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Watauga County



Oak Street One-Way Designations Become Permanent
Portions of Oak Street will permanently remain one-way, after the Boone Town Council adopted recommendations of the Boone Transportation Committee at Thursday’s regular meeting.

County Moves Forward With Occupancy Tax
The Watauga County commissioners moved forward with enacting a local occupancy tax Tuesday, holding a public hearing as the next step in adopting a formal resolution establishing the tax.

Health Department Promotes Smoke-Free Dining
The Appalachian District Health Department and the Northwest Tobacco Prevention Coalition have unveiled a new program designed to make dining out healthier for local residents and visitors.

Animal Ordinance Changes Under Discussion
Watauga County might be barking up the right tree in considering changes to its animal ordinance.

Commissioners Discuss Water, Money, DOT Sign
The Watauga County Board of Commissioners accepted an estimate that the county would need 2 million gallons of water per day for its proposed water connections.

Public Raises Questions About Athletic Facilities At WHS Meeting

Dining Guide Delivers Delicious Savings, Helps Mountain Alliance
One of the most delicious ways to benefit Watauga High School students and save some money will be available next month.

Methane Collection Effort Moves Forward
The Watauga County commissioners have appointed a “working group” to make recommendations for a methane collection effort at the former county landfill.

Area Slopes Get Early Start
Area ski slopes took advantage of a cold snap to fire up the snow makers and opened for the weekend.

Town Amends Booting Ordinance
Booting continues to be an issue in downtown Boone, as well as in the Boone Town Council chambers.

Booze It & Lose It Campaign Kicks Off
The Department of Transportation kicked off its Winter 2005 “Booze It & Lose It” campaign in Boone on Friday, with more than 50 officers from across the western part of the state in attendance.

Town Paves Way For Howard Street Plans
The Boone Town Council paved a final plan for Howard Street at Thursday’s regular meeting.


ASU Student Takes Blue Ribbon In Pie Contest

Appalachian State University junior Sandra Wolfe took the blue ribbon at the North Carolina State Fair with her Pina Colada Tropical Paradise pie.

Gloria Houston Named Blowing Rock Christmas Parade Grand Marshal

School Board Honors Students, Administrators

The Watauga County Board of Education honored and recognized some of the county’s outstanding students and administrators.

Choose & Cut Goes Cyber
The choose-and-cut Christmas tree industry will get a little more cyber promotion this year under a state tourism grant, but mailboxes will also get a seasonal taste of what the High Country has to offer.

Tree Growers Excited About Choose & Cut Season
Choose and Cut Season will soon be underway again this year and Ashe County tree growers are excited to get the season started.

Mistletoe Market Starts This Weekend
The fifth annual Mistletoe Market event kicks off the weekend of November 25th for lots of fun and excitement in the downtown area.

Choose & Cut
A Great Choice

Loveliest Of Trees
Fraser Firs Top List Of Favorites

Environmental Benefits Of Real Fraser Fir



Director Comes Full Circle

Ward Prepares Community Theatre For Christmas Play

Dora Phillips Is Woman Of The Month

Anyone who knows Dora Phillips of the Deep Gap community also knows that she has given her life in service to others.


What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

The following is the third in a three-part series which will tell the stories of three New Orleans’ families displaced to the High Country following Hurricane Katrina.

“There’s No Place Like Home”
Rainbow Center For Children Strives To Rebuild Lives
We plan to show you just how this remarkable organization ties broken heart strings together once again and brings light to a darkened world for countless youngsters and their families.


BRCT Photos

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