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 NEWS


STATE NEWS
Agencies Team Up To Combat Devastating Exotic Insect


HEALTH ISSUES

Travelers Beware! A Guide To International Travel


COLUMNS

Lovin' Spoonful

Great Outdoors

Que Pasa





Finders & Keepers:

The SPICE of Life

John Drury’s house is filled with hot sauce. Bottles of red pepper lava fill bookcases, kitchen cabinets and the refrigerator.

 

An Interesting Question
Gets Interesting Answers



Journey Through Darkness

A Holocaust Survivor’s Story:

Part 1 in a Series

Part 2 in a Series

Part 3 in a Series

Watauga County

ARCHIVES POSTED AUGUST 7, 2003   

NEWS


• Watauga Commissioners Talk Buildings, Money & Boards
The Board of Commissioners approved an AppalCART proposal, accepted the year-end tax summary, authorized a sales tax audit and rejected two Boone Town Council nominees to town boards.


• Council Calls for Cable Survey
The Boone Town Council tackled issues ranging from carved bears to the trees they’re made from at last Thursday night’s meeting.

• Medical Tests, Contamination Potential Dominate Task Force Discussion
Workers in public service agencies and organizations become more aware of the potential for meth-related problems to arise.

• Towns’ Council Seats Elicit Interest, Mayoral Races Do Not
Some of this fall’s municipal contests turned out to be automatic wins for a number of unchallenged incumbents.


• Moore Talks Money
State Treasurer visits Boone.

 

• Local Parents Explore Charter School Possibility
Open meeting next Wednesday.

• Making a Case in Three Minutes
Two public hearings scheduled for mid-August.

• State Trail, Parkway Taking Public Direction
Mountains To Sea Trail segment being constructed through High Country.

• Transfer Station Moves Ahead
Got rock? No problem.

• Phillip Griffin Takes Over Green Valley Principal Post
Only one new principal position was filled by an outsider.

• Town Of Blowing Rock Interim Parks And Recreation Director Selected

COMMUNITY



• Fur Ball Features "Art In The Bark" Silent Auction
Humane Society continues collecting items for rummage sale.


• The Peace Corp: Looking for a Few Good Volunteers
When John F. Kennedy said, “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,” he did not stop there.

• Stop The Litter Group Plans Pair Of Events

• High Country Triathlon Helps Hospice Of Avery County

• Boone’s ‘Hand Of Hospitality’ Program Plans Two Public Events In August

• Agencies Gain Leaders By Exchanging Staff Members
Wendy Tonker and Katie Stanford played some musical chairs this summer.

• WYN, Wraparound Care Spread Word About Programs, Needs

• Volunteer Scientists: Your River Needs You
Watauga monitors are making a difference.

• Valle Crucis Hosts Service League Benefit Road Race, Tot Trot

 

>>MORE COMMUNITY INTEREST STORIES.........


Features


Coming Of Age Of
THE SOCK STOP

In the summer of 1982, Shirley Trachtenberg opened an outlet store in Boone, NC, with wall-to-wall socks.
>>FULL STORY

 


GLORIA RUBIO
August Woman Of The Month

She is known as a leader in the Hispanic Community – a loving, compassionate wife, mother and friend to many.
>>FULL STORY


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