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March 12, 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

bullet Living past MS
With N.C. Gov. Beverly Perdue declaring last week, March 2-8, Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week

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


A Will to Win


Bridging Parkway Delays
Goshen Creek project will continue through spring amid complaints from area businesse




Awards, updates and policies wind up Monday meeting
The Watauga County Board of Education reviewed Internet and summer-school policies Monday in addition to receiving an update on the new high school.



Down But Not Out: Ashe County Republicans Meet for Their Annual Convention
The Ashe County Republican Party met for their annual convention Saturday, Mar. 7, at the Ashe County Courthouse with the sting of last November's national defeat still hurting.


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Electric co-op charges up teachers’ education with scholarships

Teachers will get some more book learning of their own with the latest round of Price-Deverick scholarships.



Relay for Life launches for 2009
Cancer doesn’t care about the economy



Wade Brown, former Boone mayor, dies at 101
Wade Brown, former Boone mayor and business leader, died Monday at the age of 101. Brown was born in Blowing Rock



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Jordan, Graham, and now BURNS

Retired Blowing Rocket editor awarded one of state’s highest honors


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People of the Planet Soccer tournament April 5
The third annual People of the Planet Soccer Tournament will be held Sunday, April 5, at Appalachian State University’s Kidd Brewer Stadium.



Slopes stay cool amid warmer climate
Hawksnest will be closed this week due to the warm weather


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