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March 5, 2009 EDITION
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bullet March is Red Cross Month
With the tragic house fire that destroyed a home in Trade, Tenn. on Monday


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Boone council commits $1.2 million to 421 project
The Boone Town Council has paved the way for progress on the U.S. 421 widening with a $1.2 million commitment for utility upgrades.



State awards $14.4 million for King Street widening
The rubber is meeting the road on the American Reinvestment and
Recovery Act, as N.C. Gov. Beverly Perdue



Queen Street neighborhood added to Boone conservation districts
Council requests Kellwood speed limit reduction



HCUW will receive $25,187 to fight hunger
Watauga County has received some assistance to help fight local hunger



Wind turbine to be built near Broyhill Inn
ASU students agree to annual fee for renewable energy



Watauga schools face budget cuts
The Watauga County school budget has grown by an average of
8.5 percent a year over the last decade



Commissioners consider affordable housing on county land
The commissioners discussed establishing a nonprofit organization to develop affordable housing on county-owned land Friday.



Commissioners hear law enforcement update
Sheriff reports ‘disturbing trends’ in local crime due to economy



County braces for tough budget year
The Watauga County Board of Commissioners started its annual planning retreat last Thursday

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Antler Realty changes locations
Owner sees opportunity in lieu of recession




Shady Grove offers CSA programs
For folks that can’t get enough fresh vegetables, Shady Grove Gardens & Nursery is offering a Winter Vegetable CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program.



Realtor association discusses industry trends
The Avery-Watauga Association of Realtors gathered Tuesday to honor one of its members and discuss industry trends.



Watauga Beekeepers abuzz with activity
The Watauga County Beekeepers got the year off to a sweet start with a short
course in the I.G. Greer Theater at ASU in Boone.

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Last Call

Last call for delicious ham biscuits

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Ski gear sales at App, Sugar
Ski Beech remembers Jon Jolly

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