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February 5, 2009 EDITION
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bullet Karma Krew brings Yogathon to Boone Jan. 25
Neighborhood Yoga in Boone is hosting a Yogathon on Sunday, Jan. 25.

bullet Health Dept. offers flu vaccine clinics
Health officials are urging people to roll up their sleeves and prepare for winer, but they are also touting a nasal precaution to fight the flu.

bulletEight blood drives planned in January
The Watauga County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold the following blood drives in the coming weeks.


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CD sales raise $40,000 for Hunger Co.
“Christmas in the Mountains Vol. 2” brought holiday spirit to the High Country and more than $40,000 to the Hunger and Health Coalition.



Foxx appointed to House Rules Committee
North Carolina’s representatives in the 111th Congress will wield influence on both the way the legislative debates are framed and how veterans’ affairs and the military are shaped.



Area officials mull greenway options
An education subcommittee conprised of Watauga County, Boone, local school board and other agency officials met Friday to discuss a proposed Greenway Trail connector on the new high school property



Town-Gown Committee discusses occupancy issues
Occupancy violations and noisy college students topped the agenda of last week’s Town-Gown Committee meeting.



Area group to stage same-sex marriage Feb. 12
A local group is planning a response to the defeat of Proposition 8 legislation, staging a same-sex marriage ceremony and planning to request marriage licenses from the county.



County considers digital billboard regulations
The Watauga County Planning Board is considering a recommendation to freeze new billboards and create local regulation of digital billboards.



Snow days could lead to Saturday school
Watauga County students could be facing Saturday school if an expected storm
front leads to more missed days.



State: Watauga schools above average
Watauga County schools received their report cards Thursday, and though the state assigns no grades, the county results show the system is performing above the state average.



Parking changes headline Boone public hearing
Parking, watersheds and sidewalks were on the agenda for Monday’s town of Boone quarterly public hearing.



Town considers Queen Street conservation district
An amendment to Boone’s Unified Development Ordinance could mean stricter regulation of rental property in the Queen Street area.



County anticipates stimulus revenue
The Watauga County Board of Commissioners discussed infrastructure needs and federal funding issues in anticipation of forthcoming revenue from a federal economic-stimulus package.

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Girl Scout cookies hit the High Country
The cookies have landed.



Hungry for Donations
Hunger & Health Co. sees increase in service demands



Children’s Playhouse announces award nominees
We are just delighted with the response,” said Children’s Playhouse executive director Kathy Parham



HCCSA offers shares for 2009 season
High Country Community Supported Agriculture (HCCSA), a project to connect local people with local farms and food

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Mile Markers and Memories

Blue Ridge Parkway prepares for 75th birthday in 2010

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Ski Beech hosts 3rd Rail Jam Feb. 7
App Ski anticipates next season will be longest in N.C. history


Climb-a-thon slated for Feb. 20
Event to benefit Mountain Alliance

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