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Peritoneal Dialysis Now Available In The High Country
Watauga Medical Center and Dr. Robert Qualheim are proud to offer peritoneal dialysis (PD) to patients in the high country.


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Watauga County


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POSTED AUGUST 24, 2006
NEWS

map "Scenic Designation"
Bill Aimed At Stopping
Globe Project


Congressional Act Would
protect 30,000-40,000
Acres Of Pisgah Forest



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.

Land 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

Home 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.

Town Addresses Multiple Zoning Amendments
All Are Unanimously Approved

Cultural 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.

Town 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 Thursday’s regular council meeting.

ASU’s New Water Treatment Plant Exceeds EPA Standards
Appalachian State University’s new water treatment plant is upstream of impending Environmental Protection Agency standards, and the university plans to exceed those regulations by far.

Wounded Warrior: Medicine Chest In A Bottle
As its 17 years in business demonstrate, Wounded Warrior’s popularity is anything but wounded.

Company 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.

County 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.

Sen. Burr Visits Boone
U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) dropped by Boone Monday to test the waters.

Genesis 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.

Blue 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.

High Country Media Launches Web Videos


IDENTITY THEFT

Stealing Lives
ID Theft One Of Fastest Growing Crimes In America

What To Do If You’re A Victim Of ID Theft
Okay, so it’s happened. You’ve 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 never applied.

Types of Identity Theft

ID Thieves Go Phishing
Fishing may be a favored pastime in the High Country, with its trout-rich rivers and streams.

Freezing 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.

 

COMMUNITY


School Tools Drive Collects Supplies For Students In Need
School supplies such as notebooks, notebook paper, pencils, backpacks, small pencil sharpeners and erasers are being collected in local Food Lion Stores and the Golden Corral restaurant to help children in need get the materials they need for school.

Hunger And Health Coalition Offers Help In Variety Of Ways
Each day in the office we encounter many people seeking assistance for a variety of needs. In the course of collecting the required information you begin to hear the story – the story behind the person, behind the face, behind the life that brought the individual into this office on this day.

Fur Ball Guests Groove To Sounds Of Laditude
It’s difficult to determine who is having more fun during the Fur Ball – the guests or the band.



Features

Mountain Alliance Holds 2006-2007
Kickoff Event

Watauga High School students seeking to reach their personal peaks can take a big step in that direction this month.
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Students Spend Part
Of Summer Vacation
“In The Wild”

Feeding squiggly mealworms and soggy cat food to ravenous baby birds, sorting frozen dead mice into baggies for raptor snacks and scrubbing out cages . . not the idea most young people have in mind for their summer vacation.
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