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Pets of the Week
C O L U M N S
a humorous mini story,
SEPTEMBER 7, 2006
Todd Bridge Plans On Schedule
Construction To Start Within Two Years
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.
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.
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.
Continues To Study Steep Slope Issues
Public Hearing Scheduled For September 14
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
Roger Sharpe Visits Watauga
Rally Sept. 7th On Jones House Lawn
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
Over Future Of Immigrant Labor
Concerns continue over the future of immigrant labor as
the federal government addresses immigration issues and
September Is National Recovery Month
Community Offers Variety Of Treatment Options
Town Studies Smart
Members of the Boone Town Council and Boone Area Planning
Commission recently attended a class, of sorts, hosted
by Boone Development Services staff.
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
Kraut Creek Street Festival Set For September 23