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Physician Discusses Women's Health Advances At BSL Forum
Dozens of women gained valuable knowledge about medical care, nutrition and fitness Sept. 5 thanks to the Boone Service League (BSL).

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POSTED SEPTEMBER 7, 2006
NEWS


Bare Bones
Thrift Boutique
Ransacked


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Todd Bridge Plans On Schedule
Construction To Start Within Two Years


Parkway Officials Combat Invasive Species
Blue Ridge Parkway officials are developing a management plan to deal with invasive species and protect biological systems and rare plants in the national park.


Hassler Installed As
President Of Firemen's Association

Boone's first fire chief has now risen in the ranks to become the top fire association official in the state.


County's Infant Mortality Rate Drops
A year after having one of the highest infant mortality rates in the state, Watauga had no infant deaths in 2005, according to a report from the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics.


Town Continues To Study Steep Slope Issues
Public Hearing Scheduled For September 14


Unemployment Rate Forth Lowest In State
Watauga County had the fourth lowest unemployment rate in the state for July, according to data from the Employment Security Commission (ESC) of North Carolina.

County Ranks Third In SAT Scores
Watauga County's SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) scores dropped by an average of one point over the previous year, but the county still moved up in the ranks among the state's regular public school systems.


Tot Lot Playground Equipment Selected

Fundraising Plans Announced



Congressional Candidate Roger Sharpe Visits Watauga
Rally Sept. 7th On Jones House Lawn




Protecting Journalists

High Country Media Reporter Invokes N.C. Shield Law



Big-Box Retail, Steep Slope Issues to Be Discussed
The Partnership for Watauga's Future will hold its annual membership meeting this Thursday, Sept. 7th, starting at 5:30 p.m. with a wine reception in EarthFare's dining room.

Growers Concerend Over Future Of Immigrant Labor
Concerns continue over the future of immigrant labor as the federal government addresses immigration issues and legislation.



September Is National Recovery Month

Community Offers Variety Of Treatment Options


Town Studies Smart Growth Concept
Members of the Boone Town Council and Boone Area Planning Commission recently attended a class, of sorts, hosted by Boone Development Services staff.


Local Family Awaits
Word On Release of Convicted Murderer

The family of an Ashe County mother of two, stabbed and shot dead by her brother and sister-in-law nearly 30 years ago in an early morning home invasion robbery, are awaiting word from state parole authorities on whether her last surviving killer will be paroled.


DBDA Looks At New Trash Receptacles
Kraut Creek Street Festival Set For September 23

COMMUNITY


Watauga Library Hosts
JAM Program Presentation

Mark Freed will have Watauga County Public Library patrons jamming to old-time, Appalachian music this weekend.



Blue Ridge Relay Happens This Weekend




Returning To Cove Creek High School
Saturday's Reunion Will Awaken The Past


Features



High Country Media
Ad Manager Retires

High Country Media Advertising Manager Fred Germann recently announced his retirement effective September 15.
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Taylors Celebrate
Seventy Years

“That's a long time to be married to one man,” Ruth Taylor said with a light-hearted chuckle as she looked across the room at Henry, her husband of seven decades . . .”I'm not old enough to have been married that long,” A good sense of humor, the couple agrees, has been a key element in their lengthy lifetime of togetherness.
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Speaker Weaves Tapestry
Of Helping Women

Ellen Cimino brought a message of women's empowerment to the
High Country last month.
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Wolfie's Deli Opens For Lunch
Karl Smith had fond childhood memories of a New York eatery called “Wolfie's Deli.” Fast forward several decades and hundreds of miles, and Smith brought a big helping of those memories back to life.
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Dougnet Computer Consulting


Footsloggers Outfitters


High Country Honda

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