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Remembering Elizabeth Young: A Champion to the End

August 22, 2023 Few death announcements have affected more people across Watauga County than that of Elizabeth Young on Sunday, Aug. 20. Most knew Elizabeth from the Hunger & Health Coalition in Boone, where since 2014, she served until recently as the nonprofit organization’s Executive Director. Others might have become acquainted with her in her earlier role as  Director of Community Relations at Deerfield Assisted Living, or after her promotion there to the facility’s Executive Director.  By Sherrie Norris

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Patriarch of Cabbage Row, Dale Greene, Passes Away at 83

July 5, 2023 The death of Dale Greene has left a void not only in the High Country, but also along the entire east coast; as the owner of Hollar and Greene Produce Company, headquartered in Boone, Greene was known far and wide for his business acumen, his compassion and generosity. By Sherrie Norris

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Remembering Lillian Turchin

May 15, 2023 Lillian Grace Athey Turchin, a remarkable artist whose life was an embodiment of love, family, and the joy of creation, passed away on May 13, 2023, at the extraordinary age of 97, leaving behind a legacy that will forever inspire. Born on July 8, 1925, in New Orleans, Lillian was the daughter of Mena Pulitzer Athey and Bert Floyd Athey. Growing up in a close-knit family, she shared countless joyous moments with her adored brother, Harold Athey, and a vast network of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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AMOREM Patient Receives Phone Call from Peyton Manning

April 27, 2023 MORGANTON — Peyton Manning made a special phone call on March 3 to one of his biggest fans, Tammy Haga. Haga was admitted to AMOREM services in early February with a diagnosis of metastatic bone cancer. Not long after meeting Haga, her AMOREM care team learned of her admiration for NFL legend, Peyton Manning.

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Remembering Lee Warren —Community Saddened by Death of Beloved Longtime Dentist

March 20, 2023 The unexpected death of longtime local dentist, Robert “Lee” Warren, on Friday, March 17, has saddened the High Country. As his obituary so aptly describes, “The world has lost a true gentleman, renowned dentist, beloved husband and loving father. As news of Warren’s death began to circulate over the weekend, tributes began pouring into the family via phone calls, texts, social media and personal visits. By Sherrie Norris

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