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July 24, 2008 EDITION
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bullet Share life through Carolina Donor Services
Part II

Last week, we introduced our readers to Carolina Donor Services, a federally designated organ procurement organization serving 6.1 million people in 79 counties of North Carolina and Danville, Va.

bullet Red Cross issues urgent call for all blood types
While temperatures and fuel prices continue to rise this summer, the American Red Cross reports that the blood inventory levels are so low it is unable to sufficiently meet the demand of local hospitals.




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Anonymous donor helps Hispanic Women’s Group
The members of the Appalachian Women’s Fund hope that a little seed money will blossom into a great harvest for the Hispanic Women’s Group of Boone.

 

 

VBR offers vacation giveaway
Virtual Blue Ridge is hosting another vacation giveaway this summer, this time providing the winner with gas.

 

 

ATF offers $5,000 reward in Wal-Mart bomb scare
A substantial reward is being offered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for placing an explosive device at Boone Wal-Mart on Sunday.

 

 

Town to appeal Templeton case decision
The town of Boone will begin an appeal process this week on the Superior Court’s decision in favor of local developer Phil Templeton.

 

 

New WHS principal on Catawba school board ballot
Wyant says he does not intend to serve, will not campaign

 

 

D’oh! Christmas Tree
For area farmers, tree season lasts all year

 

 

 

CCC&TI hosts state comm. college board
The North Carolina Community College Board of Directors met in Boone this week, getting a tour of the Watauga campus of Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute.

 

 

State adopts drought bill
General Assembly grants governor additional authority

 

 

Insurance candidate visits Boone
Goodwin discusses fair rates

 

Town starts Tracy Circle sewer project
The town of Boone has started the Tracy Circle sewer replacement project.

 

 

New River group names Goss ‘Legislator of the Year’
The National Committee for the New River will name N.C. Sen. Steve Goss as Legislator of the Year for 2008 at its annual meeting on July 26.

 

 

 

McCrory to attend Watauga Republican HQ opening
The Republican candidate for governor will highlight the grand opening ceremony of the Watauga County Republican Party’s campaign headquarters on Aug. 1.

 

 

Growth in coastal development challenges insurance industry, property owners
Insurance companies, coastal residents and builders face growing challenges when it comes to insuring, owning or building property along the United States’ coastlines.

 

Tons of food to be given away in Ashe
Shelter Rock plans to give away another six to eight tons of food, toiletry items and family gifts on a first come first serve basis on Saturday, July 26 at the Ashe County Civic Center.

 

Council overturns left-turn decision
Grand Blvd./King St. intersection will remain open

 

 

 


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Audubon blends the past with the future
A retrospective of the Audubon High Country (HCA) chapter’s first year was the centerpiece of the HCA annual meeting.

 

 

Viticulure + Geography = Good Grapes
ASU student combines interests to benefit mountain vineyards

 

 

DiVenere becomes partner in area law firm
The law firm of Jeffrey J. Walker, P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney Tamara C. DiVenere

 

 

Being for the Benefit of Kraut Creek
Community helps downtown waterway

 

 

Library 2: Electric Boogaloo
Area restaurant & bar reopens with new mgt., dance floor

 


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Rolling Academy offers students travel, adventure

Ten students plus three chaperones plus Gus the Bus plus 12 days of unknown wonder equals Rolling Academy 2008.




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Sewer for Soccer
Council approves connection for Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex

 

Fly-Fishing Festival casts off Saturday
Foscoe Fishing Company is casting off its first ever Fly-Fishing Festival Saturday, July 26, and business owners Scott and Dottie Farfone promise a whopper of a good time.


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