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THIS WEEK

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HEALTH ISSUES
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ASU Hosts
Southeast NSCA
Regional Clinic
Nov. 11-12

Strength and conditioning professionals from across the Southeast will attend the Southeast NSCA regional clinic
Nov. 11-12 at Appalachian State University’s Holmes
Convocation Center.


Prescription: NC
North Carolina’s Prescription Drug Assistance Program To Help Low Income Seniors


This Week Is National Radiologic Technology Week
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System celebrates the achievements of medical imaging and our radiation therapy professionals by observing National Radiologic Technology Week, November 5 - 11, 2006.

Medical Center Participates In International Research Study
Watauga Medical Center was randomly chosen to participate in an international research study (ENDORSE), evaluating the current practice related to prophylaxis in hospitalized patients at risk for venous thrombosis or blood clots.

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C O L U M N S
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THIS IS TRUE
a humorous mini story,
updated daily.




Glass bottles can be used hundreds of times over to make new bottles. North Carolina has several glass plants capable of consuming thousands of tons of "cullet" or
recovered glass.
Recycle - it's good for
the bottle!
Watauga County


ARCHIVES

POSTED NOVEMBER 9, 2006
NEWS

A New Dawn For Democrats


Democrats Sweep Partisan Races In Watauga County


Democrats Sweep Local Elections
Unofficial Returns Show Dems In Control Of County Government

County Republicans Disappointed
Watauga County Republicans spent part of Tuesday night searching for any hint of a silver lining in an otherwise bad election day for their party.

Why Are We Still In Iraq?
Local Poll Shows Citizens Of All Ages Unsatisfied

Veterans Honored This Week
A new generation of veterans will be having their nascent Veterans Day celebrations this week, as the area has a number of soldiers who served active combat duty in Iraq.

County Posts Low Unemployment Rate
Watauga County had the fourth lowest unemployment rate in the state for the month of September.

County Holds Public Hearing On Animal Control Ordinance
Local pet owners will get a chance to guide the drafting of a revised animal control ordinance.

Firefighters Respond To Howard’s Knob Fire
A fire Sunday on Howard’s Knob brought the fall fire season to a precarious start.


Night Stalkers Of The High Country
Reports Continue Of Mountain Lion Sightings.


Tree Growers Begin Filling Orders
The High Country’s primary commercial crop is beginning its long journey from the fields to the homes of consumers.

Teen Pregnancy Statistics Released
Watauga Holds Lowest Rate In State

The Power Of A Single Gift
It All Begins With What’s In The Box


Nov. 13-20 Is National Collection Week
For Operation Christmas Child
Last year alone, 7.6 million shoeboxes filled with
small toys and gifts were delivered to children in approximately 90 countries around the world through Operation Christmas Child, an incredible outreach of Samaritan’s Purse, headquartered in Boone.

Honeybee Populations In Decline
Mites Cause Problems For Colonies

COMMUNITY


Peabody’s Annual Charity Wine Tasting Saturday
Gala Event to Benefit Watauga Education Foundation

Veterans Day Events Planned For High Country
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 an armistice, which ended fighting between the Allies and Germany, went into effect.

Pioneer Playmakers Win Regional Awards
The Pioneer Playmakers, Watauga High Schools advanced acting class, won several awards at the regional level of the N.C. Theater Conference’s High School Play Festival, held last weekend.

OASIS Accepts Mayoral Proclamation
OASIS, Inc. (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information, and Shelter) on October 18, 2006 accepted from Boone mayor Loretta Clawson a proclamation in support of recognizing and observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


Features

Once A Marine -
Always A Marine
Life for “Earl” has never been easy, either before and certainly not after the two years he served as a United States Marine in Iraq during Desert Storm.
>>FULL STORY

Cecil Moretz Remembers The Last Battle
Watauga County native Cecil Moretz vividly recalls Okinawa – the final battle of World War II in the mid 1940’s, and his service there as a soldier in the United States Army.
>>FULL STORY
Firefighters Honored At Wake Up, Watauga
Few things say “thank you” like a full breakfast at the Dan’l Boone Inn.
>>FULL STORY




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