Current Announcements

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  • 4-H Fruit Plant Sale

    Watauga County 4-H is holding its annual fruit plant sale. Proceeds help support youth programs in Watauga County. Supplies are available at a first-come first ordered basis.

    Plants available include blueberry, strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, and heritage apple trees.
    For an order form, come by the Cooperative Extension office at 971 West King Street, call 264-3061 or download at
    The deadline is March 25

    03/04/2013 - 4:38pm
  • High Country Community Supported Agriculture job opening

    The HCCSA is hiring a Coordinator, please follow link for job description.
    Application Deadline: Friday, Feb 22
    Planned schedule:
    Interviews to be scheduled: Feb 25-March 1
    Training (partial pay): March 1-16, with position beginning March 30

    02/13/2013 - 12:50pm
  • High Country Community Supported Agriculture now accepting 2013 season members!

    High Country Community Supported Agriculture is now accepting members for the 2013 season. Our weekly shares run from June 4-October 15 with pickup every Tuesday on the porch of Bare Essentials (3-6:30) or at Blowing Rock Produce and Provisions (3:30-6:30).
    We have 3 share options, plus an optional biweekly egg share:
    We also have discounted shares for low-income community members:
    Consider donating to our Cost Share Program Fund to offset the cost of CSA shares for low-income community members by mailing a check to:
    HCCSA, 410 Justus Road, Banner Elk NC 28604

    02/06/2013 - 2:52pm
  • Get Paid to Lose Weight

    Get paid to lose weight!
    Contest runs: September 1 – November 31st
    Prizes: $25,000 for team, $5,000 for individual and Thousands of dollars in local incentives.
    Everyone wins something.
    Must need to lose 15 + lbs to participate.
    Coaching and tools provided.

    To request FREE consultation to see if you qualify contact: Bonnie Church, Certified Weight loss coach or 828/963-6023

    08/06/2012 - 8:10am
  • Watauga Humane Society $20 FIX

    Watauga Humane Society has contracted with North Carolina State Spay/Neuter Financial Assistance Program to offer a $20 FIX for your dog or cat to qualifying individuals. Annual household incomes under 300% of Federal Poverty Level Guidelines or those receiving Public Assistance will automatically qualify. You must come by the shelter and fill out an application and prepay $20 co-pay (covers rabies vaccine). For more information contact Carolyn at 828.264.7865

    07/23/2012 - 10:10am
  • Volunteers Needed

    Would you like to make a difference in the lives of Hospice patients and their families? Medi Home Hospice has many volunteer opportunities available, such as visiting with patients and caregiver support. For more information, please call 828-733-0663 to speak with our Volunteer Coordinator, Dawn Dale.

    06/11/2012 - 7:10am
  • LEGO Robotics Summer Workshop/Camp - **Registration Still OPEN!

    Registration is still OPEN for the High Country Robotics Summer Camp for Middle and High School students and the Teacher Robotics Workshop for middle and high school teachers/coaches!!! See website for more info and register soon for this exciting opportunity right here in Boone!!!

    06/01/2012 - 9:32am
  • New River Winery - Events for the Season

    We have free live music planned for every Saturday through September as well Wine & Vinyl Nights every Saturday. So come on out to Lansing & hear some new music or old favorites & check out some local wine.

    05/23/2012 - 4:31pm
  • Apply for a Reduced Price Garden Share

    HCCSA Cost Share Program has spaces available for low-income community members to apply for a reduced price Garden Share of local, organic produce. Community members with EBT & transportation are eligible to apply to receive an HCCSA Garden Share for only $100 (regularly $300). Cost divided into monthly EBT payments, June 5-October 16.
    Thanks to High Country generosity, we surpassed our Cost Share fundraising goal.
    Email or visit website for more info: and
    Special thanks to the combined efforts of the High Country Community Supported Agriculture (HCCSA), Maverick Farms, Appalachian District Health Department, Children's Council, Community Care Clinic, and Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture.

    05/17/2012 - 5:39pm
  • NC Youth Essay Contest

    Youth ages 6 to 18 can win cash and prizes for entering the Every Child Is a Winner youth essay contest. Write a 300-word essay on "How Can I Help End Poverty?" and submit it online at Every entry receives a free T-shirt or button.

    05/16/2012 - 8:11pm

    The High Country Lutheran Coalition presents ONE IN THE SPIRIT, an outdoor summer gathering of games, potluck supper, and worship, Sunday, June 3rd at Green Valley Park from 4:30 – 7:30 PM. Worship will begin at 7:00 PM, and all are welcome! This will be the first of three, and there will be a tent set up for some knitting/crocheting in the shade! The second ONE IN THE SPIRIT will be held July 8th at Green Valley Park on Big Hill Road; and the final gathering, for this summer, will be held August 5th at Holy Communion Church on Clark’s Creek Road in Foscoe. For further information, contact Grace Lutheran Church at 264-2206.

