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Today’s Email Announcements

Baha’i Devotional Meeting Sunday

The Baha’is of Watauga, Ashe and Avery counties will mark the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with a prayer meeting for all those imprisoned for their religious beliefs worldwide.   The meeting will be held at 297 Cherry Drive in Boone at ll am on Sunday 24 January.   All are welcome.   For more information and directions call 264 2297.

Grand Opening at Dollar General in Zionville Saturday

Dollar General will celebrate the opening of its new location at 12370 US Hwy 421 North in Zionville on Saturday, January 23 at 8 a.m. with free prizes and special deals.  Dollar General will offer Zionville residents a convenient new place to shop for everyday essentials at low prices.

Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag, among other giveaways.

“Dollar General is committed to delivering a pleasant shopping experience that includes a convenient location, a wide assortment of merchandise and great prices on quality products,” said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development.  “We hope our Zionville customers will enjoy shopping at Dollar General’s new location.”

Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to customers by providing a focused selection of national name brands and private brands of food, housewares, seasonal items, cleaning supplies, basic apparel and health/beauty products. The store’s fresh layout is designed to make shopping simple for customers.  Seasonal products are displayed in the center of the store, departments are easily recognizable with visible signage and coolers are conveniently located at the front of the store.

Traditional Dollar General stores employ approximately six to 10 people, depending on the need.  Anyone interested in joining the Dollar General team may visit the Career section at www.dollargeneral.com.

Dollar General gives its customers more than everyday low prices on basic merchandise.  Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education. At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or get their General Education Diploma (GED) can pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $100 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping nearly six million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visitwww.dgliteracy.com.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operates more than 12,300 stores in 43 states. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more information on Dollar General, please visit www.dollargeneral.com.

HCNA TeleFest Ski Event Set for Feb. 20

The High Country Nordic Assn. Announces its 6th Annual TeleFest. TeleFest is a skiing event that features Telemark skiing, Telemark Clinics, Prizes and Community Fellowship.

Who we are: HCNA is a non-profit group of Southern Appalachian Telemark and cross-country skiers based in Boone NC. Our mission is to promote Telemark and back-country skiing in the NC Northwest High country.

What is Telemark: Telemark skiing is a ski technique that combines elements of Nordic or cross-country skiing with those of alpine skiing. It was developed in Telemark Norway in 1868 and has remained essentially the same since then.

When is the event: TeleFest will be Saturday, February 20, 2016 beginning at 9AM

Where: TeleFest will be at Beech Mountain Resort in Beech Mountain NC. Participants will meet at the View Haus Lodge.

Tickets: Will be on sale to participants at the View Haus Lodge. The cost of a ticket is $60 which includes an all day lift ticket, a HCNA 2016 TeleFest T-shirt, and HCNA bumper sticker.

Events: TeleFest 2016 features beginner and advanced Telemark ski clinics, free skiing, drawings for prizes. Participants are encouraged to bring any extra gear for a swap, sale, and show.

Contact: Bill Moore at barkleydog@hotmail.com for more information. See our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/173986319312664/

Republican Women to Meet Jan. 27

The Watauga County Republican Women’s Club (WCRWC) will have its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, January 27th 2016 at the Sagebrush Steakhouse in Boone, NC. The meeting will begin at noon. All interested in furthering the Republican cause in The High Country are welcome to attend and are invited to join. Call 828-295-9020 for more information. The WCRWC meets the last Wednesday of each month. There is no meeting if schools are cancelled due to weather.