces the remainder of its summer performance schedule.
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Arthur affecting your vacation? AG offers tips

Tropical Storm Arthur is moving toward North Carolina during one of the busiest weeks of the summer travel season, and many consumers are wondering what it...
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Space still available in Pre-K program in several schools

Spaces remain available in local pre-kindergarten classes for 4 year olds who meet state eligibility requirements and parents are being encouraged to apply for...
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CCC&TI fall registration is taking place through July 31

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is now taking applications and registering students for fall semester classes.
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