    05/11/2012 - 1:11pm
  • Stamp Out Hunger

    Help Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday, May 12! Just leave a food donation on your mailbox on Saturday and your letter carrier will collect the food and deliver it to the Hunger and Health Coalition. Donations can also be brought directly to your nearest post office. Help end hunger in our community! For more information contact .

    05/07/2012 - 10:01am
  • Senior Companion

    Experienced woman looking to assist the elderly with shopping, light cleaning/cooking,medical/dental appointments and running errands . . . CPR certified, Med-Management class
    If interested call Linda @ 828-297-3462

    04/23/2012 - 10:18am
  • Discounted Photo Session for High School Seniors

    Graduation is coming up fast and local photographer TaraMichelle Photography is offering area High School Seniors a special mini photo session. $49 buys a 45 minute session with as many locations and outfit changes you can fit in, along with a fully edited high resolution digital file to re-print as often as you like! You'll also get an online album where you can order as many prints as you like.
    Come Rock your favorite outfit, hairstyle and attitude and get some amazing photos to remember your High School Years by.
    Phone/text: 828-545-1617
    email: or
    Special is good through the end of May 2012.

    04/12/2012 - 9:50am

    The Watauga Humane Society has been selected as one of 108 shelters to compete in the nation-wide ASPCA Rachael Ray $100,000 Challenge. In order to qualify for the final phase of the contest, the Society needs you to VOTE.

    The population of Watuga County is only 51,000, and we are competing against much larger shelters such as those in Charlotte, Philadelphia and Houston, Texas. Every vote counts. Please help the society by voting DAILY from noon on April 5 until midnight on April 16,2012. Also, please ask all of your friends, relatives and social media connections such as Face BOok and Twitter to vote as well. To vote, go to WWW.VOTETOSAVELIVES.ORG. For more information check the ASPCA's website at

    03/28/2012 - 5:23pm
  • Make Money and Save Money at The Playhouse Baby Fair and Consignment Sale!

    The 7th Playhouse Consignment Sale and Baby Fair will allow you to update everyone’s wardrobes for a song while also enjoying food, free car seat check, samples, parenting information, kids activities, airwalk, and more on Saturday March 31st. Scoop up the bargains at the Early Bird Sale is 8:30-1 pm Friday, 3/30 ($5 admission).

    Admission is free on Saturday 3/31 from 8:30-1. Half price sale from noon-1 pm. Consigners and vendors still accepted, call 263-0011 or visit us online.

    03/25/2012 - 8:40pm
  • Nominations for Great Friend to Families Award Due April 5th!

    Presented by The Children’s Playhouse, the fourth annual Great Friend to Families award recognizes sustained contributions by individuals to the well-being of young children and their families in the High Country area. Up to eight awards will be given in two categories

    The nomination forms are simple and can be downloaded at The Children’s Playhouse website or by stopping by the children’s museum.

    For more information, go online or call 828-263-0011.

    03/25/2012 - 8:37pm
  • High Country CSA raises funds to buy shares for underprivileged community members

    Are you interested in making fair, local, and organic food an accessible, healthy choice for people of all income levels? With your support, High Country CSA shares will be available to teen parents and uninsured community members with diet-related diseases in Watauga County through partnerships with the Community Care Clinic and The Children’s Council. Please make a donation to High Country CSA by May 1 to help feed a family for an entire summer. Please share this information. Checks can be mailed to High Country CSA, 410 Justus Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604 (Please write cost-share CSA donation in the memo line). Visit or email for more information.

    03/21/2012 - 7:07pm
  • After School Semi-Private Swim Lessons Spring 2012

    We are now offering a new session of swim lessons for Level 1 & 2. The class will be no larger than 6 kids and meet twice a week on Monday & Thursday, Level 1 will meet 3:00-3:50 PM & Level 2 will meet 4:00-4:50 PM for a total of 6 days. Both Sessions Start Monday March 19th and end Thursday April 5th. For more information stop by the Swim Complex or call us at 264-0270.

    02/22/2012 - 12:56pm
  • Online GiveAway with Endless Blessings

    This is an online event! Over the next couple of weeks we will be giving away great prizes from local sponsors. All you have to do is click on over to our website and click on the blog! We are celebrating moms, babies, and kids! Everyone you know is invited to this event! Some prizes to watch for is a 60 minute massage from Serendipity Massage, a great prize pack from Harmony Acres Soap Company and much, much more! New prizes are announced daily!

    Name: Becky Webb
    Phone: (828) 964-3496

    02/16/2012 - 8:49pm

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