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bullet Community Care Clinic Offers Affordable Healthcare
Marian Peters saw
a need for affordable healthcare in her community, so she
has stepped up and is working to fill
that need with the Community
Care Clinic.



bullet Participants Sought For Study On Children And Weight Loss
Researchers in Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Laboratory are partnering with Blue Ridge Pediatrics and Adolescent Health,
a local pediatrician’s group in Boone, to conduct a research study that evaluates
a Web-based
diet and exercise
intervention program
to promote weight
loss in children



bullet An Apple A Day...
Study Finds
Foods Rich In
Quercetin Boost
Immune System

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POSTED MARCH 15, 2007
NEWS
Residents Oppose
Medical Use


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Watauga Red Cross Celebrates 90 Years
Since the “birth” of the local chapter of the American Red Cross 90 years ago, thousands of volunteers have served the residents of Watauga County and surrounding areas during times of disaster and personal loss.



County Discusses Brookshire Road Property
The Watauga County Board of Commissioners looked at a major park and commercial plan at its annual budget retreat, as well as economic development matters.


DOT Chooses Low-Impact Bridge Option
Residents of the Amantha community have apparently won their fight to limit bridge changes in their historic community in western Watauga County.


ASU Proposes Connector To N.C. 105
A proposed road would connect Appalachian State University to N.C. 105 and could alleviate traffic congestion in the campus area of Boone.




Protecting The Past

History Museum Needs Modern Technology



Public Paves Comments At DOT Hearing
Watauga County residents, business owners and officials were able to voice their opinions on the U.S. 421 widening project at Tuesday night’s N.C. Department of Transportation combined public hearing.


County Addresses Funding
For Volunteer Fire Departments

The county commissioners sent up smoke signals regarding funding for the county’s volunteer fire departments during Saturday’s annual budget retreat.



Lights, Camera, Action In The High Country

They are about 3,000 miles from Paramount Pictures studio, but Todd and West Jefferson will serve as stage and setting for a major motion picture this year.



DOT Gathers Residents’ Input On U.S. 421 Project

The N.C. Department of Transportation hosted a combined public hearing in Boone Tuesday to gather residents’ input on the U.S. 421 widening project.



Weather Conditions Cause Increased Fire Danger

A grass fire, touched off by child’s play and dangerously dry conditions, threatened several homes east of Boone Tuesday evening before firefighters knocked it down.


COMMUNITY



Todd Ruritan Club Awards Scholarship

The Todd Ruritan Club is once again accepting applications for the Ruby A. Trivette Scholarship.



Hunger And Health Coalition Volunteers
Help Individuals Dress For Success

Boutique Opens Friday, March 16

Habitat For Humanity Heads Into Busy Spring
Since an early December morning when 20 volunteers braved the elements to prepare a building site and get a head-start on the newest Habitat for Humanity home, the non-profit agency has not stopped planning for a busy 2007 Spring and Summer, says Judi Scharns, executive director of Watauga County Habitat for Humanity.


Features

Wine To Water
During his senior year at N.C. State, Doc Hendley, now Wine To Water executive director, asked himself a question many college seniors find themselves asking, “What am I going to do with my life?”
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Foster Grandparents Make The Grade At Local Schools
Carrie Blankinship,
Foster Grandparent: “These Kids
Are My Life, Literally”
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High Country Kids Say “Thanks” To Make-A-Wish Foundation
Celebrity Serve To Make
More Wishes Possible
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Roark Leaves Town Of Boone, Accepts Job As Stanly County Fire Marshal
With mixed emotions,
Boone Fire Prevention Specialist Michael D. Roark will be hanging
up his uniform on Friday, March 16, and heading to the foothills where
he has accepted a position as
Fire Marshal for Stanly County.
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Appalachian Basketball Firsts
Mountaineers Buy Full Page “For Your Consideration”
Ad In Indianapolis Star




High Country Honda

Dougnet Computer Consulting

AppalCART Bus Service

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