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NEWS


Local Dig Unearths Native American Artifacts
Archaeology digs at a local historic site in Boone show the presence of ancient Indian artifacts.

County’s First Charter School Secures Location
Watauga’s first charter school will be situated in the western end of the county.

Scenic View Protected Along Blue Ridge Parkway Property
The Conservation Trust for North Carolina announced today it has donated over a 63-acre property at the Jumpin-Off Rocks Overlook along the Blue Ridge Parkway to the National Park Service.

Residents Discuss County Budget At Public Hearing
A tax increase for Watauga County moved closer to official consideration after a required public hearing on the budget held by the county commissioners Thursday.

County, Town, ASU Discuss Ways To Work Together
Officials from Watauga County, the town of Boone and Appalachian State University moved closer toward uniting for formal projects.

Survey Results Show Water Quality Concerns
River advocates are hoping the results of a national survey will spur more local governments to address water quality issues.

New River Zoo Welcomes Endangered Babies
The New River Zoo had a big day Sunday as far as Zoo Owner Keith Stroud was concerned.


Town Discusses Zoning Issues
Mayor pro tem Loretta Clawson moved to allow neighbors and the petitioner to speak before council to discuss the case, and council agreed.

Town Approves Water Service Requests
Boone Public Utilities was able to squeeze a few projects through the pipes in April.

Town Discusses Committee Appointments
At the May 19 Boone Town Council regular meeting, council addressed a number of matters other than the zoning requests that dominated the quarterly public hearing agenda.

County Opposes Abandoned Mobile Home Bill
The Watauga County commissioners plan to oppose a bill that could require counties to be responsible for cleaning up abandoned mobile homes.

COMMUNITY


Appreciation Day Honors Members Of Military
High Country residents can show their gratitude to the men and women who serve the country as members of the U.S. Armed Forces this weekend.


Not Just Another Day For American Legion
Memorial Day Ceremony and Monument Serve As Constant Reminders


Red Cross Chapter Holds Disaster Simulation
The Watauga County Chapter of the American Red Cross earned high marks for its performance during a disaster simulation last week.


Humane Society Moves Rummage Sale To June
The Watauga Humane Society is continuing one of its longest traditions this summer, but with a twist.

Winkler Celebrates 55 Years With Ford
W.R. “Bill” Winkler, Jr., has spent his life associated with the Ford Motor Company, and he even owns three of the company’s cars.

Bistro Roca, Antlers Bar Open In Blowing Rock
Dockside Ira’s has gone to sea, and Bistro Roca has come ashore in Blowing Rock.


Features




“I’m One Of The Lucky Ones”
Memorial Day Brings Back Memories For WWII Veteran
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Answering The Call
Officers Of The Law Talk About Their Jobs
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Mini Mast
Mast Store’s Candy & More in Blowing Rock a Hit
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Darth Vader Seen
Around Town
Local Fan Dons Galactic Costume
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AppalCART Bus Service


Dougnet Computer Consulting


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