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Be On Lookout For Pink-Eye
The start of school year brings excited students, back-to-school fashions, hectic schedules and that bugaboo known as “communicable diseases.”

New Study Demonstrates Simple Handwashing Can Save Children’s Lives

 

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ARCHIVES POSTED AUGUST 18, 2005  

NEWS


Neighbors Unite Against New Development
Neighbors united to fight a potential subdivision near the Daniel Boone Drive area at last Thursday’s Board of Adjustment meeting.


Superintendent Outlines High School Trends, Goals
Dr. Bobbie Short talked high school at the Watauga County Board of Education’s Aug. 8 meeting.


Signs Of The Times
Town Approves UDO Text Amendments

County’s Infant Mortality Rate Shows Increase
Watauga County’s infant mortality rate jumped dramatically last year, to nearly two and a half times the state average.

County Opens New Waste Station
Watauga County may have the spiffiest garbage operation in the state.

Tourism 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.

Lights Out
Blue Ridge Electric Identifies Cause Of Power Outage

Tax Hikes For Cigarette Sales
A 25-cent-per-pack tax hike for cigarettes didn’t go far enough to please health advocacy groups and went too far for tobacco manufacturers.

State 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 year’s floods.

Foxx 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).


MEET THE CANDIDATES


The Mountain Times will publish a multi-part series profiling each candidate for the Boone town council and mayor’s office.

• Meet The Candidates: Mac Forehand

• Meet The Candidates: Janet Pepin

• Meet The Candidates: J.W. Randolph


COMMUNITY


Watauga County Public Library Hosts Mini Book Sale Aug. 19, 20
High Country literary fans can enjoy a sequel sale of books this month.



Blazing Saddles Volunteers Put Hearts On Horseback
Blazing Saddles therapeutic riding program announces its fall volunteer training to be held Aug. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve.

Regional Artist Projects Grants Available To Artists
The Regional Artist Project of Northwest North Carolina is a partnership between the Arts Councils of Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes Counties and the North Carolina Arts Council.



Features



Shelby Lane Is Woman Of The Month
Shelby Lane is a woman who realizes the significance of volunteers to non-profit organizations and goes above and beyond the call of duty to lend a hand to many of them in our community.
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Wilkes Community College Instructor Chronicles Local Motor History
Automotive instructor Roger F. Brown singles out the photo that one day would expand his passion beyond cars to their history and the stories of those who sold and maintained them.
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