County Administration Building To Open Late January
Weather has delayed some Watauga County capital
projects, but a couple of major ones should be coming
online in the next couple of months.
Local Smokers Finding Fewer Places to Light Up
New Policies at Watauga Medical Center and Golden
Corral Part of Regional Trend
5 Targeted For N.C. Lottery Play Date
North Carolinians may be playing the lottery
this spring, with a state-created lottery commission targeting
April 5 as the starting date to sell scratch-off tickets.
Board Approves Cove Creek Project Grant Application
The board voted 4-1 in favor of allowing the
projects leaders to pursue a grant that would help
fund it, but not without much discussion first.
School System Receives Clean Audit
Watauga County Board of Education members heard
some good news at their Dec. 12 meeting.
Approves New Voting Machines
The Watauga County board of commissioners have
approved the board of elections choice for new voting
machines for the county.
Postal Rates Go Into Effect January 8
First Class Mail Increases to 39 Cents
Celebrated As Music State In 2006
Gov. Mike Easley recently announced that North
Carolina will honor and promote the tradition of music
in the state in 2006.
Care Funding Cuts Affect Work Force
State cuts to the subsidized child care program
could keep more parents out of the work force.
Hear Update On New High School Facility
The Watauga County commissioners received an
update on a new high school facility and approved funding
for design work.
Wine Testing Laboratory Receives Funding
Appalachian State University will soon be operating
a mobile laboratory to serve the quality assurance needs
of the states wine industry.