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Lens Solution Linked To Eye Infections
Local optometrists are joining federal health officials in warning contact lens wearers of a possible problem with some lens soaking solutions.

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Watauga County

ARCHIVES POSTED APRIL 27, 2006  

NEWS


Gas Prices Keep Climbing

It’s gas, but it’s certainly not a gas for anyone who owns an automobile.



Town Opposes Forest Land Sales
Before a hefty slew of requested appearances, the Boone Town Council made short work of numerous items at its regular meeting last Thursday.

Trail Work Continues At Elk Knob
The Elk Knob State Natural Area, one of the newest additions to the state park system, is getting warmed up for summer as work continues on the development of trails through the mountain that bridges Watauga and Ashe counties.

Agriculture Is An Aging Business
A survey of local farmers reinforced U.S. Census data that shows agriculture is an increasingly aging business, and changes in tobacco pricing have led many to discontinue the crop.

County Considers Updated Animal Control Ordinance
Watauga’s updated animal control ordinance is still a long way from complete as planners seek more information before submitting the ordinance for a public hearing.

Appearance Commission Gives Annual Report
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Boone Town Council heard the annual report presentation from the Boone Community Appearance Commission.

Community Gives Input At Task Force Session
Members of the Boone community spoke their minds at the Boone Steep Slope and Multi-Family Development Task Force’s public input session.

County Reviews Capital Improvement Plan
The annual Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a tool to look at long-term needs as well as assist county administration and commissioners in budgeting.

Newly Identified Resident Found In New River
On Thursday March 16, two local anglers, Curtis Gentry and Fred Fogel caught an unidentified creature in the New River.


County Anticipates Occupancy Tax Revenue
Watauga County is expected to collect nearly $300,000 in occupancy taxes in the first year under the new tax.

Planners Discuss Regional Growth
In its continuing discussion on regional growth, the Boone Area Planning Commission opted to meet with its Watauga County and Appalachian State University counterparts to work on a master development plan.

Car Booting Stirs Debate

Downtown Boone Parking Lot Policy Irks Some Merchants

Immigration Bill Draws Local Attention
A bill to address immigrant workers has drawn the attention of some local officials and farmers.

COMMUNITY

Summer Camps Provide Fun,
Learning About Life




Fundraising Bike Ride This Sunday
Proceeds Benefit Blue Ridge Rural Land Trust

Three Elegant Events Raise Funds For Non-Profit Organizations
A trio of events this weekend and next week will give High Country residents the chance to enjoy fine food, music, dancing and auction bargains while helping non-profit organizations.


Features




Catch Some Air
The World Of Wakeboarding
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Mary James:
From MerleFest To
Mount Vernon
California Recording Artist
Stops In Boone
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Dougnet Computer Consulting


Footsloggers Outfitters


High Country Honda

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