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bulletTo Refrigerate Or Not To Refrigerate
Should Your
Foods Chill Out

bulletFilm And Lecture Program Features “As Good As
It Gets”

Program Addresses Mental Health Research

bulletMental Health Services Join Multi-County Alliance
A change in the state’s management of mental health services will require a multi-county alliance, but should result in little change for service providers.

Poison Ivy

How To Avoid And Treat Plant Irritations



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Watauga County


POSTED JUNE 22, 2006


Collaborating For Kids

Watauga County Summit On Youth Attracts Hundreds Of Participants

Watauga County School Board Approves Variety Of Plans
Watauga County Board of Education members heard some encouraging news about the school system’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program during their June 12 meeting.

Record Setting Day
At 2nd Annual Valle Crucis Seven Miler

Avery Humane Society In Danger Of Closing
The Avery County Humane Society is in danger of closing its doors for the first time since its inception in 1988.

Ben Strickland Ends Term
As President of NC Retired School Personnel

Ben Strickland of Boone will soon step down after two years as president of the NC Retired School Personnel, the first from this area to have ever had the privilege of serving in that capacity.

Townsend Vs. Shook
Paula Townsend, fired last summer from her post as Watauga County’s chief deputy because, she says, she rebuffed the sexual advances of her boss, has been out of work since last July.

Town Considers Booting Ordinance Revision
Sort of a regulation in flux, the town of Boone’s ordinance on vehicular immobilization may be revised yet again to address a flurry of complaints from visitors and residents alike.

Battle Of The Boot Continues
The Boone Town Council hopes to mobilize against the bad publicity generated recently by vehicle immobilization.

Tot Lot’s Future Under Consideration

Dozens of people dropped by the “Tot Lot” in Boone on Saturday to give input on the future of the popular playground.

Commissioners Continue To Hear Tax Appeals
The Watauga County board of commissioners, sitting as the Board of Equalization and Review (E & R), is about halfway through hearing tax appeals on about 600 parcels of property.

County, School Board Discuss WHS Property Sale
The county commissioners and school board are meeting Thursday, June 22, at 3 p.m. to discuss the sale of the high school property.

Town, ASU Hold Planning Meeting

The Boone Area Planning Commission attended class with Appalachian State University’s Dr. Clyde Robbins and Jeff Cloninger.

Powerball Boosts Lottery Sales

The addition of Powerball to the state’s lottery line-up helped boost additional sales, though the odds are long for the jackpot.

Protecting The Land
Landowners Look To Conservation Easements

Regional Bus Service For Boone?

PART, DOT, AppalCART Discuss Possibilities

Town Approves Steep Slope Moratorium
The Boone Town Council approved a 120-day moratorium on certain steep slope development.

News From The 1451st Now Just A Click Away

Legal Aid Of North Carolina Boone Office
If Your Child Did Poorly On An End-Of-Grade Test ....

Best Cellar Destroyed By Electrical Fire
Blowing Rock fire marshal Kent Graham said an electrical fire most likely sparked the early-morning blaze that destroyed a popular local restaurant last month.

NCGo! Opposes Cap On Current Gas Taxes
While many across the state are calling for a freeze or rollback to state-added gasoline taxes, one group believes the taxes are necessary to boost mass transit and improve highways.

Financial Reports Show Rep. Foxx Worth Millions

According to financial disclosure reports, U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-5) of Banner Elk is one of four millionaires among North Carolina’s federal legislators.


Humane Society Holds
Dog Park Grand Opening June 24

Fur and fun will fly this weekend at the Watauga Humane Society’s Dog Park.

El Día de Precaución para Trabajadores de la Finca 2006
El Día de Precaución para Trabajadores de la Finca 2006 va a estar a Hudler Carolina Tree Farm, Inc.

Watauga Library
Hosts Program About Sri Lanka

High Country residents can travel to the other side of the world without leaving Watauga County next week.

“We Will Win”
Watauga County 2006 Relay For Life Brings Thousands Together To Battle Cancer


High Country Media Graphic Arts’ Department Shines At State
Staff Captures Three NC Press Association Awards

Bella’s Opens Its Doors
A Neighborhood Italian
Restaurant Moves In

Good Eats Moves
To Valle Crucis
A High Country eatery will continue to offer “Good Eats” —  in two languages.

High Country Honda

AppalCART Bus Service

Footsloggers Outfitters


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