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February 21, 2008 EDITION
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bullet A Bloodthirsty Red Cross

Three blood types at less than a day’s supply

Local Mental Health Issues

bulletMinding the Gap
Mental health moves from regional to local

bullet Dance for Life, Beauty & Health
Shine those red shoes for Saturday’s Women’s Day of Dance.

bullet Easing the Psychiatric Burden
A pilot program to put in-patient psychiatric beds at Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville could address several problems that have been plaguing public health and law-enforcement sectors.

bulletHomelessness and Mental Health
Homelessness is an issue not usually associated with small
communities, such as those of Watauga County

bullet Flu arrives at Appalachian

bullet A Healthy Plan

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Public hearing yields support for new WHS financing
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Goshen Creek Bridge to close
A Blue Ridge Parkway project could lead to extended detours
for motorists in the latter half of the year.



County revises minority, small business plan
Watauga County, in accordance with a change in state statutes


A Truckload of Questions
Area truckers concerned over state regulations


Election filing continues
Incumbents Steve Combs and Deborah Miller have filed for another term
on the Watauga County Board of Education.


Home fire sprinklers grow in popularity
Smoke alarms in homes are very important, but a
growing trend is adding to home fire protection.


Commissioners face fees, talk trucks
During the same Tuesday meeting in which the Watauga County
Board of Commissioners moved forward on a $70 million financing plan


Shelters, Setbacks and Valentines
Town hosts public hearing


Council denies county waiver for WHS fees
The new Watauga High School may not make the grade, as far as fee
waivers are concerned with the town of Boone.


Salvation Army thrift store mobilizes
The Salvation Army’s Boone thrift store will be relocating to a spot behind
the post office on Blowing Rock Road from its current location at 2422 U.S. 321.


The Need for Less Speed
Speed limit lowered on N.C. 105



Tons of Donations
Habitat ReStore diverts 12.5 tons from landfill

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Building a Peace House
Event nets $12,000 for WHS Playmakers


Calling All Artists
DBDA seeks applications for downtown gateway project


Presidential Reading
The second and third grade Title 1 reading classes from Hardin
Park Elementary hosted a special tribute to Presidents Day


Hundreds take it to heart for Valentine’s Day breakfast
It was definitely a “heartfelt” occasion at Appalachian Brian
Estates (ABE) in Boone on Valentine’s Day


Road Trip
WHS auto tech students take state title, heading to national finals in New York


Where’s the Love?
ASU students deliver a different Valentine’s message

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Targeting a Cause

Hunting preserve hopes to replenish area wildlife numbers


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