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Donate Blood And Platelets This Summer For All The Little Reasons
Blood Drive Scheduled Next Two Weeks

High Country Healthcare Offers Free Help With Advance Directives
The Terri Schiavo case drew national attention and caused America to begin questioning its values and legal system on a federal and state level.



Lovin' Spoonful

Que Pasa?

Sweet Tea

With Lemon


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Watauga County



Watching the Watauga River Flow
Seattle Film Crew Documents Storm Runoff in Our Area

Thousands Attend Watauga County Relay For Life
Teresa Campbell draws strength from participating in Relay for Life, and she needs every bit of it to fight cancer.

Low Numbers Spell Halt To WHS Agriculture Program
Watauga High School will have no agriculture program during the 2005-2006 school year.

Boone Mall Sold
H. L. Libby Corp. purchased the Boone Mall, located in Boone, North Carolina, on June 14, 2005.

Rabies Confirmed In Local Cat
Watauga County recorded its first rabies case of the season this week.

Housing Authority, HUD Reach Settlement
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has closed out most of the recommendations made after a 2003 audit.

NCACC Proposes Cigarette Tax Increase
The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) is asking counties to push for a cigarette tax hike to offset local Medicaid costs.

VRC Conference Gathers Input From Non-Profit Agencies
Dozens of local non-profit agency representatives gathered recently to discuss ways that the Volunteer Resource Center (VRC) can assist them.

Town Council Approves Water, Sewer Rate Increase
In reviewing its recommended budget for fiscal year 2005-06, the Boone Town Council agreed to raise the rates of water and sewer service.

Town Approves Special Projects For Funding
The Boone Town Council dove into its budget for the fiscal year 2005-06 Tuesday at the first of two budget workshops to fine tune the extensive document.

Town Reviews Proposed Budget
The Boone Town Council is considering a budget of more than $16 million for fiscal year 2005-06.

N.C. Western Wine Conference Scheduled For July
Dr. Grant Holder hopes the inaugural N.C. Western Wine Conference will leave not only a good impression, but a good taste in the mouths of visitors


Rummage Sale Raises Funds For Humane Society June 17-18
Some of the best bargains in the High Country are just days away.

“Bachelors For Dafur”Auction To Raise Money And Awareness
Dates with Boone area bachelors will be sold to the highest bidder at a benefit auction.

Watauga Habitat For Humanity Holds House Dedication
Elisa O’Hara-Phillips and her daughters recently celebrated the answer to their prayers – a home to call their own.


Family Strengthened By Hard Times And Help From Friends

Logel Family Says “Thank You” For Community Support





Reynolds Named N.C. Special Olympics Coach Of The Year
Watauga County coaches earn a lot of recognition, but Lisa Reynolds brings home the gold in a sport where winning truly isn’t everything.



Faye Foley Is Woman Of The Month
She is always “behind the scenes” and prefers it that way.

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