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POSTED MAY 18, 2006

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Commission Hears
Rezoning Requests For WHS

Before the Boone Planning Commission recommended approval of rezoning requests for Watauga High School at its Monday session, a meeting held earlier last week showed the planners how several vocal proponents of a new campus felt.

Workshop Designed For Land Owners In Western North Carolina
If you are a landowner interested in learning more about managing your land in western North Carolina, you are invited to attend the “Discover Your Land” workshop in Watauga County on Friday, June 2, from 9:00-5:00.

Task Force Pushes
For Development Moratorium

The town of Boone could face another moratorium if the Boone Town Council approves a recommendation from the town’s Steep Slope and Multi-Family Development Task Force.

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
Online Quiz Provides Fun Way To Educate Kids About Consequences Of Risky Behavior

Doctors Receive Tobacco Cessation Information
Doctors and dentists in Watauga County will soon see the results of a collaborative effort by community health advocates.

County Plans Budget Work Sessions
Watauga County manager Rocky Nelson has presented his proposed budget to the county commissioners, who have scheduled two work sessions to fine tune it before its official adoption.


Voting Machines Verified As Accurate
A hand-and-eye count Monday verified the accuracy of the county’s new voting machines, and Tuesday’s canvass caused little change in the unofficial election returns reported last week.

Work Continues On Greenway Bridge
Walkers, skaters and bicyclists should soon have a full route to enjoy on the Boone Greenway Trail, as work continues on a bridge replacement.

Summer Leadership Program
Prepares Students To Make Wise Choices

Tragically, a number of teens have been in the news recently based on the consequences of poor choices - underage drinking, drunk driving, acts of violence and drugs.

High Country Conservancy
Protects Horseshoe Farm

High Country Conservancy recently completed a land protection project on Horseshoe Farm located in northern Ashe County.

Applications Soar For ASU’s 2006 Freshman Class
Interest in attending Appalachian State University continues to soar.

Blowing Rock Instructor
Earns Teacher Of The Year Honors

For the second year in a row Blowing Rock Elementary School boasts the Watauga County Schools (WCS) Teacher of the Year.

Medicaid Battle Brews In General Assembly
A battle may be brewing in the General Assembly over Medicaid funding for counties.


Spring Break in Slidell:
The Clean-Up Continues

Part 3 of 4 Week Series


Planning Commission Recommends Zoning Change For WHS
The Boone Planning Commission heard enough evidence and testimony at last Thursday’s quarterly public hearing to be satisfied with a proposal to rezone the Watauga High School property.

Tick Season Has Arrived
As summer makes a belated arrival, concern over tick-borne diseases arrives as well.


To Travel Or Not To Travel

Higher Prices May Affect Road Trippin’

Former Sheriff’s Office Considered For Parking Structure
With the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office now occupying the new Law Enforcement Center, the old office may become a “parking structure.”

COMMUNITY




Robert Shipley Inducted
Into WNC Agricultural Hall of Fame




Watauga County Public Library
Hosts Investment Program

Judges Announce Bumper Sticker Contest Winners


Homeschoolers Place
At Foreign Language Festival

Several area homeschool students showed off their foreign language fluency recently.



Features




Advent Christian Church Honors Pastor
Of 40 Years
Gordon Noble - “Called To Serve”
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High Country Honda


Dougnet Computer Consulting


AppalCART Bus Service

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