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Today’s Email Announcements

The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild to Host Monthly Meeting, Mar. 2

The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 2nd, at 1:00 pm.  We meet in the conference room on the second floor of the Senior Center on Poplar Grove Connector in Boone. Cath Evans from  Tennessee will be presenting our program, “Understanding Fabric”.  Cath is well known by many of our Guild members and is highly regarded as an organized quilt instructor whose patterns are easy to follow.  She will explain the way to recognize quality fabric by simply looking at the bolt of fabric.  You will learn how to find the best fabric regardless of price.  Call Dolores at 295-6148 if you have any questions.


CALL TO MEETING:  Watauga County Republican Party County Convention

Saturday March 4, 2017
9AM Registration, 9:30AM Precinct Meetings, 10AM-12PM Convention Business
Guest Speaker:  The Honorable Rep. Virginia Foxx of NC 5th Dist.
*  ALL registered Republicans are encouraged to attend.


Public Policy Event: Political Redistricting for Fair Elections


A very timely and important topic! This program will look at the way North Carolina could find an alternative to our current redistricting process. It is about the congressional redistricting simulation that Tom Ross, eight retired justices and judges developed along with the Sanford School at Duke. This program describes how and why they developed the redistricting, explaining why they chose a nonpartisan method and how they think it might benefit the state of North Carolina.

Speakers: NC House Representative Jonathan Jordan and Judge Ed Gregory.
Call the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce at 828.295.7851 to RSVP.

LaQuinta Inn & Suites165 Highway 105 ExtensionBoone, NC 28607


Monday, February 27th, 2017 at 10AM

This program is expected to last no longer than 1.5 hours. Coffee will be served.


The Month of March is Red Cross Month–Donate Blood Starting Mar. 1

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.

Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and bring hope to people facing emergencies.

Blood donor Timothy Sheely knows the need firsthand. His wife required 12 units of blood during emergency surgery following the birth of their son. “If it had not been for blood donors, she might not have survived,” he said. “Thanks to generous blood donors, I still have a wife and my kids still have their mom. I can’t possibly thank those people in person, but I can give a little piece of me back with each donation for the greater good.”

The Red Cross depends on blood donor heroes across the nation to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are needed to help those rely on blood products.

Make an appointment to become a hero to patients in need by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming dates in March in Watauga County for blood donations:


3/1/2017: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Modern Toyota, 225 Modern Drive

3/7/2017: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Holiday Inn Express Boone, 1943 Blowing Rock Rd

3/9/2017: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Caldwell Community College, CCC, 372 Community College Road


Boone’s Winter Farmer’s Market Returns this Saturday, Feb. 18

Boone’s Winter Farmers Market returns this Saturday the 18th from 9am to noon at the Agriculture Conference Center at 252 Poplar Grove Rd in Boone.

Hot house organic tomatoes,  lettuce and several other greens.  Farm fresh eggs, potatoes,  sweet potatos,  winter squash,  pumpkins and apples.   Baked goods,  jams and jellies,  honey, pickles and many types of meats.  Grab some local made soaps and a few select crafts.