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“Superwoman: Are You Invincible?” Talk Kicks Off First Family Health Seminar

Alcohol/Drug Council Promotes National Recovery Month


Lovin' Spoonful

Great Outdoors

Que Pasa

Portraits Of A Community At Work

“Dreamy” Exhibit Explores, Explains Meaning of Nighttime Visions
A visit to the King-Shivell Gallery at Lees-McRae College Sept. 19-Oct. 18 might inspire the feeling of walking into a dream.

Watauga County



• Council Addresses Capital Projects
More ball fields, more greenway trails, more sidewalks and a prettier Howard Street have long been on the Town of Boone’s short list of desired capital projects.

• License To Help
New NC plate celebrates, assists, Blue Ridge Parkway and Foundation.

• Commissioners Approve Jail Design, EMS Proposal
The Watauga County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved architect Jack Hemphill’s final design for the county’s law enforcement center project.

• Talking Trees: Meeting Kicks Off Ordinance Overhaul
Landscapers, architects, engineers and developers attended a landscape ordinance public meeting last week.

• Public Hearings Attract Few Speakers
Although the Watauga County Board of Commissioners scheduled four public hearings for their regular meeting, few speakers took the opportunity to express their opinions.

• Planning Commission Debates New Sign Ordinance
The Boone Area Planning Commission addressed the proposed rewrite of the town’s sign ordinance on Monday night.

• Meet The Candidates Forum For Boone Town Council Is September 29
Citizens are invited to attend a “Meet the Candidates Forum” beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, September 29.

• Regional Economy Capitalizes On ‘Smile And Memory’ Makers
Crafts and Christmas trees combine to mean “big money” for the regional economy.

• Events Highlight Parkway Value, Popularity

• Watauga River Conservation Partners Gaining Strength In Partnerships


• State, Local Sustainable Energy Groups Sponsor Latest Home Tour
With skyrocketing materials costs, and sustainable energy issues coming to the fore in recent blackouts, alternative building methods are coming to the fore in residential construction across the country.

• The Blowing Rock Community Arts Center Receives Grant
The Wachovia Foundation announced a grant of $250,000 to The Blowing Rock Community Arts Center’s Capital Campaign last week.

• County Raises $312,653.05!
Watauga’s Top Relay For Life Teams Honored

• Boone Mall Hosts Annual Pet Show To Help Humane Society
High Country animal owners can see who has the cutest, friendliest and funniest pets while helping out the Watauga Humane Society this weekend.

• Lease On Life
Watauga couple take child heart defects awareness online.



Learning to Sew Originally
Shirley Bailey knows all the tricks of the sewing trade, or at least, that’s how her students think of her.


Memories Made Good
Red Cross Russell fund continues giving aid in Avery.


Carolina Cookies Taking The Cake
Perfecting the art of dough at WNC’s Immaculate Baking Co.



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Potter, a spayed female one-year-old terrier, was found at Parkway School.