Last night, Relay for Life of Watauga County hosted their annual opening ceremony at Deerfield United Methodist Church in Boone. Beginning at 6 p.m., veteran participants and new relayers met and mingled to prepare for this year’s fundraising efforts. Photos and Story by Madison V. Fisler
Relay for Life of Watauga County will hold the 2014 Kick-Off event on Thursday, Feb. 6. The event will be held at Deerfield United Methodist Church on Deerfield Road in Boone. Registration and welcome will begin at 5:45 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Top Relayers and teams from 2013 will be recognized, along with Team Captains and teams who have participated in early registration challenges for this years’ event. Photo by Ken Ketchie
Approximately 5.6 million American children will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases unless the current smoking rates drop, according to a new Surgeon General’s Report. In North Carolina, that represents about 180,000 children alive today who ultimately will die prematurely because of smoking.
June 14, 2013. After months of fundraising, rallying and preparation, this is the day that they have all be waiting for. Thirty-six teams from all around the High Country area have gathered at Watauga High School for a day of support, remembrance and most importantly, fighting back against cancer at Relay for Life.
BY MADISON V. FISLER
June 13, 2013. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Watauga County will be held at Watauga High School in Boone on June 14. This annual fundraiser not only raises money for cancer reasearch, but also serves as a meeting point for supporters, survivors and caretakers and as a memorial to those who have already passed on.
BY MADISON V. FISLER
March 2, 2012. SUGAR MOUNTAIN — On Sunday, March 4, Sugar Mountain celebrates the life of the late Dick Trundy, a decorated Marine Corps General and aviator who served as Sugar Mountain Ski Resorts Director of Operations after his retirement from the service. Trundy was an avid skier who enthusiastically embraced the daily life of a ski area executive. Unfortunately he died of cancer in 2002.