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December 20, 2007 EDITION
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bullet Out for Blood
Red Cross faces critical holiday need

bullet Eat Smart, Move More
Watauga joins statewide challenge to avoid holiday weight gain and stress

bullet A Dangerous Cocktail
Study shows energy drinks and alcohol could strain the heart

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New device offers accurate wind-speed readings on Grandfather Mountain
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New office building planned for ASU’s Camp Broadstone
It has been more than 30 years since a building has been added to Camp Broadstone, but that soon will change.


Blowing Rock tourism revenue sees increase
Tourism spending is up in Blowing Rock, with occupancy
taxes showing an 8-percent increase for the last fiscal year.

A Coal Compromise
Power company and regulatory agencies reach agreement on Va. power plant

Back from the Drawing Board
Council to review proposed ‘town and gown’ plan

Higher Education, Lower Water Use
Appalachian conserves water despite robust water system

Logging Some Flight Time
Heli-logging choppers into Boone


Work in Progress
Workforce development board addresses changing job market


Choose-and-cut sales show mixed results
While the choose-and-cut industry is generally seen as booming,
the growth is not consistent among all local tree growers.

Target: Adelgid
Woolly pest continues to harm hemlocks


Great State Bank to open in Boone, Wilkesboro



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Hicklin to serve as WCS assistant superintendent
Faulkner goes to principal’s office


The Politics of Brotherhood
Area resident has fraternal ties to presidential candidate.


Enough to Make Watauga MADD
Startling statistics, good support shown during interest meeting.


High Country Cotillion celebrates fall session finale


ASU ROTC cadets receive second lieutenant bars
Among the more than 1,000 students receiving degrees during commencement Dec. 16 at Appalachian State University were eight new officers in the U.S. Army.

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11 Hours in Peru
Boone missionary threatened, held at gunpoint


Lifting Precious Cargo, Hoping for a Better Solution
Barbara Carleton lifts more than 640 lbs. per day.  She isn’t an athlete training for an event; she is a mother caring for her daughter.


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Olympian A.J. Kitt skis at Sugar this Friday
Sugar Mountain Resort will host the Nature Valley NASTAR Pacesetter trials Friday, Dec. 21, 2007.

National Recognition for National Champions
Senate Resolution Honors Third Straight Title For Mountaineers

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