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Watauga County



Couple Captured, Children OK
Watauga County Sheriff Mark Shook confirmed at a press conference in Boone at 1:30 p.m. that officers arrested a Vilas couple, 18-year-old Alisha Ann Chambers and 29-year-old James Lee Canter and recovered unharmed the couple’s children.

School Board Opts To Keep WHS At Existing Location
Board members took another step toward deciding WHS’s future when they voted unanimously to keep the school’s location at its current site.

Parking Woes In Downtown Boone: Part 1
The following is part one of a two part series detailing the real and perceived problems with parking in downtown Boone.

Board Of Adjustment Hears Three Requests
Though presenting a seemingly short agenda, the Boone Board of Adjustment considered each of its three cases at length at its regular meeting.

Highway 321 Widening Project Scheduled To Begin Jan. 31
Work will soon begin on the second phase of the widening of U.S. 321 connecting Caldwell and Watauga counties.

Rep. Foxx Makes Listening Stop In Boone
U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-5th District) made her first official return to Watauga County.

Samaritan’s Purse Sends Help To Indonesia
Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian relief organization founded in Boone,will launch an airlift Monday to send a helicopter and emergency supplies to aid tsunami victims in Indonesia.

Centurion Sweeps Through Boone
The streets of Boone will be cleaner now, thanks to the Centurion.

Good Bugs Good News For Hemlocks
First Results From Banner Elk Test Site Promising

Parkway Gets Increased Funding
The Blue Ridge Parkway anticipates increased funding for the coming fiscal year.

Local Legal Aid Ready For Fresh Start
Denise Lockett hasn’t lived in Boone long, but she’s already longing for the old days.



Golden Corral Raises Funds For Muscular Dystrophy
Once again, the Golden Corral in Boone is rounding up community support for a worthy cause.

Sexual Violence Happens
Victim Speaking Out For Increased Awareness

Care For Caregivers
Senior Center Expands Support Group


Janet Ellison Is January’s Woman Of The Month
Her “free-time” is never her “free-time” but in Janet Ellison’s mind, time was obviously created to spend doing for others.

A Visit With Travis Cottrell
Travis Cottrell is a name familiar to Boone, though since leaving in 1990 he has become easily recognized by thousands across the country.

Travis Cottrell’s Latest Project Includes Family And Friends
“Alive Forever,” Now Available

Winter Turkey Season Opened Jan. 17 In Ashe And
Surrounding Counties

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission opened a six-day winter turkey season, Monday, Jan. 17-22.

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