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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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Meals seek wheels
The Hunger and Health Coalition of Watauga County needs a midsize van or sports-utility vehicle for daily food pick ups.

Area Food Lion takes a bite out of hunger
More than 87,000 people were offered a hot meal or a food box from the Hospitality House in 2008.

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Kelly Greene earns ‘super’ scholarship
Kelly Greene, sophomore at Watauga High School, received the Special Super Kids Scholarship

High Country Academy youth ride minibikes with NYPUM
Youth from Rainbow Center’s High Country Academy (HCA) program are learning how to operate and ride minibikes courtesy of the National Youth Project Using Minibikes (NYPUM) project. 


Masons Say 'Thank You' to Tree Farmer
Members of the West Jefferson Masonic Lodge presented Mayor Dale Hudler with two separate awards of appreciation

Wooten Named Champion Speller
The 2009 Ashe County Schools Spelling Bee was held on Feb. 10 at Westwood Elementary School.

Library Exceeds Fundraising Goal of $500K
The Ashe County Library Board of Trustees held a press conference on Monday, Feb. 16

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