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April 17, 2008
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bullet Participants sought for health study at ASU
Appalachian State University researchers are investigating the health benefits of quercetin, a substance that reduces illness and helps maintain mental performance.

bullet Area Red Cross office responds to CPR changes
Recent headlines indicate that “mouth-to-mouth” resuscitation may no longer be necessary in certain situations and that compression-only CPR

bullet April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day
It’s been a long time coming, says Brenda Reece, family caregiver support specialist with the High Country Area Agency on Aging


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Six ASU students arrested in sweatshop protest
Six members of the Appalachian State University chapter of United Students Against Sweatshops



School board OKs personnel
The Watauga County Board of Education met Monday evening for its regular April meeting


Boone Saloon catches fire
A blaze led to the evacuation of a downtown restaurant and bar Thursday night.


When a Plan Comes Together
Citizens plan for Watauga


Nat’l Guard: 1451st not on alert
Although the Boone-based 1451st Transportation Company of the
National Guard is not on alert for more active duty in Iraq


On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!
One-stop voting has started


Link named WHS athletic director
The Watauga County Board of Education made it official Monday
night by hiring Jeff Link to be the county’s new athletics director.


Goss, Tarleton ranked in legislative survey
The North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research recently released its
2007 effectiveness rankings and attendance records for 170 state legislators.



Foxx hosts tele-town hall meeting
Fifth District rep. blasts Democrats during phone conference




Celebrities serve up $45 grand
Celebrity Serve proceeds to benefit soccer complex



WHS Class of 2008 prepares for the ‘real world’
Schedule of graduation/end of year events announced


Razzberry’s bids Boone farewell
Natural market closes after nearly two decades


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Baby & Parenting Fair crawls into Boone Saturday
Children’s Playhouse hosts annual fundraiser



Clean Streets
Boone hosts April 19 litter sweep


Champion on the Rock
Burrell of Ciao Bello wins chef’s challenge



Operation Sandscript sends support to troops
The Boone post offices and 1451st National Guard Unit Family Support Group are celebrating the U.S. Postal Service’s National Letter Writing Month with “Operation Sandscript.”


Service with 29 Smiles
Chamber presents customer service awards area employees

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Let the Healing Begin

Outpour of community support benefits rescued dogs


Thank You 911

Luncheon honors area telecommunicators


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Introducing ‘A Cool 5’
Beech Mountain race to serve as fundraiser

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