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ARCHIVES POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2005   

NEWS

Town Denies Steep Slope Development Moratorium
The Boone Town Council said “no” to a 12- month moratorium on the issuance of zoning, special use and building permits for certain steep slope development.


School Board Presents Plans For WHS
The Watauga County commissioners addressed high school plans, cable rates, and capital expenditures during Tuesday night’s regular meeting.

Town Adopts Zoning Amendments
Five single-family neighborhoods may see a reduction in occupancy violations due to zoning map and text amendments.

Town Receives Water Usage Report
The town of Boone received high water marks on its first report from Boone Public Utilities.

Council Adopts Moratorium Ordinance
The Boone Town Council adopted an ordinance to create a 12-month moratorium on issuance of zoning, special use and building permits for multi-family developments of 24 or more units

NCNR Plans On More Land Purchases
The National Committee for the New River (NCNR) is beefing up protection of the historic river by acquiring more land in both Watauga and Ashe counties.


Boone P.D. Issues 2004 Crime Report
Boone saw its usual mixed bag of crimes last year.

Canine Officer Died From Natural Causes

Watauga Dems Candidate Elected State Party Chair
The Watauga Democratic Party’s supported candidate was elected as the state party chair.

Democrats Name Locations For Precinct Meetings
County-wide precinct meetings have been scheduled by the Watauga County Democratic Party.


Samaritan’s Purse Continues Tsunami Relief Efforts
Organization Looks To Long-Term Restoration


Newly Designed Web Site Launched For Appalachian Regional Library
A newly-designed web site for the Appalachian Regional Library (Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes counties), was launched on February 16.

Funds Marked To Help At Risk Youth
The state has earmarked funds to help youths who are at risk or who have been involved in the juvenile justice or court system.


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Watauga County Relay For Life Begins 2005 Campaign
Watauga County Relay for Life leaders will start the ball rolling next week.


Cove Creek Preschool Earns 5-Star Rating
Cove Creek Elementary School has become the first Watauga County Schools preschool to earn a Five-Star rating.

Support Group Offers Nurturing Environment To Survivors
This is part of a series to raise awareness about High Country United Way Agencies.


Book Sale Benefits Watauga County Public Library
One of the largest book sales in the history of Watauga County is just days away.



Features




It’s All Arabic To Me
Local Man Translates Arabic Literature Into English
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Slope Report

WATA 1450 AM To Host Youth Basketball Clinic At The Champions Prep Classic, Feb. 26




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