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May 15, 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 A Proclamation Fit for Boone
May is ‘National Exercise is Medicine Month’


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New Intake on the New River
It’s a deal that’s sure to make a splash.

Town, gown discuss master plans
Appalachian State University and the town of Boone are leaning toward the
same consultant for each party’s respective master plan.


County might throw Humane Society a bone
A possible alliance between Watauga County and the Watauga Humane Society could solve the short-term kennel needs for both parties.

Awaiting the Canvass
Fifth District race yet to be determined

School board tables Title I action
Requested budget falls $14,623 short

Wetting the Fiscal Whistle
Local municipalities tapped state funds to help pay for a joint water connection.

Patterson scores an ‘A’ as Teacher of the Year
Third-grade teacher Erin Patterson of Parkway Elementary School was named Watauga County Schools Teacher of the Year for the 2007-08 school year.

Council talks traffic
Meeting with DOT addresses N.C. 105, crosswalks

Council postpones mixed-drink vote
The Boone Town Council will postpone its vote on a mixed-drink referendum
from its May regular meeting to June.

Wind pounds Grandfather Mtn.
Grandfather Mountain suffered damage from high winds over the last couple of days, with the park temporarily shut down for safety reasons.



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Evergreen grows from Serenity
The door to a new life sometimes can be the door to one’s residence

National Guard memorial moving ahead
Project stirs memories of Marine widow who vows support.

A STARry Night
Children’s Council hosts Providers’ Dinner

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High Country Cotillion celebrates
2007-08 season finale

High Country Cotillion concluded the 2007-08 Cotillion Season with the High Country Cotillion Ball on April 12 at the Broyhill Inn.


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Open Horse Show May 17 in Ashe
Ashe County Friends of Agriculture will sponsor an Open Horse Show on Saturday, May 17.

High Country Senior Games May 17- June 8
Registration deadline May 14

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