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Diabetics: Take Charge
Workshop To Offer Helpful Information

Safe Swimming Tips
Stay Afloat And Out Of Trouble



Lovin' Spoonful

Great Outdoors

Que Pasa

Portraits Of A Community At Work

Watauga County



Council Considers Street Closings
As a follow-on to traffic studies and citizen information meetings designed to assess and mitigate cut-through traffic in three neighborhoods, members of the Boone Town Council discussed specific recommendations.

From Channel Surfing To Answering Questions
Classroom Performance System Uses Remote Control To Make Learning Fun

Council Adopts Budget, Receives Land Donation
In addition to a lengthy discussion of traffic-calming solutions in area neighborhoods members of the Boone Town Council adopted the 2004-05 budget resolution.

All Over Again
Lowes Cites Legal Action, Pulls Application, Will Reapply To Banner Elk For Store Permit July 5

Budget Includes Foxx Ammendment To Protect Rescue Workers
Meth Manufacturers Would Receive Strict Penalties When Lab Explosions Harm Firefighters, Police

EDC Approves Choose and Cut Appropriation
Members of the Watauga County Economic Development Commission approved a $10,000 appropriation to the Nurserymen’s Association.

Bill Rynn Named As New Principal At Valle Crucis School

Lease And Transfer Period For Tobacco Ends This Week

Holiday Travelers See Improvements At The Pumps
AAA Offers Tips, Stats And Advice For Safe Fourth

Study Shows Child Care Industry’s Importance To State
Jennifer Wilson-Kearse is on a mission to legitimize child care as an industry in Watauga County and North Carolina.

Children’s Council Uses Study To Advocate For Child Care
Figures from a recently released study indicate how important child care is to the residents of Watauga County.

Catch The Wind
ASU Wind Initiative Has Turbines Up And Running In High Country

Genesis Wildlife Expands Programs To Domestic Animals
Non-Profit Sanctuary Building New Shelter In Avery County

Cain Talks Jobs
Ashe County resident Jim Cain is a self-described “progressive Democrat” who is running for the North Carolina Senate.

Stewart Stresses Schools
Marshall Stewart, facing a primary run against two other Democrats for Superintendent of Public Instruction, stopped off in Boone last month.

One-Stop Voting Starts July 1

Exploding a Myth: My Vote Doesn’t Count

Democracy and the Fourth of July
Sunday is July 4th. We will be celebrating the 228th anniversary of our nation’s independence. Happy Birthday, America!


Cheek Organizes Fundraiser For Families Of Troops
Norman Cheek knows what it’s like to be called away from his family suddenly to serve in the armed forces.

Firework Safety Is A Key To Happy Fourth

Specialty Crops Field Day to Showcase Projects
Specialty Crops Field Day, not to be confused with June’s Small Farms Field Day, is scheduled for Tuesday, July 13.


Greene Raises Green . . . and Red, Yellow, Purple
Putting Personality Behind the Produce



Mountain Grown
Grandfather Orchard Picking Their Fruits And Berries To Flourish At Market



A Bag Lunch
If you think bagpipe music is interesting when it’s echoing through the hills, you should hear it in Boone’s Industrial Park everyday around noon.

Trade Days: A Photo Journal

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