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

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.



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N.C. Local Gov’t Service Corps project to help economically distressed communities
North Carolina is considered one of the most progressive states in the nation when it comes to incorporating the town/county manager model of local government.

SkyLine offers 2009 scholarship
Area high school seniors whose parents are telephone service subscribers of SkyLine Membership Corporation and SkyBest Communications

Crossnore School releases ‘Mountains of Hope’
A new book released Feb. 1 features the stories of 21 former students of the Crossnore School who rose above their circumstances.


ASU thinks pink
Feb. 16 event to raise awareness for Relay for Life

Mast Store: Be a Sweetheart...Feed the Hungry
Someone special is usually on people’s minds as Valentine’s Day approaches.

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Peacock honored for support of Career Day
Appalachian State University Chancellor Dr. Ken Peacock was honored last Tuesday

Ruritan offers scholarship
The Deep Gap Ruritan Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a Watauga High School student

New CSA sprouts in High Country
Local growers are teaming up to share the bounty with local consumers in a broad-based community-supported agriculture program.

Boone Service League accepting scholarship applications
The Boone Service League, a community service organization of local women

Mountain Décor donates inventory to Hospice
High Country Health Care System Hospice will hold its first fundraiser of the year at the Mountain Decor & Gifts store, located at 724 West King St.

Watauga library hosts winter reading program
The Watauga County Public Library, located at 140 Queen St. in downtown Boone, announces the upcoming Winter Reading Program.


Campaign for Liberty rally Feb. 17
Local group to address financial crisis

How to Catch a Buzz
Beekeepers offer beginners course Feb. 21

Broadcaster to deliver keynote at Great Friend to Families ceremony
Known for her quick wit and fun banter on Charlotte’s “Bob and Sheri Show,” Sheri Lynch of the LINK Radio Network will be the featured speaker at the Great Friend to Families luncheon.

Boone Post Office hosts Passport Fair Feb. 27-28
The Boone Post Office will hold a two-day Passport Fair Friday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Barker Looks Ahead in Cancer Battle
Recently, Fleetwood resident Patty Barker was diagnosed with cancer and underwent surgery on Jan. 26.

Mountain View Students Expand Horizons on Saturday
While most children prefer to spend their Saturday mornings running through the woods or watching cartoons

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