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HEALTH ISSUES
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bullet Proposed Bill Would Cap County Medicaid Costs
A legislative bill to permanently cap county Medicaid costs could free up tens of thousands of dollars a year for other local needs, proponents say.


bullet Let’s Stay In
The Game

Men’s Health Program Scheduled For Saturday


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APRIL 19, 2007 EDITION
NEWS


VT Shooting Touches Watauga Students
It’s less than three hours by car between Blacksburg, Va. and Boone — “Closer than N.C. State” — as one Virginia Tech University parent said.


Community Partners Team Up To Prevent Underage Use Of Alcohol And Tobacco
“It’s Not Just About Awareness But Helping Change Behavior”


Saving The Elk
Motel Recieves Support From Community


Wind Storm Leaves Residents In The Dark
Winter blew into the Blue Ridge area for a springtime visit and left a few downed trees, some 9,000 residents in the dark and a few inches of snow, but otherwise was expected to depart by Tuesday without doing much damage, according to weather and emergency management officials.


Goss Introduces Bill To Ban Alcohol Inhalers
A new bill would ban non-liquid alcohol inhalers, also known as AWOL machines, that some believe lead to irresponsible and dangerous behavior.

 

County Plans Grave Removal From New High School Property
The county commissioners adopted a notice of intent to remove graves from the high school property, though the final resting place for those believed buried there is still undetermined.

Becoming Water Wise
Workshop Promotes Water-Saving Techniques

Seth Chapman Speaks To Local Democrats
The Watauga County Democratic Party held its annual convention Saturday, building on the optimism still lingering from last year’s victories in local races.


COMMUNITY



New River Zoo Reopens In Time For
Earth Day Celebration
Fundraising Square Dance To Be Held At
Todd Mercantile Friday


OASIS- Support Is Key To Overcoming Abuse
Support is a key component in the services offered at OASIS, Inc.(Opposing Abuse with Service, Information and Shelter), according to Angela Greene, Shelter Case Manager who came to work with the agency in 2003 soon after graduating from ASU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and began working 24-hour weekend shifts at the agency’s shelter.


Kids Triathlon Planned For April 28
The Boone Area Sports and Events Commission will be hosting a Kids’ Triathlon at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the Watauga County Parks and Recreation Department Swim Complex and on the Greenway.


Features

Guardian ad Litem Volunteers - A Voice For The Children
In the past fiscal year, 4,237 Guardian ad Litem volunteers saved the state of North Carolina over $14.68 million through 813,504-plus hours of service, according to NC Supreme Court Chief Justice Sarah Parker in a letter addressed to current program volunteers.
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DAR Honors Sanna Ross Gaffney
Local Historian Receives Americanism Medal
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Riverkeeper Program Could Benefit High Country
For Rick Dove, life on the river does not constitute relaxation, fishing and lazy Sunday afternoons.
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Belly Dancing Comes
to Boone
Lost Jewels of Ghawazee Spawns New Mystic Mountain Bellydance
>>FULL STORY




Kids Triathlon Planned For April 28
The Boone Area Sports and Events Commission will be hosting a Kids’ Triathlon at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the Watauga County Parks and Recreation Department Swim Complex and on the Greenway.

J And B Trout Lake To Open April 12

Fishing Fun For All Ages

Kids Needed for Soccer Tournament
Elementary Students to Carry Flags For International Players



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