Pets of the Week
C O L U M N S
a humerous mini story,
Gas Prices Keep Climbing
Its gas, but its certainly not a gas for anyone
who owns an automobile.
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.
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
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
Considers Updated Animal Control Ordinance
Wataugas updated animal control ordinance is still
a long way from complete as planners seek more information
before submitting the ordinance for a public hearing.
Gives Annual Report
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Boone Town Council
heard the annual report presentation from the Boone 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 Forces
public input session.
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.
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.
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
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
Draws Local Attention
A bill to address immigrant workers has drawn the attention
of some local officials and farmers.
Catch Some Air
The World Of Wakeboarding
From MerleFest To
Stops In Boone