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Flu Vaccine Expected To Meet Demand
Watauga County should have enough flu vaccine to meet demand, though supply will probably continue to fluctuate.



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Three Charged in Sleepy Hollow Murder
Partially Burned ASU Sophomore Found in Trunk

Local Government, ASU Discuss Water Needs
Representatives of three local governments and Appalachian State University sat at the table last Tuesday.

Town Holds Quarterly Public Hearing
The town of Boone will convene its fall quarter public hearing this Thursday, Nov. 10.

County Receives Positive Audit
Watauga County received a positive financial audit, but may need a grants administrator to streamline some recordkeeping.

WHS Gets More Security Cameras
Watauga High School will soon have more security cameras through a joint effort of various school supporters.

Health Dept. Presents Annual Report To County
Local developers are seeing a shorter wait for septic tank inspections after changes in health department operations.

ASU’s Combined Campaign Exceeds Goal
Once again, Appalachian State University’s State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) has exceeded its goal.

ARDI Gets Down To Business
The Appalachian Regional Development Institute is gearing up for a busy season.

County Approves JCPC Funding
The Watauga County commissioners mulled over the possibility of approving a local appropriation to offset a state budget cut, prompting a discussion of “unfunded mandates.”

NCNR’s River Builder Project Taking Applications From Landowners


State Moves Forward With Lottery Plans
Retailers Can Start Application Process

Property Owners Oppose Annexation
A large crowd gathered at the Sugar Mountain Village Hall on October 11 to get more information about a possible involuntary annexation into the village.

State Has $500 Million In Unclaimed Cash
Hundreds of High Country residents could have free money waiting at their fingertips.

Incumbents Fare Well In Local Elections
Incumbents fared well in municipal elections Tuesday, with eight of the nine sitting members defending their seats in unofficial returns.

Board Affirms Development Services Decision
In a marathon four-and-a-half hour case, the Boone Board of Adjustment affirmed a Boone Development Services staff decision

Protestors March In Boone


Farm City Celebrates 50 Years
It was the social event of the season for many as farmers, nursery owners, garden clubs and service organizations gathered to commemorate a milestone in the history of Watauga County.

Disabled American Veterans Alive And Well In Watauga County
During its November meeting, the Watauga County Chapter 90 of the Disabled American Veterans paid tribute to its recently formed Color Guard, expressed appreciation to a local business for its show of support, and announced the winner of a fundraising raffle.

Holiday Ball Raises Funds For Hospitality House
An evening of fine dining, delicious food, dancing and auction bargains awaits High Country residents who want to help the homeless.

Boone Crisis Pregnancy Center Hosts Annual Fundraiser Banquet
“Hope Is On The Way” – is a message conveyed daily by the staff and volunteers of Boone Crisis Pregnancy Center.


David Watson Remembers

WWII Navy Veteran Recalls Days Of War

Relief Efforts Include Feeding Thousands
Local Couple Travels With Mobile Kitchen To Devastated Areas

Destruction And Devastation Leads To Reunion
Left Homeless By Katrina, Mother Reunites With Sons In High Country

Pair Experiences Highs, Lows During Animal Rescue Efforts
This is the last of a series of articles about the experiences of two Watauga County residents who spent Sept. 23-30 in New Orleans and Mississippi rescuing and caring for animals stranded, lost or displaced by Hurricane Katrina.


Locals Participate In Extreme Home Makeover Project
Show Airs Sunday, November 13

On The Road With Jamie Carroll
Jamie Carroll may be a modern-day road warrior, a cyber journalist, a post-9/11 Kerouac, or just a guy hoping his brakes don’t fail.

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