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ARCHIVES POSTED MARCH 9, 2006   

NEWS

New County Law Enforcement Center Opens
The soft snip of scissors filled the air instead of the expected clanging of metal, barred doors on Thursday as several local, state, and law enforcement leaders cut the ribbon to open the new Watauga County law enforcement center.

No More Overcrowding
Pat Thomas, chief detention officer for the Watauga County’s newly opened law enforcement center, has been a jailer since 1997.

The New Jail By The Numbers
The Watauga County Sheriff’s Department aimed to move into the new Watauga County Law Enforcement Center Building on Hodges Gap Road in Boone by the end of this week.

Board Delays Decision On North Fork Precinct
The Watauga Board of Elections’ March meeting was so long that its members slept through part of it.

County Asks DOT For Tag Office
During it’s Monday meeting, the Watauga County commissioners tossed a hot potato back to the state by asking the North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide a full-service tag office to Watauga County.

County Discusses Eminent Domain Issues
The Watauga County commissioners adopted a resolution recommending limits on the use of eminent domain.

Donors Beware
WHS Booster Club Issues Warning


Quality Inn Checks Out

ASU Set To Begin Renovations


Road Construction On The Horizon
Nearly seven miles of U.S. 421 west of Boone will be resurfaced this year, according to road improvement lists released by the N.C. Department of Transportation.


Cultural Museum Closes This Weekend

Collection Moves Into Storage



Commissioners Discuss Brookshire Property Options
The county commissioners are in the process of deciding how to parcel out and use a 75-acre property on Brookshire Road.

Trend Shows Increase In Real Tree Purchases
The annual convention of the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association (NCCTA) was sparked with enthusiasm based on increasing popularity of the High Country’s top commercial agricultural product.

Tree Growers Look To The Future
Market research has led to some discoveries that may surprise those who picture the All-American family singing carols and sipping eggnog around the Christmas tree.

Board Reviews County Facilities
The Watauga County Board of Commissioners reviewed county facilities during the annual retreat held Thursday and Friday.


Watauga Republicans Elect Precinct Chairs

Rep. Foxx Speaks At Annual Convention



County Addresses Future Needs At Budget Retreat
During their recent budget retreat, the Watauga County commissioners discussed several items on their future needs list ranging from scales to a recreation center.

North Fork Fights To Keep Polling Place
The North Fork community, which lies between Pottertown and Meat Camp northeast of Boone, was once one of the most populous areas of the Watauga County,.

The Mountain Times Crosses The Border
High Country Media is pleased to announce that the Watauga edition of The Mountain Times is now available in Trade and Mountain City, Tennessee.

Commissioners Hear From Board Of Education
The Watauga County Board of Education answered several questions about new high school options.

COMMUNITY

Hardin Park Students Raise Funds
For Hospitality House

Hardin Park Elementary School fourth-graders displayed their heart for the homeless this winter.



Library Loyalty

Bumper Sticker Contest Provides $50 Prize



Fighting Hunger with Hope & Ceramics

WHS Empty Bowls Project Dinner March 18th



Features

Telling The Story Of Appalachia
The March 3 meeting of the Appalachian Cultural Museum’s building search committee was canceled, but museum curator Chuck Watkins said another date will be scheduled soon.
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The Name Says It All

Horse Helpers’ Goal Is To Help Horses
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Watauga Native Cooks Up “Sirius” Food At Local Resort

Celebrated Chef Monte Weber Happy To Be Home Again
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AppalCART Bus Service


High Country Honda


Dougnet Computer Consulting

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