TODD — Anticipation is building for the members of the Todd Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department as equipment testing is all that stands in the way of the department becoming fully operational.The department had its pumper trucks tested on Dec. 5, and the vehicles "performed well," said board Chair Joseph Miller. The department is currently having its air tanks tested, with testing needed to be performed on pumps, hoses and ladders — all of which is dependent on weather, Miller said.
A classroom project with Christmas trees is helping a classroom of 20 students at Hardin Park connect to communities outside of Boone.Maria Nash’s first-grade class visited the Circle C Tree Farm — located at 372 Will Cook Road in Boone — on Nov. 13 for a field trip.
BOONE — Watauga County was one of several counties in North Carolina that joined the national launch of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival on Dec. 4.The Poor People’s Campaign — led by Rev. William Barber II — aims to unite people across the country to “challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality,” according to the organization’s website.Barber and co-chair the Rev.
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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