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ARCHIVES POSTED FEBRUARY 17, 2005   

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Residents Address Moratorium At Public Hearing
More than 122 residents braved the cold, wind and snow to have their voices heard concerning four major cases.

Locals Honored At Sixth Annual Alfred Adams Leadershop Awards
Adams is best remembered in the county for his community advocacy and philanthropy, the central theme of each year’s awards ceremony.

Town Addresses Multi-Family Housing Development
The Boone Town Council approved the consideration of a 12 month moratorium on multi-family developments of 24 or more units.

COPS Program’s Budget Suffers Steep Cut
The budget submitted by the White House could all but eliminate a federal fund that has been used to buy bulletproof vests for local law-enforcement agencies.

Public Hearing Agenda Includes Zoning Text Amendment
The agenda item regards a proposed town-initiated zoning text amendment on the regulation of subdivisions.

Town Tackles Neighborhood Conservation Districts
Two moratoria about future development were the hot topics at last Thursday’s town of Boone winter quarter public hearing.

Planning Board Earns Sediment Control Award
The Watauga County Planning Board was recognized by the state for its work on erosion control.

Charter School Gets Approval From State Board
Watauga County’s first charter school got its official seal of approval on Feb. 3, and the school’s organizers are holding community meetings and accepting enrollment.

School Board Recognizes National Board Certified Teachers
Thirteen proved to be a lucky number at this week’s Watauga County Board of Education meeting
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County Considers Hannah Building For Hospitality House
The Hospitality House is exploring the possibility of consolidating its operations outside the town of Boone.

Long-Term Recovery Committee Hires Coordinators
Last September’s flooding from the remnants of Hurricanes Frances and Ivan is already a distant memory for some High Country residents. Others aren’t as fortunate.


COMMUNITY



Breakfast Kicks Off March Of Dimes WalkAmerica Effort
Several High Country volunteers used Valentine’s Day to celebrate their love for babies.


Spay Day
Humane Society Battles Animal Overpopulation Epidemic

 

Girl Scout Cookies Arrive
Cookies will be available at booth sales each weekend in February at Shoppes on the Parkway, Boone Mall, Lowes Foods, Harris Teeter and Lowes Home Improvement.


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Pat Vines Is February
Woman of the Month
Pat Vines and her family have worked quietly behind the scenes for many years through various acts of community service.
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