Our View: Showing pride
From April 29 to May 4, the Watauga County Landfill will accept residential debris at no charge. Such debris includes tires, furniture and appliances; and cement, rock and brush. Also next week, a thumbs-up on May 4 to Community Pride Week's counterpart, Operation Medicine Cabinet. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Foscoe Fire Department and the Food Lions in Boone on Blowing Rock Road and U.S. 421, and on Valley Boulevard in Blowing Rock, will accept unwanted prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.
Thumbs-up: to volunteers. This week, through Saturday, is National Volunteer Week. Many organizations, including Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, are rightly recognizing the efforts of their volunteer workforce. Thank a volunteer this week for service above and beyond the call of duty.
Thumbs-up: to good food, and knowing where to find it. A team of professionals at Appalachian State University is now working on a project to boost tourism in the 13 states that form the Appalachia region. The project will focus on distinctive food destinations. You can help: Submit your own nominations to the project at appfoodguide.com through May 15.