Town Approves Request
To Rezone WHS Property
Based on overwhelming public support and conformity to
the town of Boone comprehensive plan, the Boone Town Council
approved a request from the Watauga County Board of Education
last Thursday to rezone the Watauga High School property.
Both Sides Discuss Dispute
Over Elk Shooting
A full-page newspaper ad purchased by a Bethel elk rancher
has revived a controversy over state efforts to contain
a potentially devastating disease among the states
wild elk and deer herds.
Poverty Rate Increases
Despite continued construction growth and an influx of
second-home owners, Watauga County and the High Country
is seeing its poverty rate increase.
Improves E911 Service
Internet phone service provider Vonage has added Watauga
County subscribers to its growing list of callers who
can now use their service to access 911 emergency operators
as easily as land-based telephone users.