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February 12, 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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4-H fruit-plant sale under way
Spring planting season is just around the corner and the Watauga
County 4-H Club is offering fruitful opportunities.



Blowing Rock authorizes Town Manager to apply for Stimulus funds
$4.4 million in federal funds could help with upcoming infrastructure projects



‘X’ Marks the Spot
Environmental group maps landslide prone areas



Rain barrel sale under way for area residents
Rainwater is a high quality source of water, and when it is collected on roofs and stored appropriately



County sales revenue drops 10 percent
Local sales tax revenues have been slipping slightly, creating challenges
as officials prepare to plan their budgets for the coming year.



Watauga ag board to attend VAD workshop
Members of the Watauga County agriculture advisory board are attending a state workshop to better learn how to protect farmland.



Avery transfer tax fails
Canvass proves election night tallies wrong



Tree seedlings on sale
The Watauga County Soil & Water District announces that they
are selling high quality hardwood seedlings.



School board selects greenway plan
Option could cost $236,000



Watauga Democratic party announces precinct meeting locations

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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.



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.



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.



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.

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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.

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St. Valentine hits the slopes
Appalachian Ski Mountain

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