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ARCHIVES POSTED MARCH 30, 2006  

NEWS


Group Forms To Promote New High School

A new group has formed to promote a new Watauga High School instead of renovation of the 1965-era building.

County Looks At Fate Of North Fork Precinct
The fate of the North Fork voting precinct came under the spotlight again Tuesday, as board of elections officials addressed the Watauga County board of commissioners about the issue.


Composting Operation Causes Complaints

A Deep Gap man is trying to understand why people are complaining about what he considers a natural act.



County Discusses Brookshire Plans
The makeup of the county’s Brookshire Road property became a little clearer after a government work session last week.


Two Rivers School Settles In

Expansion Planned For Next Year



Commission Approves Comprehensive Plan
Before discussing future planning priorities, the Boone Area Planning Commission recommended unanimous approval of the revised 2006 Comprehensive Plan.

Commission Discusses Affordable Housing
The Boone Area Planning Commission discussed its planning priorities for 2006 at its regular meeting Monday, March 20, including the elusive topic of affordable housing.


Teen Smoking Is At Historic Low

A recent state survey showed that teen smoking is declining in North Carolina, down to a historic low.


County’s Unemployment Rate Remains Low
Watauga County had the second-lowest unemployment rate in the state for the month of January.



Instant Gratification

Watauga stores prepare for lottery blitz



County Hears Report On Tax Rate
The Watauga County board of commissioners now has a general idea of what tax rate would signal an increase for the next fiscal year.


Going To The Dogs

Watauga Humane Society Opens Dog Park April 8


Democratic Party Holds Congressional Candidates Forum
Democratic candidates for Congress in North Carolina’s 5th district will participate in a Watauga County, Congressional Candidates Forum on Thursday, April 6, 2006.


Law Enforcement Seek Help In Identifying A Person Of Interest




Locals Speak Up
Though each speaker clocked in with a three-minute time limit, Tuesday’s public comment period at the commissioners’ meeting stretched over an hour, broaching development, Watauga High School, compost, and a license plate office.

COMMUNITY

AP Art Students Express Themselves

For many students at Watauga High School, the most rewarding classes are those that offer them the ability to express themselves through art and music in a stress-free environment.


Library Program Focuses On Healthy Weight Loss
Krista Essler, a licensed acupuncturist, will discuss nutrition for optimal health and weight management Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m. at the library.


WHS Pioneer Academy Takes Pride In Community Service
Fundraiser For National Guard Latest Of Many Efforts



Features




Shave And A Hair Cut?
Nobody Could Have Done It Better
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Families Enjoy Sweet Tradition
Call it a sappy story, if you will.
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Truly, A Portrait Of Love
Behind The Scenes With “Jesus”
The story of Jesus is familiar to many but still a mystery to millions.
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No More Babies For
Dr. Marchese
Thousands of women in and around the High Country owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. John Marchese.
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