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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 25, 2005  

NEWS


County Approves Land Acquisition
The Watauga County board of commissioners approved the county’s second major land acquisition in three months during Monday’s regular meeting.

Town Continues Water Talks
As of last week, the town of Boone has 755 gallons per day (gpd) for its 2005 water allotment.

Proposed Bills Could Impact Local Cable Service
The Watauga County commissioners discussed two legislative actions that could remove local authority over cable television franchises.

AppalCART Gets Boost In Riders
AppalCART, the local transit authority, may get a ridership boost due to escalating gas prices.

Christmas Tree Farmers Follow Eco-Friendly Growing Practices
Cultivated fields aren’t generally considered the most ecologically friendly environment, but when those fields are planted with Christmas trees.


Tweetsie On Track Through 2007
Short-term Lease Agreement Reached




Bear Trail To Remain One-Way
The Boone Town Council voted last Thursday to keep Bear Trail one-way.



MEET THE CANDIDATES

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

• Dempsey Wilcox

• Rennie Brantz

• Mac Forehand

• Janet Pepin

• J.W. Randolph


COMMUNITY


High Country United Way Holds Campaign Kickoff
Will it be $200,000? Or $350,000? How about $400,000?


Watauga Youth Network Celebrates 20 Years Of Service
This organizationís 20th anniversary celebration will be Saturday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jones House in downtown Boone.


Just Around The Bend
Big Sweep Group Holds Annual Fall Stream Cleanup In September





Features



Town Prepares For Monument Dedication
Take a quick look because it will be another 50 years before High Country residents will see the contents of the Sentry F2300 safe.
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All In A Day’s Work
One of his favorite stories took place just a few weeks ago on Aug. 11.
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Dedicated To Fighting Fires
Boone Fire Chief Reggie Hassler has spent the past 30 years looking for the best way to put out fires.
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Dog House Resort: A Canine Paradise Opens In Ashe
Travelers who are doggone tired of staying in pet-unfriendly lodging now have a better option tucked away in the mountains of Ashe County.
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