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Pets of the Week




bullet Looking For
The Right
Type O Person

Red Cross Winter Blood Drive Encourages Hundreds to Donate

bullet Researcher
Studies Benefits
Of Reminiscing
About Laughter

Couples who laugh together and intentionally reminisce about that shared experience are likely more satisfied with their relationship than couples who don’t have that reservoir of experience to draw on .

bullet Braving
The Elements

Tips For A Safe Winter, Part II

bullet Braving The Elements
Tips For A Safe Winter, Part I of II

bullet ARHS Joins Spirit Of Women Network
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System
has joined the Spirit
of Women
Hospital Network.




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Watauga County



Steve Goss Takes Oath Of Office

Decision Pending On Globe Project
Public Comment Period Ended January 2

Braving The Elements

Stand Alone Photo

Ashe Runner Named To
Montrail National Team

Annette Bednosky Returns to
Form After Hamstring Injury.

I Have A Dream Week Celebrates MLK Legacy
It seems ironic that next week’s celebration of love and diversity was initially inspired by a planned demonstration of hate, but according to Cindy Pacileo, one of I Have a Dream Week’s founders, that’s the way the story goes.

Cannon Memorial Hospital Awarded
Joint Commission Accreditation

Charles A. Cannon Jr. Memorial Hospital, member of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, has earned the Joint Commissions on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization’s Gold Seal of Approval™.

Sqrambled Scuares Celebrate’s 200th Episode

Two-hundred episodes. That would be “wounth-redd odiseeps” in “Sqrambled Scuares” speak.

N. C. Lottery Proceeds Lower Than Projected

Proceeds from the educational lottery are lower than projected, and Watauga County’s school construction funds could come up $62,000 short because of it.

Window Damaged At Dancey’s Shoes

Police Are Investigating

Former Eckerd Building
Features Retail And Office Space

About a year ago, a prescription was filled for the vacant Eckerd Drug building on East King Street.

County Supports Scenic Designation For Globe
The Watauga County Board of Commissioners became the latest local government body to weigh in on the U.S. Forest Service’s plan to cut timber in the Pisgah National Forest near Blowing Rock.

Winter Driving 101: Part 2
Equipping yourself for winter driving can be as simple as installing a set of snow tires or chains, and as involved as embarking on the stressful, soul-exhausting quest for just the right weather-ready car.

Kinsey To Represent Watauga At State Conference
If you want to gain the ear of the General Assembly, sometimes a chorus of hundreds is better than a lone voice in the wilderness.

ASU Is One Of Nation’s Top 100 ‘Best Values’
Gov. Mike Easley announced January 8th that six North Carolina universities are ranked in the top 100 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance as the “Best Values” among the nation’s public colleges and universities.

Dry Trees Present Explosive Post-Holiday Hazard
You decked the halls admirably this year. Dazzled the
neighbors with the 25-foot nativity scene shaped entirely
of silver and gold neon tubing.


Appalachian Mountain
Photography Competition Looking For Entries

Annual Contest Held In Conjunction with ASU’s Banff Film Festival

Resort Area Ministries
Serves Local Community

Most residents of Watauga County are familiar with RAM’s Rack Thrift Shop on King Street in Boone.

DAV Shows Appreciation To Golden Corral
During Military Appreciation night in November, approximately 400 veterans were served free meals at The Golden Corral in Boone

Hayes Center Hosts Artfull Palette
Entertainment-Filled Evening Arrives On Jan. 19

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