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POSTED JANUARY 18, 2007
NEWS

Cullie Tarleton Takes Oath Of Office



Locals Protest President's Iraq Plan
President Bush's plan to send more troops to
Iraq is getting a mixed reception in Congress but received measured support from North Carolina's Republican representatives.


ASU Investigates Campus Arsons

Four arson fires in 10 months at one Appalachian State residence hall have police concerned that what appears to be an ongoing prank may one day turn deadly.


Local Crime Stats Show Burglaries Down, Assaults Up
The number of burglaries in Boone fell significantly last year but aggravated assaults nearly doubled


Odd Birds Turn Up During Winter Count
An unusually warm December led to some odd birds in the annual Christmas bird count conducted by the National Audubon Society.


Federal Bill Could Remove County's Medicaid Costs
Watauga County could receive some national assistance in its goal of removing its share of Medicaid costs.


Student Stipends, Strategic Planning
Dominate ASU Faculty Meeting

Graduate student stipends and strategic planning
dominated discussions at Appalachian State University's
2007 spring faculty meeting last Thursday.


Lovill House Earns 10th Four Diamond Rating
Bed, breakfast and four diamonds. The Lovill House Bed and Breakfast in Boone has received its 10th award, rounding out what owners Scott and Anne Peecook call "a decade of excellence."


Unemployment Numbers Rise Across State
Unemployment statistics for November 2005 indicated
a rise in unemployment in most North Carolina counties,
including Watauga County.


Cooperative Extension
Shares Quarterly Progress Reports

Watauga County could be healthier,
greener and more sustainable under a
crop of agricultural planning initiatives.


Medicaid Relief Is Top Lobby Goal For N.C. Commissioners
Despite the introduction of federal legislation to end county shares for Medicaid payments, the N.C. Association of County Commissioners endorsed Medicaid relief as its top lobby goal for the coming year.


Appalachian Enterprise Center
Benefits From Revitalization Grant

The Appalachian Enterprise Center should
be much more enterprising later this year.


COMMUNITY


The Thin Mints Are Coming!
The Thin Mints Are Coming!

Girl Scout Cookie Sales In Full Swing



Season Extension And High Tunnels Workshop Set For Feb. 1st
Vegetable farmers and cut-flower growers in our mountain region
face a shorter growing season than nearly all our neighboring
counties in North Carolina.



Branch Opens The Great Outdoors

New Store Offers Variety Of Outdoor Sporting Gear



Commercial Organic Certification Class Begins February 7th
NC Cooperative Extension will be presenting a class for farmers wanting to begin or transition to "Commercial-Scale, Certified Organic Production of Vegetable and Fruit Crops".



ASU Students Accept MLK Challenge

Appalachian State University students decided to put their day off from school on Monday to good use.



Features
MLK Day - No Holiday For Hunger/Health Coalition
Monday Was Busy Day
For Local Agency
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Welcome To
The Wing Zone

You are about to enter
another dimension; a dimension not only of sight and sound,
but of taste; a journey into
a wondrous land of chicken.
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Professor's Invention
Hits Hole In One

An Appalachian State
University professor hit a hole
in one with a new invention.
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Feed The Children Truck Made Possible By Local Realtor Efforts
Sandy Byrum Leads The Way
For Generous Donation
>>FULL STORY



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High Country Honda

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