Town Attempts To
Resolve Wheel-Locking Situation
To address the volatile issue of wheel-locking
in downtown Boone, the Boone Town Council met in closed
session last Thursday in an attempt to resolve the situation.
May Be Site Of Hartley Family Cemetery
Members of the Hartley family have been sifting
through their records to determine just which ancestors
might be buried in the Hartley cemetery, a
third of an acre in the middle of the property proposed
for a new Watauga High School.
Locals Remember Grave Markers At Proposed WHS Site
County Explores Cemetery Concerns
Schooling On The Rise In County And State
Home schooling is becoming more popular in Watauga
County and across the state, even as more private and
charter schools are available.
Addresses Multiple Zoning Amendments
All Are Unanimously Approved
Museum Staff To Be Reassigned
The staff of the displaced Appalachian Cultural
Museum will be reassigned to other university positions,
Appalachian State University officials revealed this week.
Addresses Regulation Of Large-Scale Retailers
Considered a large matter among members of the
Boone Town Council, a town-initiated zoning text amendment
to regulate large-scale retailers was approved at Thursdays
regular council meeting.
New Water Treatment Plant Exceeds EPA Standards
Appalachian State Universitys new water
treatment plant is upstream of impending Environmental
Protection Agency standards, and the university plans
to exceed those regulations by far.
Warrior: Medicine Chest In A Bottle
As its 17 years in business demonstrate, Wounded
Warriors popularity is anything but wounded.
Recalls Summer Reading Program Toys
Highsmith, a supplier of items used in the Western
Watauga Branch Library Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales
Summer Reading Program, has issued a recall for two animal
toys that children may have received.
Approves Preliminary Work On High School Project
The county commissioners moved forward on the
high school project, approving preliminary work and setting
up possible funding flexibility.
Burr Visits Boone
U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) dropped by Boone
Monday to test the waters.
Wildlife Sanctuary Suffers Fire Damage
Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary is recovering from
a fire and is seeking help as the volunteers continue
their work restoring injured animals to health.
Ridge Electric Partners With Duke Energy
Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation,
which provides most of Watauga and four other counties
in the region with electricity, announced a long-term
partnership with Duke Energy Carolinas on Thursday.
Country Media Launches Web Videos
ID Theft One Of Fastest Growing Crimes
To Do If Youre A Victim Of ID Theft
Okay, so its happened. Youve found unauthorized
charges on your credit card statement. Or, an annual
(better yet, quarterly) check of your credit report
has revealed loans or new accounts for which you
of Identity Theft
Thieves Go Phishing
Fishing may be a favored pastime in the
High Country, with its trout-rich rivers and streams.
Access To Accounts
Financial service providers are not alone
in requiring a routine credit check before approving
access to their services. Credit checks are often
required for cell phone service, and applications
for utility accounts, rentals and jobs as well.