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Watauga County

ARCHIVES POSTED AUGUST 4, 2005  

NEWS


Boone Chamber Presents Annual Awards
“Let’s be examples of doing business locally."
Dan Meyer, the president of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce, summed up one of the group’s top goals to a ballroom packed with members.

Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

Town Passes Sign Amendment
Local businesses may get more breathing room for the words on their signs following an amendment by the Boone Town Council passed at last Thursday’s meeting.

Municipal Election Filing Ends Friday
Ballots for fall municipal elections grew a little longer as several more candidates filed last week.

County Concerned With Septic Tank Overload
Watauga County officials are concerned about development that overloads septic tanks not designed to handle excessive use.


Impact of WNC’s Heritage Tourism Industry Is Focus Of Research



Visitors To Tweetsie Want It To Stay
In the continuing saga of Tweetsie Railroad’s future, one thing remains clear: High Country tourists want the Wild West theme park to stay in Watauga County.

Town Continues To Address Storm Water Issues
Storm water management issues made a splash at the Boone Town Council’s July regular meeting.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Plans Expansion

Entrepreneurship Program Promotes Local Business
Watauga County’s inaugural entrepreneurship program was so successful that it could become a linchpin of the county’s economic development strategy.

County Plans To Improve Methane Collection
Watauga County may soon be in the methane business after its board of commissioners approved buying the equipment to improve methane collection.

Commissioners Discuss Hannah Building Options
Several local organizations would like to use the Hannah Building and the Watauga County board of commissioners now faces the tough job of deciding the building’s fate.

Bill Opposed By County Stalls At State Level
A bill opposed by Watauga and other counties that would eliminate E-911 surcharges stalled in a state committee last week.

WYN Proposes Youth Center To County
A youth center may be in the Watauga County’s future after the board of commissioner discussed the idea Monday with Watauga Youth Network (WYN).

COMMUNITY


Towel Ministry Connects Volunteers With Those In Need
This is the second of a two-part story about Towel Ministry and how it helps High Country residents.



Humane Society Holds Fur Ball, Mini Rummage Sale
The Watauga Humane Society will hold one of its oldest and one of its newest fund-raisers this month.


Town Seeks Ideas For Time Capsule Items
Historic Boone and the town of Boone are looking for ideas for things to include in a time capsule for its new park.


Features


Ready To Roll
Toni Parlier Oversees County School Buses
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Appalachian Rosebuds Color Up The High Country
Local Chapter Of Red Hat Society Alive And Well
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A Family Tree of Actresses
Cherie and Chloe Grape Continue Horn Tradition
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