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HEALTH ISSUES
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bullet Blood Donations Needed During “Winter Days”
Donors Asked
To Give Blood
Or Platelets


bullet New ASU Community Outreach Programs Keep Kids Active And Engaged
Parents looking for something for their
child to do on the first day of winter break
can now turn to the
ASU Office of Conferences
and Institutes.


bullet December Is
Safe Toys And
Gifts Month
Keep Child's
Safety In Mind
When Shopping

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POSTED DECEMBER 21, 2006
NEWS

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Kings Of The Hill…Again!

Mountaineers Hold Off Minutemen
For Second Straight Football Crown


Study Suggets Residents Can Not Afford Watauga County
A new housing study suggests that most Watauga County residents can’t really afford to live here.

District Representatives To Maintain
Committee Appointments In New Term

The district’s United States representatives will see little committee change despite working in the minority parties in the coming term.


Tot Lot Supporters
Launch Fund-Raising Campaign

Supporters of new equipment for the Boone Tot Lot are targeting businesses over the winter in a
fund-raising campaign that they hope will enable
construction to begin in the spring.


Area Firefighters Respond To Stone Mountain Forest Fire
A forest fire on Stone Mountain tore through the site of an upcoming development Friday morning.

Safe Surrender An Option For Overwhelmed Mothers
In light of the recent incident of an abandoned baby in Wake County, the state Department of Health and Human Services is reminding the public–and especially mothers who might be overwhelmed–that North Carolina’s Safe Surrender law is an option to keep babies safe.



Younce To Serve As Board Of Ed Chair

Monday’s Board of Education Meeting marked the beginning of a new era, as the first meeting since the retirement of long-time chair Andy Reese.


Crimestoppers Seeks Information
The Watauga County Crimestoppers and local law enforcement are seeking public information on a number of local unsolved crimes.

‘Dinero Seguro’ Lets Families Send Money Home Securely
Postal Service Expands List Of Participating
International Financial Institutions

ASU Forms Alliance With Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway is getting some of the best local brains and talent behind its research and inventory projects, forming an alliance with Appalachian State University.

Boone Point Project Features Medical Office Space
Mixed-Use Development Also Offers Retail, Residential Space


COMMUNITY

Web Site Helps Support Local Education
DonorsChoose makes supporting local education fast and easy, but still allows donor to specify exactly how their contribution will be used and provides donors with feedback on the success of the programs their funds went to support.


Watauga Medical Plans Technology Upgrade

Watauga Medical Center is seeking to join the ranks of the “Most Wired” among the country’s hospitals.


Appalachian’s Institute For
Senior Scholars Plans Winter Classes

Retired residents of the High Country looking for something interesting to do this winter should consider the Institute for Senior Scholars at Appalachian State University.



Computers For Honduras Program Underway

First Uruguay, now Honduras.



A Fund Raiser With Heart
On Feb. 14, 2007, a day when many people will think about their hearts, one little girl will thank the people who helped save hers, one of whom will win a fishing rod used and signed by world-famous fisherman Lefty Kreh.


Features
2006 WHS Grad Working In Moldova Orphanage
Since July 2002, Kim Sutton
has known in her heart that
her mission after high school graduation was to spend time
working in one of the many
down-trodden orphanages
in the poverty-stricken
country of Moldova.
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McLean Takes The Car But Everyone Wins In
Fair Share Campaign

High Country United Way
Inches Closer To Goal
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The First Christmas Tree: The Legend Lives On
Legend has it that the first Christmas greens used in decorating came about when the Egyptians and Romans adorned their homes with some type of evergreen in late December.
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Blowing Rock Adult
Day Care: A Gift To
The High Country

It’s “home away from home”
for those it serves in a safe environment where needs are
met and loved ones are relieved
of the stresses associated
with round-the-clock caregiving
for their adult children,
spouses and parents.
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Halftime Heroes

Marching Mountaineers Bring
Enthusiasm To College Championship


Enjoying The Present

Players, Coaches And Fans Should Ignore The “Three-Peat” Question




Way To Go Mountaineers!




Tailgaters Take The Road In Black And Gold

App State Fans Outnumber Their
UMass Counterparts In Chattanooga



All Night Long: Blue Ridge Relay 2006
“The Blue Ridge Relay is one of the longest running
relay races in the United States and one of the
newest and most creative mountain sports events
in the Southern region.”




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High Country Honda

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