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

bullet On the Run
Staying fit is only a few thousand steps away




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Watauga garners $43 million in conservation projects

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MT Publications launches online Marketplace
All businesses will receive free Web listing

 

Wheels falling off skatepark staffing plan
A supervisory position at the Watauga County Skate Park could be axed due to budget considerations, with park attendance down and complaints continuing to roll in.

 


Blanketed
A foot or more of snow covers the High Country

 


A Home in Town
Boone Jewish Community obtains property to build synagogue

 


421 widening pushed back until August
Contracts for East King Street widening and improvements in Boone will now be released for bid in June, putting the project several months behind its original schedule.

 

Stimulus elevates local government
As the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and its $787 billion enter the financial stream, North Carolina governments are lining up with a long wish list.

 

No butts about it
State may ban public smoking

 

Samaritan’s Purse opens North Wilkesboro disaster relief center
The High Country-based, international relief organization Samaritan’s Purse held an official ribbon cutting and open house at its new North American Disaster Relief Headquarters in North Wilkesboro.


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It starts with a seed
Swaps, ag events bloom in March

 

McCain wins first place award in broadcast competition
Allie E. McCain, a senior Appalachian State University electronic media/broadcasting major, placed first in the audio division of the 2009 Broadcast Education Association’s National Festival of Media Arts.

 


Part-time green thumber to help with gardens
Visitors to the Daniel Boone Native Gardens in 2009 will see the graceful touch of a landscape gardener who has been working hard over the winter, thanks to a recent town of Boone grant.

 

United Way funding apps now available
The High Country United Way announced its 2009-10 revised funding applications for non-profit agencies or governmental units serving clients in Watauga and Avery counties.

 

Feinstein Challenge comes to Hospitality House
The Hospitality House has joined with the Alan Shawn Feinstein Foundation of Rhode Island to help fight hunger in the area.

 

ASU research program seeks public input
The Public Service Research Program at Appalachian State University is seeking input from High Country residents. The honors class is titled Parkway Research Seminar and is geared toward community-based research techniques.

 

Hunters Helping Kids
Local group teaches youth about outdoor sports

 


‘V’ is for victory and vegetable
Community garden blossoms to fight recession

 

 


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Remembering Merle
Sam Bush strolls down Memory Lane

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