Collaborating For Kids
Watauga County Summit On Youth Attracts Hundreds Of Participants
School Board Approves Variety Of Plans
Watauga County Board of Education members heard some encouraging
news about the school systems Career and Technical
Education (CTE) Program during their June 12 meeting.
Record Setting Day
At 2nd Annual Valle Crucis Seven Miler
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.
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.
Paula Townsend, fired last summer from her post as Watauga
Countys chief deputy because, she says, she rebuffed
the sexual advances of her boss, has been out of work
since last July.
Considers Booting Ordinance Revision
Sort of a regulation in flux, the town of Boones
ordinance on vehicular immobilization may be revised yet
again to address a flurry of complaints from visitors
and residents alike.
Of The Boot Continues
The Boone Town Council hopes to mobilize against the bad
publicity generated recently by vehicle immobilization.
Tot Lots Future Under Consideration
Dozens of people dropped by the Tot Lot in
Boone on Saturday to give input on the future of the popular
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
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 Universitys Dr. Clyde Robbins
and Jeff Cloninger.
Powerball Boosts Lottery Sales
The addition of Powerball to the states lottery
line-up helped boost additional sales, though the odds
are long for the jackpot.
Landowners Look To Conservation Easements
Regional Bus Service For Boone?
PART, DOT, AppalCART Discuss Possibilities
Town Approves Steep
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
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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
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 Carolinas federal legislators.