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July 31, 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.


Acting Up at the Horn
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Ron Paul brings ‘Campaign of Liberty’ to Boone
Former Republican presidential candidate and Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul spoke Friday at the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center to a crowd of dedicated fans and supporters about what he called his continued campaign for liberty.



Time to Go Back
Watauga County school starts Aug. 7



Council starts bond process for water intake
Town seeks LGC approval for $25 million bond referendum



Red Cross urgently seeks all blood types
While temperatures and fuel prices continue to rise this summer



N.C. Wind Working Group releases model wind ordinance
The North Carolina Wind Working Group (NCWWG) released a Model Wind Ordinance for Wind Energy Facilities in North Carolina.



Jimmy John’s opens on King Street
There’s a new sub shop in town.





Congressmen, former senator campaign for Butler
Three U.S. congressmen and a former senator will come to northwestern North Carolina on Saturday, Aug. 9, to campaign for Dr. Jerry Butler



High Country hummingbirds fantastic in flight, active now
What weighs about as much as a penny in your hand yet functions like a normal-sized person who eats 275 pounds of hamburger every day?



Laurelmor could face foreclosure
Ginn Co. misses payment, credit rating slips



Tax-Free weekend returns Aug. 7
North Carolina’s back-to-school, tax-free weekend comes early this year, basically giving a seven-percent discount for those bracing for the Aug. 7 opening date for Watauga County schools.



Call of the Wildlife Federation
Chapter opens in Boone


First round of mixed-drink voting begins July 31
ASU student government promotes absentee process




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The Tools and the Talent
WMC cancer center showcases new technology



Calling All Celebrites
Celebrity Serve Committee takes requests for spring event



Gala raises funds for Avery Arts Council
A sellout crowd of art patrons gathered last Thursday evening at the Linville Ridge Country Club


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Norris and Morrison join forces on magazine

Sherrie Pritchard Norris has been named editor and Nancy Stroupe Morrison publisher of All About Women


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Peregrine falcons raise chicks at Grandfather
A pair of peregrine falcons successfully raised two chicks this summer in a nest located deep in the backcountry of Grandfather Mountain.

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