Wee-Cycle Spring Children’s Consignment Sale: March 5 – 14, 2016

WeeCycle Spring Sale 2016

Grab your pen or your smart phone. You will want to make note of the Wee-Cycle Spring Children’s Consignment sale. The sale will open at 8:00am on March 5th. Since spring is right around the corner, this is a great time to shop for a new wardrobe for the kids. The clothes are all quality and at great discounted prices. There will be toys, books, equipment, furniture, and so much more!

The sale will be at 1100 East King Street, Boone, NC 28607.

To stay updated with the latest sale information, and to get a sneak peek of the sale items, please “like” Wee-Cycle’s new Facebook page.

Announcing the 2015 Children’s Spring Sale!

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It’s that time of year. Get a head start on your Spring cleaning! Registration is now open for the WeeCycle Children’s Consignment Spring Sale.

The sale dates are March 7th – 16th. You can begin to drop-off your items on February 27th, but you will need to first sign-up for a specific time.

Location: 200 Den Mac Drive Boone, NC 28607
(At the corner of Bamboo Rd and Brook Hollow Rd.)

Do you have lots to sell, but don’t have time to tag? The team at WeeCycle will be offering a tagging service for the Spring sale. If you tag, you will receive 60% of profits, If WeeCycle tags, you will receive 40% of profits. Email the team at weecyclechildrensconsignment@gmail.com to set up a time to drop-off your items to be tagged.

WeeCycle Children’s Consignment Opens Fall Registration

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WeeCycle will be holding their Fall Sale from August 23rd through August 30th. They are excited to announce their new location:

200 Den Mac Drive Boone, NC 28607
(At the corner of Bamboo Rd and Brook Hollow Rd.)

You can register to be a consignor via their online registration system.

The drop off dates will be August 15th through 19th. Remember WeeCycle offers an awesome 60% return on your sold items.

Stay tuned for more details!

Urgent Care Vs. Emergency Room: Making the Decision

AppUrgent_frontHow do you know which facility to go to? We are grateful for our sponsor AppUrgent Care Center to help bring to light the differences and the type of services each facility provides.  The High Country is fortunate to have emergency services and urgent care services.

Most importantly, if there’s any doubt, call your primary care physician to ask which is the best place to go for your illness or injury.

The following scenarios are fictitious and not based on real people.

It’s 5:30 on a Wednesday evening. Sue has just picked up her kindergartener Billy from after-school care and he tells her his ear has been hurting all day. When they get home she checks his temperature, and isn’t surprised when she sees he has a fever, a temperature of 103 degrees. He’s had two ear infections already this winter, this must be another one. If they can get him antibiotics soon, he might only miss one day of school. This is a perfect opportunity to visit the AppUrgent Care Centeropen weekdays 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday night at 2 a.m., Joe wakes up with a gripping pain in his chest. Without thinking twice, his wife Carol calls 911 and Joe is transported to the emergency room at Watauga Medical Centerwhere he is immediately taken back and taken through the appropriate tests. It turns out he had a minor heart attack, and Carol’s quick trip to the ER might have saved his life.

The examples above are two very black and white cases, but there are many more that are not that clear cut. Overall, you can feel safe in making decisions for your family by using the following guidelines.

Urgent Care Centers

Sprains and broken bones
Flu-like symptoms
Ear infections, cough, or sore throat
Animal bites
Cuts or minor laceration repairs
Urinary Tract Infections

Emergency Centers

Chest pain
Stroke symptoms
Severe/sudden pain
Severe Bleeding
Head injury
Difficulty Breathing

The rule of thumb is that emergency centers are equipped to treat severe and life-threatening illnesses and conditions. The doctors and medical staff have been trained in these areas and have the appropriate equipment and labs to run tests and prescribe medicine to treat traumas in the best possible manner.

Urgent care centers, on the other hand, can often be confused with emergency departments because they are also a place where you can come on a walk-in basis. But they are set up for less severe illnesses and injuries. The extended and weekend hours make them an appropriate place to go for things that you would normally visit your primary care physician for, but can’t because it’s after hours. They are also equipped to handle sprains and broken bones and other minor injuries. In most cases it’s cheaper and faster to visit the urgent care than the emergency room!

Understanding the differences and the types of services each provide will help you be able to plan where to go when the moment of need arises. And if there’s any doubt, call your primary care physician to ask which is the best place to go for your illness or injury.

For more information about AppUrgent Care Center (2146 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, NC 28607), visit www.apprhs.org/arma/appurgent-care-center.

