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July 3, 2008 EDITION
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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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Water for Wal-Mart
Council OKs allocation for store expansion


Ag cost share program brings BMPs to farms
Agriculture is the largest source of stream-use impacts in the state, according to the N.C. Nonpoint Source Assessment Report.


Aftermath and Adoption
Seized dogs from animal-cruelty case in Humane Society custody


Pepin named Humane Society director
The Watauga Humane Society has announced
Janet Pepin as its new part-time executive director.



Wyant named new WHS principal
Michael Wyant, currently the director of high schools, driver’s education and athletics for the Catawba County Schools, has been named principal for Watauga High School.


The $509-Million Mountaineer
ASU economic impact study released


About N.C. 105...
DOT considers traffic changes


Runoff election runs up the bill
Officials seek ‘a better way’


WAMY offers micro-loan program
Area agency teams with ARDI, Enterprise Center



A Year for the Birds
High Country Audubon celebrates first anniversary


Local Young Democrats chapter organized
A local chapter of Young Democrats of North Carolina has organized in Watauga County, according to Andy Ball, president of the group.

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Glittering Jewels for a Good Cause
Jewelry designer Mia Katrin has made a special donation to the treasure chest of art objects set to be auctioned off at the upcoming Mountain Palette Arts Gala on July 24.


Rules Under Fire(works)
County stresses safety on July 4


HCUW honors top donors
Some of the area’s most notable donors and community leaders were recognized Sunday evening during the High Country United Way’s Fourth Annual Leadership Appreciation Celebration at the Blowing Rock Country Club



Clark named new BRRLT director
With the Blue Ridge Rural Land Trust recently celebrating its 10th anniversary, the reigns have been handed over to someone who has a long conservation history.



Blue Mountain Camp helps kids ‘reconnect’
Blue Mountain Center, partnering with Maverick Farms and Western Youth Network (WYN), is offering Blue Mountain Camp for its third year.



Personalized bricks pave walkway to ‘Forever Garden’
As we celebrate our country’s freedom this week, it’s also a perfect time to reflect upon the sacrifices made by the veterans in our lives.


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New Home for Habitat

East-end location offers added space at comparable cost

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You Grab a Line and I’ll Grab a Pole
Free fishing on the Fourth

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