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There’s More Than One Type Of Winter Coat
Colder Months Often Bring About Bigger Waists

Stable Supply Of Flu Vaccines Expected
At-Risk Individuals Advised To Get Shots Early



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Watauga County



Booting Regulations May Get Fine-Tuned
The town of Boone’s vehicular immobilization regulations may see more fine-tuning in the future.

Long Life Ahead For Long Hope Creek
1,150 Acres In New River Headwaters Protected

County Addresses New Occupancy Tax
Watauga County tax administrator Kelvin Byrd asked the board of commissioners last Tuesday to start the process of enacting the new county occupancy tax by July 1, 2006.

Back To The Drawing Board For Hannah Building
Plans for the use of the Watauga County’s Hannah Building, which appeared set over the summer, now are back on the drawing board.

County, School Board Discuss WHS Facility
The Watauga Board of Education presented the county commissioners with a resolution last Tuesday in support of a new facility for Watauga High School.

County Plans Public Hearing For Cable Rate Increases
The Watauga County Board of Commissioners have no control over cable television rate increases, but they do have the authority to call Charter Communications officials on the carpet because of them.

Bolick Resigns From Cooperative Extension
After a 13-year career as a farm agent, Frank Bolick is pulling up roots after the state stopped watering his soil.

NY Times Spends 36 Hours In High Country
All the Boone that’s fit to print. Or something like that.

EDC Promotes Construction Trade Skills Training
EDC is looking for ways to beef up the construction trades and promote more skills training both on the job and in the classroom.

Town Addresses Storm Water Issues
Agrees To Conduct Management Assessment

Council Addresses Development Services Priorities
Among the considerably few council matters on its regular meeting agenda last Thursday, the Boone Town Council addressed priorities for the Boone Development Services Department.

Town Considers Weapons Amendment
The Boone Town Council adopted a code amendment Thursday to allow weapons and paintball guns to be fired within town limits.

Change Blows Through Horn
Horn in the West, SAHA Undergo Changing of the Guard

New Buildings Added At CCC&TI
Additions to the Watauga campus of Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute (CCC&TI) are now being used by students and staff.

School Board Bids Farewell To Mabel Principal
Watauga County Board of Education members said goodbye to Brenda Reese at their Oct. 10 meeting.

Architect Provides Details About New High School Options
Hundreds of community members, parents, teachers, administrators and elected officials attended a public input session to discuss plans for a new Watauga High School.

High Country Crisis Looms
Rising Energy Prices, Decreasing Donations Combine To Threaten Bleak Winter For Many

ASU Hosts UNC Board Of Governors
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors held its regular meeting at Appalachian State University Wednesday, Oct. 19.


National Committee For The New River Thanks Volunteers For Big Sweep
Volunteers cleaned up trash from 33 miles of the New River and its tributaries in Ashe, Alleghany and Watauga counties.

Watauga Humane Society Holds Ninth Annual Pet Show
Pets of all shapes and sizes and their owners are invited to the Boone Mall next month.

Farm City Celebrating Golden Anniversary
Monday, October 31 Last Day For Tickets


The Ties That Bind
Two Watauga County Natives Still Sharing Bond Of Sisterhood That Has Spanned More Than A Century



Two Share Woman Of The Month Title
Anita Gomez and Lynn Northup Honored For Going Above And Beyond

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