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June 19, 2008
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bullet Red Cross revs up for summer
The sky is sunny. The temperature is warm. Summer vacations, family reunions and road trips are just around the corner, and the American Red Cross wants to help you reach your destination.



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Shooting the Breeze
Environmental plan promotes wind power


Council hosts budget public hearing
On Tuesday night, the Boone Town Council opened the floor for citizens to comment on the recently revised 2008-09 budget before the council considers the budget ordinance for adoption on Thursday, June 19.


Growing Pains: Sales down, hopes up for Laurelmor
The Ginn Company’s Laurelmor, the resort development occupying 6,400 acres in southeastern Watauga County, has been slowed by the housing downturn but is still committed to its long-term vision.


Council to vote on LBTD referendum
The Boone Town Council may give a mixed-drink referendum a shot at its regular meeting Thursday, June 19.


Todd bridge causes community concern
The new Todd bridge may not be over troubled waters, but it’s troubling some members of the community who say unnecessary delays are driving up construction costs and hampering traffic in the area.


Banner Elk man buys MTN
A local television station has a new owner, and he’s close to home.


School bus driver classes offered at Hardin Park
School bus driver training classes for Watauga County Schools will be offered in the media center at Hardin Park School July 7-9 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.


Master Piano Techs to visit Boone in July
The Master Piano Technicians of America will host its 2008 convention in Boone on July 24-27 – the first time ever in the Appalachians – at the new La Quinta Inn & Suites.


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Barking Space
The Watauga Humane Society (WHS) is dedicated to serving the homeless animals of Watauga County, but they also offer services for pets with permanent homes.



These Boy Scouts are Always Prepared
Troop 100 stays busy in community service


Watauga County DAV – ‘So They’re Not Forgotten’
Vietnam veteran Bernie Lee, one of the newest recruits of the Watauga County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, is proud to be serving his country and fellow man once again.


Stories of Boone’s Past
Mazie Jones Levenson returns to Jones House for “Tea & Old Times”


Relay for Life starts Friday
One of the High Country’s most celebrated events takes place this weekend at Watauga High School.


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National Guard Memorial Garden begins to grow
Seeds of community support vital for completion

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‘Ride the West’ with Lewis Smith
Fundraising cyclist pedals through High Country next week

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