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April 16, 2009 EDITION
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bullet Project Lifesaver issues first bracelet in Watauga County to help local family

The Jackson family of Boone became the first participants in Project Lifesaver Watauga County on March 18 at the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office.

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Staying fit is only a few thousand steps away


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N.C. Senate passes state budget lower than governor’s
The North Carolina Senate has adopted its version
of a state budget that’s nearly a billion dollars lower



Jobless benefits account for 1.1 percent of wage base in Watauga
In what could be considered counterintuitive logic, unemployment has in some ways benefited local economies.



Fueling Jobs
Hagan visits Boone; fuses energy policy with growing economy




Report: Ambulance service needs more staff
Demand for ambulance service could lead to more county costs in a challenging budget year

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Appalachian Women’s Fund awards $65,000 in grants

The Appalachian Women’s Fund (AWF) hosted its first Grantee Awards Celebration April 6 at the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center.



Midnight at the OASIS celebrates seven years
One of the area’s largest non-profit service organizations, Opposing Abuse with Services, Information, and Shelter (OASIS) will host its 7th Annual Midnight



Miller house placed on historic register
It’s more than a century old but it’s still providing family comfort.



Realtors give Easter bunny an assist
The Easter bunny recently got some help from members of the Avery-Watauga Association of Realtors (AWAR) as residents of local adult care facilities received Easter baskets


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Conservation winners recognized; poster will now be in state contest

The Watauga Soil and Water Conservation District has announced the winners from a recent competition to encourage students to become more responsible stewards of the land.


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Local workshops offer gardeners basic skills
Local gardeners can grow their skills with a series of workshops through the local branch of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.

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