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Five Tips From The Mayo Clinic To Help Women Prevent Heart Disease
More women than men die of cardiovascular disease in the United States each year.

New Service Helps NC Residents Keep Resolution
Quitline NC Helps Tobacco Users To Successfully Quit



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Watauga County



Cannon Memorial Hospital Changes Designation

National Guard’s 1451st Transportation Company of Boone Headed To Iraq

Send-Off Ceremony at Watauga High On Sunday

Steep Slope Task Force Looks At Utah’s Example
The Boone Steep Slope and Multi-Family Task Force may take a different route in regulating steep slope development – following by example.

Parkway Stats Show Decline In Visitors

A decline in the number of visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway has led to some concern about trends in parkway usage.

New Home Values On The Rise
Though new start-up construction for single-family homes declined slightly in Watauga County last year, the overall value of newly permitted construction jumped 24 percent last year.

Chamber Holds Legislative Reception
Elected officials and business officials met for official business at Tuesday’s Boone Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Reception.

New Town Signs Honor ASU Champs

Appalachian State University’s victory on the playing field in Chattanooga, Tenn. not only made proud the acclaimed university, but also its hometown.

Commission Reviews Town’s Comprehensive Plan
More Public Input Desired

Task Force Requests Extension On Multi-Family Moratorium
Since the moratorium was adopted last year, the state General Assembly has passed new provisions in state law.

Town Studies Proposed Multi-Family Housing Regulations
The Boone Town Council caught its first glimpse of the proposed recommendations for multi-family housing regulation at its regular meeting Thursday.

Blust Announces Run For Senate

Watauga County commissioner David Blust announced Tuesday he would run for Senate.

Dan’l Boone Inn Closed For Renovations

Daniel Boone never ate there in his time. It wasn’t even around until two centuries later.

Hunger Coalition Prepares For Move To New Location
Agency Plans To Shut Doors For Week During Transition

W.J. Office City Relocates

It may be a little ways off the beaten path, but it’s still very much a city — an office city.

Samaritan’s Purse Continues Tsunami Relief Efforts
A year after a tsunami devastated parts of Indonesia, Boone-based Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse is still helping with relief efforts.

NCNR Has New Director
The National Committee for the New River has a new executive director as interest in municipal water intakes on the historic waterway increases.

Minor’s Printing Under New Ownership
In selling his business, Phil Minor hopes to print a new chapter in Minor’s Printing history.

High Country Roundup Closes Its Doors
Owners Consider New Location

Area Nonprofits Receive Federal Grant Money
Three Watauga County nonprofit agencies were the recipients of nearly $300,000 in federal grants.

Middle School, Arts Programs Highlight School Board Meeting
Watauga County Board of Education members received updates on a variety of information items at their Jan. 9 meeting

Watauga Board Of Education Hears Calendar Update
Members of the Watauga County Board of Education heard an update on this year’s school calendar at their Jan. 9 meeting.

Living in a Boom Town

Large High Country Construction Projects Nearing Completion

Watauga Medical Center’s Cancer Program Approved
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted Three-Year Approval with Commendation to the Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center Cancer Program.

Request for Public Comment On Globe Project
The Grandfather Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest is requesting comments on the proposed actions for the Globe Project.


On the March for Babies

Playhouse Provides Nurturing Atmosphere For Children
This is part of a series about High Country United Way Agencies and how they help the community.

WYN Celebrates National Mentor Month

Organization Plans WYNter Olympics Jan. 28


Video Valentines Coming
Arts Council & MTN Team Up for Special Gift

Taking Appalachian Music To Greater Heights
Sixteen years ago, John meet Watauga’s well-known musician, Mary Greene, who sparked his interest in both museums and old-time music.

A Love Of Barns
ASU Grad Student Documents The Role Of Barns In Watauga County

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