For more information about the Emergency Department at Watauga Medical Center (336 Deerfield Road, Boone, NC 28607) and Cannon Memorial Hospital (434 Hospital Drive, Linville, NC 28646), visit… https://www.apprhs.org/emergency-services

Wee-Cycle Annual Home Goods and Adult Clothing Sale!

Don’t miss this once-a-year event! The well known Wee-Cycle Consignment Sale is holding their Annual Home Goods and Adult Clothing Sale now through May 25th. You will find great deals on furniture, home decor, linens, electronics, tools and outdoor equipment, clothing, shoes, accessories, books and much more!


1200 Archie Carroll Road • Boone, N.C.
M-F 10am- 6pm
Saturdays 8am – 6pm
Sundays 12 Noon – 5pm

Announcing the WeeCycle Annual Home Goods and Adult Clothing Sale


Are you looking to get rid of your unwanted home goods and clothes? Look no further! The well known Wee-Cycle Consignment Sale is announcing its annual Home Goods and Adult Clothing Sale, coming to Boone on May 17th – 26th.

They are looking for consignors! Bring your furniture, electronics, shoes, accessories, kitchen items, tools, outdoor equipment, linens, home decor and much more! For more information on this event or to sign up to become a consignor go to Wee-Cycle Home Goods and Adult Clothing Consignment Sale.

Win a $200 Gift Card from Drs. Mayhew and Scheffler!

Our awesome site-wide sponsors (Drs. Mayhew and Scheffler) are holding a super fun and creative contest on their Facebook page.


Create a video sharing why you love your smile, why you love their office or what types of fun you have when you visit their office. They want to hear all about it!

Click here to enter. Good luck!

Teacher battling cancer inspires class to action this Christmas

We received this update from our sponsor Appalachian Regional Healthcare System. It will warm your heart this Christmas!

Corrie Freeman, a fourth grade teacher at Hardin Park Elementary School, taught more than reading and arithmetic to her class this year.

The story began last May when Freeman, a native of Spruce Pine, was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. Described by her collogues as “selfless and just awesome,” Freeman decided early on to look for the silver linings.

Her physician, Dr. Beverly Womack of Harmony Center for Women’s Health and Vitality, recommended that she see a gynecological oncologist at Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte.

“Through tears, I remember asking if it would be possible for me to receive my consultations in Charlotte and my radiation treatment here [in Boone] so I could continue to teach,” said Freeman. “I was delighted to find out that Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center, located in Boone, was well equipped to provide state-of-the-art care for my cancer.”

By the beginning of the school year, Freeman, weary from a long summer of trips to Charlotte and radiation treatments in Boone, was more resolved than ever to teach her 16th year of fourth graders.

“My goal from the beginning was to teach the class that cancer is not scary,” said Freeman. “I knew there would be questions, like when my hair began to fall out, but I promised myself from the beginning that if God would allow me to continue to teach, I would continue to pour out His love for others.”

One example of this can be found in a book Freeman read to her class at the beginning of the school year called “Fill a Bucket: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Young Children” by Carol McCloud. Freeman explained to her class that in the year ahead they would grow in areas beyond that of the textbook. That they would learn the importance of using the time they have been given to make a difference in the world.

As the holiday season approached, it became apparent that Freeman’s positive outlook on life proved to be contagious. During a class discussion, a student raised his hand and asked “Miss. Freeman, can we do anything to fill the buckets of other people with cancer this Christmas?”

After several minutes of brainstorming and a few phone calls, the students were delighted to learn that they could donate gifts for patients at the Cancer Center in Boone where their teacher had been receiving care.

Like elves in Santa’s workshop the students all agreed to purchase buckets of their own, 22 in all, and fill them with Christmas candies, ornaments and gifts. They also wrote cards with encouraging words like “You’re brave, strong, courageous, and you have a warrior’s heart.”

bucketsofhopeAs the sleigh, Freeman’s Toyota Camry, was being loaded with buckets the students were delighted to learn that their teachers treatment, over the past seven months, had worked and she would be considered cancer free by Christmas.

“I am so thankful for the love and support of my students,” said Freeman. “The fact that they rallied around me and wanted to help others battling cancer had a huge impact on my own Christmas healing miracle.”

Last week, Freeman, with two of her students at her side, made the special Christmas delivery to the Cancer Center. As the students distributed the buckets with hugs attached, Freeman thanked the staff for their love, support and healing treatment.

For more information about Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center or how you can help “fill the buckets” of patients via donation support, visit www.apprhs.org/cancercenter.

For more info about Appalachian Regional Healthcare System visit www.apprhs.org.

