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August 30, 2007 EDITION
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bullet“A Paw Print On Every Patient’s Heart”
Zoey the Therapy Dog Visits Watauga Medical Center

bulletJust For The Health Of It
Cancer Support Group Offers Artistic Therapy

bullet Blood And Platelet Donors Can Win In August
Giving blood is a worthwhile thing to do at any time during the year, but give blood or platelets this August and you could just walk away with a shopping spree as part of the Give a Little – Buy a Lot promotion.

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Watauga Humane Society Fur Ball A
Tail-Wagging Success


Boone Mayor Declares Stage I Water Shortage Condition
Citizens Urged to Conserve

FEMA, Foxx Find Fire Truck for Zionville VFD
The Zionville Volunteer Fire Department held a reception on Monday evening in honor of Rep. Virginia Foxx for her assistance in securing a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant last year.

Watauga’s Unemployment Rate Sixth Lowest in the State
Temperatures may have climbed in August, but Watauga County employment increased in July.

Forecast: Red and Orange, with a Chance of Yellow
Ideal Weather Could Provide a Colorful Autumn

The Highest in the Nation
Watauga Students’ SAT Scores Exceed State and National Averages

The Cost of Burning: $100
Statewide Burning Ban Enforced

Drought Endures Despite Recent Rainfall
Despite recent rains, Watauga County remains in a state of severe drought, and Gov. Mike Easley has asked state residents to cut their water consumption by 20 percent.

Shook-Townsend Case Could Go to Trial by Fall
Former Sheriff Says Suit Cost Him Last Election

The Opportunity of a Lifetime
Watauga Opportunities Receives SHARP Praise

Sheriff Offers Tips for Safe Labor Day Travel
Family cookouts and road trips, the staples of a Labor Day celebration. Approximately 35 million Americans are expected to travel over the weekend, a 1.2 percent increase over 2006. Labor Day weekend is typically one of the highest traffic volumes of the year.

“Save Downtown Boone”
Students Rally Behind Petition

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An Interview with Aaron Groen
Congresswoman Foxx’s Press Secretary Visits Boone Office


Grandfather Home Announces Smoky Mountain Service
Grandfather Home Community Services for Children is pleased to announce the opening of its newest service to the Smoky Mountain community, Grandfather Home Mulberry.

Watauga Big Sweep Splashes Down Sept. 8
Program Sees Volunteers Clean Area Waterways

Hunger & Health Coalition Service Activity for July 2007
During the month of July 2007, the Hunger and Health Coalition

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A Legacy to Reach the Stars
Friends, Family Celebrate the Life of Dale Parker


Jan Karon’s Journey to Mitford
Popular Fiction Series Debuts on BRSC Stage


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Batter Up!
Major League Baseball Player Visits Watauga County

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