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April 24, 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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Appalachian Enterprise Center launches in Boone
The Appalachian Enterprise Center is ready to help businesses get a new lease on life.



Watauga’s jobless rate remains low
Watauga County again made high marks in low unemployment.


Empty holsters carry student concerns
Students at colleges and universities nationwide are attending classes this week, wearing empty gun holsters in protest of state laws


Majority of Watauga Dems back Obama
Watauga Democrats are leaning toward Barack Obama as the state presidential primary looms.


Up for Adoption: Flowerbeds
Council OKs new community program


Smoke Signals
Council may stub out smoking on town property


Council approves sidewalk model
A sidewalk prioritization plan has talked the talk, and now the
Boone Town Council hopes to walk the walk.


Mixed-drink hearing tonight
Busy weeks in store for Boone council


Paving the Way for Spring
DOT projects under way


Yosef Goes Green
ASU joins national effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions




Hunting the Hunters
Nat’l Park Service clamps down on plant poachers



The Van Allen Code
Town makes online ordinances user-friendly


Cost du Jour
School board to consider lunch price hike at May meeting


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Luncheon honors Guardian ad Litem Volunteers
The N.C. Guardian ad Litem Program (GAL) partnered with Outback Steakhouse of Blowing Rock to host an area-wide volunteer recognition luncheon




WHS Skills
USA students excel at state competition




Middle Fork Food Ministry moves to Boone
Reaching Out – One Bag of Food at a Time



A Unique & Special Shopping Day
High Country Women’s Fund Partners With WAMY’s Unique Boutique

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Local Winery Uncorks More Success

It’s been another banner year for the Banner Elk Winery


WHS HOSA Students Recieve State's Top Award

It comes as no surprise that the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) at Watauga High School walked away recently from the Annual HOSA State Competition with a healthy serving of awards and honors.


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

Hunters helping kids in the High Country
Fundraising banquet to help preserve hunting heritage

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