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POSTED MAY 25, 2006

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Public Hearing Planned On Proposed Moratorium
With the town of Boone’s moratorium on multi-family housing developments of more than 24 units set to expire May 29, the Boone Town Council may soon set another in its place.



Boone To Become Pedestrian Friendly?

“This town is made for walking and that’s what it could do.”


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 state’s wild elk and deer herds.



Planning Board Discusses Windmill Regulations

The Watauga County Planning Board ventured into new territory in recommending an ordinance to regulate windmills during last Monday’s meeting.


County’s Emergency Services
Well Prepared Despite Budget Cuts

Losing grant money is usually a sad day for a government agency — for Watauga County, getting dropped from an anti-terrorist federal program actually equals a safer community with a low risk of attack.

High Country’s 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.

Vonage 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.


2006 Local Food Guide Now Available

The 2006 Local Food Guide is now available and can be found in shops, markets and online.


Memorial Day Weekend Kicks Off Travel Season
While Memorial Day traditionally launches the start of the summer vacation season, Watauga County’s tourism base is still at least six weeks away from peaking.

ASU Construction Projects Continue
The growing season is well underway - especially for Appalachian State University.


Nickels For Know-How Public Vote Underway
Local consumers of fertilizer or animal feed have a chance to weigh in for agricultural research during the “Nickels For Know-How” campaign this week.

COMMUNITY


Cyclists Prepare For Blood, Sweat & Gears

The High Country’s most popular bicycle trek has exploded in growth by a factor of ten since the first mile was ridden in 1999.


Festival Seeks Arts & Crafts Vendors
High Point Area Arts Council is inviting visual artists-fine arts and craft persons-to participate in the 36th annual Day in the Park festival


Rain Or Shine, Kids Enjoy “Playful Learning” At The Children’s Playhouse
Local Children’s Museum Announces Summer Programs, Results of Annual Survey



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Time For New Skatepark Is Just Around The Corner




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Willis Moretz... A Key Player In Watauga’s Early Education
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