Pediatric Patients Benefit from High Country Boy’s Birthday Party

What could be better than a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle themed birthday party? For nine year old D’Artagnan McCoy, the answer was simple. McCoy asked his party guests to bring a gift that would be donated to Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) and shared with kids who are hospitalized.

McCoy“I already have lots of toys,” said the rising home schooled fourth grader. “I like to help people, it makes everyone, including myself feel good.”

D’Artagnan, named after the famous leader of the Three Musketeers, lived up to his name when he shared his selfless idea with his parents, Randy “Doc” and Trina McCoy, owners of Doc’s Rocks Gem Mine. Together, the McCoy’s discussed who should be the beneficiary of the birthday gifts, but the final decision was left up to D’Artagnan.

“Being a parent, you wonder if you are doing all the right things,” said Trina with a smile. “However, with D’Artagnan, this certainly is confirmation. He has a huge heart and is a blessing to everyone who meets him.”

The McCoy’s shared the birthday gift idea with their friend, Jessica Powell, MBA, CFRE, the Annual Giving Coordinator at the Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation.

Powell and the McCoy’s first crossed paths last summer when they notified ARHS that Doc’s Rocks had been fundraising all year for the cancer center and were prepared to donate $6,350 to the Cancer Patient Emergency Fund. The family was moved to support the Cancer Patient Emergency Fund after Randy’s sister lost her battle with breast cancer in 2007. The fund provides assistance to patients undergoing cancer treatments to help with daily life essentials including, medication, gasoline, electricity, etc.

“The McCoy’s are a generous and kind family,” said Powell. “They care so much about our community and their son D’Artagnan is an amazing young man, full of compassion and a heart willing to share with others.”

On June 19, the McCoy family loaded the Doc’s Rocks truck with boxes full of birthday gifts and headed to Watauga Medical Center to make D’Artagnan’s donation. With big smiles on their faces and their arms full of gifts, D’Artagnan, his parents and grandparents entered the hospital and met Powell, who was waiting with a wheeled cart. There were so many gifts; they barely fit on the cart.

Powell led the family down the hall to meet Barbara McGuire Campbell, RN, BSN, BS, MPH, Watauga Medical Center’s Director of In-Patient Operations, while D’Artagnan pushed the cart.

“This young man is an example of family values manifesting into the next generation,” said Campbell. “We are a community and as a community we care for each other. Caring can be anything from a coloring book to a pledge donation.”

D’Artagnan grinned attentively as he sat in Campbell’s office, surrounded by a host of presents, family and admiring ARHS employees, and discussed with Campbell how the gifts would be distributed. The two agreed that it would be best to share D’Artagnan’s birthday presents with children that are admitted to the hospital and with children visiting that would like a toy or coloring book.

Once word got out about D’Artagnan’s generous birthday gift idea, friends, family and customers began stopping by the family’s house and the gem mine to donate an extra gift for his cause.

For the past two years, Randy and Trina have donated the proceeds of each rose quarts gem, the breast cancer stone, cut at Doc’s Rocks to the Cancer Patient Emergency Fund. They also donate the proceeds earned on the last Saturday in October. It’s easy to see why D’Artagnan’s desire to give back has flourished.

“He is with us all day at the mine, and he witnesses others volunteer their time and money,” Randy said proudly. “We like to donate to what we believe in.”

As the McCoy’s left the hospital that day, a multitude of hugs, smiles and high fives where shared with D’Artagnan.

“The impact of a selfless gift is limitless,” said Campbell as she waved goodbye to the family. “A smile, a moment of creativity, a birthday gift shared, all lead to the most important thing, a patient who knows someone cares and a donor who is fulfilled.”

For more information about making a donation, call Jessica Powell at 828-268-9051 or visit www.apprhs.org/foundation.

For more information about Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, visit www.apprhs.org.

Friday Fun: Win a Chick-fil-A Family Dinner

Let’s have some Friday Fun!!


Thanks to our generous sponsor, Chick-fil-A Boone, we have an awesome giveaway for our readers. We are planning to do these Friday Fun giveaways often so please stay tuned.

Don’t forget about the awesome event they are hosting tomorrow. It is a Super Hero Event from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Dress as your favorite Super Hero and meet real life heroes! JUMP! will be there with the Giant Slide and Firehouse Dog combo, weather permitting.

Also, on June 25th they are having a Breakfast with Mini-Moo from 8-10am. Kids, 12 and under dress in your pajamas and receive a FREE 3 count chicken mini and small drink to enjoy with Mini Moo.

Family Fun Giveaway: Win a family dinner at Chick-fil-A Boone
including two chicken sandwiches and two kid’s meals.

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