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Cancer Survivors Share Common Bond At Tuesday’s Banquet
It was a celebration of life, where approximately 350 attendees shared a unique common bond, and some even more than others.

Local Couple Gets Certified In Bradley Method
A Boone couple are among the few couples teaching birthing classes in the state.



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Not Just A Principal . . .But A Friend For Life
Gary Childers Says “Good-bye” After 33 Years

Downtown Boone Plans for July 4th Parade
New DBDA Director Tuesdae Rice Chairs First Meeting

County Considers Available Funds vs. Tax Increase
Watauga County commissioners responded to questions about using available funds for school needs rather than implementing a tax increase.

Planning Commission Fine Tunes Community Appearance Standards
It appears the town of Boone’s proposed community appearance standards may be all in order.

Parkway Opens Repaired Roadway
The Blue Ridge Parkway reopened a damaged section of roadway this past weekend, just in time for Memorial Day travel

High Country Conservancy Promotes Preservation
The High Country Conservancy held its first corporate breakfast to tell local businesses how they could help save the places they and their clients love.

Study Aims To Curb High-Risk Drinking Among College Students
A statewide study is continuing its efforts to reduce the incidence of high-risk drinking among local college students.

SPARC Announces Additional Alcohol Sales Compliance Checks
Meeting Provides Information To Retailers, Vendors

Lobbyist Reform Bill Supporter Visits Boone
Supporters of a lobbyist reform bill hope that legislators will address the issue this year in the face of growing public awareness.

Blowing Rock Instructor Earns County Teacher Of The Year Award

Gateway to Appalachian State
Turchin Center New Wing Grand Opening June 3rd

Children’s Playhouse Faces Funding Issues
The Children’s Playhouse of Boone is unique, but is in some ways the typical small agency fighting for funding and survival.

Banner Elk Office Open Weekdays


Relay For Life Dinner Celebrates Cancer Survivors
Hundreds of cancer survivors heard a message of hope this week.

Math Camp Offers Learning In Fun, Relaxed Setting
Dr. Anita Kitchens starts with algebra and geometry. Then she adds fun, activities, snacks and prizes. The result is math camp.

Appalachian Cultural Museum Offers Variety Of Summer Camps
Do you remember those long summer days of your childhood where you played outside until it was dark without the distraction of televisions, video games or computers?


New Villa, Vineyard Blossoms In Banner Elk
As profit in tobacco farming continues to wane, many farmers are turning towards the grape as an alternate source of income.



Local Couple Gets Certified In Bradley Method
A Boone couple are among the few couples teaching birthing classes in the state.

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