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bullet Special Programs Help Smokers
Kick The Habit

As changes in the law limit the number of places that smokers can light
up, smoking
cessation programs
offer a chance
to kick the habit.

bulletGrowing Families Receive Support To Prepare For Arrival Of New Babies
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System
is hosting New Baby Day Camp for Big Brothers and Big Sisters on February 10, 2007 from 10 am to 11:30 am
at Watauga
Medical Center.

bulletGroup Warns Against Leaving Animals Outside In Freezing Temperatures
Every year, PETA receives complaints about dogs who
are left outside
in the cold.

bulletCoping With COPD
WMC Wellness Center offers ways to breath easier for chronic patients

bullet Precautions And Planning Are Keys
To Keeping Home
Safe From Fire

Winter Brings With
It Additional Dangers
For The Home


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Watauga County



Struggles With


Local Groundhog Heads To Raleigh In
Search Of His Shadow

Genesis Wildlife And Davidson Will
Supply Winter Weather Answer

America Reads, And So Does Watauga County

In 1997, President Bill Clinton issued the
America Reads Challenge, encouraging
communities to improve children’s reading
skills by the end of their third grade year.

Affordable Housing: The Unattainable Dream
A joint meeting of the Boone and Watauga County planning commissions yielded discussion among local officials of one of the area’s highest priorities: affordable housing.

Agricultural Opportunities Are Growing
Though growing season is a couple of months
away, efforts to expand agricultural opportunities
and more closely connect growers with the
community are warming up.

County Ranks High In Vehicle Crashes
Watauga County was the sixth mostly likely place in the state to have a vehicle crash, but its crashes were the 39th most deadly, according to highway safety figures released last month by AAA Carolinas.

NC General Assembly Considers
Bill Honoring ASU Football

Proposed Bill Salutes Mountaineers,
Coach Moore And Dr. Lowell Furman

Appearance Commission Discusses Hillside Design Guidelines
The Boone Community Appearance Commission discussed
changes to the preliminary drafting of the hillside design
guidelines at its Jan. 25 meeting.

March For March Plans Underway

It’s a fine month for a parade.

Conserving Water Is Town’s ’07 Resolution

While most New Year’s resolutions revolve around losing weight and quitting smoking, the town of Boone is offering another alternative: conserving water.

Report Shows Tax Burden
Increase For Watauga

An annual report measuring local tax burdens
shows that Watauga County rose a few notches
in state rankings, with the per capita tax burden now ranking
18th among 100 counties.

Cost Of New Construction Jumps
The value of newly constructed single-family
homes cracked the nine-figure mark for the first time
in 2006, with overall new residential construction
value jumping about 18 percent last year.

Gail Fannon Takes On New Role

It’s 11 a.m. at the Watauga County
Courthouse and Gail Fannon is hosting
a small gathering of some 80 guests.

State Of The Union Speech Draws Partisan Response
President Bush’s State of the Union speech drew
partisan response, but some see the new proposals
as offering the potential for bipartisan efforts.

Looking For Mrs. North Carolina

State Pageant April 14th In Lenoir


AVID Helps Students Learn Study Skills
AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a national program designed to teach high schoolers learning and study skills that will benefit them throughout their academic career.

Local Poet Leaves Literary Legacy

Poet Juanita Tobin Inspired Others To Fearlessness

Day Of Dance Planned For Feb. 24
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System announces the launch of a new yearlong “Red Shoe for Action Initiative” as part of the 2007 “Day of Dance for Cardiovascular Health.”


Getting One’s Goat
As a journalist, writer,
gardener, guitar picker,
and amateur astronaut,
I get a lot of ideas.

Nicole Reilly Headed
To World Cup

Community Support Needed
As WHS Softball Player Takes
Sport To New Heights

Prom Boutique Offers
Unique Opportunities
For WHS Students

With Mrs. North Carolina
Globe living and working among
us, who better to offer help for
“the perfect prom” than the
beauty queen herself?

A Wildflower Workshop
Fine Art Business To Host
Giclee Introduction

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