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Wilderness First Aid Course Offered April 16-17 At Appalachian

WHS Health Occupations Teacher: “Defibrillators In Schools Will Save Lives”


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School Board Approves Watauga High School’s Next Principal
The search for Watauga High School’s next principal came to an end Monday night.

Judge Makes Courtroom Safety A Priority
Ill tell you what happened after the Atlanta shooting; my mom called me about a dozen times and told me I needed to get a bullet-proof vest.

High Country Sees Increased Gas Prices
After last week, drivers in the High Country may look fondly on December 2004.

Commissioners, School Board Discuss Long-Term Plans
The board of commissioners and school board met Friday morning to discuss long-term planning for future school repairs, focusing on renovation and expansion of the high school.

ASU Plans Quality Inn Purchase
Hotel To Become Student Housing

County Looks At New Jail Proposal
Watauga County’s new jail may expand by up to 34 additional beds under a proposal discussed during the county commissioners’ retreat on Saturday.

Heritage Tourism Development Officer Starts Work
The new Heritage Tourism Development officer for the area, Helen Ruth Almond, has hit the ground running and is already accomplishing quite a bit.

Thieves Target Rural Mailboxes
The roadside mailbox is a familiar icon of rural America.


Odyssey Of The Mind State Finals To Bring 3,000 Visitors
April 7-8
The business community will be extending the “Hand of Hospitality” to approximately 3,000 visitors.

Dispensing Defibrillators
Proceeds From Breakfast To Help Watauga County Health Carolinians Group Purchase Lifesaving Machines

The Last Supper Comes to Life Next Thursday
Re-enacted Easter Scene at Boone United Methodist Church


Amy Shelton Is March Woman of the Month

Just mention the name of Amy Shelton in the western end of the county, and it doesn’t take long to figure out that the lady means something special to her community.


Heirloom Seeds Provide Rich Cultural History

Jim Veteto has put his green thumb to good purpose, collecting heirloom seeds in the hope of promoting agricultural diversity.

Slope Report

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