Swears In New Council Members
It was one of Velma Burnleys shortest
town council meetings ever. As mayor, Burnley welcomed
those in attendance to last Thursdays regular meeting
of the Boone Town Council. She left before council matters
commenced, not as mayor, but as a community member.
of Education Re-elects Chairman, Vice Chairman
Before Watauga County Board of Education members
could vote on anything else during their Dec. 12 meeting
they had to elect a chairman and vice chairman for the
upcoming calendar year.
School Board Talks High School Reform
A new facility wasnt the only issue pertaining
to Watauga High School that Watauga County Board of Education
members discussed at their Dec. 12 meeting.
Museum Still Needs A Home
The Appalachian State University Cultural Museum
may not find its new home before Christmas, but the university
administration has found a spot that could better accommodate
the museum in downtown Boone.
Jefferson May Join Regional Water Effort
The town of West Jefferson may be joining a
regional effort to develop a new water intake and pipeline
U.D.O. Under Discussion
Though not on the towns Christmas list
this year, a brand new Unified Development Ordinance could
eventually find its way down the chimney.
Still Considering Boone Bypass
Little progress has been made in the planning
for a proposed Boone bypass, but its still on the
radar of state Department of Transportation (DOT) officials.
Force Discusses Steep Slope Moratorium
Moratorium is a tricky word. Some argue it displays
a local governments willingness to remedy a troublesome
situation, while others argue it hampers economic development
with lasting results.
Warns Against Possible Financial Aid Scams
Enrolling for college financial aid can be a
complicated task on its own.
Sting Snares Local Businesses
Posts Online Auction Site
Now governments have their own eBay an
electronic auction system for selling surplus or confiscated
Primary For State Senate Expected
Garwood Announces Intention To Run Against Challenger
Inn Earns Gold Award
Appalachian State University literally bought
The Quality Inn Appalachian Conference Center, sold to
ASU for $9.8 million and now leased to continue operating,
will close in March 2006, when it will then be refitted
and renovated into a student dormitory but its
going out with a bang.