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Coping with Holiday Grief
At holiday time, many people are dealing with loss and are often caught in a dilemma between the need to grieve and the pressure to get into the spirit of the season.

New System Helps Track Health Threats
A new health surveillance system offers the public better protection from major health threats.



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ASU Trustees Focus On Campus Safety
The Appalachian State University Board of Trustees placed safety high on its agenda at last Friday’s regular meeting.

Blust Announces Run For State Senate
Blust confirmed his candidacy on Tuesday afternoon.

Watauga Education Foundation Announces Teacher Grants
Becka Saunders delivered some good news to Watauga County Board of Education members at their Nov. 17 meeting.

School Board Approves Budget Amendments
The Watauga County Board of Education approved a variety of budget amendments at its Nov. 17 meeting.

Superintendent Provides Lottery Update To School Board
Watauga Board of Education members heard some lucky and some not-so lucky numbers regarding the state lottery at their Nov. 17 meeting.

Hannah Building To House Hunger Coalition
The Watauga County commissioners made a formal commitment to the Hunger Coalition to allow the agency to use the Hannah Building

County Adopts Formal Occupancy Tax Resolution
The Watauga County Board of Commissioners took one of the final steps in enacting a county occupancy tax by adopting a formal resolution Monday.

County Discusses Objections To U.S. 321 Sign
On Monday, the Watauga County commissioners responded to complaints about a state informational sign on U.S. 321.

New Laws Aim To Prevent ID Theft
By Scott Nicholson
New laws taking affect this week should help prevent identity theft.

Southeastern Leaders Attend Global Warming Treaty Talks
Warm Waters Linked to Severe Hurricane Season

New System Helps Track Health Threats
A new health surveillance system offers the public better protection from major health threats

WNCW-FM Goes Digital
New HD Technology to Revolutionize Radio

Town Honors Mayor Burnley
The word of the day was “bittersweet,” as friends, colleagues and local government officials attended the retirement reception of Boone Mayor Velma Burnley.

ASU Marching Band Heads To London
On January 1, 2006, The ASU Marching Band will be doing what they do best – but this time, along an historic 2.2 mile route in London, England.

Endowment Created By Olympic Hopefuls
Olympic hopefuls are helping preserve one of the region’s best recreational resources through the establishment of an endowment fund.

ASU Votes In Favor Of Tuition Increase
Appalachian State University leapt a hurdle towards a considerable campus-based tuition increase for the 2006-07 academic year.

New Greenway Bridge Is Approved
The town of Boone’s leadership likes to build bridges.


Rainbow Center For Children
Getting To The Heart Of The Matter

Boone Mall Welcomes Area Artist
Area artist finds success with unique Christmas ornaments.

Preschool Plays Held At Playhouse
The Children’s Playhouse Hosts Night Of Eating And Acting

Choose & Cut Season

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



Wishes Do Come True

Make-A-Wish Foundation Sends Area Youth On Disney Cruise

A Fond Farewell To Whitener Hall
How does one deliver a eulogy for a building?

Morris Hatton Keeps The Legacy Alive

For over forty years, Rev. “Rock” Hatton ministered in these mountains like none before him and few, if any, who followed.

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