Against New Development
united to fight a potential subdivision near the Daniel
Boone Drive area at last Thursdays Board of Adjustment
Superintendent Outlines High School Trends, Goals
Dr. Bobbie Short talked high school at the Watauga
County Board of Educations Aug. 8 meeting.
Signs Of The Times
Town Approves UDO Text Amendments
Infant Mortality Rate Shows Increase
Watauga Countys infant mortality rate
jumped dramatically last year, to nearly two and a half
times the state average.
Opens New Waste Station
Watauga County may have the spiffiest garbage
operation in the state.
Officials Watch Gas Prices
Rising gas prices have not yet had a major effect
on travel habits, but tourism officials are keeping an
uneasy eye on the gas station signs.
Blue Ridge Electric Identifies Cause Of Power
Hikes For Cigarette Sales
A 25-cent-per-pack tax hike for cigarettes didnt
go far enough to please health advocacy groups and went
too far for tobacco manufacturers.
Funds Well-Testing Program
The state is funding a well-testing program
that will allow local health officials a chance to follow
up on potential water contamination from last years
Hosts First Veterans Advisory Council Meetings
Military veteran leaders from 12 counties in
Northwest North Carolina came together today for the first
set of Fifth District Veterans Advisory Council (VAC)
meetings hosted by U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx (N.C.-5).