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Salmonella Illness On Rise In North Carolina
Public health Officials Give Tips On Prevention

NCDA&CS Announces Cheese Recall
Tests Show Salmonella Contamination


Lovin' Spoonful

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Watauga County



Mayor Burnley Decides Not To Run For Reelection
After 18 Years in Public Office “The Time Is Right”

Boone Winn-Dixie Announces Store Closing
Chain To Close All NC Locations
Yesterday, Winn-Dixie announced its store at 2575 N.C. 105 will soon be closed.

Tweetsie Plans For Possible Relocation
Facing an uncertain future in Blowing Rock, the landmark Tweetsie Railroad theme park has hired two companies to plan for a possible relocation.

Graystone Lodge Becomes Super 8
The Graystone Lodge has become Boone’s Super 8 Motel, and according to owner Ashok Patel, the transition has been, appropriately, super.

Project Maps Area’s Public Lands
A recent project of the High Country Council of Governments mapped out the public lands in the region and suggested future preservation efforts.

Hearing Scheduled For Hazing Lawsuit
The suit arises out of a hazing incident at a 2003 summer basketball camp sponsored by North Carolina State University men’s basketball coach Herb Sendek.

Rep. Foxx Honors Norman Cheek
June 15, 2005 Declared Norman Cheek Day In Fifth District

Planning Commission Discusses Commercial Appearance Standards
The standards were introduced at the last quarterly public hearing by the Boone Community Appearance Commission with the intent to enhance community appearance.

Newborn Death Highlights Need For Better Understanding Of Law
Safe Surrender Website, Hotline Can Educate Public About Important Law

Mountains To Sea Trail Follows Parkway
A local section of the “Mountains To Sea Trail” is undergoing archeological studies while the trail recently earned a national designation.

Watauga Medical Recieves Reynolds Grant
Money Targeted For Emergency Department Expansion

Town Studies Water-Use Ordinance
When the Boone Town Council tapped its water-use ordinance into effect, council members knew it may need some tweaking as the year progressed.

Most Watauga County School Fees Remain Unchanged
School fees for the vast majority of Watauga County Schools students will remain unchanged for the 2005-2006 year.

NCDA&CS Announces Cheese Recall
Tests Show Salmonella Contamination


High Country United Way Allocates Funds To Agencies
Dozens of non-profit organizations in Watauga and Avery counties reaped the reward of a successful High Country United Way fundraising campaign this month.

North Carolina Sales Tax and Use Tax Seminar
The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the JobLink Career Center will present a North Carolina Sales Tax and Use Tax Seminar

Hospitality House Celebrates 20 Years Of Service
High Country’s Shelter For The Homeless Bids Farewell to Longtime Executive Director


Seeking The Truth
Detective Matt Stevens Uncovers The Facts



Locals Ham It Up
Watauga Amateur Radio Club Meets Monthly



Ray’s Sweet Rosa In Her Modern World
Life will never be the same for Ray’s sweet Rosa, his petite, soft-spoken mate who bore him five children and never tired of his endless narratives for which he was internationally known.

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