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ARCHIVES POSTED MARCH 2, 2006  

NEWS

Shipment To Uruguay Still On Hold
Donated Computers Wait For New Government Regulations
With two shipments already sent to Uruguay, Olga Jensenís Computers for Uruguay program has hit a bump in the road.

State Audit Questions ASU Purchasing Practices
A former physical plant worker at Appalachian State University may have accepted kickbacks for purchasing overpriced cleaning and maintenance supplies.

Roundtable Focuses On Economic Initiative
Members of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce learned about Appalachian State University’s economic initiative at last Thursday’s Economic Development Roundtable.


Drug Abuse Increasing In Adolescent Girls

A national drug study suggests that adolescent girls may be becoming more prone to drug abuse than their male counterparts.


School Board Chairman Discusses WHS Issues
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles about plans for Watauga High School.

Watauga Board Of Education Discusses Salary Study
One of the items that drew the most discussion during the Watauga County Board of Education’s Feb. 13 meeting was a recent salary study.

High Country United Way Raises Record Amount
The High Country United Way (HCUW) recently wrapped up its second banner fund-raising campaign in a row.

County Appoints Tourism Development Authority
The Watauga County commissioners appointed the county’s first-ever Tourism Development Authority (TDA) as one of the final steps in setting up a county occupancy tax.

County Sends Revaluation Notices To Property Owners
Thousands of Wataugans found out last week the ground they stand upon may be worth a lot more than they thought — for better or for worse.

Goss Announces Run For N.C. Senate Seat
A Democrat has stepped forward to join two Republicans in search of the District 45 N.C. Senate seat.

SBA Loan Seminar To Showcase Loans Up To $50,000
A seminar showcasing the SBA Community Express loan program will take place in Boone on Thursday, March 9th.

Commissioners Discuss Future Of North Fork Precinct
The future of the North Fork voting precinct became a little more public during the Watauga County board of commissioners meeting on Thursday.

COMMUNITY


Friends Of Ronnie Hicks Come Together For Saturday Night Benefit





Derwin Gray And Addison Road Team Up For Weekend Youth Crusade
Described as “one of those former football players who still makes a difference,” Derwin Gray, former Panthers linebacker, is coming to Boone this weekend




“Sweet Tea with Lemon” Wins State Press Award





Features

Canyons Converts To Biodiesel
Restaurant owner Bart Conway has found a way not only to clean up the arteries of French fry fans, but also to clean up the emissions from his heating system.
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